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    Posted: February-02-2020 at 4:28pm
In the book "The American BB Gun" (p81) it says: (regarding improvements on stocks) "the hollow plastic thump is gone, thanks to a styrofoam and steel ball filling, which provides a real gun heft and stability".
So I'm guessing it was all cosmetic...?
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Now I'm REALLY curious as to why those BBs are there in the first place.   Extra weight?   Disposing of unwanted BBs? Stability of the foam? I can't imagine.   Someone must know.   
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So that's what those UFO's have been doing , should be a bunch of them near Roswell Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gumslinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February-01-2020 at 9:29pm
Well, of course I had to look it up--me knowing nothing about BB history. In Cass Hough's book "It's a Daisy" (p222) he mentions that in the 1970s, under Air Force contract, Daisy pumped out 35-billion BBs. That is "B" as in billions. So, yeah, there might have been a cull or two...Smile
As an aside, it turns out the only way to manufacture a perfect sphere (like a ball bearing) would be to do it outside of earth's gravity....(and here I thought learning about BB guns would be simple).
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Polishing them like that was very clever!

Early BBs all had those tell-tale flat spots on them, so to me, they do look like culled BBs. Tossed out of the production line before plating. What do you think?

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So, my neighbor says, what you want to do is polish them. He grabbed bit of sand outside the garage, put some on his open palm, dropped a few BBs on top, and then rubbed his palms together while we were talking. Dropped them on a towel and ...voila! Clean enough! 
Looking at them I don't know if they were even supposed to be BBs.

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Zipper, fire produced an appealing glaze (sigh). I will try BSAGuy's solution and attempt to apply beer until I can no longer focus on the appearance at hand. That should suffice. Cheers!
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Originally posted by Gumslinger Gumslinger wrote:

I thought about that too, as they were uncoated BBs. I thought about dropping them thru my drill bit sizer to get a dimension, but here is the problem. They still have residual foam on them. I tried to soak it off via: water, beer, WD-40, gasoline, denatured alcohol, mineral spirits, acetone, and lacquer thinner. Nothing worked. If you would like, I will send you the lot of them to experiment with. Just do not mix them up with your good BBs...

Try more beer.  For you, not the BB's.  Even if it doesn't work, you won't care!


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You might try burning the residue off then soaking in acetone. Save the beer for later.
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Originally posted by Gumslinger Gumslinger wrote:

I thought about that too, as they were uncoated BBs. I thought about dropping them thru my drill bit sizer to get a dimension, but here is the problem. They still have residual foam on them. I tried to soak it off via: water, beer, WD-40, gasoline, denatured alcohol, mineral spirits, acetone, and lacquer thinner. Nothing worked. If you would like, I will send you the lot of them to experiment with. Just do not mix them up with your good BBs...
I can see how getting the cured foam off would be a problem. Acetone cuts it when uncured, but after it cures I guess it has to be mechanically removed, so I don't have anything that will do it either.
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