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What does the term CARTRIDGE BRASS

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by moewadle, Aug 11, 2009.

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  1. moewadle

    moewadle Member

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    actually mean when describing an accoutrement on a firearm or otherwise? For example...I just bought a commemorative .22 rifle (Stevens) and the decorative gun is described by the company as having a "front sight made of cartridge brass." Does this imply a high quality brass alloy sort of like sterling silver is an alloy of a high percentage silver or what? Thanks for the help on this.
     
  2. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    I think they mean it's brass made from... a cartridge?:neener:
     
  3. General Geoff

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    Yeah, ostensibly it means they took a cartridge casing, melted it down, and made it into a front sight post/bead.
     
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    Cartridge brass doesn't mean they made the sight by melting down cartridges. Cartridge brass referrs to a specific brass alloy, used mostly for making (duh) cartridges.

    Cartridge brass is a 30% zinc brass with good cold working properties.

    Brass comes in zillions of alloy variations, with a wide range of properties. This is one such alloy.

    J
     
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