US 1258283 A
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GUN. MUZZLE PROTECTOR.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 28. m 7.
1,258,283. Patented Mar. 5,1918.
n s rarns r onnrsrran wnrsnn, or BUFFALO, NEW YoRK.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Cnms'rmx 'Wnrnnn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bufialo, in the county of Erieand State of NewYorlr,"have invented certain new and useful Improvements inGuirl /luazle Proof the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention has for one of its objects the provision of a device of this character,
j whereby the bore of a gun barrel will be l rotected from forei n matter enteriti b therein. Another ob ect of this invention 1s the provision of a closure member pivotally supported on the barrel of a gun and adapted to overliethe bore thereof to prevent dirt and other foreign matter from entering the bore.
A further object of this invention is the provision of means whereby the device may be readily and conveniently applied to the barrel of a gun.
A still; further object of this invention is the pIOVlSlOIl of a gun muzzle protector of the above stated character, which shall be simple, durable and efficient, and which may be manufactured and sold at a comparatively low cost. 1 v
wlVith these'and other objects in view as will become more apparent as the description proceeds, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which:
Figurel is a side elevation of a gun muzzle protector, constructed in accordance with 1 my invention,
form of my invention.
Fig- 2 is a top plan view of the same, Flg. 3 1s a transverse sectlonal view taken on the line 3+3 of F1g. 1,
Fig. 4 is an end elevation of a modified Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral 1 indicatesas an entirety, a clip consisting of a body portion ,2 having formed. thereon, extensions 3 that are apertured to receive a bolt 4 for securing the Specification of Letters Patent.
latented Mar. 5, 1918.
Application filed September 28,1917. Serial No. 192,734. H
clip 1 about a gun barrel 5 adjacent the muzzle thereof. The body 2 has formed thereon upwardly extending ears 6, which ears are apertured to receive a bolt 7. The bolt"? has also journaled thereon,-ears 8, which are formed upon an extension 9 carried by a closing member or element 10 that is adapted to normally overlie the bore of the gun barrel 5 to prevent dirt and other foreign matter from entering the bore.
A coiled spring 11 is wound about the bolt 7 and has one end secured to the body 2 as at 12, while its opposite end is secured to the extension 9 for the purpose of normally holding the closing member 10 in engagement with the end of the gun barrel 9 so that foreign matter will be prevented from entering the bore thereof.
When the gun is fired, the air which is forced out of the gun barrel by the bullet swings the closing member 10 upon its hinge or pivot so that the same will be disposed out of the path of the bullet and will not deflect or interfere with the line of travel of the bullet.
Referringto my modified form of invention which is especially adapted for use upon guns having comparatively large barrels, it consists of a clamp 13 that is secured about the barrel ofthe gun adjacent the muzzle thereof by a set screw let passing through relatively spaced ears or projections 15. The clamp 13 has formed thereon pairs of oppositely disposed ears 16 which are apertured to receive bolts 17. The bolts 17 have journaled thereon relatively spaced ears 16 formed upon semi-circular closing members 19. The semi-circular closing members 19 are adapted to swing toward each other over the muzzle of the gun to completely close the bore and when in contact with each other form a complete circular closing plate. Surrounding the bolts 17 are coil springs 20which have one of their ends secured to the ears 16 and the opposite ends disposed against the closure plate for the purpose of normally swinging the closure plates in the direction toward eachother and over the bOre of the barrel of the gun so as to prevent dirt and other foreign matter from entering the gun and which will permit the projectiles to escape from the bore when the gun is fired, owing to the pressure of air against said members the barrel of the gun.
will be understood that minor ohange in ffrom the spirit and scope of the iny mtiorrzas" *cclaimedr clip secured, to a gun ba rreh upwardly'ex "anfextension formed ,o'n said lastnem'ed ears, 7 :1 Closure member formed Q11 the extenslon 11; A gunmuzzle proteotor eom1riSing a and. adapted toioverli'e the bore oftheig'lln JoarreI and av coiled spring'wouhd about the (bolt and having orieehd secured to the clip 7 "have 'fshorvnf ihd aesoribed"thef ahd other 'e'rrd 'aieposeaj xg zfinf fhe errpreferred' embodimept of myinventio'n; it
ren'si'on" for normally holding the-dclosur vmember Ver the bore "of the guri barrel; lconstruction, combination and arrangement of; parts ma y be made Without departing 20 v 2.; A gun; muzzle protector co prising a clamp Secured totjh'e barrel of a gun,; pairs of oppositely disposed ears formed on said c1amp,serni-c1rcu1ar "members pivoted'to slidf; ears and adaptei to close ther bo re' offth'e gun,"1ar1d"springjforilormally urging the closure membersin the direction of each other; d ver thebore. of the fgL1I1. a
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