US 2616109 A
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Nov. 4, 1952 c. o. GARDNER RIFLE CLEANING ROD Filed July 5, 1947 ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 4, 1952 RIFLE CLEANING ROD Clark 0. Gardner, Spokane, Wash.
Application July 5, 1947, Serial No. 759,113
My present invention relates to an improved rifle cleaning rod and especially to a demountable and flexible device which may be disassembled and formed into a compact body of small size so that it may be carried in the pocket of the hunter or sportsman ready for easy assembly and use.
The device comprises generally a flexible cable connection between handle and end sections threadedly attachable, and the handle is formed to provide a chamber for storage of a brush.
In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention according to the best mode I have thus far devised, but it will be understood that various changes and alterations may be made in the exemplified structure within the scope of the appended claim.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the rod of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view.
Referring now to the drawings wherein I have illustrated the present preferred embodiment of my invention, I have shown a handle 2 having a hollow bore 4, and a closure 6 threadedly engageable at 8. A brush l0 in the bore is formed with a threaded shank I2 and may be removed and used as hereinafter described.
The handle 2 is tapered at l 4 and has a threaded end l6 engageable in the threaded bore I! of ferrule l8 which is crimped at 20 to secure the cable 22. An identical ferrule 24 crimped at 26 is attached to the other end of the cable and has a threaded bore 28 to receive the end rod 30' formed with a threaded shank 32 and a slot 34. The brush is interchangeable with the end rod 30 in the ferrule 24.
In use with the device assembled as shown, the end rod is slid into a rifle barrel from the breech and with the breech open, or the rifle broken, a rag is inserted in the slot 34 and the cleaning device withdrawn, the rag removing rease and dirt from the bore of the barrel.
When not in use the cable and ferrules may be detached from the handle and end rod sections and the cable being flexible may be coiled into a small unit which with the cap and end rod, will fit into the usual coat pocket.
Having thus fully described my invention what I claim as new and. desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
In a rifle cleaning rod having a handle, the improvement comprising an externally threaded reduced end on the handle, a flexible cable, a pair of ferrules enclosing the end portions of said cable and being crimped to secure the cable therein, said ferrules being internally threaded at their ends opposed to said cable and adapted to interchangeably thread on the reduced threaded end of said handle or receive a threaded shank of a tool, whereby the cable operably unites the handle and a tool for cleaning a rifle.
CLARK O. GARDNER.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,556,494 Cooper Oct. 6, 1925 1,665,988 Smith Apr. 10, 1928 2,058,756 Ayer Oct. 27, 1936