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  1. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Just watched new season premiere of "Ray Donovan", and it reminded me of something, because it happened on the show.
    Can the police recover a bullet, and tell what type of gun it was fired out of?
    This recovered bullet was supposedly fired out of a Taurus.

    I've seen it done on several shows.
     


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  3. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    I guess if the rifling in the barrel was all jagged and deformed the bullet, they'd know it was a Taurus or a rossi.
     
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  4. Bozz10mm

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    A Glock has a different type of rifling than a S&W. There may be other distinctive characteristics in other brands. So the answer to your question is...maybe.
     
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  5. Mohawk600

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    lol
     
  6. Mohawk600

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    This....

    Different guns have different rifling characteristics......can maybe be narrowed down to a few but not pinned on one.

    Except for TxStetson.........
     
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  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Yes, that is true.

    One show where I heard it mentioned, they stated that the bullet was fired from a Glock 19.
    How would they know that it wasn't fired from a Glock 17, or even a Glock 26?
     
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  8. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Because the script writer said so.
    I love it when the script says it was a Glock and when they get the gun, it ain't a Glock.


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  9. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

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    There was an article a while back, don't remember the publication, where the owner of Hi-Point firearms talked about marking the rifling in a way as to put a "Signature" that was specific to that pistol. Or maybe it was just the brand, I don't remember exactly.

    ETA: I believe it, the article, was discussed here as well, at some point.
     
  10. toddnjoyce

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    If I recall, you have some experience in some of the black magic they call ‘forensics’.
     


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