Accession Number:

ADD007733

Title:

Primer-Igniter for Gun Propellants.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1979-12-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a in small caliber ammunition, an explosive train for igniting the main propellant charge within the cartridge, said explosive train comprising a shock-sensitive percussion primer and a shock-resistant booster charge. The booster charge is formed as a single annular pellet coaxially aligned with the primer. The primer generates a jet of flame through the central hole in the booster pellet, thereby igniting the pellet to a self-heated condition sufficient to ignite the main propellant charge. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE