April 4, 2017

Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, by Vincent J.M. DiMaio M.D.

By Vincent J.M. DiMaio M.D.

Written by way of the nation's preferable authority on gunshot wounds and forensic strategies as they relate to firearm accidents, Gunshot Wounds: useful points of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic recommendations, moment version presents serious details on gunshot wounds and the guns and ammunition used to inflict them. The ebook describes useful facets of ballistics; wound ballistics; the category of varied wounds because of handguns, rifles, and shotguns; post-mortem approach and strategy; and laboratory research in terms of guns and gunshot facts.

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303 British Lee Enfield No. 1 MK-III No. 2B). Micro-Groove® rifling was developed by Marlin in the early 1950s. Instead of 4 to 6 deep rifling grooves, their barrels have 12 to 20 shallow grooves. 45/70. 22 Magnum 20, and all centerfire rifles 12. All rifling is right-hand twist. 2). 22 LR cartridge that have barrels with 16 lands and grooves with a right twist. Rifling imparted to a bullet fired down such a barrel can be confused with Micro-Groove® rifling. The difference is that Micro-Groove® rifling has extremely narrow lands with grooves twice the width of the lands.

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Most centerfire rifles have four or six grooves, with a right-hand twist. 303 Enfield. A commercial M-1 Carbine manufactured by Universal had a barrel with 12 grooves and a right hand twist. A CDM derringer examined by the author had one barrel with six grooves and the other with twelve. The author has seen handguns of various manufacture, in which the barrel was devoid of rifling do to a mistake in manufacturing. 45 ACP bullets: (a) with traditional rifling marks, the other (b) with markings from polygonal rifling.

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