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Old November 2, 2001, 12:43 AM   #8
Bogie
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Well, nickel is harder than brass, etc., and some small particles tend to come off... And go down the bore at great speed...

It's also easier to see imperfections with "naked" brass. Annealing is easier, etc... And don't even think about neck turning plated brass...
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