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Gunmetal

Scope note

Use for a casting bronze, of from 10 to 15% tin, about 2% zinc, and the balance copper, formerly used for making cannon barrels, later also for a variety of machine components and other devices. Use also for any of several metals or alloys of a dark bluish or purplish gray, used to make firearm barrels and other objects.

Term type

AAT
Material

Getty AAT term number

300010960

Broader Terms used

bronze

Term used for

gun metal

Created

12yrs ago

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