Case of the Homemade Duplex (Double-Bullet) Cartridge

    Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1983

    Page Count: 4

    Mittleman, RE
    Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner's Department, Miami, FL

    Hart, RP
    Firearm and tool mark examiner, Crime Laboratory, Miami, FL

    (Received 26 October 1982; accepted 13 December 1982)


    Multibullet cartridges are used to create the salvo effect with increased hit probability and wounding capacity. These cartridges are not new; however, until recently, their usage has been confined to the military. The following report is the first published case concerning homemade duplex (double-bullet) cartridges manufactured in the Greater Miami area. When gunshot wound entrance and exit sites do not add up, multibullet cartridges must be considered.

    Paper ID: JFS11576J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11576J

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    Title Case of the Homemade Duplex (Double-Bullet) Cartridge
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30