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    Posted: October 22 2021 at 1:57am
AussieShooter, thanks for the warm welcome, lots of useful info and friendly conversation. I got a bit lucky finding that Maltby , it’s in great shape . 
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I'm a little late but Welcome Grizzly - I see you have been treated to the wit and wisdom of the board.  You'll like it here.  Very nice looking rifle, and I also shoot the PPU brand factory loads, and am ready to start some relaoding...soon.  Another adventure courtesy of Lee Enfield!
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PPU is good stuff. It shoots well and the bonus is that the cases are really good for reloading.
even if you don't reload yet; it's worth stock piling your used brass. 
Then if you decide to reload; you've already got a good stock of cases.

Please send us a range report when you get the chance.
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Aim surplus just sent a notification of .303 PPU back in stock . I ordered 3 boxes right then . 
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Zed , 
Yeah when I found it up for sale I had to add it to my collection. It is low miles for sure . Now I just would like to find a nice No.1 Mk III . The only ammo I have is Sterling vintage 1942 surplus . I was told it will have click - Bang , hang fires , and some duds . I’m a little on the fence about shooting it , was wondering if it would be better to pull it apart and reload it if it’s boxer primed. My LGS had them for $10. / 20 ct . I’m looking for new production ammo honestly. I shoot all my safe Queens , just a little more sparingly on the “low milage” models . Especially since .303 has been hard to come by in the mid-east US lately . I really can’t wait to take it out to the range .  Is the afore mentioned Sterling ammo corrosive primer , or cordite powder ? 
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Shamu thank you for the help , I’m a total newb on posting pictures to a forum . 
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Looks like a very low mileage rifle. That's a great find.
Looking forward to seeing the range report.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2021 at 12:20pm
OK, the pics, as promised.
They were just too big as an individual file size for the forum to accept them. Possibly because the files were "Embedded" (physically inserted) instead of being "linked" (which is like  street address to go to for a house). Its possible to be under the TOTAL image upload (the green "thermometer bar"), but over the individual file limit, which was a couple of megs in your case.
That's my best guess anyway.

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smerdon 42 , 
Wow great family line of military service !The world we be a whole lot different if those guys hadn’t teamed up back in the day .  My Uncle Dave was in the US Army ,  Vietnam as a combat engineer. They used to go in defoliate and then  clear,  ( bull dozer)  , jungle hill tops for  forward operating bases , fire  bases , and helicopter landing pads . He had some stories . My father missed the draft by 3 months he didn’t turn 18 until May of ‘72 . 
My Step brother was US Army artillery, served in the Persian Gulf theater, Saudi Arabia, to keep Saddam Hussein at bay between the ‘91 gulf war and the ‘01 gulf war . Operation Desert Shield . His grandfather, my step - grandfather served in the US Army field  artillery , WWII European theatre . 
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grizzly , my great uncle was In the 55 th battalion 1 stAIF . They where part of the first battle with the doughboys in ww1 . Uncle d**k was in the artillery in ww2 in Darwin when the japs bombed it and my dad father and brothers served as well in pacific theatre one on coast watch the rest in New Guinea ,Thailand Burma Singapore .Dad was a Vietnam vet 66-67 did a lot of joint operations with the yanks . Us Aussie been grunting around with the yanks for a long time .
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Nice ! I’ll ask my brother to send me a picture of my Grandfather. I don’t think we have any photos of him on the islands , just his USMC head shot . My brother ( who was also a Marine) , has Grandpas dress green jacket . 
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I have a picture of my dad in 63 with his infantry buddies out bush at the school if infantry using Bren guns and stens . Before deployment to 1RAR 
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Can you e-mail me the original & I'll see what I can figure out for you?
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shamu , it just wouldn’t load . I went into the file control and was way under the data limit . I was able to remove a picture from the file to add space . I did try shrinking the file 3 separate times , smaller each time . I tried from work and home too. Not sure what is the problem. I’m like kindergarten level computer savvy. 
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