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Publication numberUS1008548 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 14, 1911
Filing dateMar 8, 1910
Priority dateMar 8, 1910
Publication numberUS 1008548 A, US 1008548A, US-A-1008548, US1008548 A, US1008548A
InventorsDean W King
Original AssigneeDean W King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination telescoping cleaning-rod for guns.
US 1008548 A
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COMBINATION TELESCOPING Specification of Letters Patent.


Patented Nov. 14, 1911.

Application led March 8, 1910. Serial No. 548,030.

To all 'whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, DEAN W. KING, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Jose, county of Santa Clara, and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combination Telescoping Cleaning-Rods'for Guns; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description ofn the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and fi ures of refer ence marked thereon, which orm a part of this specification.

My invention relates to a cleaning rod for guns.

My improved device consists of two telescopmg parts adapted to be connected by screw threads when extended to their limit of movement and when the device is employed for gun-cleaning purposes. When not in use the two members are vdetached by unscrewing their cooperating portions after which the one member is allowed to drop into the other, whereby the device is brought into relatively small compass and is adapted to be carried in the gun barrel when the latter is disconnectedjfrom the receiver or body of the gun. The rear extremity of the cleaning rod is enlarged to fit the corresponding` extremity of the un barrel. Within this enlarged portion is located a screw driver and an oil can, the base of the4 can consisting of a milled head having a screw threaded extension adapted to connect with screw threads formed in the base of the rod. The handle of the screw driver is recessed to receive the pin connected with the nozzle of the can. The forward extremity of the rod is equipped with a washer adapted to it closely within the barrel of the gun thus preventing the rod from rattling and at the same time serving to distribute the oil in the barrel when lubrication is necessary.-

Having briey outlined my im roved construction, 'I will proceed to describe the same in detail, reference being made to the accompanying drawing in which is illustrated an embodiment thereof.

In this drawing: Figure 1 illustrates a gun shown in two pieces, the barrel having been detached from the body portion. InI this view my improved combination cleaning rod is shown in place, being indicated for the necting the screw v 12 of the two members.

most part by dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a detail view of the rod shown in extended position. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view of the rear portion of the Pod, showing the screw driver and oil can ci -nstruction- Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view `if the rod shown partly in section. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view of the forwz rd end of the rod. Fig. 6 is a detail view of t le washer and the detachable Vscrew member upon which it is mounted. Fig. 7 is a f1 agmentary detail view of the forward extiemity of the rod with the washer and screv removed.

The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all the i iews.

Let the numeral 5 desig Inate the rel and 6 the body of the gun.

My improved device co1 sists of a cleaning rod 7 composed of two members 8 and 9, the member 8 being hollow tl receive the member 9 which telescopes wi ihin the member 8 which is interiorly threat ed as shown at V10 to receive the relativelj' short exteriorly threaded portion 12 of ihe part 9. When the rod is in the extended position, (see Fig. 2), it may be locked in su :h position by conthread :d portions 10 and gun barto allow the member 9 to slide into the member 8, the threaded parts 10 and 12 are disconnected. The coperang threaded portions 1() and 12 of the tv o parts are so constructed that the part 9 cannot be removed from the part 8 through the forward extremity of the latter, since the threads 10 are located some distanca from the forward 4 extremity of the part E, and the threaded portion 12 of the part 9 las a radius greater than the body of the me] aber 9 by the depth of the screw threads 12.

The member S is ho low -throughout its length. Its rear extrei iity is enlarged as shown at 13 to fit the ba se or rear extremity of the gun barrel. Foiward of this cylindrical portion 13 the rod is tapered as shown at 14 to receive a screw driver or other tool consisting of a handle 1i and a blade or operating device 16. Witl .in the cylinder art 13 of the rod is located an oil can 17 w ose outer extremity consists of a milled head 18 having a forward thi eaded extension 19 screwed into the exteric rly threaded part 20 at the rear extremity ,of the hollow rod. The milled head 18 is (f greater circumference than the hollow r1 d and protrudes beyond the rear extremity' of the rod whereby When it is desired it is adapted to fit the annular shoulder usually formed on the rear portion of the shell chamber of the gun accessible for the purpose of removing and attaching the oil, can. The body of the can is located within the cylindrical portion of the rod and the pin 21 at the forward end of the can enters a counterpart recess 22 formed in the handle of the screw driver. By virtue of this construction and arrangement the oil can and screw driver are maintained securely in place and are prevented from movement when the parts are assembled. At the same time both of these articles may be readily removed from the rod by unscrewing the can, in which event the screw driver will readily drop out through the opening in the rear end of the rod.

The forward extremity of the member 9 of the rod is equipped with a sort of knob or enlargement 23 whereby it is adapted to receive a cloth or other suitable material 24 and forming a swab for the purpose of cleaning out the gun barrel. When this swab is applied, as shown in Fig. 7 it will be retained in place on the ro when the extremity 28 is inserted in the gun barrel. The member 9 of the rod is also hollow and its forward extremity is threaded as shown at 25 to receive a hollow screw 26 having a y head-27 forming a seat for a relatively large washer 28 adapted to be held in place by the head 29 of a screw 30 which enters the hollow screw 25 which is interiorly threaded for the purpose. This washer 28 fits closely within the barrel of the gun and is used when it is desired to oil the barrel on the inside. By moving the rod back and forth the washer distributes the oil within the barrel. This washer also serves -an important purpose when the v'rod is in use, namely, when it is located within the barrel as shown in Fig. 1. In this event the washer, by virtue of its Vfitting closely within the barrel keeps the rod from shaking; and as the cylindrical part 13 of the rod fits closely within the rear end of the barrel, the rod is not 1n use.

From the foregoing description, the use I of my improved construction will be readily understood. When the barrel and body of the gun are disconnected, as shown in Fig.

1, my improved cleaning rod 7 may be inf serted in the barrel. Preparatory to such insertion, the threaded parts 10 and 12 of the two rod members are disconnected, whereby the member 9 is allowed to enter the member 8, see dotted lines in Fig. 1. The members 5 and 6 of the gun may then be placed in the pouch or case for transportation in the regular way, no extra space being reruired for the cleaning rod which, as hereto ore stated, is located within the barrel. When it is desired to use the rod, it is simply slipped out of the barrel by drawing it through the rear end thereof. The member 9 is then drawn out of the member 8 and the threaded parts 10 and 12 are connected, thus holding the two rod members in the extended position shown in Fig. 2. The rod may then b'e used for swabbing or oiling the gun, as may be desired. If it is desired only to oil the gun the washer 28 is left in place and the manner of its use is obvious. If it is desired to use the swab, the washer 28 is removed, together with the screws 26 and 30. The swab 24 is then applied to the knob extremity of the rod and used as heretofore explained.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

A combination cleaning rodv for guns adapted to be received in the barrel of the gun and composed of two telescoping members, one of the said members having an integrally formed, and enlarged, gradually tapering handle portion, o en to form areceptacle for the housing o implements, and an oil can threaded into the handle portion i to form a closure for the receptacle, the rear extremity of the can having a' protruding head 'of vgreater circumference than the rear' extremity of the handle portion of the telescoping member, to closely fit the annular shoulder formed on the shell chamber of the gun, for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I aix my signature y in presence of two witnesses. held'p'erfectly' tight' within' 'the barrel when DEAN W. KING. i



Gopes'of this patent may' 'b 'attained' for ive cents each, 'ly addressing the Commissioner' o'f fatenits,

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U.S. Classification222/183, 42/95, 15/105, 15/104.16, 222/191
Cooperative ClassificationF41A29/02, B65D77/065
European ClassificationF41A29/02