lee enfield no4 mk1/3 ideas
I recently started working for a gunsmith by the name of butch, he's had a shop in my home town for a little over a year now.
the other day, suffice it to say, the back room got cleaned. during this escapade of sorting brass, finding the screw for the deprimer and a former employee getting to keep his ears from the loss of that screw, I came across a pile of rifle barrels and receivers in a corner.
one that caught my eye was a lee enfield no4 mk1 that looked like it had been pulled from the ground, just a nice even coat of surface rust. a little fiddling later and I've got the bolt pulled out. butch gave it to me the next Monday (I guess he hated the idea of it rotting away in a corner as much as I did)
short story long, the receiver is in great shape after a shot of steel wool, it's got faint markings the say "NO4 MK1/3 (F)FTR 5", a quick google indicates it was upgraded in the '50's (the second digit if the year is gone)
the barrel on the other hand, is hopeless, totally rotted bore.
my question is, what would be a good cartridge to convert it over to? I thought 32 H&R magnum would be good. any Ideas?