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    vas009 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 20, 2012, 07:26 PM
    Is it possible to determine from which gun,the bullet was fired,by simly spectating the dead body?(i.e. by seeing the wound on the dead body)
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    Oct 20, 2012, 07:40 PM
    No. A forensics specialist may speculate about the caliber from the wound. But the only way to match to a specific gun is to compare with another bullet fired from the gun.
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    Oct 20, 2012, 09:42 PM
    Yes and no. Scott is correct in a legal and forensic sense so really, his is the correct answer.

    If you happened to be dealing with 2 vastly different guns/calibers, it is possible that you could visually tell and make a guess. Say one gun was a .22 LR and one was a .45 ACP... the larger one will cause a more severe wound and it would be obvious which gun that came from. Legally though, the bullets need to be compared to the guns.
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    Oct 21, 2012, 05:51 AM
    You can not tell which specific gun, but as said, you ( may) be able to tell if it was a 22 or a 44 mag. Or a shot gun.

    But to say if was that specific gun, youcan not tell from just the body

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