Account for any salvageable brass found in small arms brass by weight in pounds. Use platform scales if
available, if not available, compute the weight by using the brass conversion chart shown in Figure 8. Once the
small arms brass has been certified to be free of explosives, it can be packaged and stored in the area designated
for storage of valuable material
Figure 8. Brass Conversion Chart. Extracted from FM 9-13, Pages 194 and 195.
Inspecting Artillery Brass and Steel Cartridge Cases
When inspecting artillery brass and steel cartridge cases, look for two things, unfired powder increments and
unfired primers. First, sort loose cartridge cases by type. Inspect each cartridge case by looking down the open
end of the case to see if there are any powder grains or propellant increments. See Figure 9. Any explosives
found should be placed in a suitable container for disposal according to the SOP.
Figure 9. Unfired Powder Increment Left In Cartridge Case.