Firearm: Identification of Weapon

Firearm: Identification of Weapon

Q. 1

Compressed air is used to fire lead slugs in :

 A

Automatic pistol

 B

Revolver

 C

Air rifle

 D

Shot gun

Q. 1

Compressed air is used to fire lead slugs in :

 A

Automatic pistol

 B

Revolver

 C

Air rifle

 D

Shot gun

Ans. C

Explanation:

C i.e. Air rifle

Air rifle & air pistol release shots or pellets (skirted) which are propelled by compressed air /gasQ. Some weapons use cartridges of liquid CO, as the propellant. Their effective killing range (for rats, squarrels) is 30 yards (Parikh) 40 meter (Reddy – total range).


Q. 2

In which of the following weapons, empty cartridge case is ejected after firing

 A

Shotgun

 B

Revolver

 C

Pistol

 D

Rifle

Q. 2

In which of the following weapons, empty cartridge case is ejected after firing

 A

Shotgun

 B

Revolver

 C

Pistol

 D

Rifle

Ans. C

Explanation:

C i.e. Pistol

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Q. 3

A case of homicide with gunshot was reported and bullet was recovered from the body. Primary and secondary markings on the bullet can be used for:

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 A

Identification of weapon

 B

Range of firing

 C

Severity of tissue damage

 D

Time of crime

Q. 3

A case of homicide with gunshot was reported and bullet was recovered from the body. Primary and secondary markings on the bullet can be used for:

AIIMS 12

 A

Identification of weapon

 B

Range of firing

 C

Severity of tissue damage

 D

Time of crime

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. Identification of weapon


Q. 4

Presence of spiral grooves in the barrel of weapon is referred to as ‑

 A

Rifling

 B

Incendiary

 C

Cocking

 D

None of the above

Q. 4

Presence of spiral grooves in the barrel of weapon is referred to as ‑

 A

Rifling

 B

Incendiary

 C

Cocking

 D

None of the above

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘a’ i.e., Rifling

Type of firearm weapons

  • Bore (caliber) is the inner diameter of barrel. Based on inside of barrel (i.e., bore), the firearm weapons are divided into:‑
  1. Smooth bore weapons : Barrel or bore is smooth inside, e.g., shot gun, muskets, and muzzle loaders.
  2. Rifled weapons : Barrel or bore is rifled from inside, i.e., has longitudinally twised grooves. Example are : Pistals, rifles and revolvers.
  • Pistals and revolvers are small, so referred to as hand guns.

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