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CE840 as received by the HSCA in 1978.

(JFK Exhibit F-286)

CE840 as turned over to the National Archives by the FBI.

CE840 as originally turned in to the FBI Laboratory.

Enlargement of CE 840, which is in fact the original FBI photo in which these three lead bullet fragments were placed into a bottle cap, on cotton, and photographed.

These three fragments were recovered from the rear floorboard of the Presidential Limousine.

The missing fragment, which disappeared between this evidence being in the hands of the FBI & WC, and that time at which the evidence was turned over to the National Archives, is:

1. A flat-based, cone-shaped fragment which does not demonstrate the irregular angles and pattern of the other two fragments.

2. Has scratch marks in the lead which run parallel with the lengthways/longer dimension of the fragment.

3. Progressively tapers from the flat end towards a "pointed" end.

4. Weighed .9 grains.

So, exactly what does this have to do with the NAA???

158.6 grains-----------------------------------------weight of recovered CE399

+ .67 grains-----------------------------------------weight loss from firing round

___________

159.27 grains

+ .9 grains-----------------------------------weight of missing fragment

___________

160.17 grains total weight.

Not a whole lot of CE399 still unaccounted for, and that small indication in the neck of JFK in the vicinity of the right transverse process of the C-7 vertebrae would most assuredly make CE399 fully accounted for in it's weight.

Edited by Thomas H. Purvis
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CE840 as received by the HSCA in 1978.

(JFK Exhibit F-286)

CE840 as turned over to the National Archives by the FBI.

CE840 as originally turned in to the FBI Laboratory.

Enlargement of CE 840, which is in fact the original FBI photo in which these three lead bullet fragments were placed into a bottle cap, on cotton, and photographed.

These three fragments were recovered from the rear floorboard of the Presidential Limousine.

The missing fragment, which disappeared between this evidence being in the hands of the FBI & WC, and that time at which the evidence was turned over to the National Archives, is:

1. A flat-based, cone-shaped fragment which does not demonstrate the irregular angles and pattern of the other two fragments.

2. Has scratch marks in the lead which run parallel with the lengthways/longer dimension of the fragment.

3. Progressively tapers from the flat end towards a "pointed" end.

4. Weighed .9 grains.

So, exactly what does this have to do with the NAA???

158.6 grains-----------------------------------------weight of recovered CE399

+ .67 grains-----------------------------------------weight loss from firing round

___________

159.27 grains

+ .9 grains-----------------------------------weight of missing fragment

___________

160.17 grains total weight.

Not a whole lot of CE399 still unaccounted for, and that small indication in the neck of JFK in the vicinity of the right transverse process of the C-7 vertebrae would most assuredly make CE399 fully accounted for in it's weight.

From the HSCA firearms panel examination:

(117) CE840.--Two lead-like fragment** recovered from the rug underneath or in the area which was underneath the left jump seat of the Presidential limousine. (73) The panel found that each fragment weighed 0.5 grain. Because of their minute size, no further examinations were conducted on this exhibit. (See fig. 16.)

**Note: The FBI originally recovered three particles. In 1970, an independent researcher brought to the attention of the National Archives that one of the three fragments was missing. The Archives has been unable to locate it.

Since the missing fragment was not with CE840 when turned in to the National Archives, it would be a general assumption that they did not receive this lead bullet fragment.

However, had they taken a thorough examination of CE842 (fragments reportedly removed from Connally's wrist) then in all probability, the reminents of the missing fragment from CE840 could have been found.

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CE840 as received by the HSCA in 1978.

(JFK Exhibit F-286)

CE840 as turned over to the National Archives by the FBI.

CE840 as originally turned in to the FBI Laboratory.

Enlargement of CE 840, which is in fact the original FBI photo in which these three lead bullet fragments were placed into a bottle cap, on cotton, and photographed.

These three fragments were recovered from the rear floorboard of the Presidential Limousine.

The missing fragment, which disappeared between this evidence being in the hands of the FBI & WC, and that time at which the evidence was turned over to the National Archives, is:

1. A flat-based, cone-shaped fragment which does not demonstrate the irregular angles and pattern of the other two fragments.

2. Has scratch marks in the lead which run parallel with the lengthways/longer dimension of the fragment.

3. Progressively tapers from the flat end towards a "pointed" end.

4. Weighed .9 grains.

So, exactly what does this have to do with the NAA???

