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post #1 of 8 Old 08-05-2008, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 08-05-2008, 07:52 PM
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Hmm, they could be. I think yes?

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 02:44 AM
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they certainly look like it, have you tried cleaning them?
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 06:49 AM
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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.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 01:01 PM
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Any magnet will do.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-07-2008, 11:11 AM
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I found some on this web site towards the bottom. $39 for a pair.
http://www.usfriesianreferral.com/bits.html

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