Posted by Marcia on August 08, 1998 at 09:29:58:
In Reply to: Re: Duncan's Lie posted by Vita on August 08, 1998 at 08:23:26:
:There seems to be a dark hole with powder burns or something equally terrible. Why no blood? Something to do with the mechanics of the gun of those days? Just curious...
Hi, Vita...I expect there is plenty of blood on the BACK of Duncan's head. What we see on the forehead is the entrance wound, after all, and due to the short time it is visible, it probably wouldn't be bleeding yet. I would think the only differences in a bullet wound in 1757 and a bullet wound in 1998 would be those caused by size/caliber of the actual bullet. I could be wrong, not knowing a great deal about guns, either, but I do know that entrance wounds are much smaller, usually, than exit wounds. This is way too gory a conversation for most people, so I think I'll stop here.
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