158.6 grains-----------------------------------------weight of recovered CE399

+ .67 grains-----------------------------------------weight loss from firing round

___________

159.27 grains

+ .9 grains-----------------------------------weight of missing fragment

___________

160.17 grains total weight.

Not a whole lot of CE399 still unaccounted for, and that small indication in the neck of JFK in the vicinity of the right transverse process of the C-7 vertebrae would most assuredly make CE399 fully accounted for in it's weight.

From the HSCA firearms panel examination:

(117) CE840.--Two lead-like fragment** recovered from the rug underneath or in the area which was underneath the left jump seat of the Presidential limousine. (73) The panel found that each fragment weighed 0.5 grain. Because of their minute size, no further examinations were conducted on this exhibit. (See fig. 16.)

**Note: The FBI originally recovered three particles. In 1970, an independent researcher brought to the attention of the National Archives that one of the three fragments was missing. The Archives has been unable to locate it.

Since the missing fragment was not with CE840 when turned in to the National Archives, it would be a general assumption that they did not receive this lead bullet fragment.

However, had they taken a thorough examination of CE842 (fragments reportedly removed from Connally's wrist) then in all probability, the reminents of the missing fragment from CE840 could have been found.

Obviously, I must have slept through that portion of the autopsy report which discussed a fragment having come out the neck of JFK.

Did anyone else get that in their notes?

Tom

Edited by Thomas H. Purvis
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CE840 as received by the HSCA in 1978.

(JFK Exhibit F-286)

CE840 as turned over to the National Archives by the FBI.

CE840 as originally turned in to the FBI Laboratory.

Enlargement of CE 840, which is in fact the original FBI photo in which these three lead bullet fragments were placed into a bottle cap, on cotton, and photographed.

These three fragments were recovered from the rear floorboard of the Presidential Limousine.

The missing fragment, which disappeared between this evidence being in the hands of the FBI & WC, and that time at which the evidence was turned over to the National Archives, is:

1. A flat-based, cone-shaped fragment which does not demonstrate the irregular angles and pattern of the other two fragments.

2. Has scratch marks in the lead which run parallel with the lengthways/longer dimension of the fragment.

3. Progressively tapers from the flat end towards a "pointed" end.

4. Weighed .9 grains.

So, exactly what does this have to do with the NAA???

158.6 grains-----------------------------------------weight of recovered CE399

+ .67 grains-----------------------------------------weight loss from firing round

___________

159.27 grains

+ .9 grains-----------------------------------weight of missing fragment

___________

160.17 grains total weight.

Not a whole lot of CE399 still unaccounted for, and that small indication in the neck of JFK in the vicinity of the right transverse process of the C-7 vertebrae would most assuredly make CE399 fully accounted for in it's weight.

The attached photographs represent the base of a WCC 6.5mm Carcano bullet.

The top photo is of a standard bullet base in an undeformed bullet in which the oval, flat, lead core of the bullet can be seen surrounded by the overlap portion of the copper jacket.

As previously noted, this oval portion of the exposed lead core measures 4.5mm in width/diameter.

The bottom photo representes the base of the same bullet with the body of the bullet having been squeezed and flattened.

The pressure exerted on the external copper jacket causes the lead core to escape out the base of the bullet, not unlike toothpaste exits a tube when squeezed.

This action, when not affecting the base of the bullet causes a 4.5mm diameter protrusion of lead to escape out the base of the bullet.

As noted, this protrusion has a "flat base".

When this type of action occurs virtually simultaneously with the flattening of the body of the bullet and the flattening of the base of the bullet as this lead protrusion is being extruded out the base, one will have a flat-based, cone-shaped extrusion of lead out the base of the bullet.

This is what the missing lead fragment in CE 840 demonstrates.

The flat/circular initial protrusion of the 4.5mm lead core, followed by a progressively tapering of this protrusion, with corresponding "scrape" marks along the side of the protrusion which are caused by the lip of the copper jacket being progressively closed against the lead core as it progressive extrudes out the base of the bullet.

With the characteristics which the missing fragment of CE840 possessed, there is little doubt that this uniform lead fragment was extruded out the base of CE399 as a result of the external pressure applied to the bullet as it passed through the live oak limb.

Edited by Thomas H. Purvis
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