Accession Number : ADD012995

Title :   Small Arms Ammunitions Loading System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Childers,Carroll D

Report Date : 09 Jul 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An automatic ammunition transfer device is disclosed. A reciprocating chamber block includes a stripper tab for moving ammunition rounds from the magazine into a round carrier mechanism. The round carrier mechanism includes spring load fingers for holding the round. The mechanism, with round therein, is moved from a stagging position to a chambering position for insertion of the round into the firing chamber by a four bar linkage arrangement. The four bar linkage is pivoted between the stagging and chambering positions in timed relation with the chamber block movement, as determined by a cam path located on the chamber block. It is the primary object of the invention to provide for an automatic ammunition loading system that allows a gun to be loaded and fired in any position without jamming.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *AUTOMATIC, *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, *AMMUNITION FEED MECHANISMS, *LOADING(ORDNANCE PROJECTORS), AMMUNITION, CAMS, PATHS, LINKAGES, MOTION, FINGERS, SPRINGS, TRANSFER, CHAMBERS, JAMMING, GUN CHAMBERS, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, SMALL ARMS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE