not-so-shiny brass

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earlmck
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not-so-shiny brass

#1 Post by earlmck » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:26 pm

Friend Larry thought I should have a couple more old boxes of ammo, so he slid a couple boxes of 30-30 ammo in the box when last I visited. He tells me these came from a farm on the wet side of the mountain -- I believe him, 'cause we don't see this kind of corrosion in these parts.
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I didn't want to do much to the old stuff -- kinda' neat old shells. But I thought I'd clean off the green fungus before it decided to eat any of my good stuff.
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So a couple more boxes of middle-aged ammo to add to the accumulation. I put a note in the box "corroded, don't shoot!!" just in case somebody finds these somewhere down the pike. The Winchester wasn't quite as far gone as the Remington but you wouldn't want to trust any of it: some of the corrosion spots go pretty deep into the case.
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Re: not-so-shiny brass

#2 Post by claybob86 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:44 pm

I like messing with old stuff like that too. What did you clean them with?
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Re: not-so-shiny brass

#3 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:06 am

That stuff has its own attraction, doesn't it Earl?

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Re: not-so-shiny brass

#4 Post by earlmck » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:04 am

claybob86 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:44 pm
I like messing with old stuff like that too. What did you clean them with?
I just spun them with my drill and used fine steel wool until the green was gone.
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Re: not-so-shiny brass

#5 Post by earlmck » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:07 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:06 am
That stuff has its own attraction, doesn't it Earl?
Yeah, my dad had a box of Remingtons like that one (the same box -- he used maybe two a year) until I came along and got big enough to shoot 'em up.
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