Firearms Microstamping Feasible But Variable, Study Finds

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 22:21 in Physics & Chemistry

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 UC Davis. Microstamping technology uses a laser to cut a pattern or code into the head of a firing pin or another internal surface.

Read the whole article on Science Daily

More from Science Daily

Latest Science Newsletter

Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free!

Check out our next project, Biology.Net