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Publication numberUS2073436 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 9, 1937
Filing dateMar 27, 1934
Priority dateMar 27, 1934
Publication numberUS 2073436 A, US 2073436A, US-A-2073436, US2073436 A, US2073436A
InventorsWoodhead John A
Original AssigneeWoodhead John A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolver clip
US 2073436 A
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March 9, 1937.

J. A. WOODHEAD REVOLVER CLIP 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 27, 1934 Inventor March 9, 1937. J. A. WOODHEAD 2,073,435

I REVOLVER CLIP Filed March 27, 1934 2 sheets-sheet 2 Patented Mar. 9, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention has reference to what may be termed a revolver clip, the same being designed to receive a plurality of bullets and to facilitate positioning such bullets for loading the magazine of i arevolver.

Briefly the invention consists of a flexible device consisting of a series of pivoted units each provided with a clip for engagement with the shell of a bullet, the whole adapted to be disposed about the revolver in a position to substantially aline the bullets with the bullet receiving chamber of the magazine for the purpose of effecting a quick and efiicient loading of the revolver.

The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a revolver illustrating the application of the invention.

Figure 2 is a plan view of the clip, the same being shown in a rolled position.

Figure 3 is an elevational view of the clip with the bullets in position thereon.

Figure 4 is a plan view of the clip.

Figure 5 is a; sectional view taken substantially at right angles to Figure 4 and on the line 5-5 of Figure 4.

Figure 6 is a plan view of one of the members of the clip.

Figure '7 is an elevational view taken at right angles to Figure 6, and

Figure 8 is a detail sectional view taken substantially on the line 8-8 of Figure 6.

Referring to the drawings by reference numerals it will be seen that the clip indicated generally by the reference numeral I0 comprises a series of somewhat identical members including the members I I and an end member I I. Each of the members II comprises a plate of metal or other suitable relatively rigid material having disk like end portions I2 and I3 connected by a narrow web portion I4, the member II has the parts thereof in substantially the same plane while the members I I differ from the member I I in that as clearly shown in Figure 7 the disk end I3 of each member II is in a plane offset from the plane of the end disk I2, the web I4 being offset downwardly where it merges with the end disk I3. I

The end disk I2 of each member is provided with a spring clip I5 connected thereto through the medium of the web I 6 integral at one end with the clip I 5 and at a relatively opposite end with the peripheral edge of the disk end I2. 55 Also each of the members II, II' have the disk end II13 thereof provided with an upstanding stop lug The members II and I2 are joined together so that the disk end I2 of each member II overlaps the disk end l3 of the next adjacent member, 5 and the lapped and overlapping parts of these members are pivoted together through the medium of rivets or other suitable pivots I 8 as clearly shown in Figure 5.

The clips I5 are of substantially U-shaped form and the clip associated with the member II has one side thereof merging into a reverse bend I9 to provide a finger piece to initiate release of the clip associated'with the member II relative to the bullet, and to facilitate release of the successive spring clips I5.

In actual practice the head ends of the shells 20 are engaged with the clips I5 in a manner thought to be clear in the drawings and in loading the revolver 2I the magazine 22 thereof is first placed in the loading position shown in Figure 1 and the clip II] carrying the bullets is then placed about the body of the gun in the position shown in Figure 1 in a manner to place the shells 20 in proper alinement with the shell receiving chambers or bores of the magazine 22. The clip with the shells carried thereby is then moved forwardly to introduce the noses of the bullets into the proper bores of the magazine, and when the bullets have been forced inwardly of the bores 30 until the bottoms or. free ends of the clips engage the adjacent end face of the cylinder, the end clip is first removed. In removing this clip the operator with one finger engaging the return bend or hand piece IQ of the clip associated with the member II releases this clip from the first shell 20 and then with a movement at right angles to the revolver, the clip is stripped from the shell. As the clip is thus stripped from the shells the latter of their own accord fall into place without any effort on the part of the operator.

Wlththis connection it will be also apparent that the stops I6 cooperate-with the connecting webs of the several elements of the clip for limiting swinging movement of each of the elements as the clip is pulled free from the shell, it being understood that as each shell is released the cylinder 22 continues its revolving movement about its own axis. 50

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is: V

1. In a device of the character described, a series of articulated links, each link being formed from a single blank of metal cut, shapedand dimensioned to provide a platelike body portion having its respective opposite ends of substantially disk shape and a narrow intermediate portion connecting said ends and having its longitudinal edges spaced inwardly with respect to the peripheral edges of said disk-shaped ends; one of said disk-shaped ends having integral with a peripheral edge thereof a narrow web projecting at substantially right angles to the longitudinal median of the plate and also disposed in a plane substantially at right angles to the plane of the plate, and a cartridge clip integral with said web, and the other of said disk-shaped ends having integral with a peripheral edge thereof and at a point substantially diagonal to the longitudinal median of the plate an integral projection disposed angularly on the side of the link opposite to said web and forming a stop adapted to abut the side edge of the intermediate portion of an adjacent link for limiting the movement of the links from that of a substantially straight position to that of a substantially circular position.

2. In a device of the character described, a series of articulated links, each link being formed from a single blank of metal cut, shaped and dimensioned to provide a platelike body portion having its respective opposite ends of substan tially disk shape and a narrow intermediate portion connecting said ends and having its longitudinal edges spaced inwardly with respect to the peripheral edges of said disk-shaped ends; one of said disk-shaped ends having integral with a peripheral edge thereof a narrow web projecting at substantially right angles to the longitudinal median of the plate and also disposed in a plane substantially at right angles to the plane of the plate, and an arcuate shaped cartridge clip integral with each of said webs, said cartridge clip associated with the end link of said device having a hook shaped integral finger piece formed as an extension of one end of said clip to facilitate manipulation of the device and for moving the link from a substantially circular position to a substantially straight position in a clockwise direction for successively disengaging the cartridge clips from the cartridges, means pivotally connecting the links in overlapping relation and stops projecting angularly from certain of the links for engaging the side edge of the intermediate portion of an adjacent overlying link to limit the movement of the link from a straight to a circular position.

JOHN A. WOODHEAD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification42/89, 89/35.1
International ClassificationF41A9/85, F41A9/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41A9/85
European ClassificationF41A9/85