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Forensic Science Problems Associated with the Accelerator® Cartridge
Forensic Science Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,
Naval Investigative Service, Code 24,
Associate chief medical examiner,
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner,
(Received 31 March 1983; accepted 27 May 1983)
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.
pathology and biology, wound ballistics, ballistics, sabot, firearms examination
Paper ID: JFS11647J
Title Forensic Science Problems Associated with the Accelerator® Cartridge
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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