The two-day Serial Number Restoration course will consist of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on use of methods/techniques used to restore/recover serial numbers (SN) from firearms that have been obliterated and submitted to the forensic laboratory and/or police agency.
This course will consist of the following:
Lectures, Safety Procedures, and Materials/Equipment (PPE) Needed for SN Restorations (1/2 day)
The remaining time will consist of the following:
Note –Taking of Items Submitted
Preparation of Surface Area Obliterated
Acid Etchants Used/MSDS Sheets/Labeling of Containers
Other Methods Used for Restoration
Types of Metals Encountered
Tracing Report Forms for Restored SN
Each attendee will be issued a Tri-Tech Firearms Serial Restoration Kit. This kit, with a value of $175, will be maintained by the student upon completion of the course. Techniques instructed in the course can be used to restore obliterated serial numbers on magnetic, non-magnetic and aluminum firearms.
Upon completion of this course, the attendees will have gained a fundamental foundation and knowledge of what is necessary to restore/retrieve obliterated serial numbers from firearms (and other metal objects) that are submitted to the forensic laboratory.