Can you trace a bullet without a gun?

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July 04, 2009 3:29PM

No. A bullet is traced by examining the markings on the sides of the round that are created as it is pushed out the barrel. Each barrel imprints a unique set of microscopic scratch lines on the bullet's sides; it's like the bullet has it's own finger prints. But you have to have the gun to do this comparison.