Chapter 1. Firearms

  1. Brian J. Heard

Published Online: 29 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694589.ch1

Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics: Examining and Interpreting Forensic Evidence, Second Edition

Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics: Examining and Interpreting Forensic Evidence, Second Edition

How to Cite

Heard, B. J. (2008) Firearms, in Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics: Examining and Interpreting Forensic Evidence, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694589.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694602

Online ISBN: 9780470694589

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • history;
  • matchlock;
  • Wheellock;
  • Flintlock;
  • Pinfire;
  • Rimfire;
  • Centre Fire;
  • Rifling;
  • handguns;
  • rifles;
  • shotguns;
  • machine-guns;
  • proof marks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief History of Firearms

  • Weapon Types and Their Operation

  • Proof Marks

  • Further Reading