Accession Number : ADD001125

Title :   Blank Firing Attachment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Snodgrass,Robert E

Report Date : 15 May 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a blank firing attachment for automatic weapons which comprises a cylindrical member one end of which is open for slideable mounting on the muzzle end of the weapon barrel. A collet and split ring arrangement is associated with the open end of the member and is adjustable with respect thereto to hold the attachment on the muzzle end and effect substantial sealing engagement. The expanding gases incident to firing blank ammunition are confined within the barrel for accomplishing automatic operation. The housing is also provided with vent means for controlled release of the gases within the barrel.

Descriptors :   *Automatic weapons, *Gun barrel attachments, *Patents, Gun muzzles, Training ammunition, Obturation(Ballistics)

Subject Categories : Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE