Accession Number : ADD008344

Title :   Rifle Adapter Assembly Magazine.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Elbe,Ronald E ; Krolak,Donald W ; Vernon,Philip L

Report Date : 21 Mar 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Described is a magazine for a rimfire adapter to feed cartridges into a rifle in which the cartridges are shorter than those for which the rifle was intended. The magazine cavity is positioned rearwardly, in order for the base of the shorter cartridges to be positioned longitudinally in the same position the original cartridge would have been if it were used. This overcomes the double firing safety hazard while suitable ramps and guides are positioned forwardly to guide cartridge travel forward to the chamber. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Magazines(Ordnance), *Rifles, Adapters, Assembly, Feeding, Cartridges, Cavities, Cartridge cases, Ammunition feed mechanisms

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE