Accession Number : ADD013382
Title : Gun Muzzle Clamp.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Aug 81, patented 16 Aug 83,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Ulrich, George W
Report Date : 16 Aug 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : An improved gun muzzle clamp is provided for a Gatling type gun to reduce friction and increase durability in a high temperature, gunfire environment. The clamp assembly surrounds 6 gun barrels and supports the barrels at two independent bearing surfaces. One supporting arrangement consists of a plurality of bearings which rotate around the inner periphery of a blast diffuser and the other supporting arrangement is comprised of an annular ring which holds a piston ring gun gas seal. (Patents).
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *CLAMPS, *GUN MUZZLES, ASSEMBLY, BEARINGS, BLAST, DIFFUSERS, FRICTION, GATLING GUNS, GUNFIRE, GUNS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, RINGS, SURFACES
Subject Categories : Guns
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE