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GUN CALIBER

Data Element: GUN CALIBER
Definition: The size of the cartridge a gun is designated to fire.
Standard of Verification: Not Applicable
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 6
Field Format: 6AN
Originating Teams: Law Enforcement
User Teams: Corrections, Courts and Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: None
Comments: The caliber is most often expressed in decimals of an inch or millimeters.
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Gun Tracing System transmits 6 characters for Gun Caliber. Currently, NCIC and NYSPIN support 4 characters. Therefore, Gun Calibers greater than 4 characters will be truncated when transmitting in those systems.
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 9/95
DATE REVISED: 9/97