cartridge brass


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cartridge brass

[′kär·trij ‚bras]
(metallurgy)
An alloy containing 70% copper and 30% zinc; uses include cartridge cases, automotive radiator cores and tanks, lighting fixtures, eyelets, rivets, springs, screws, and plumbing products.
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Those that were found sufficiently homogeneous to be used as microanalysis standards were Cartridge Brass (SRM 478) and Low-Alloy Steels (SRMs 461 and 463) (1).
It then occurred to me that sales of cartridge brass -- especially when compared with die sales -- might just be the best indicator of market activity.
Modern cartridge brass is superb in quality but obviously is less strong than the steel of the action.