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Old 01-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by joeski3d View Post
Can't bullets be traced to guns? Why yes... they can! Filing off a serial number will not alter the barrel that marks the bullet.
From what I've read, that's all Holywood. It's almost impossible to trace a bullet to a gun, but in VERY rare cases it can be done. Honestly, I don't know much on the subject, just what I have read.

To be able to trace a bullet to a gun you need three things....

1) The casing.
2) The gun must have some sort of a flaw that will mark the casing.
3) The gun and casing present together (which almost never happens)
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