Unique Aspects of a New, Hand-Reloadable Ammunition

    Volume 35, Issue 4 (July 1990)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 11 July 1989

    Page Count: 5


    Hunt Scheuerman, E
    Deputy chief medical examiner, Office of the District Medical Examiner, Ft. Myers, FL

    Lauridson, JR
    Medical examiner, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Montgomery, AL

    Abstract

    The unique shape and ballistics aspects of a new variety of hand-reloadable ammunition manufactured by the United States Ammunition Co. are described. The thin copper plating of the projectiles will usually be lost after the weapon is fired. As a result, specific rifling marks will usually be lost, making identification difficult. The medical examiner should be aware of the implications of finding these projectiles during death investigations.


    Paper ID: JFS12916J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12916J

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    Title Unique Aspects of a New, Hand-Reloadable Ammunition
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