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Rifled weapon-Contact Shot. Rifled Weapon. Entry wound: Contact shot - No Scorching, blackening or tattooing. The wound may be triangular, stellate or cruciate with everted edges due to blow back. Tissues may appear cherry pink in colour due to carbon monoxide. Muzzle imprint may be seen.

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Rifled weapon contact shot

Rifled weapon-Contact Shot


Rifled weapon

Rifled Weapon

Entry wound:

Contact shot -

  • No Scorching, blackening or tattooing.

  • The wound may be triangular, stellate or cruciate with everted edges due to blow back.

  • Tissues may appear cherry pink in colour due to carbon monoxide.

  • Muzzle imprint may be seen.


Rifled weapon close shot within 3 inches for pistols revolver rifles 8 inches

Rifled WeaponClose Shot (Within 3 Inches for pistols & revolver. Rifles <8 inches) -

  • Wound is circular with inverted edges.

  • There will be scorching ( singeing ), blackening, tattooing

  • Abrasion ( contusion ) collar due to impact of spinning bullet.

  • Grease collar are seen due to grease rubbed off from bullet.


Rifled weapon near shot 1 3 feet

Rifled WeaponNear Shot ( 1-3 feet)

  • Edges inverted.

  • No scorching ( singeing ).

  • Blackening & tattooing present.

  • Also abrasion & grease collars present.


Rifled weapon distant shot 3 feet

Rifled WeaponDistant Shot > 3 feet

  • No burning, no soot, no tattooing

  • Circular wound with inverted edges

  • Inner grease collar

  • Outer abraded collar

  • Fibres of clothes turned in at the entrance


Rifled weapon exit wound

Rifled WeaponExit wound

  • Free from signs of burning, blackening, tattooing, abrasion collar, grease collar

  • Everted irregular edges, bigger than missile

  • Atypical abrasion(shored exit wound)

  • Fibres of clothes maybe turned out

  • More bleeding at the exit


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