helixometer


helixometer
   An instrument for inspecting the interior of a gun barrel and for measuring the rate of twist of the rifled bore of a firearm. The geometry of a rs a helix. Developed in 1925, in New York by John H. Fisher of the Bureau of Forensic Ballistics.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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