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British MK7 .303 Ammo

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    Hello all,

    It's been a while since I have posted. I have picked up a couple items here and there but am now faced with something I have zero idea. I've been contacted by someone who has a few boxes of ammo. Just wanted to get your opinions on whether or not buying this type of thing is safe, as it has been, as far as I know, sitting in an abandoned house. Any advice on this would be awesome! Thank you, as always!
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    It should not be a problem at all. I have shot WW2 ammo looking worse than that and it either fires or not

    Cheers

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    Hi Doug. Should be safe, and is a nice find,
    though I'm used to seeing British military
    ammo in paper wrapping........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Ive read a couple pages that said these are commonly reloaded after the war for the Greek Civil War and other post-WWII incidents. Assuming these are ok as they are still wrapped.

    Steve, are you saying that the wrapping I show here is common or not?

    Thank you all for the responses!

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    I'm used to seeing light brown paper wrapping tied
    with a string. The one case/bullet you show looks
    very clean and free of corrosion, so - if the rest
    are like this - good to collect or shoot.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thank you Steve and Datrus! That is definitely good to know, don't want anything misfiring or blowing up.

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    Its Australian, made at Small Arms Ammunition Factory No 3, Hendon, Australia.
    Is it just in cartons or did it come in a tin lined wooden box as well?
    Cheers
    Gary

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    I'd keep it as collectors ammo. Not much WW2 MkVII left now. I used some post war POF stuff on Saturday and the primers were on there way out. Click bang on quite a few occasions.

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    Gary, as far as I know it is just in the small paper packages, no tin boxes.

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