Accession Number : ADD009018

Title :   Cartridge Ejector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bains,William R

Report Date : 21 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention relates to a cartridge ejector for a recoil-operated gun. In prior art guns of the recoil-operated type if the gun fails to fire the lack of recoil force prevents the gun from continuing to fire. To allieviate this situation a manually-controlled charging mechanism is operated to draw the bolt carrier back to the full recoil position. Under the present invention the charging mechanism is augmented by a spring-urged piston that propels a special striker arm against the ejector rod carried by the bolt assembly. The ejector rod forcibly impacts the base of the unfired cartridge to eject it from the gun.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ejectors(Ordnance), *Cartridge case extractors, Gun chargers, Breech mechanisms, Recoil mechanisms, Springs, Bolts, Gun components, Rods, Manual operation

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE