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Posted: 5/6/2004 9:46:09 AM EST
Browsing around the patent office website I noticed that TTI Armory received a patent on "low observable ammunition casing." Is this really a new thing? No one ever painted brass before?
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 10:12:45 AM EST
They patented painting brass cases?? I sure hope the patent office turned them down.

Its not like they have specific process in mind (they mention everything from painting to electroplating).
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 10:52:10 AM EST
I have a hard enough time shagging my brass as it is.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 11:38:36 AM EST
They gave it a number (6,672,219), so it's real.


Several color coating and surface preparation variations may be used, which include, but are not limited to:

Black oxide coating.

Nickel-plated, then oxidized.

Blasted brass, then nickel-plated.

Oxidized by exposure to high temperature.

Zinc plated with olive drab chromate or other desired color.

Blasted brass with black oxide coating.

Blasted brass, then oxidized.

Blasted brass, zinc plated with olive drab chromate or other desired color.

Blasted brass, nickel plated and oxidized.

Nickel-plated with desired color.

Blasted brass only.

Spray painted brass.



It seems to me though, that you could paint your brass for absolutely any other reason and you wouldn't be infringing on the patent. I guess it's just a marketing thing.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 12:00:41 PM EST
Damn I've got to patent painting houses. I'll make a fortune!!
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 1:08:09 PM EST
I smell an action against Wolf ammo coming, darn those low observable green and grey cases!



Hey man, don't moly coat your brass either, that idea is patented.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 1:57:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By uglygun:
I smell an action against Wolf ammo coming, darn those low observable green and grey cases!



Hey man, don't moly coat your brass either, that idea is patented.


Wolf isn't brass cased, is it?

My brass is low observable, I use XM193
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 12:04:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
I have a hard enough time shagging my brass as it is.



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