Pictures of Damaged Brass

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  1. Del Slo

    Del Slo New Member

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    I was hoping that some of you had pictures of damaged brass.
    Cracks, dented mouth, head separation, and the like..
    I have several 100 brass casings from everything pistol to rifle that I'm inspecting. My awesome girlfriend wants to help... Problem is, she doesn't know what she is looking for. I can't find pics online of damaged brass and I don't have any laying round that are damaged to show her. Does this one look good? What about this one? I could be doing this faster if I did it myself...

    I think it would be helpful not only to her, but to others who come to this forum to learn, to have a dedicated Thread on what damaged brass looks like and how to identify them.

    If your got pics... POST EM UP!
    If your an Admin... Sticky this for others
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Look in any one of your reloading manuals. There should be a full section on brass prep complete with illustrations. My Lyman 49th and Hornady 8th (manuals I happen to have here by the puter) both have full sections on them. The Hdy 8th is in full color too.
  3. Del Slo

    Del Slo New Member

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    Just looked in my nosler guide #6... No pics...
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    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    very few in my speer 14th
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  6. Del Slo

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    That's all I found also. Those seem to be gun related damage and not old and stretched brass damage.
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    i have some brass in my garbage box with split mounts, fissured case bodies, and dented shoulders.. if I get some time I'll take pics. ps.. at least one of the ? 7 manuals I have (maybee lee? ) has a good set of pics on damaged brass..
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    i dug thru my scrap brass box and snapped a few pics

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    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    and a few more

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    wow soundguy, those are good pics.
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    Here's one of a 45 ACP I had a few months back.

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    Although, even without any pics, it should be visible to the eye...
    anything out of the ordinary, and she should be able to spot any easily....
    unless it is stressed brass without a split, but a minor bulge that may not split until the next firing. Mic will prolly only tell that tale....
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    soundguy....why you got so much damaged ????
    Loading hot.....or used brass....or....??
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