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Thread: Quadruplate-Silver Plated Britannia Metal

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    Boolit Master

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    Quadruplate-Silver Plated Britannia Metal

    One 10 lb lot of 3 inch ingots from Quadruplate. Britannia metal is tin with antimony and a small amount of copper which some casters find toughens boolets. Where the silver plating goes-into the dross or absorbed in the melt is an unanswered question. $108 anywhere USPS Priority Flat Rate boxes go.

    One 5 lb lot of the same, $58 shipped USPS Priority.
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    What is the metallic composition?
    It is not on my casting alloy spreadsheet.

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    Boolit Buddy 300winmag's Avatar
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    Silver bullet!!!
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    Boolit Master RogerDat's Avatar
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    Britannia Metal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britannia_metal

    Essentially Britannia metal is a trade name for a specific pewter mix. I know this because by the time I went home and looked it up and found out it was mostly tin then went back to scrap yard the whole stack of Britannia metal ware was gone. That was not a happy day of scrounging at the scrap yard.
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    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
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    out of here, wandering somewhere in the SW.
    That's why us scrap yard dogs need to be well aware of the "breeds" of pewter out there.

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    Boolit Master BNE's Avatar
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    The silver plating will alloy beautifully with the lead mix. It will serve to toughen the alloy similar to Tin, but better.
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