US 1175256 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. W. GRUVER.
CLEANER ROD FOR GUNS.
APPLICATION men OCT. 13. 1914.
Patented Mar. 14, 1916.
'ifi/fzzwif l nventor Witnesses Attorneys an carr er,
GEORGE WASHINGTON GRUVEB,
HALF TO CHRISTIAN H. XVIDEMANN,
or PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA, AssIsNon or ownor GONZALES, CALIFORNIA.
CLEANER- onnie suns.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Gnonen XV. Gnuvnn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pacific Grove, in the county of Monterey and State of California, have invented a new and useful Cleaner-Rod for Guns, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to improvements in cleaner rods for guns, one object of the invention, being the provision of a telescopic sectional rod, the incasing section of which is the cleaner carrying member, so that when the rod is inserted within the gun, there are no rigid shoulders to engage the edge of the barrel as is the case where the cleaner carrying member is the smaller member of the rod.
A further object of the present invention, is the provision of a telescopic sectional rod in which the cooperating ends are provided with screw threads so that when the sections are extended and looked, a rigid rod is provided, certain of the sections being provided with further cooperating means to lock certain of the sections against rotation during the releasing of the screw threaded portion when collapsing the sections.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made, within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the drawingsFigure 1 is a side elevation of the complete rod extended. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the tubular sections of the rod showing the parts collapsed, portions of the handle carrying section being shown in section to illustrate the connection thereof with the handle. Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 33 of Fig.
2. Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 4-4: of
Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is an enlarged detached perspective view showing the manner of connecting the two tubular'sections together when the parts are extended. Fig. 6 is an enlarged detail view showing the position of the parts, when the intermediate telescopic section is collapsed, and the portion adjacent the handle. Fig; 7 is an-end View Specification of Letters Patent. Pgitgnted E5 1%, 1916,
Application filed October 13, 1914.v Serial 170-8%,507.
of the Cleaner tool carrying plug, looking from the inner end thereof.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates the handle or hand grip, which is socketed at 2 to receive the threaded portion 3 of the main and reduced carrying rod 5, the pin 4 being extended through the rod within the handle portion to lock the same against rotation. This rod 5 has slidably mounted thereupon, an incasing intermediate tubular section 6, one end-of which is tapered as at '7 and is provided with the diametrical slots 8 which cooperate with the lugs 9 carried by the handle member when the section 6 is collapsed when the section 1%, as will presently appear, is still threadedly engaged with the section 6. The member 6 adjacent the reduced portion 7 is provided with the interior screw threads 10 which are adapted to cooperate with the screw threads 11 of the rod 5 when the section 6 is extended, while the exterior sc ew threads 12 formed upon the opposite end of the section 6 cooperate with the interior screw threads 7 of the reduced end of the main inclosing or telescoping member or section 14. Thus when the parts are extended and the respective threads 1011 and 12 13 are engaged, the rod will assume the condition, as shown in Fig. 1, the parts being rigidlv locked by the screw threads so that a rigid rod is provided, the section 14 being the cleaner carrying section so that when the same is introduced within the gun, the reduced ends of the sections 1e and 6 will ride over or past the outer end of the gun barrel without iniuring or marring the same. When the sections are reversed, so
that the reduced section 5 would be the section to be first introduced, it is apparent that the shoulders formed at the connection of the respective sections would form an abutting means that would render it practi cally impossible to-introduce the cleaner within the barrel without striking and marring the mouth thereof.
Fitted within the outer end of the section 16% is the plug 15, the same being held against rotation by'means of the-pin 16, the plug beingprovided with a reduced portion 17 which has the diametrically dispcsedlugs 18 for registration with the diametrically disposed recesses19 of the section 6,.so that such-section 6'may be collapsed within the section 14 and beheld against rotation should the threads 10 and.
11 hold after the threads 12 and 13 have become disengaged during the collapsing of the sections.
