Please say "hello" and tell us where on that wide continent you are - sheep or cattle country?
One of the proud possessions in the family is a Slazenger .22 LR made by the Lithgow factory. My grandfather bought it in about 1947 I think. It must be one of the best built rifles I have ever owned and after tens of thousands of lead bullets through it the bore is still bright and smooth and it still is more accurate than most men can shoot.
I have a special connection with Australia because my younger son an his family lives in Sydney.