DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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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.