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Flintlock Gun

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Test and Examination of Gun Shot Residue

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PROJECTILES AND CARTRIDGES

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Cartridge Cases

INTRODUCTION

These are almost invariably made of brass with a 75 : 25 copper/zinc alloy. Other materials including steel and plastic have been used, but not on any commercial basis. Shotgun cartridges generally have a brass base with a plastic, or sometimes paper, case.

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