ASTM B19-01

    Standard Specification for Cartridge Brass Sheet, Strip, Plate, Bar, and Disks (Blanks)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for sheet, strip, plate, bar, and disks for the manufacture of ammunition of component parts thereof from alloy UNS C26000.

    1.2 Values given in inch-pound units are the standard except for grain size which is stated in metric units. SI values given in parenthesis are for information only.

    1.3 The following safety caveat pertains only to the test method described in Section 10 of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper Alloys

    B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys

    B900 Practice for Packaging of Copper and Copper Alloy Mill Products for U.S. Government Agencies

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    Federal Standards

    Fed.Std.No.185 Identification Marking of Copper and Copper-Base Alloy Mill Products

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30261600(Brass sheets); 30261500(Brass bars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0019-01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B19-01, Standard Specification for Cartridge Brass Sheet, Strip, Plate, Bar, and Disks (Blanks), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.org

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