Accession Number : ADD007768

Title :   Ammunition Feeder Having Two Feed Pawls.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gardiner,Arthur L ; Castillo,Tomas R

Report Date : 04 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses an ammunition feeder for delivering rounds of ammunition from a belt into the barrel of a gun, comprising a reciprocatory carrier having two separate pawls thereon. One the pawls acts as a main feeder for successively advancing individual rounds of ammunition from an entry station to an intermediate station during each upstroke of the carrier; the other pawl acts as a restraining device to prevent excessive upward movement of the ammunition belt during periods of high carrier acceleration. The second pawl also acts as a feed pawl for the last round of ammunition on the belt (when the main feed pawl then sees a vacant station). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ammunition feed mechanisms, Ammunition belt links, Dual mode, Capacity(Quantity), Guns, Variable speed drives, Self operation, Springs

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE