How much corrosion is too much?


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ironhat
January 14, 2009, 06:08 PM
I'm cleaning up some military brass which had been stored in a dry basement for 10 or 15 years. I/ve noticed that a lot of the cases have some light corrosion, some black smears and an occassional fingerprint. I used a dental pick and tried the edges of the corrosion but I don't feel any depth or pitting. WhAT do you guys feel about corrosion?

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Walkalong
January 14, 2009, 06:42 PM
Sounds like they are fine, but a pic would clear it up for sure.

DeepSouth
January 14, 2009, 07:55 PM
Put it in a case tumbler, reexamine it, shoot it. At least that's what I'd do.

Sport45
January 14, 2009, 09:46 PM
I accept tarnish but discard anything that shows green.

ironhat
January 14, 2009, 10:11 PM
OK, that's what I needed to know folks. Thanks much.

IndianaBoy
January 14, 2009, 11:38 PM
Discoloration doesn't bother me. Like you said, no depth or pitting. Should be fine.

Usually it cleans up after a few trips through the tumbler and after being resized.


My brass that I neck size only has discolored necks that don't go away.

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