Monday, September 23, 2013

Brass Polishing With Hamster Cage Litter - - Kitty Litter

In my book American Handbook on Guns Ammo and Freedom I have compiled a lot of substitute products you could use in an emergency. Corn cob kitty litter--hamster cage litter  is about the same thing you would get if you were buying corn-cob to use in your brass polisher at the gun shop (do not by the one made out of wood chips or clay). I have used this and it works about as well. The down side is that the corn cob is a little bigger than the one sold at the gun shops and it gets stuck in the primer pocket and must be removed. But this only requires sorting the cases and segregating the ones that need to be unplugged. You can use a pick and pop the piece out or perhaps a blast of air. Do not put the case in your mouth as there could be lead residue created when the bullet was fired. You can use a piece of rubber hose that the case neck will fit in (not snug but loosely) put a piece of tape at the other end so that it is the place you put your mouth each time you use it. Hold it in your teeth as you sort when you find a plugged primer pocket slide the shell in the hose and blow. If the litter does not come out drop the case in a separate bucket and use a probe. For polishing compound use two teaspoons automotive rubbing compound to your polisher.  Richard W Norman

If they pass laws against guns then you will either make your supplies at home, salvage or do without. 

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