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Firearms forensics experts, help me out...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gwalchmai, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Is it possible to get fingerprints from shell casings found at a crime scene or are they usually burned off?

    This is just idle curiosity, btw... :supergrin:
     
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    I load all my magazines wearing gloves.
     

  3. HollowHead

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    If tv is to be believed, the heat of firing makes them even easier to see. HH
     
  4. Patchman

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    To be safe, you know the beggers who hold open doors at a bank or some place? I ask them to load my mags. I usually give them $5 for each mag.
     
  5. Scott3670

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    Yes, fingerprints can be recovered from fired casings, and it's fairly common to recover prints that can be identified. And fwiw, I spent 15 years working in a crime lab, so I hope that lends credibility to my comment.
     
  6. Detectorist

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    Fingerprints are found on shell casings all the time.
     
  7. Detectorist

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    It sure does. However, I've spent 15 years watching crime dramas on TV. lol
     
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    Then it was definitely $30 to $40 well spent so far. :whistling:
     
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    This is exactly why you should only own revolvers. HH
     
  10. Averageman

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    Time to pack those bags and get to the airport?
     
  11. Scott3670

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    :supergrin:
     
  13. Averageman

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    The oils on your fingerprints get on the shell casing they stay there until you fire and then they almost get burnt in to the casing when the bullet is fired.
    When we used brass and steel shell casings for Tank Cannons, if you let the casing set out in the elements you could actually see the very clear handprints on it after a couple of days.
     
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    Dang it...you seemed like a good guy. Now you're going to go away for many years. Do they have internet access in prison?
     
  15. Bruce M

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Yeah, but 155 mm tank cannon shells (or whatever) are wimpy compared with 10 mm handgun ammo. :whistling:
     
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    Their's a guy in UK that has perfect the recovery of fingerprints on casings. If you don't want to get caught

    1: load the cases with gloves
    2: use a revolver and dispose of your empties
    3: or just don't commit any crimes.
     
  18. TK-421

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    Just hang a bag on your slide, so that it picks up the shell casings for you. Criminals are known to use socks. If you don't want to be considered ghetto, use one of these.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa2CLPjkKGg"]Akuna Brass Catcher II - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    fireguy129 NRA Member 2008

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    will that work if I hold my gat sideways yo?
     
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