Copper Alloys, Phosphor & Leaded BronzeCC491K (LG2) Bar & Castings

Tin bronze alloy also known as red bronze or leaded gunmetal.

Known as a leaded gunmetal bronze LG2 has excellent machinability and bearing properties, good corrosion resistance and moderate strength.

Leaded bronzes and gunmetals offer better machining characteristics than that of the other bronzes whilst maintaining a good balance of corrosion resistance and strength. Available in cast form only, Righton Blackburns is able to offer material supplied in many internationally recognised standards for use in applications such as bushes and bearings.

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Related Specifications

  • BS1400 LG2
  • CuSn5Zn5Pb5-C
  • C83600


Chemical Composition


  • Architecture: Ornamental fixtures
  • Building: Heating & cooling equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Marine hardware
  • Builders hardware
  • Electrical hardware and switches
  • Industrial: Valves, bearings, pumps, gears, rings
  • Plumbing fixtures and pipe fittings


  • Medium strength
  • High resistance to impact
  • Superior corrosion and wear resistance
  • Resistance to dezincification
  • Good castability
  • Good thermal and electrical conductivity
  • Excellent machinability

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