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Re: Frankford Arsenal Manhattan Ammo
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 13 September 2010, at 10:32 a.m., in response to Frankford Arsenal Manhattan Ammo, posted by Al Frasca on Saturday, 11 September 2010, at 9:24 p.m.
I'd have to think it was an alloy being tested, not unlike the infamous "Bloomfield Gilding Metal". From some random Googling, I can tell you that there was or is a supplier of bronze materials, with the name of Manhattan Metal Works, now (always?) in Maspeth, NY. I also have the 1878 and 1879 RCOs, but have not looked there yet, as I'd imagine you have already done so. What does Guy Hildebrand say?
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