32 S&WL police evidence?


#1

I have a regular looking un-fired round with the following headstamp: R-P 32S&WL. Someone etched on the side with an etching gun: GW 2-7-76. Any guess what happened here on that day? I was still living happily in the USSR praising Great Communist Party and wise Vladimir Lenin. Come to think of it, let me call my friend Hugo Chavez.


#2

Police evidence (empty cases or loaded rounds) in criminal firearms cases are marked like this, with the officers initials & date found marked on the casing.
(Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory brochure info.)