Brass (metal)

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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.

Brass in Ammunition and Firearms[edit]

For a more detailed treatment, see Brass (firearms).

In firearms terminology, brass refers to the shell of an ammunition cartridge.

Red brass[edit]

Red brass (also called Gunmetal) is an alloy of copper, zinc and tin. It was formerly used for making guns. It is now used for making water and steam fittings.[1]