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Casting with Zinc?
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  backbencher

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Posted: March 09 2015 at 10:20am | IP Logged Quote backbencher

northumbrian wrote:
Zinc has only two uses, an alloying element in something useful or a sacrificial anode in marine applications.<br><br>Making guns from it is the sign of cheap 5h1te mass production get rich quick, bodge it and scarper company.<br><br>I don't care about who uses it to make a gun, it's cutting corners in order to make a fast buck.<br><br>Oh, I forgot, it's good for galvanising too, so that's three uses.


The Hi Point http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com seems to be an admirable use of zinc in firearms. They're hardly getting rich quick, but they are selling a lot of pistols & carbines. Heavy & ugly, but they work. Had a 9x19mm carbine for a while, it worked fine.
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For a zinc alloy piece of crap those Hi Point pistols are pretty robust, the guys at Iraqveteran8888 channel did one hell of a job trying to kill it, in the end they had to hammer a huge bolt down the barrel and fill the remainder up with some pretty lively powder and use a primed case to ignite it, they also put a G clamp around it to stop the slide moving even after doing this twice it still fired with two bulges in the barrel!!!! Eventually they managed to blow the thing up.
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Until recently, 1911 magazine latches were available for the .45" ACP version from an aftermarket supplier. Some have reported their fixed bbl blowback pistols are surprisingly accurate, albeit the trigger bits often need polishing.
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