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