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 scrap metal found while metal detecting.
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bman
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Posted - 08/24/2010 :  21:46:08  Show Profile Send bman a Private Message
Just curious, I find a fair amount of scrap metal (all kinds) when I go metal detecting. Old copper pipe fittings, brass hose nozzles, aluminum window screen frames etc. The problem is it's all very dirty from being buried, how would that affect the prices paid?

I did drop off 5 pounds of bullet shells/casings a couple weeks ago, they paid $1.10 per pound, seemed kind of low for brass. Is that low?

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Robarons
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Posted - 08/24/2010 :  21:57:23  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
Brass should go for $1.50 a pound.

Bullet shells and casings are worth ALOT more than melt for re-use as casings. Craigslist and gun shops might have interest in those.

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wayne1956
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Posted - 08/25/2010 :  07:31:53  Show Profile Send wayne1956 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by bman

Just curious, I find a fair amount of scrap metal (all kinds) when I go metal detecting. Old copper pipe fittings, brass hose nozzles, aluminum window screen frames etc. The problem is it's all very dirty from being buried


I will take the copper or brass I find MDing and clean all the dirt off it I can. Then I usually take a drill and place a wire brush type of fitting into it, and then clean off a bit of the tarnish off of the metal so the scrap yard can see what it is. I then just take it and throw it in with the other of its kind that I have found scrapping. I have done this with several brass items (including hose nozzles) and copper pipe, and have never had a problem yet.

Edited by - wayne1956 on 08/25/2010 07:32:22
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