Category Archives: Firearms & Tool Marks

First Trace-Z & Discovery-Z Comparison Microscopes Installed in U.S. Forensic Labs






Leeds is pleased to announce the recent installation of the first Trace-Z Comparison Microscope, a trace evidence comparison microscope designed by Leeds and built with Zeiss optics, at the Arkansas State Crime Lab. Additionally, Leeds first Discovery-Z Comparison Microscope has been … Continue reading

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Leeds Announces Forensic Science Scholarships at University of Central Oklahoma






Leeds Forensic Systems is pleased to announce our support of the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Institute by offering two scholarships.  The University of Central Oklahoma has been a customer of Leeds since 2009. The Leeds Forensic Systems, Inc. Scholarship … Continue reading

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How to Upgrade your Existing Leeds Firearms Comparison Microscope






Since the sale of Leeds first comparison microscope in 1999, our sales and service teams have been dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our growing number of forensic customers. To meet the needs of our customers, Leeds offers various … Continue reading

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Introducing the Evofinder Automated Ballistics Identification system






The Evofinder® Automated Ballistics Identification system (BIS), produced by ScannBi Technology, is a scanning device that captures 2D & 3D digital images of bullets and cartridge cases to store in a database for the purpose of comparison and matching. Main … Continue reading

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Same Gun, Different Scene: The Process of Matching Firearms Evidence Samples through the Use of Automated Ballistic Identification Systems






Forensic laboratories are always trying to find faster ways to process evidence in the efforts to battle crime, including the examination and comparison of bullets and cartridge cases for support of police investigation and criminal prosecution. With the development of … Continue reading

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Leeds Announces it is the New North American Distributor for Evofinder® Ballistics Identification System (BIS)






Minneapolis, MN – Leeds Precision Instruments, Inc. is pleased to announce that Leeds has been appointed by ScannBI Technology Europe GmbH as its exclusive North American distributor of the Evofinder® Ballistic Identification System (BIS). Evofinder® captures ballistic evidence images in … Continue reading

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Introducing the Discovery-Z motorized comparison microscope, designed and built by Leeds with Zeiss optics






Introducing the new Discovery-Z motorized firearms and tool marks comparison microscope.   Designed with Leeds’ new magnetic adjustable stage controllers, examiners will experience: Real-time, tactile controls -provides a feeling similar to controlling a non-motorized stage Positionable controls – magnetic controls can be adjusted for … Continue reading

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Putting Leeds Forensic Products to the Test






As a manufacturer of comparison microscopes and imaging systems for forensic and education laboratories in the United States and around the world, Leeds products often follow a similar path from start to finish: Design – Manufacture – Install In most … Continue reading

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Introducing LCF3 Comparison Microscope Video Tutorials






To answer some commonly asked questions regarding the LCF3 Leeds Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscope, we recently released the LCF3 Tutorials Playlist on our YouTube channel.  Tutorials currently published over the following topics: Gamma & Brightness Adjustment Diopter Adjustment Spot Software … Continue reading

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Kern Regional Crime Lab Calls the Leeds LCF3 an “Incredibly Powerful” Comparison Microscope






Kern Regional Crime Lab located in Bakersfield, CA, gave its two new Leeds LCF3 Firearms and Tool Marks Comparison Microscopes a ringing endorsement in the lab’s publication, The Lab Report.  Specifically, the lab stated:  “The new Leeds LCF3 Firearms and … Continue reading

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