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Useful info about ZAMAK alloys (basically "pot metal") here at Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamak

"The name zamak is an acronym of the German names for the metals of which the alloys are composed: Zink (zinc), Aluminium, Magnesium and Kupfer (copper).[2] The New Jersey Zinc Company developed zamak alloys in 1929. Zinc alloys are popularly referred to as pot metal or white metal. While zamak is held to higher industrial standards, it is still considered a pot metal."

Definitely not a safe metal alloy for slingshots (risk of broken forks under tension), but one that is used for numerous airsoft replicas and certain cheap firearms in smaller calibers.
 
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