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April 7, 1925.
W. S. BELDING STOP COLLAR FOR .RIFLB CLEANING'RODS File d Sept. 27, 1924 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 7,
WARREN s. nnnnrne, or rirrLrrssnn-e, PnrrNsYLvAnrA.
STOP COLLAR FER RIFLE-CLEANING RODS.
Application filed September 27 1924. Serial No. 740,179.-
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, IVARREN S. Bnnnnvc, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Philipsburg, Center County, Fennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Stop Collars for Rifle- Cleaning Rods, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in or connected with cleaning rods for guns and rifles, and has for its object to provide means whereby, when in use, such a rod will be prevented from being pushed too far through the barrel of the firing piece.
Now that tips on cleaning rods are almost universally designed to use a patch instead of the long rag-strip previously employed, it becomes necessary that the point of the rod carrying the patch shall not be pushed beyond the end of the rifle bore because if this is done the patch is free to loosen itself and when the rod is drawn back the patch stays behind. The operator avoids this when cleaning from the breech by putting the muzzle of the gun against the floor and pushing the roddown until the point'hits the floor, but this does not clean the last sixteenth of an inch at the muzzle. If he is cleaning the gun from the'muzzle and pushes the rod the least bit too far, until the point of the rod carrying the patch gets into the enlarged cartridge chamber, then the patch slips off.
The above objections are avoided according to the present invention by providing the cleaning rod with a stop collar, the preferred embodiment of which will D03?" be described with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation showing the present invention in use;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of one part of the stop collar of the resent invention, and Fig. 3 is asimilar view of the coopcrating portion of said collar; and
Fig. 4 is a vertical section taken on the line 4;4 of Fig. 1.
In the drawings, 1 indicates the muzzle of a gun or rifle, and 2 a rod which may be of any well-known construction.
Now the stop collar of the present invention in its preferred construction comprises a two-part structure, one part as shown in Fig. 2, comprising a circular head l, a reduced circular portion .5 adjacent thereto and integral therewith,- and a somewhat extenuated screw-threaded portion 6 of still further reduced diameter integral with and extending from the portion 5, whilst the other part of thecollar comprises, as shown in Fig; 3, a cylindrical member 7 interiorly bored and screwthreaded' as at 8 to cooperate with the exterior thread of the portion 6,. whilst to wards one end ofthe member the bore 8 is enlarged as at 9 but not screw-threaded, so as to receive the plain portion 5 of the other part of the collar. Finally, at the opposite end the member 7 is preferably knurled as at 10 to provide a good grip when said member is screwed on to the lirst-desorned part of the collar.
Through the head t is bored a hole 12 so that this part of the collar can he slipped onto the cleaning rod 2, after which the member 7 is screwed onto said part by the cooperating screw 6 and thread 8 and this is continued until the upper porti0n'5 enters the enlarged bore 9 and the upper surface of the member 7 contacts with the rod 2, it being observed that the opening 12 is so located that it partly extends down into the reduced portion 5; hence the stop collar can be firmly secured on the rod 2 in the required position to accomplish the desired end and, vice versa, can be readily removed or re-positioned may be required.
In accordance with the provisions of the patent statute, I have described the principle of my invention, together with the apparatus which I now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof, but I desire it understood that my invention is not confined to the particular form of apparatus herein shown and described, the same being merely illustrative, and that the invention can be carried out in other ways without departing from .the spirit of my invention, and, therefore, I claim broadly the right to employ all equivalent instrumentalities coming within the scope of the appended claims, and by means of which objects of my invention are attained, and the new results, accomplished, as herein set forth, as it is obvious that the particular embodiments herein, shown and described are only some that can be employed to attainthese objectsand accomplish these results. I
Having now described my invention.
wvhat I claim and desire to securejby Let'- ters Patent is: r
1. A stop collar "for cleaning rods for firing piecescompr'ising a two-part structure, one portion'having an opening therethrough to 'permitit to be slid on the rod and comprising ahead portion, an integral circular portion of reduced diameter a'dja cent said head, and an integral screwfiring pieces comprisingo two-part struc- 'ture, one portion having an opening'there through to permit it tobe slid on the rod and comprising'a head portion, an integral circular portion of reduced diameteradjacent said head, and A an integral screwthreaded portion of still further reduced diameter extending from said circular porcylindrica-l sleeve-like member bored and screw-threaded to cooperate with the screwthreededportion of the first-mentioned part and bored to cooperate with the circular're" duced portion of said part, the szudopenk ing being so located that the upper end of the sleeve lilrc member will engage the rod so as to lock the collar in the required position thereon. I
In testimony whereof I have signedmy name to this specification;
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