I am new here to both this discussion board and to the topic of guns in general (bare with me).
I work in law and have currently been tasked with researching a potential wrongful murder conviction.
In a nutshell, the State alleged that our client’s Colt .38 SF1022 Bobbed-Hammer Revolver was the murder weapon. Our client, however, has always maintained that he did once own this weapon, but had sold it privately the year before and unfortunately retained no documentation. The projectile found at the scene was a .38 caliber bullet. And since they were able to find our client’s proof of purchase of the gun from a dealer years prior, but no documentation of him reselling it, the State concluded that it was reasonable to infer that our client still owned the gun at the time of the crime.
My (likely futile) mission is to see if I can track down this gun so it could be tested against the bullet evidence we do have.
I have been told that this weapon is fairly rare, but I would definitely love any and all additional information about it should anyone be willing to share and give me any guidance.
I also have the serial number (SV6879).
As often as I can, I run searches and peruse gun sale ads online looking for a match.
I am curious about if there might be any current owners here in this community who have/had this particular gun and if you’d be willing to check your serial numbers for me!
I know there’s only a one-in-a-million chance of locating our client’s gun but I’m trying everything I can as justice and this man’s future depend on it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
And just to confirm, should we find THE gun, the current owner would not be in any trouble whatsoever. We would just want to have the gun analyzed by a forensic examiner and compared to the projectiles found at the crime scene so as to confirm or deny that the gun was used.
This possibility of testing would literally mean life or death for our client. Locating and testing this weapon could exonerate him and change his life forever.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration!