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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, in proportions which can be varied to achieve varying mechanical, electrical, and chemical properties. It is a substitutional alloy: atoms of the two constituents may replace each other within the same crystal structure.
Brass is similar to bronze, another alloy containing copper that uses tin instead of zinc. Both bronze and brass also may include small proportions of a range of other elements including arsenic, lead, phosphorus, aluminum, manganese, and silicon. Historically, the distinction between the two alloys has been less consistent and clear, and modern practice in museums and archaeology increasingly avoids both terms for historical objects in favor of the more general "copper alloy".Brass has long been a popular material for decoration due to its bright, gold-like appearance; being used for drawer pulls and doorknobs. It has also been widely used to make utensils due to properties such as having a low melting point, high workability (both with hand tools and with modern turning and milling machines), durability, and electrical and thermal conductivity.
Brass is still commonly used in applications where corrosion resistance and low friction are required, such as locks, hinges, gears, bearings, ammunition casings, zippers, plumbing, hose couplings, valves, and electrical plugs and sockets. It is used extensively for musical instruments such as horns and bells, and also used as a substitute for copper in making costume jewelry, fashion jewelry, and other imitation jewelry. The composition of brass, generally 66% copper and 34% zinc, makes it a favorable substitute for copper based jewelry, as it exhibits greater resistance to corrosion. Brass is not suitable for such items as boat propellers because the zinc reacts with minerals in salt water, leaving porous copper behind. The tin in bronze will not react with these minerals.
Brass is often used in situations in which it is important that sparks not be struck, such as in fittings and tools used near flammable or explosive materials.
I have 1,000 pieces of once fired range brass, mixed headstamps. It has been de-primed and washed. I also sorted out all the short stuff (a lot of it!) so this brass is minimum length or longer. No 223 conversion all 300 BO headstamps
$170.00 shipped for the lot, if you want a smaller batch I...
I have 1000 rounds of .300 blk once fired brass for sale.
$30 per 100
Contains mixed commercial headstamps, all yellow brass.
May Contain some 223/556 Conv.
250 rounds shippers for $75 + $10 shipping
I will ship
Up For Sale is my Ultimate Sorter Model 4 triple pack.
Asking $3000 Or Best Offer
This is a spent brass case sorter and comes as pictured.
3x Ultimate Sorter Model 4
1x Model 4 Triple base table
3x Standard Sorting Tray
3x 380/9MM Sorting Tray
3x 38/357/40 Sorting Tray
Pony Express just dropped off some Lightning Brass, I ran across one of those deals you can't let go by! So I did my due diligence and found that the brass is not to bad, it's your typical once fired cleaned and polished, you still need to de-prime ofcourse... Reviews were not the best on there...
1000 - R-P once fired .223 cases. These are commercial ( no crimp) unprocessed range brass fired from AR15 police carbines. I hand sorted these and threw in an extra 50 cases in case I missed any odd head stamps. Still have plenty left to sell.
$120 shipped PP F&F is easiest, but will take a...
Selling a heavy bucket of brass reloadable shells:
Tons of 5.56/.223 shells
Tons of 9mm shells
A mix of other caliber: 45 auto, 40 caliber, etc.
Selling the whole heavy bucket for $75.00
Located in Peoria, AZ
I de-primed it and run it all thru the vibratory. Around 50 cases show surface corrosion inside the cases. I scratched them hard with a pick and the corrosion is only surface. I wouldn't be afraid of reloading any of it. Located in SE Washington State. .25 cent/rd...$62.50...free shipping...