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Publication numberUS1156683 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1915
Filing dateMar 1, 1915
Priority dateMar 1, 1915
Publication numberUS 1156683 A, US 1156683A, US-A-1156683, US1156683 A, US1156683A
InventorsJohn Havlicek, James B Scullane
Original AssigneeJohn Havlicek, James B Scullane
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1156683 A
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Patented Oct. 12, 1915.

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Specification of Letters Eatent.

Application filed March 1, 1915. Serial No. 11,390. i

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, JOHN HAVLIOEK and JAMES B. SoULLiNE, citizens of the United States, and residents of Springfield, in the county of Hampden and State .of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gun-Cleaners, of which the following is a specification.

' Our .present. invention. relates to gun cleaners, and more particularly to allmetal attachments for efiectively cleaning the bar;

rels of rifles andguns of various bores, our,

object being to provide a simple, strong, and durable implement, attachable either to a cord or rod for passing the same through the barrel of the gun, and provided with all twisting the said body strands, Fig. 2 is a transverse enlarged section through one of the body strands, taken substantially on 'ine 2-2 of Fig. 1, Fig. 3 is an elevation of the complete cleaner, illustrating the same attached to a cord 6r wire, and provided with a cleaning fabric, Fig. 4: is a side elevation of a portion of the complete cleaner enlarged, Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken therethrough substantially on line of Fig. 4, Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section of a portion of the cleaner illustrating a slightly modified form, and Fig. 7 is a transverse section taken substantially on line 77 of Fig. 6.

Referring now to these figures, our improved gun cleaner consists of a body portion A as best seen in the complete form of the cleaner in Fig. 3, together with end loops B and C, the former of which is provided for the reception of a wiper or fabric D, and the latter of which provides either for the attachment of the body A to a cord or wire E, as shown in this figure, or to a. cylindrical attaching member F as shown in Figs. 6 and 7, through slots 7" of which the cleaner by said loop C is passed, member F having a reduced threaded extension f by which it may .be secured to a ac carrying rod and the like G. v

The body A is, in either of the forms men- JAMES B. SCULLANE, OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

Patented ()ct. 12,1915;

the said attaching tioned, constructed of a pair of body; strands A, as best seen in Figs. '1, 4, and 5,

each of these body strands, which are integrally united at one end, being provided with a surrounding coil H of relatively small gage wire, the'convolutions of which are substantially greater in diameter than the body strands A as will be clearly seen by reference to strands A are twisted around one another in their length, their continuations being twisted as best seen in Fig. 3 to form the end loops Band C. Throughout the body therefore the cleaning coils H are securely held in the manner shown in Fig. 5, by theengagement of the strands A in their twisted relation.

By reference to Figs. 2, 4:, and 5 in particular, it will be seen that the like cleaning coils H, have each of their convolutions in polygonal form, that is,provided with a plurality of angular portions, in order that when held by the twisted body strands A in the finished cleaner, the cleaning coils present a series of relatively sharp extensions h as best seen by reference to Fig. 5, following helical lines throughout the length of the body A of the cleaner;

The engagement of the body strands A in their twisted relation, effectively and rigidly hold the cleaning coils H against dis placement, but at the same time, these coils being of greater diameter than that of the body strands A, are permitted to give to a certain extent in order that when within a" bore of slightly smaller diameter, the tendency of the convolutions of the coils H will be to expand, thus forcing their relatively sharp projections it into close contact with every portion of the wall of the bore.

In this manner, the gun cleaner proposed by our invention, being all metal in its construction, is very strong and durable, and presenting as it does a multitude of relatively sharp projections, is very effective for the purpose of removing rust and lead from the gun bore. Furthermore, the gun cleaner so constructed may carry with it a cleaning fabric or wiper such as shown in Fig. 3, at D, in order to effectively wipe the gun'bore after cleaning.

Figs. 2 and 5. The body' 2. A gun cleaner having a. body portion col surrounding each of the said strands coiiisting of twisted strands, and a cleaning held in place by the engagement of the strands in their twisted relation.

3. A gun cleaner having a body portion and end loops, said body portion consisting of twisted strands, and a cleaning coil surrounding each of said body strands and held by the engagement of the strands in their twisted relation, the ends of the body ilstrands being bent 'to form the said end 4 A gun cleaner having a body portion consisting of twisted strands, and a cleaning coil surrounding each of the said strands and held by the engagement of the strands in their twisted relation, each of the" said cleaning coils having convolutions greater in mes es diameter than the diameter of the said body strands.

5. A gun cleaner having a body portion consisting of twisted strands, and a cleaning coil surrounding each of and'held by the engagement of the strands in their twisted relation, each of the said cleaning coils having convol'utions greater in diameter tha'n the diameter of the said body strands, and each of the said convolutions of the coils being of polygonal shape.

6. A gun cleaner having a body portion consisting of twisted strands, and'a cleaning so. the said strands I 40. of the strands fi

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U.S. Classification15/104.16, 15/104.165, 15/236.6, 42/90, 15/105, 42/95
Cooperative ClassificationF41A29/02
European ClassificationF41A29/02