First Brasso - now leather


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NavyLCDR
July 20, 2007, 09:25 AM
The Brasso added to tumbler media discussion, I think has been covered, too much. I found this on Speer's Reloading site, so here we go again.....

66. Never store any ammunition in leather belt loops unless the cases are nickel-plated. Residual processing chemicals in the leather will attack brass or aluminum cases, weakening the case walls.

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The Bushmaster
July 20, 2007, 10:59 AM
That's correct...A bit of history...Nickel plated brass was originally produced for law enforcement when they were carrying .38 Specials or other revolvers and had to carry the extra ammunition in belt loops...I use them for my hunting rounds for the same reason as I carry my extra ammunition in leather belt loops when afield.

kellyj00
July 20, 2007, 11:01 AM
there's no problem with any other material than leather.
I've heard that it can change the color of brass, didn't know about the weakening issue.

870pilot
July 20, 2007, 02:04 PM
ah yes... i remember being issued the nickle ammo for our leather ammo carriers... and others wanting to know why only law enforcement got to use "chrome" bullets :neener: of course those before the days of safariland speedloaders and now, magazines :)

ReloaderFred
July 20, 2007, 05:32 PM
The Bushmaster is correct. Leather and brass form vertigris, which is the green tarnish you see when it first starts. Later, it forms into a green slime and attacks the integrity of the brass. I've seen brass that had been in loops for a number of years that were eaten through in spots. I have no idea how long they had been in the leather, but it was a considerable length of time.

Hope this helps.

Fred

brickeyee
July 20, 2007, 08:17 PM
tanning leather leaves various salts behind.
These salts will attack brass.
The green means that copper has been removed from the brass.
If you remove material you are weakening it.

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