Cartridge Brass (Yellow Brass)

ASTM B36, DIN 2.0265, BS 2871 CZ106, BS 2875 CZ106, EN CW505L

Farmer’s Copper Ltd. maintains an inventory of C26000 Cartridge Brass in sheet, plate and round rod available upon request. C260 brass, sometimes referred to as yellow brass, has a nominal composition of 70% copper and 30% zinc. Copper alloy 260 has excellent to good corrosion resistance in most environments, but is not suitable for use with certain materials, such as acetic acid, moist ammonia or ammonia compounds, hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. C26000 is the most ductile of the brasses and has superior cold workability, good hot formability, and is used in greater quantity than any other brasses.

C26000 Cartridge Brass


  • Ammunition components
  • Plumbing accessories
  • Fasteners
  • Radiator cores and tanks

Farmer’s Copper Ltd can offer our sheet or plate cut to your specifications on our shears, precision plate saws and water jets. Contact one of our knowledgeable sales staff today to assist you in your Cartridge brass requirements.

Fabrication Properties

Joining Technique






Oxyacetylene Welding


Gas Shielded Arc Welding


Coated Metal Arc Welding

Not Recommended

Spot Weld


Seam Weld

Not Recommended

Butt Weld


Capacity for Being Cold Worked


Capacity for Being Hot Formed


Machinability Rating


ASTM Standard Designations for C26000: ASTM B36

Typical Applications for C26000

  • Clips, fasteners
  • Decorative hardware
  • Radiator cores and tanks
  • Hinges
  • Ammunition cartridge cases

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or call us today at (800) 231-9450

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