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.65 cents a pound here in southern Nevada. Hear ads saying copper/brass are at an all time high. This is one of the reasons cited for the increase in ammo prices - due to raw material prices. There was a web site that had daily metals prices -including scrap metals.
 

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I've always wanted to take enough brass and add whatever it takes to make the right alloy of Naval Bronze....and have someone like you pour me a full scale #12lb Mountain Howitzer Barrel. They weight about #220lbs. I causually mentioned it to a foundry worker and he wrinkled up his face and said its too hard due to gasses and contanimants to get the alloy to a known mixure.
I can still dream can't I........
adios
 

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TiredIron said:
I've always wanted to take enough brass and add whatever it takes to make the right alloy of Naval Bronze....and have someone like you pour me a full scale #12lb Mountain Howitzer Barrel. They weight about #220lbs. I causually mentioned it to a foundry worker and he wrinkled up his face and said its too hard due to gasses and contanimants to get the alloy to a known mixure.
I can still dream can't I........
adios

You need to pour it solid in a verticle position, then bore out the center, all the impurities will be there, then sleeve it. Do the sleave right and then take pics of the breachplug so if you ever compete or sell it you got something to show for whatever that is worth. Hotch
 

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naval brass

try old ships propelers try govliquidation.com they sell old props from time to time.
 
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