Can you match a bullet to a gun without the gun?

Can you match a bullet to a gun without the gun?

The real answer is sometimes. If the bullet is damaged enough, matching it to a specific firearm is not possible. If the barrel of the firearm is throughly cleaned and polished after the first bullet is fired, matching it with subsequent bullets may be impossible.

Can a pistol fire without pulling the trigger?

A gun can fire without pulling the trigger because it is a mechanical device that is subject to failure. There are several recorded instances of this happening to everyday gun owners across the US. The best way to prevent an accidental discharge from happening is to study and practice gun safety.

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Can a primer fire a bullet?

Yes, they are safe to hold. Technically you mean “cartridge” or “round” (of ammunition) as a bullet is just the hunk of metal (lead etc) that is propelled from a firearm when the primer is struck and the cartridge is fired.

Can bullets be traced explain how?

The theory behind firearm identification is that microscopic striations and impressions left on bullets and cartridge cases are unique, reproducible, and therefore, like “ballistic fingerprints” that can be used to identify a gun. A fired bullet with rifling impressions from the barrel of a gun (left).

Can a bullet explode if dropped?

Originally Answered: If a bullet is dropped on a floor what are the chances it will fire? It won’t. For a cartridge to go off, the small cap at the base of the cartridge (the primer) needs to be struck by a hammer or firing pin – such is the firing mechanism of all conventional small-arms ammunition worldwide.

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Is it possible to fire a bullet without a gun?

Yes you can fire a bullet without a gun. I don’t know what that spark plug stuff you mentioned means, but you can strike the primer with a nail or other hard pointy object and get it to fire. I’ve also seen bullets fire because they were involved in a fire (BTW, it’s no fun to be around when that starts happening).

Why can’t you hold a bullet when shooting it?

Next, the bullet won’t have the same pressure behind it. Its range and speed will be significantly reduced. Then there is your own safety to consider. The problem with holding the bullet is that you no longer have the chamber of the gun helping to contain and direct that pressure.

What is the proper word for the ammunition in firearms?

The proper word for the ammunition is ‘cartridge’, which contains everything…the shell which contains the gunpowder, the primer which ignites the powder, and the bullet or projectile which leaves the gun via the barrel. Also…a spark is not necessary.

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How do you make a cartridge discharge without a barrel?

Here’s one way: Note that without a barrel very little pressure is developed from smokeless powder, and very little energy is imparted to the projectile. You can also get cartridges to discharge just by heating them.