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Robert Prudhomme

CE 573 - The Walker Bullet - was it Steel Jacketed?

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The Summary Offense Report, filed by the DPD detectives that investigated the shooting at the Walker residence, states that the bullet fired at Walker was of unknown calibre and steel jacketed.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=333529

The page below is from a report by the HSCA, and states the Walker bullet was a steel jacketed bullet , .30 calibre, and fired from a .30-06 rifle.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=78338

I would like to know how investigators for the HSCA came to the conclusion the Walker bullet was a steel jacketed .30-06 bullet.

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Jon

I have no idea who wrote this page, all I know is it is something that came out of the HSCA proceedings. It was posted by a commenter on the JFKfacts.org website.

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Hi Dave

Thanks for finding the other report. As usual, it hardly surprises me that the WC had two reports describing the Walker bullet as steel jacketed, yet still went ahead with the copper jacketed bullet, CE 573, as the genuine Walker bullet.

I wonder if it was assumed the bullet was from a .30-06 rifle, as a great deal of steel jacketed ammo was made for the M1 Garand (.30-06) during WW II? Other than that, there was not a lot of steel jacketed ammo available in North America at that time, aside from surplus Italian ammo for the 6.5mm Carcano.

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This is the only thing I could find which specifically states the calibre of the slug. I have yet to find a DPD report which states so.

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