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Old November 17, 2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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Copper and it's alloys usually form a sulfide though it can also oxidize
Something I realized recently (just moved into a newly constructed building) is the potential threat the dreaded "Chinese" drywall poses to us gunnies. Though wrongly attributed solely to Chinese drywall imports (lots of US stuff was bad that year, too), any recently constructed building could be "tainted" with wall board that gives off too much Hydrogen Sulfide gas. Not bad in small doses, but in these large quantities it will corrode, ruining wiring, airconditioners, and you guessed it--brass ammo/bullets. Probably not great to breathe, either

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