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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    I know the Heritage revolvers aren't legal in Illinois due to their melting point law.....that's all I got.
    As far as I know, there seem to be 2 tiers of Heritage revolvers. The low melt point revolvers are selling for about $125, while the same model without the Meltpoint warnng are selling for $50 more. This may be the difference in the pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossi View Post
    Zamak sounds more like a medication than a metal.
    It's an acronym...

    Zinc
    Aluminum
    Magnesium
    And
    Kupfer (Copper)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin_Powers View Post
    It's an acronym...

    Zinc
    Aluminum
    Magnesium
    And
    Kupfer (Copper)
    And the English translation is zamac....C for COPPER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin_Powers View Post
    It's an acronym...

    Zinc
    Aluminum
    Magnesium
    And
    Kupfer (Copper)
    Why don't they just call it pot-metal and be done with it?

    I look at it as the same thing cap-guns and Hot-Wheels cars are made from......it that close?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulky_2000 View Post
    Why don't they just call it pot-metal and be done with it?

    I look at it as the same thing cap-guns and Hot-Wheels cars are made from......it that close?
    And lately, lead free fishing sinkers and tire weights because that's all it's really good for, substitute for lead....though I don't think it'd make very good bullets. It just ain't good for shooting, period.
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    I hate those zinc egg sinkers, too big for the required weight. Now I find myself using a 30" leader to keep them farther away from my bait. This leads to more snags and lost lines. Give me back those good old lead egg sinkers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishinkeylargo View Post
    I hate those zinc egg sinkers, too big for the required weight. Now I find myself using a 30" leader to keep them farther away from my bait. This leads to more snags and lost lines. Give me back those good old lead egg sinkers.
    Okay, so I was wrong, not a good lead substitute for fishing sinkers. I hate the zinc tire weights, too. Another source of casting lead up in smoke thanks to the gooberment regulation.
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    Here is a decent read on the melting point laws:

    frontline: hot guns: RING OF FIRE / Guns | PBS
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    The 2nd amendment is not about hunting or shooting sports, it is about the citizens of this country having the means to protect themselves and the states from the tyranny, oppression, and misery of an over powering government. Modern rifles are a means for the citizens to stand up to an over powering government.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedDefender View Post

    2) How do polymer frame pistols get around this law?
    Typically, polymer frames aren't affected because the laws specifically cover low melting point METALS. For example the Illinois law says "any handgun having a barrel, slide, frame or receiver that has a die casting of zinc alloy or any other non-homogenous metal which will melt or deform at a temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit or less." If has nothing to do with what part is or is not "the gun" because in most guns the whole frame or "lower" is the gun, and that's where most of the polymer is.
    Interestingly, the Minnesota law which is still in effect seems to make polymer pistols illegal. Not sure if there's been a court decision exempting polymer from the law, or if it's just "understood" that the law targets cheap metal. It bans guns "having a frame, barrel, cylinder, slide or breechblock: (1) of any material having a melting point (liquidus) of less than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit

 

 
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