Accession Number : ADD006603

Title :   Drum Cam with Anti Hang-Fire Feature.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Skahill,Fred J

Report Date : 26 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A drum cam for reciprocating the operating group of an externally powered weapon, wherein hang-fire is prevented by transferring the cam follower to a separate cam path when the group is in in-battery position, and the follower dwells until a chambered round has fired before permitting the operating group to recoil. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Firing mechanisms(Weapon), *Cams, Gatling guns, Ammunition feed mechanisms, Breech mechanisms, Cartridge case extractors

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE