Volume 20, Issue 3 (July 1975)

    A New Serial Number Marking System Applicable to Firearms Identification

    (Received 9 September 1974; accepted 19 November 1974)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The serial numbers of stolen or misused items are sometimes removed to prevent their identification [1]. Since these serial numbers are generally recorded on metal items by being stamped into the metal, the marking is only present on the surface and can be readily removed by filing or grinding. Such removal of the number generally does not affect the usefulness of the item, since the number is usually stamped in a noncritical region of the outer surface.


    Author Information:

    Giessen, BC
    Senior Scientist and Associate Director, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

    Polk, DE
    Senior Scientist and Associate Director, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.


    Stock #: JFS10295J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10295J

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    Title A New Serial Number Marking System Applicable to Firearms Identification
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    Committee E30