|Publication number||US1267293 A|
|Publication date||May 21, 1918|
|Filing date||Oct 15, 1917|
|Priority date||Oct 15, 1917|
|Publication number||US 1267293 A, US 1267293A, US-A-1267293, US1267293 A, US1267293A|
|Original Assignee||James Veteto|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
J. G. VETETO.
APPLICATHJN mm ocr. 15. um.
1,267,293. Patented May 21,1918;
INVENTOH James 65 Veteta WHNESSES ATTORNEY JAMES G. VETETG, OF AMI'PY, ARRA'MB';
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 211, 1918.
Application filed catc er 15, 1917. serial No; 195,677.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JAMES'G. Vnrnro, a citizen of the United States, residing at Amity, in the county of Clark and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvementsin Guns, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to tire arms and more particularly to fire arms of the type wherein an electric current is employed to fire the cartridges.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a magazine gun adapted for firing electric cartridges; and to arrange within the gun suitable electricity generatin and switching means whereby an electric current may be passedthrough the cartridges to explode the same.
Another object of the invention resides in the peculiar-combination and arrangement of parts whereby the Mn is rendered coinpact and efhcient an the switching and other elements-thereof so disposed as to operate reliably atall times.
Other objects of the-invention as well as the construction and use thereof will be more readily understood from the following. description and accompanying drawings in which drawings,
Fi re 1 is a side elevation of a magazinepisto embodying my invention. and
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 partly broken away to show the inside mechanism.
In the drawings, I have shown a magazine pistol embodyin' my improved .featares of construction an which comprises a hollow stock 'or handle 1, a barrel '2 and a frame 3. As more clearly shown in Fig, 1 the. stock or handle is made hollow and hasarranged therein a pair of spaced verticalwalls 4 which define a space or ma azine chamber 5 to receive suitable elect c cartridges 6. This magazine 5 is provided with a cartridge carrier i beneath which is arranged a compression spring. 8 and this plate or'cartri dge carrier serves to support theqcartridges in the usual manner and to feed the 'same'toward the upper 911d"0t the magazine chamber. To give access to the magazine chamber a suitable opening is forms on one side of the stock 1 andis nopmally closed by means of a suitable swingingdoor 9.
Formed in the trams 3 and a range neath the barrel '2 is a chamber 'iow'hiahmay be of any suitable configuration and is adapted to house a suitable electric battery or cell 11. The forward end of this'chamher is closed by the hinged door 12 which is provided with a spring clasp 13 adapted to be an aged over a suitable projection 14: formed on the lower wall of the chamber. The rear end of this battery chamber is separated from the hollow stock 1 by means of a partition wall 15, and arranged to slide through the central opening 16 of this partition isthe longer arm of an L-shaped contact 17 The shorter armof this contact is arranged within the rear end of the battery chamber as shown and has its free and enlar ed as at 18 and positioned in alineinent with one pole 19 of the battery, with which pole it is adapted at times to be engaged. On the longer arm of the contact is arranged a binding post 20 to which is connected one end of a suitable electric conductor 21, the opposite end of this conductor being con nected to a stationary contact 22 positioned on the inner end of the barrel adjacent the bore thereof. A lug 23 depends from the longer armof the contact, adjacent the free end thereof and has fastened thereto one end of a coiled spring 24 the opposite end of which spring is secured to one of the vertical walls 4 of the magazine chamber. This spring ulls the contact rearwardly and thus norm dy holds the same awayfrom the battery an out of engagement with the pole 19 thereof.
Engaging the rear edge of the lug 23 is the upper .end 25 of a trigger 26 which. is pivotai y secured in the framein the usual manner. In order to enable the circuit to be completed when that-shaped contact 17 is in en agernent with the pole 19 of the batteryt eopposite pole 27:01? this battery is electrically connected with the partition wall 1'5 as by means of aconductor 28, thus providing areturn for the current.
