Volume 29, Issue 1 (January 1984)

    Forensic Science Problems Associated with the Accelerator® Cartridge

    (Received 31 March 1983; accepted 27 May 1983)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The Accelerator® cartridge is unique in that the bullet has no barrel markings after it is fired. The plastic sabot does have barrel markings and can produce distinctive wound patterns. The .30-′06 Accelerator cartridge was fired into poster board, gelatin blocks, and pigs. The results of these studies are presented.


    Author Information:

    Johnson, AC
    Firearms examiner, Forensic Science Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockville, MD

    Gluba, BM
    Headquarters, Naval Investigative Service, Code 24, Washington, DC

    Thompson, RL
    Associate chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Chapel Hill, NC


    Stock #: JFS11647J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11647J

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    Title Forensic Science Problems Associated with the Accelerator® Cartridge
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