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    08-05-2008, 07:26 PM
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.
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    08-05-2008, 08:52 PM
Hmm, they could be. I think yes?
    08-06-2008, 03:44 AM
They certainly look like it, have you tried cleaning them?
    08-06-2008, 07:49 AM
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
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
Any magnet will do.
    08-06-2008, 02:30 PM
Okay, I tried the magnet test with a fridge magnet didn't stick! So I guess they are brass. Cool!

How much are brass stirrups worth?
    08-07-2008, 12:11 PM
I found some on this web site towards the bottom. $39 for a pair.

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