In order to provide a means for locking the sections as shown in Fig. 2, the outer end of the rod 5 is provided with the screw threads 20 insertible within the screw threads 21 of the plug 15, these screw threads not engaging until the sections have been thoroughly collapsed to their fullest extent.
Adapted to fit within the outer end of the plug 15 is the cleaner member 22, which may be taken indicative of any form of member insertible therein.
From the foregoing description, the operation and construction of the present rod is fully understood, but in order to briefly set forth the operation of the same, it will be assumed that the parts are in the position as shown in Fig.2 and it is desired to extend to the position as shown in Fig. 1. The operator by gripping the handle 1 and the tubular section 14:, rotates either so that.
the threads at 20 and 21 disengage and thus permit the extension of the sections 14: and 6 sufiiciently to permit the threads 12 and 13 to be placed in engagement, at which time, the section 6 is grasped while the section 1 1 isrotated. After these threads have been engaged to the desired extent, the threads 10 and 11 are placed in engagement by gripping the handle 1 and rotating the section6 through the section 14.
In order to collapse the sections from the position shown in Fig. 1 to that shown in Fig. 2, the operator grips the handle 1 and the section 1 1 and rotates the same to disengage either one of the threads 10 and 11 or 12 and 13. Should the threads 10- and 11 disengage first, the section 6 will be 001- lapsed so that the recesses 8 will engage the lugs '9 and thus lock the section 6 against rotation or fast with the handle 1, at which time, the tubular section 14: is continued rotating to disengage the threads 12 and 13,
the same permitting the collapsing of the,
section 14 tov its fullest extent or until the threads 20 and 21 are engaged to lock the Should the sections as shown in Fig. 2. threads 12 and 13'become disengaged before those at 10 and 11, the sectionlL will then collapse upon the section 6, bringing the lugs 18 into registration with the recesses 19 so that-the section 6 can then berotated through the instrumentality of the section 14 to disengage the threads 10' and 11.
I What is claimed is:
1. A gun cleaning rod including a handle,
a rod extending therefrom, there being threads upon the rod adjacent the handle,
and spaced threads outstanding from the outer end portion of the rod, an intermediate tubular member slidably mounted on the rod and having an interiorly threaded end portion for engaging the threads on the rod adjacent the handle, there being exterior threads upon said intermediate tubular member at that end thereof farthest from the handle, an outer tubular member adapted to house the intermediate tubular member and having interior threads at one end for engaging the exterior threads upon the intermediate tubular member, a plug connected to the outer end of said outer tubular member and having a threaded bore adapted, when the cleaner rod is collapsed, to receive one of the spaced threads on the rod, thereby to hold the outer and intermediate tubular members against sliding movement relative to the rod and to each other, and a cleaner member connected to and ex tending outwardly from the plug.
2. A gun cleaning rod including a handle, a rod extending therefrom, there being threads upon the rod adjacent the handle, and spaced threads outstanding from the outer end portion of the rod, an intermediate tubular member slidably mounted on the rod'and having an interiorly threaded end portion for engaging the threads on the rod adjacent the handle, there being exterior-threads upon said intermediate tubular memberat that end thereof farthest from the handle, an outer tubular member adapted to house the intermediate tubular member and having interior threads at one end for engaging the exterior threads upon the intermediate tubular member, a plug connected to the outer end of said outer tubular member and having athreaded bore adapted, when the'cleaner rod is collapsed, to receive one of the spaced threads on the rod, thereby to hold the outer and intermediate tubular members against sliding movement relative to the rod and .to each other, and a.cleaner. member connected to and extending outwardly from the plug, the other one of the spaced threads upon the rod constituting means for engaging the interior threads of the intermediate member to hold said member extended relative to the rod, and'cooperating means upon the handle and outer member for holding the said member against rotation. relative to. the handle when thefcleaning rod is collapsed.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
w. B. MCCORMICK, SILAS N. MACK.
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