Nickel silver, Maillechort, German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named due to its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated. The name "German silver" refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers from the Chinese alloy known as paktong (白銅) (cupronickel). All modern, commercially important nickel silvers (such as those standardized under ASTM B122) contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.

View More On
  1. Greenandy

    At home Nickel Plate

    Has anyone tried to nickel plate a gun part or any metal part at home? is it as easy as the youtube videos show? All you need is nickel, white vinegar, and a DC power supply. I‘m curious enough to try it a few parts.
  2. AMT

    Question regarding nickel plated shells

    I'm looking to do some "experimenting" (translated...... "Hot Rodding") some loads. Mainly 9mm and 45ACP. How much tougher are nickel plated shells than the standard brass shells? For the "long time reloaders" out there, is it safe to assume that I can load nickel plated shells into the +P...
Back Top