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Author Topic: Ballistics testing of suspected murder weapon  (Read 1607 times)

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RobertGonko

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Ballistics testing of suspected murder weapon
« on: January 23, 2021, 08:52:13 AM »

When conducting ballistics testing of a gun believed to have been used in a murder, is the weapon disassembled at any point? Or do they simply test it 'as is'?
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Dave Freas

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Re: Ballistics testing of suspected murder weapon
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 01:48:42 PM »

The only 'disassembly' they might do is to check internal areas (such as the magazine of an automatic) for fingerprints and for serial numbers.
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Re: Ballistics testing of suspected murder weapon
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 04:28:12 PM »

When conducting ballistics testing of a gun believed to have been used in a murder, is the weapon disassembled at any point? Or do they simply test it 'as is'?

Interesting question - perhaps for toolmarks such as extractor or ejector marks on cases.
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