[The mechanism of the formation of the bullet-entry gunshot damage to the bones of the cranial vault in shots from the TO3-10 small-bore 5.6-mm-caliber rifle].

Data on experimental shots (3 series) from a TO3-10 small-gun that cause lesions of cranial vault bones are presented. It was stated that mechanism of formation of inlet bullet gunshot lesions of cranial vault bones involves several successive stages. Formation of gunshot lesion is affected by elastic bone properties and a "hydrodynamic effect".