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Old December 30, 2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Brass with heavy verdigris

I inherited a holster with a number of pieces of 45 Colt brass still in place in the loops. The holster has been neglected for quite a few years and the verdigris is so thick you have to scrape it off before wiping it down. Is the brass safe to use or sell/trade?
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Old December 30, 2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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As long as the brass is not pitted it is OK to use.

Wipe the verdigris off with a cloth. This is worth keeping in mind:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdigris

As verdigris consists of various poisonous copper compounds, one should always wash one's hands after handling.[4]
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