Columbine Firearms
(click photo to enlarge)

Eric Harris carried a 12 GA Savage-Springfield 67H Pump Action Shotgun with a 3″ chamber. This weapon had 13 pieces of duct tape around the stock, which Eric had sawed off to 14″. The entire weapon was sawed off to 25″. The shotgun was found with a spent shell in the chamber and was purchased at a winter Tanner Gun Show in 1998 from a private dealer, with the help of Robyn Anderson. Eric fired 25 rounds with this weapon.

Shotguns are sawed off at the stock and barrel for two main reasons. It is easier to transport/conceal them, it increases the spread of the shot which in turn cuts down on the weapon’s effective range.

Eric Harris also carried a 9mm Carbine which is a rifle used for hunting. It had 2 laser lights and 2 pieces of black tape on the barrel. This rifle was found with no magazine and an empty chamber. The Carbine was purchased at a winter Tanner Gun Show in 1998 from a private dealer, with the help of Robyn Anderson.

Dylan Klebold carried a Savage-Stevens 311-D 12 Gauge Side By Side Double Barrel Shotgun with a 2+3/4″ chamber, which he sawed off to a total length of 21+3/16″. The barrel was sawed off to 12+15/16″. The shotgun was found with fired federal 12 GA shells in both chambers and was purchased at a winter Tanner Gun Show in 1998 from a private dealer, with the help of Robyn Anderson.

Shotguns are sawed off at the stock and barrel for two main reasons. It is easier to transport/conceal them, it increases the spread of the shot which in turn cuts down on the weapon’s effective range.

Dylan Klebold also carried an Intratec DC9M Semi-automatic 9mm pistol. It was found with a magazine attached and one live round in the chamber. The TEC9 was purchased from Larry Russel at an August Tanner Gun show in 1998 by Mark Manes, who later sold the pistol to Dylan for $500 cash.

The Tec-9 is a gun that was banned in 1993 after a man went on a rampage with one at a law firm. This led to the creation of the Intratec AB10. The major difference between the two is the barrel shroud. The AB-10 has a short barrel that is not threaded and cannot accept attachments.

 

This is a picture of the AB10: (click photo to enlarge)

 

Intratec AB-10

Notice the barrel is not threaded, and it cannot accept attachments.

The TEC-DC9M has a unique resistance to fingerprints. An interesting piece of information on the Intratec company:

 

“In April 1991 the National Rifle Association’s American Rifleman magazine ran a notice for owners of Intratec’s TEC-22 Scorpion, advising them that “a flawed part may cause these guns to function full automatic,” and that the guns could be returned to the factory for free modifications. The company issued no recall for the weapon.”

The Tec-9 Was Found Under Dylan’s Leg (click photo to enlarge)

 

Relative Intratec DC9M

Notice the initial sketch (image 2) has the gun backwards, but in the crime scene photo (image 1) it’s clearly under Dylan’s leg. Image 3 is only a superimposition of the Tec to show where the gun is.

It’s debated whether Dylan could have killed himself with the Tec-9 since it was a long gun, his wound was through-and-through, the angle of his wound was questionable and the gun was found in his right hand and his wound was in his left temple. Either way, there is ample evidence to support the idea that the Tec-9 was the gun the fatal shot came from. There was 1.5″ of drawback in the barrel that matched Dylan’s DNA.

 

 

The Tec-9 Was Found With A Loaded Magazine (click photo to enlarge)

 

Loaded Magazine in Intratec DC9M

Contrary to popular belief the Tec-9 was found with a magazine attached as well as a live round in the chamber. All this means is that after the last shot fired, the gun loaded a new round.

I take responsibility for perpetuating the misconception that this gun was found without a magazine, as I remember long ago during my research I somehow came to believe there was no magazine when it was found. But indeed, there was.

Chart Detailing The Fatal Wounds Inflicted By Eric Harris

 

Victim # of Shots Wounds Gun Fatal? Firearm Discharge #
Cassie Bernall 1 Defensive R Middle Finger Shotgun Pellets 00 Buck YES 9
1 R Head Shotgun Pellets X
Corey Depooter 1 Neck 9mm YES
1 Back 9mm
1 Arm 9mm
Daniel Mauser 1 Ear 9mm YES
1 Nose-to-Neck 9mm
Daniel Rohrbough 1 Leg 9mm
Isaiah Shoels 1 L Arm Shotgun Slug 12GA Slug 7
Heart-to-right-armpit
John Tomlin Graze Chest Shotgun Pellets 00 Buck
Kelly Fleming 1 Back Shotgun Pellets 12GA 00 Buck YES
Lauren Townsend 3 Front Torso Shotgun Pellets 00 Buck YES
Graze Head Shotgun Pellets
Rachel Scott 1 Arm 9mm YES
1 Ribcage 9mm
1 Temple 9mm
1 Leg 9mm
Steven Curnow 1 Tangenital to R Shoulder
Perforating to R Neck
Shotgun Slug YES
Dave Sanders 2 Back 9mm YES

Chart Detailing The Fatal Wounds Inflicted By Dylan Klebold

 

Victim # of Shots Wounds Gun Fatal? Firearm Discharge #
Corey Depooter 1 Shoulder 9mm
Daniel Rohrbough 1 Stomach 9mm YES
1 Chest 9mm
Matt Kechter 1 Shoulder-to-Neck Shotgun Slug 12GA YES 6
To-Lung Wadding
To R Arm
Burning Incendiary
John Tomlin 3 Head 9mm
1 Back Torso 9mm
Kyle Velasquez 1 Head Shotgun Pellets YES 10A & 10B
Lauren Townsend 6 Back Torso 9mm YES

Chart Detailing Non-Fatal Shots Fired By Eric And Dylan

 

Victim # of Shots Shooter Wound Gun Ballistic Record
Richard Castaldo 5 total Chest 10097
Arm
Abdomen
Spine
Sean Graves Spine
Torso
Legs
Ann-Marie Hochhalter Eric R Breast
Spine
Valeen Schnurr 9 total Dylan Chest Shotgun Pellets 10223, 10288
Arms
Mark Kintgen Dylan Head Shotgun Pellets 10091, 10350
Neck
Legs
Foot
Lisa Kreutz Eric & Dylan R Wrist Shotgun Pellets 10090
L Shoulder
R Ankle
Buttocks
Lance Kirklin 2 Dylan Face 10089
Chest
Forearm
Jeanna Park Eric Shoulder Shotgun Pellets 10092
Knee
Foot
Stephen Austin Eubanks Graze Eric L Knee 9mm
Fragment Eric Hand (finger) 9mm
Stephanie Munson L Ankle
Patti Nielson Abrasions (graze) Eric Shoulder 9mm
Forearm
Knee
Jennifer Doyle 3 Dylan R Hand 9mm
Daniel Steepleton 3 Pellets Dylan L Knee Shotgun Pellets 10222
Kasey Reugsegger Eric R Shoulder Shotgun Slug 10249
Graze Neck
R Hand Shrapnel
Michael Johnson Thigh
Arm
Neck
Patrick Ireland 1 Dylan L Forehead 9mm 10027, 10028
R Foot 9mm
Laceration Inner Elbow
Makai Hall Dylan Face (Cheek) Shotgun Pellets 10250
Mark Taylor Dylan Shoulder 9mm
Head 9mm
Leg
Thigh
Arm
Brian Anderson Abrasions/burns from fragments Eric Chest 9mm/Glass
Nicole Nowlen Eric Abdomen Shotgun Pellets
Shoulder
Charles Simmons Glass cut Broken Window Arm Hallway