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Citation

Missliwetz J, Risser D, Bauer G, Reiter C, Denk W, Mortinger H, Stellwag-Carion C. Arch. Kriminol. 1999; 203(1-2): 10-18.

Vernacular Title

Pumpgun--Waffe, Verletzungsbilder, Waffenverbot.

Affiliation

Institut für gerichtliche Medizin der Universität Wien.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1999, Verlag Schmidt-Romhild)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

10198691

Abstract

Pumpguns are shotguns with pump action whose injuries and wound mechanisms have several special features: extremely high kinetic energy of the shot (2500 to 3500 J) frequent cases of "Kronlein shots" (exenteration of the brain) punchmark/imprint immediately adjacent to the entrance wound from the front of the pipe magazine exit wounds from buckshot may be similar to pellet entrance injuries from a distant shotgun discharge the use of various shotgun cartridges (plastic ammunition, slug bullet, various lead pellets) within the same weapon. The change in the Austrian gun law and the banning of the pumpgun in 1995 is also discussed in the article.

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