Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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Modern Trend of Country Made /Improvised Pistols Used in the Capital of India


Waghmare NP, Suresh R, Puri P, Varshney KC, Anand V, Kompal and Anubha Lal

Now a days crimes relating to firearms and ammunition have dramatically increased in northern part of India. It has been observed that Country made pistols of 8mm/.315” bore; Improvised pistols of 7.65mm/9mm calibre, .32”/.38” calibre are randomly used by criminals in Delhi and NCR regions. On the basis of crime cases received in the Forensic Science Laboratory for examination, the smooth bore illegal country made firearms chambered for pistol, revolver and rifle cartridges are very often encountered in criminal cases all over India and other developing countries. The possibility of identifying types of smooth bore firearms of country made and improvised pistols has been studied. On analysis of crime cases received for forensic examination, it has been found that 75% crimes are committing by 8mm/.315” calibre by country made pistols, 20% by 7.65mm calibre/bore improvised pistols and remaining 5% crime by other firearms like 12 bore country made pistol, .32”/.38” calibre/bore improvised pistols. In present study, firearms details relating to length of barrel, total length of firearms, internal diameter of barrel at muzzle end and breech end have been studied in view of forensic significance and may be useful for Forensic scientists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Officers and Judicial Officers etc.


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