Forensic ballistics test

Forensic ballistics test

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Caption: Forensic ballistics test. Bullet cartridges being compared under a microscope. One half of the image (bottom) shows one cartridge, while the other half (top) shows a different cartridge. The cartridges each held a bullet, but were ejected from a gun as the bullet was fired. Unique markings are made as the firing pin of a gun hits the cartridge and as the cartridge recoils from the bullet. The markings can be analysed and compared (as here) to markings on cartridges test-fired from guns suspected of being used in crimes. If they match, then that gun was used at the crime scene where the cartridge was found.

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Keywords: 21st century, ballistics, bullet, cartridge, comparing, comparison, crime, criminal investigation, equipment, evidence, firearms, forensic science, forensic technique, forensics, gun, investigating, investigation, laboratory, microscope, police, shooting, techniques, technological, technology, test, testing

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