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Is that a '49 date on the headstamp? You think the world would be AWASH in .303 in the years after WW2. Try and find a Lake City 47-49 date headstamp, not too common.

I shot up a bunch of 40s date Winchester .303 years ago. It did just fine. That stuff and Winchesters WW2 7.92mm Mauser was loaded with some of Winchesters earliest Ball Powders.
 

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I think there were quite a few rifles over here that were in .303 Brit. (at least my 1895 Winchester lever-action is).
In 1949? Most of those 1985s were in Canada and those rifles were not exactly thick up there!

That was a Military Contract for someone who received British Rifles after WW2. I just can't imagine that they could not have scrounged up some WW2 ammo to go with those guns. Maybe Uncle Sam paid for that ammo to rack up some Brownie Points at that time and place in History.

We alway seem to pay!
 

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Winchester was making .303, 9mm, .45ACP & 7,92 Military ammo well into the 1960s
1960s and Beyond for the .303....we had a very nice batch of Military .303 By Winchester come into the USA around 1990 or so that was 1981 dated. "White Boxed" and in USGI .50cal cans of 400rds. The ammo is long gone now, but I still have one of the cans... The ".303" markings make it a quite unusual 50cal ammo can.
 
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