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....buggered if I know! Both my mags are '41 Lithgows, and an original LSA which is a bit tight but will fit.
The bullet in yours looks fairly long, mine has .600" of projectile outside the case and the case is 2.492".
This batch of cartridges was manufactured in December 1931, I have three live rounds left and I hope to take a fallow with one of them next season.







sorry about the size of the pics, there's a thread on 375 Lee Speed mags on the Nitro Express Forum at the moment. If you're not a member I can PM a copy to you.

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Thank you for that effort!  
Yep, one of my best friends suspected that the case and or overall cartridge length was the culprit.

So the modern Kynoch loads are a bit longer. Good for my Pattern 14.

Still am planning to chamber my sporter Lee in .375/303. Fun all the way around Big smile 

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And I'd like to know a lot more about that tang safety too on that Lee Speed!
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My thought was to get some old double barrel shotguns with the tang safety, and modify them to fit the Smellie, easier than making the whole thing....



This is the BSA setup...



....any thoughts....

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Just joined the group, so I am dragging this thread back up to the surface.
 What about the .38-55? I have been "pipe dreaming" this conversion for some time.
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