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Publication numberUS2371249 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 13, 1945
Filing dateApr 24, 1943
Publication numberUS 2371249 A, US 2371249A, US-A-2371249, US2371249 A, US2371249A
InventorsWalter Majewski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy machine gun
US 2371249 A
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March 13, 1945. w M'AJEWSKI TOY MACHINE GUN Filed April 24, 1945 INVENTOR. Walferflggewa/u, ,1 9

Patented Mar. 13, 1945 UNITE-D stares A E T v t 1 2,371,249

.TOY MACHINE GUN Walter Majewski, no w errrar 1 1,,

Application April 24, 1943, Serial No. 484,475

I l Claim. (o1.124-4f9) The present invention'relates to the toy machine guns and forits main object the provision of a gun provided with a hammer, intermittently retractable by means of a multi-pronged cam for intermittently striking and propellin bullets. as the same successively fall into the I breech of the gun.

A-still further object of the present invention is the provision of the gun ofthe character indicated; andwhich' may be provided witha breech with afplurality of bullets disposed thereabove and having a hammer shiftable within the breech for the purpose of striking and discharging bul- 'lets which fall within the breech due to the gravity as the hammer is retracted.

A sun further object of the present invention is the provision of a toy machine gun of, the character above indicatedand whichmay be provided with'a magazine for bullets and communicating. with thebreech of the gun,'and which magazine may be provided with suitable means for guiding "the bullets into the breech, and one at a time. With the above general objects in view and others that will appear as the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed'out in the appended claim.

In the drawing forming a part of this application; and in which like designating characters refer to corresponding parts throughout the sevral views, Y

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of the gun;

Fig. 21s a top plan view of the gun;

Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the butt portion of the gun illustrating the bullet-actuating hammer within the breech and in an inoperative position, the view having been taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a similar view showing the bullet-actuating hammer in a retracted position prepara tory to striking a bullet in the breech;

Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross-sectional view through the breech, with a bullet therewithin, the view having been taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

Referring in detail to the present drawing there is shown a butt ID with a cavity I] made therethrough, the butt being adapted to receive plate l2 on each side thereof, which form closures for said cavity ll. Said plates 12 are affixed to the butt by means of a plurality of screws l3. Positioned within cavity ll is plate M, which is of resilient, yieldable nature, and which being imbeddedtherein, as at 15.

by its lower ndis rigidly affixed to butt III by Positioned atthe 'uppr ei'ld of said plate 14,

and rigidly affixed thereto is hammer -I6', made of comparatively heavy material. Said hammer I6 is narrower than plate l4 fcrthe purpose hereinafter indicated." Intermediately of two ends plate I4 is lug l1 rig'idlyaffixed thereto,"and extending from oneface of's'aid plate HL- Said lug; H has its outer face inclined "as at It.

Receivable within'cavity H iscain IB'having a plurality of evenly" spaced prongs each prong 20 having'ar'i arcu'ate face 2| and astraight 25, which is also covered by platesl2." Marginal edges of plates l2 and infront of said extension 25 are bent at right anglesto' forma "pair of guides 26 with a resultant slot 21 therebetween. Said guides 26, spaced'frorn the front edge of extension 25 and in conjunction therewith and with the adjacent portions of plates 12 constitute a magazine, within which the rear ends of a plurality of bullets 28 are stored. Each bullet 28 has a circumferential groove 29 made centrally thereof, reducing to that extent the bullet at that point. Said bullets 28 are receivable within slot 21 at their grooves 29 by virtue of which arrangement guides 26 prevent bullets 28 from making sliding movement longitudinally, but permit their horizontal movement and longitudinally of guides 26.

Rigidly afiixed to the inner face of each plate I2, and below guides 26 is plate 30, each.- having lower marginal edge inwardly curved as at 31. The pair of opposed curved edges 3| of plates 3!! effect slot 32 within which hammer I6 is adapted to shift. Said curved edges 3| of plates an constitute a seat or breech for bullets 28 as the same fall thereupon by gravity when hammer 16 is retracted by cam l9, ,as seen in Fig. 4.

Butt H1 at its upper end and in alignment with breech 3 l--3I is provided with bore 33 within which the rear end of barrel is positioned and within which the same is frictionally held. Butt I0 is further provided with a forward, horizontal extension 35 upon which barrel 34 is further supported, and to which the same may be affixed by binding 36.

g therefrom through its outer end.

35, and may constitute means whereby the gun may be optionally held or supported'on a tripod.

From the hereinabove description it will beseen that a plurality of bullets 2'8 are received within magazine defined by the front edge of extension 35 and the adjacent edges of plates .15

I2, and are held therewithin by guides 26 against movement in all direction except the vertical direction. By their gravity bullets are permittedto successively drop upon breech 3I 3l when hammer I6 is retracted. When hammer i6 is in its inoperative position illustrated in Fig. 3, the same constitutes support for bullets and constitutes the means for preventing the same to shift downwardly into breech 3 l---3 Assuming that cam I 9 is rotated into the direc-;

tion indicated by an arrow in Fig. 4, arcuate face 2| of one of prongs 20, bearing against and riding upon the inclined face It of lug ll will angularly shift resilient plate I4, retracting hammer Hi from the breech and from the path of bullets 28, permitting a single bullet to drop upon breech 3l-3|. Further shiftingofcaml9 will disconnect the outermost point of pron 20 from its engagement with lug l1, permitting said lu to automatically fall back and along straight face 22 of prong 20 and upon the base of the arcuate face'ZI of the next succeeding prong 20 of the cam. This last operation will abruptly release hammer Hi from its retracted position, causing the same to shift Within slot 32 and against bulletqdo 28 reposingin the breech, causing the bullet to be propelled through barrel 34 and outwardly When bullets 28 are shot at a target madeout at their outer ends with pins 4! to be driven into the target and remain in engagement therewith so as to indicate the accuracy of the aim of the shooter.

The intermittent shifting movement of hammer l6 striking at bullets 28 as well as the intermittent contactua1 engagement of lug I1 at the bases of arcuate faces 21 of several prongs 20 of cam l9, will cause intermittent reports, simulating the rattle of a machine gun.

The time within which a plurality of bullets 28 are shot out of the gun depends of course upon the speed with which cam I9 is rotated by handle 24.

While there i described herein a preferred embodiment of the present invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What I claim as new is:

In a toy machine gun, a butt embodying a solid vertical plate-like butt member having a relatively large transverse opening therethrough, closure plates secured to opposite sides of said butt member and closing said transverse opening to define a cavity in the butt, the upper forward portion of said butt member having a longitudinal horizontal bore therein above the forward portion of said cavity, a barrel having its rear end fitted in said bore, said butt member having an opening in the top thereof rearwardly of the barrel to permit downward passage of a bullet to a position in alinement with the barrel, means to support the bullet in such position, and a springprojected bullet-propelling hammer and a manually operable element for intermittently retracting said hammer mounted within said cavity, said butt member and said closure plates having upward extension projecting above the barrel, the extensions of'the closure plates extending forwardly of the extension of the butt member and coacting with the latter to form a bullet magazine, the forward vertical edge portions of the closure plate extension being bent inwardly at right angles to engage in the groove of periphf of wood or cardboard, the same may be provided 7.? many groovedbunets WALTER MAJEWSKI.

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U.S. Classification124/27
International ClassificationF41B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41B7/006
European ClassificationF41B7/00B