Gun Muzzle Clamp.
Patent, Filed 27 Aug 81, patented 16 Aug 83,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An improved gun muzzle clamp is provided for a Gatling type gun to reduce friction and increase durability in a high temperature, gunfire environment. The clamp assembly surrounds 6 gun barrels and supports the barrels at two independent bearing surfaces. One supporting arrangement consists of a plurality of bearings which rotate around the inner periphery of a blast diffuser and the other supporting arrangement is comprised of an annular ring which holds a piston ring gun gas seal. Patents.