Accession Number : ADD001310

Title :   Bolt Locking Mechanism for Reciprocating Gun.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wolpert,John F

Report Date : 19 Nov 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a bolt locking mechanism for an automatic weapon having a bolt housing and an accelerator slidably mounted therein. A firing pin is attached to the accelerator and the bolt housing has a pair of linear grooves extending outwardly to the sides of the bolt. A roller lock is provided in each linear groove and these roller locks are engageable with cams which lock the accelerator with the bolt during a portion of the bolt travel. A barrel extension has a pair of locking grooves which are engageable by the roller locks to lock the bolt housing with the barrel extension during firing of the automatic weapon.

Descriptors :   *Breech mechanisms, *Patents, Locking(Mechanics), Automatic weapons, Machine guns

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE