Published Online: 11 July 1989
Page Count: 5
Hunt Scheuerman, E
Deputy chief medical examiner, Office of the District Medical Examiner, Ft. Myers, FL
Medical examiner, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Montgomery, AL
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