Accession Number : ADD008304

Title :   Drum Cartridge-Magazine.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brosseau,Timothy L ; Liberatore,Arthur

Report Date : 13 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent discloses a cartridge magazine including a spiral channel having a tangential linear exit section, a plurality of spider arms dividing the cartridges into groups of cartridges and having a plurality of indentures in their radial faces, and a drive means mounted external to the magazine for driving said arms. The spiral is a perfect Archimedian spiral and the indentures on an arm number one less than the number of cartridges in a group and are displaced radially by the diameter of a cartridge.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Magazines(Ordnance), *Ammunition feed mechanisms, Cartridges, Drives, Exits, Tangents

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE