Accession Number : ADD017685

Title :   Breech Bolt and Lock Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 14 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Canaday, Michael

PDF Url : ADD017685

Report Date : 14 Aug 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A breech bolt and lock assembly for a gas-operated firearm is provided. The assembly is contained within a bolt housing which in turn contains a bolt operating spring and a two-part bolt mechanism. The two-part bolt has a cylindrical outer bolt which encloses the inner bolt and firing pin. A second spring operates the firing pin. During firing, the inertia of the firing pin and inner bolt prevents the sudden rearward movement of the discharging cartridge. There is no other locking of the breech, however, the weight of the inner bolt and pin assembly may be changed to accommodate different propellant loads. (MM)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *FIRING MECHANISMS(WEAPON), *GUNS, *BREECH MECHANISMS, *LOCKING FASTENER DEVICES, *FIRING PINS, GAS DISCHARGES, BOLTS, GUN PROPELLANTS, CARTRIDGES, CARTRIDGE CASES

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE