Accession Number:

ADD009018

Title:

Cartridge Ejector.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to a cartridge ejector for a recoil-operated gun. In prior art guns of the recoil-operated type if the gun fails to fire the lack of recoil force prevents the gun from continuing to fire. To allieviate this situation a manually-controlled charging mechanism is operated to draw the bolt carrier back to the full recoil position. Under the present invention the charging mechanism is augmented by a spring-urged piston that propels a special striker arm against the ejector rod carried by the bolt assembly. The ejector rod forcibly impacts the base of the unfired cartridge to eject it from the gun.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE