skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 66261 Find in a Library
Title: CARTRIDGE IDENTIFICATION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Criminal Police Organization
France
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: International Criminal Police Organization
92210 Saint Cloud, France
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: POLICE INVESTIGATORS ARE PRESENTED WITH 1,405 DIAGRAMS OF SMALL ARMS HEADSTAMPS; COUNTRY AND MANUFACTURER OF EACH ARE IDENTIFIED.
Abstract: TWELVE CARTRIDGE HEADSTAMPS ARE PRESENTED PER PAGE, ARRANGED SO THEY MAY BE CUT OUT AND USED AS A CARD INDEX. EACH DIAGRAM SHOWS THE HEADSTAMP ITSELF, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND MANUFACTURER, AND A SERIAL NUMBER ASSIGNED SUBSEQUENTLY FOR CLASSIFICATION. HEADSTAMPS ARE CLASSED IN THREE GROUPS: ROMAN LETTERS, ARABIC NUMERALS, AND ARABIC, CYRILLIC, OR HEBREW LETTERS, OR DESIGNS DIFFERING FROM THOSE IN THE FIRST TWO GROUPS. ALTHOUGH THIS LAST GROUP OF DESIGNS ARE HARD TO CLASSIFY, THE BROCHURE GROUPS TOGETHER THOSE HEADSTAMPS BEARING THE SAME ALPHABET. WHEN IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY A PARTICULAR HEADSTAMP, ONLY A DIAGRAM OF THE HEADSTAMP APPEARS. HEADSTAMPS ARE SHOWN FROM CARTRIDGES MADE IN ALL MAJOR EAST OR WEST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, THE UNITED STATES, EGYPT, ISRAEL, TURKEY, SYRIA, IRAN, AND AUSTRALIA. EXAMPLES OF OTHER INFORMATION THAT CAN BE GLEANED FROM THE HEADSTAMPS ARE: (1) SOME FRENCH HAVE AN 'ART' MARKING INDICATING THE AMMUNITION IS FOR MILITARY PURPOSES; (2) THE LETTERS FCI ON EUROPEAN CARTRIDGES INDICATES THEY WERE MANUFACTURED FOR TURKEY; (3) ARROWS FOUND ON BRITISH CARTRIDGES INDICATE THEY ARE FOR GOVERNMENT USE; (4) HEADSTAMPS BEARING THE SYMBOL OF A CROSS WITHIN A CIRCLE ARE FROM CARTRIDGES MADE BY NATO STANDARDS. SPECIAL CARTRIDGE FEATURES ARE INDICATED BY 'BESCHUSS' (TEST), NIKORRO (NON-CORROSIVE PRIMER), AND OTHERS. FINALLY, WEAPONS FOR WHICH THE AMMUNITION WAS MADE (NAMBU OR BROWNING), TOWN OF ORIGIN, OR CALIBER MAY BE INDICATED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS ATTACHED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Ammunition; Evidence identification; Handguns; International Criminal Police Organization
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=66261

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.