Accession Number:

ADD018814

Title:

Breech Plug Support Mechanism

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 5 Sep 96, patented 21 Oct 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-10-21

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A breech plug support mechanism for a launcher barrel having a removable breech plug comprising a handle connected to the plug by at least one leg means the handle having a pivot arm connected thereto the pivot arm including a traverse rod and arranged parallel to the barrel at least one bracket connected to the barrel and having a rotator connected to the bracket and wherein the traverse rod rotatably engages the rotator for rotating the plug adjacent the barrel during loading of the launcher. The traverse rod includes a stop key member for engaging a slot within the rotator to control the rotational movement of the traverse rod. Additionally, the pivot arm at the end nearest the plug includes a sleeve having a key slot which engages a key on the handle leg to maintain alignment of the plug with the locking ring therefor.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE