Training for Forensic Firearm Examiners

Precision Forensic Testing offers on-site training for firearm examiners o the topic of Machining for the Firearm Examiner.  This 2 day course which combines lecture and hands-on exercises is a thorough exploration of the various machining techniques used in the production of firearms.  This information is essential gaining a comprehensive understanding of class, subclass, and individual characteristics.  This information is critical when challenged on the individuality of the machining process in court.

Topics of the course
The following machining methods: mill, lathe, stamping, broaching, grinding, EDM, ECM, and finishing techniques.  Additionally, the relation of these to techniques to firearm surfaces (breechface, firing pin, extractor, etc.)

Modern barrel manufacturing processes including drilling, broaching, button rifling, hammer forging, and ECM.

Samples provided to students
Consecutively machined items
Consecutively broached slides producing cartridge cases
Consecutively hammer forged barrel samples

Course Requirements
Comparison or stereoscope for every 2 students

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