Firearms Microstamping Feasible but Variable, Study Finds

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 15:35 in Psychology & Sociology

New technology to link cartridge cases to guns by engraving microscopic codes on the firing pin is feasible, but did not work equally well for all guns and ammunition tested in a pilot study by researchers from the forensic science program at the University of California, Davis. More testing in a wider range of firearms is needed, the researchers said.

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