Firearm and Toolmark Section

About

The Firearm and Toolmark Section is responsible for the examination of firearms, bullets, cartridge cases, ammunition components, fractured items, tools, toolmarked surfaces, and gunshot damaged clothing.

Watch the Firearm and Toolmark Section video


Types of Testing:

  • Firearms, Bullet, Cartridge Cases: Examination of evidence to determine whether a fired bullet, fired cartridge case or other ammunition component was fired from a particular firearm.
  • Fracture Match Analysis: Examination of evidence to determine if two items were at one time joined or bonded together as a single item.
  • GSR Distance Determinations: Examination of evidence to determine the distance between the muzzle and the target at the time of discharge.
  • Serial Number Restoration: Processing evidence to restore obliterated serial numbers.
  • Toolmarks: Examination of evidence to determine whether a toolmark was created by a particular tool.

Forms and Notices

Evidence Custody Receipt
KBI Forensic Science Laboratory Evidence Submission Guidelines

Firearm and Toolmark Section Supervisor

Mary Henderson – (785) 296-1134

The Firearm and Toolmark Section is located in our Kansas City and Topeka Laboratories.

Kansas City
KBI Forensic Science Laboratory
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 942-3000
Topeka
KBI Forensic Science Center
2001 SW Washburn Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 296-1137