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    08-05-2008, 07:26 PM
  #1
Weanling
Brass Stirrups?

Are these brass? I have cleaned them and I don't think they are steel! I'm just posting links because the pictures are kinda big.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...um/pics096.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...um/pics098.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...um/pics099.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...um/pics100.jpg
     
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    08-05-2008, 08:52 PM
  #2
Showing
Hmm, they could be. I think yes?
     
    08-06-2008, 03:44 AM
  #3
Weanling
They certainly look like it, have you tried cleaning them?
     
    08-06-2008, 07:49 AM
  #4
Showing
See if a magnet will attach. If not they are most likely brass. Any other metal that is not magnetic, except aluminum, will be too soft to use as a spur so you can rule them out. (btw a magnet may stick to brass very very lightly depending on the metals used in the casting)

I remember your first post about finding them and would "bet the ranch" that they are brass.
     
    08-06-2008, 12:43 PM
  #5
Weanling
I have cleaned them, but not with a brass cleaner. I just scrubbed them with a baking soda and water paste. They are shiny now, and smoother than they were. There are still a few spots on them.

For the magnet test, do you mean like a refrigerator magnet or a horsehoe magnet?
     
    08-06-2008, 02:01 PM
  #6
Showing
Any magnet will do.
     
    08-06-2008, 02:30 PM
  #7
Weanling
Okay, I tried the magnet test with a fridge magnet and....it didn't stick! So I guess they are brass. Cool!

How much are brass stirrups worth?
     
    08-07-2008, 12:11 PM
  #8
Trained
I found some on this web site towards the bottom. $39 for a pair.
http://www.usfriesianreferral.com/bits.html
     

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