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This book offers a methodology for the identification of unknown pistols as well as ammunition of questioned identity. The author explains the terminology and describes each group of pistols and the aspects that identify the weaponry, including property marks, proof marks, and patent dates. Fully illustrated with over 160 photos, this comprehensive reference includes case studies that support the text, making it a premier reference for those responsible for the complicated task of investigating pistols and cartridges.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Robert Walker is a certified crime scene specialist and a firearms examiner. He has served as an adjunct professor and is currently with the Lee County Florida Sheriff's Office.
Table of Contents
The criminal use of handguns. Handguns are fruits of a crime. The state of the firearms industry in the 21st century. Handgun manufacturing trends in the new millennium. Handgun production, import and export trends. Caliber conversion kits and handgun chassis systems. Methods of operation. Striker fire systems. Caliber interchangeability between rifles, handguns and shotguns. A gallery of pistol caliber cartridges. Pistol versions of rifles. Handguns under the purview of the National Firearms Act.