In the operation of the gun, one of the cartridges 6 is arranged in the rear end of the barrel in the usual manner and it will be noted that the cap or primer offlthe cartridgesis in engagement with the contact 22. When the trigg ms pnliedfback thempper end thereof being inengagement with the 111 23 will ,force the movable contact 17 forward againstthe tension of "the spring 24, thus bringing the shorter arm of this contac in engaggm nt ith th pale 19 Qfth lfltter y, there y completing the circuit. "e current asses from the pole 19 through the contact 1 and wire 21 to the contact 22 from whence it passes through the primer or cap of the cartridges exploding the same in the usual manner. The current returns to the opposite pole of the battery through the metal of the gun and the wire 28.
No special construction of electric cartridge has been shown in connection with this invention as the invention resides in the construction of the gun alone and any suitable cartrid es of this type may be used in connection t erewith.
Furthermore it is to be understood that the form shown and described constitutes only a preferred embodiment of the invention and therefore I do not limit myself to the exact details of construction and arrangement shown, but may resort to such changes as may be desired providing of course that the same come within the scope of the claims and do not depart from the spirit of the invention.
I claim 1. In an electric fire arm, the combination with the stock, barrel and trigger of a gun, of an electric battery having one pole there of electrically connected with the metal of the gun, a sliding contact movable into and out of engagement with the opposite pole of the battery and adaptedto be operated by the trigger, a stationary contact secured to the barrel, and an electrical connection between said stationary and sliding contacts.
2. An electric fire arm, including in combination with the stock, barrel and trigger of a gun, a chamber arranged beneath the barrel, a battery in said chamber, a sliding contact movable into and out of engagement with one pole of said battery and adapted to be operated by said trigger, a stationary contact secured to said barrel and an electrical connection between said stationary and slidin contacts.
3. electric fire arm, comprising in combination with the stock, barrel and trigger of a gun, a chamber arranged beneath said barre a battery positioned in said chamber and having one pole electrically connected therewith, a sliding contact movable into and out of engagement with the opposite pole of the battery and adapted to be operated by said trigger, a sprin normally holding said contact away from t, ebattery, a stationary contact connected to the barrel and an electrical connection between said stationary and sliding contacts.
4. In an electric fire arm, the combination with the stock, barrel and trigger of a 11 of a chamber arranged beneath the barre a battery positioned in said chamber and having one of its poles electrically connected therewith, an L-shaped sliding contact adapted to be operated by the trigger and having the shorter arm thereof movable into and out of engagement with the opposite pole of the battery, a stationary contact secured to the barrel and an electrical connection between said stationary and sliding contacts, and means to normally hold the sliding contact awa from the battery.
5. In an electric re arm the combination with the stock, barrel and tri ger of a gun, of a chamber arranged beneat the barrel, a battery positioned in said chamber and having one of its poles electrically connected therewith, an L-shaped contact mounted for slidilw movement and having the shorter arm thereof adapted to be engaged and disengaged with the opposite pole of the battery, a lug depending from the longer arm of the contact and adapted to be engaged by the trigger, means connected with said lug to normally hold the contact away from the battery, a stationary contact secured to the barrel, and an electrical connection between the stationary and sliding contacts.
6. In an electric fire arm, the combination with the hollow stock, barrel and trigger of a gun, of a air of vertical spaced walls arranged withm the stock and forming a magazine for the reception of the cartridges, a chamber arranged beneath the barrel, a battery positioned in said chamber and having one of its poles electrically connected therewith, a partition wall separating the chamber from the stock, a movable contact adapted to be operated by the trigger and arranged to slide through said partition for engagement with the opposite pole of the battery, a stationary contact secured to the inner end of the barrel, and an electrical connection between said stationary and movable contacts.
7 A pistol includin the combination with a stock, a barrel, and a pivotally mounted trig er, of an insulated contact mounted in the arrel, a battery having one of its poles electrically connected with the said barrel, a sliding contact electrically connected with said stationary contact and engaging said trigger, said sliding contact adapted to be moved into and out of engagement with the other pole of the battery by the actuation of said trigger.
In tBStImOIIIYWhQI'GOf I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JAMES G. VETETO.
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