Accession Number:

AD0271353

Title:

FEASIBILITY AND CONCEPT STUDIES FOR RECOIL MECHANISM 37MM SPOTTING RIFLE, XM36

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Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL ILL

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of utilizing a hydro-spring recoil mechanism for the 37mm spotting gun, XM77, adapted to the XM29 delivery system is indicated. The mechanism can be concentric to the spotting rifle, utilizing only the spotting rifle as a recoiling part. The recoil mechanism can then be mounted rigidly to the front of the XM64 gun tube. The spotting rifle will then be beneathAND PARALLEL TO THE MAJOR CAL XM64 tube. It is considered feasible that the total spotting system gun tube, breech, bracket, and recoil mechanism can be built for a total weight of 55 lb. The weapon should be stable within a 10 mil deviation. The prototype mechanism of this type should provide a neat, compact, economical package, allowing for easy retrofitting to the existing XM29 system. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE