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    Does anyone know the composition of U.S. colors for bullet tips?

    Does anyone know what the bullet tip color composition is for ammo ID, like red for tracer, blue for incendiary, silver for API, etc.?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Last edited by opus5150; 19th May 2021 at 08:44 PM.

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    I appreciate your input, but I'm looking for the chemical composition of the different colors of paint or whatever it is.
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    I did have a feeling it was more complex than that, but you never know... Good luck with your search!

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    Hazord,

    The link details the Federal Standard colours, I would have thought your local paint supplier would be able to assist with the 'tints' used to make the colour.

    http://everyspec.com/MIL-STD/MIL-STD...G-1.033308.pdf

    TimG

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    Thanks Tim, it's perfect!
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    The composition is almost always Lacquer. Many model paints are available in the Federal Standard number. Sometimes they need to be tweaked a bit, the exact tones used change over time.... WWII inert blue has way more white, modern inert blues have added black. Somewhere in my files from Aberdeen I have paint standards... I’ll look for them.
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