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Publication numberUS3552610 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1971
Filing dateFeb 14, 1969
Priority dateFeb 14, 1969
Publication numberUS 3552610 A, US 3552610A, US-A-3552610, US3552610 A, US3552610A
InventorsLloyd A Coleman, Ann G Coleman
Original AssigneeLloyd A Coleman, Ann G Coleman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrier for ammunition and accessories for small bore rifles
US 3552610 A
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United States Patent Lloyd A. Coleman and Ann (1. Coleman, both 01 3772 S. 9th E. 51, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 Feb. 14, 1969 Jan. 5, 1971 Inventors Appl. No. Filed Patented CARRIER FOR AMMUNITION AND ACCESSORIES FOR SMALL BORE RIFLES 8 Claims, 3 Drawing Figs.

US. Cl 224/17, 150/52 Int. Cl F42b 39/02 Field of Search 224/17, 22, 23; 150/52 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 45,469 12/1864 Blakeslee 224/17 139,846 6/1873 McKeever... 224/23X 900.094 10/1908 Fisher 224/23 1,176,266 3/1916 'Batchelder 224/23 2,397,200 3/1946 Perry 224/17 Primary Examiner- Robert G. Sheridan AttorneyDavis V. Trask ABSTRACT: A carrier for ammunition and accessories for small-bore rifles including a full-length pouch partitioned into a plurality of longitudinal, full-length compartments for the storage of tubular cartridge dispensers and a jointed cleaning rod, and a plurality of storage pockets attached to the outside of one wall of the fu11-1ength pouch for storage of conventional cartridge boxes and gun-cleaning accessories. The carrier may be adapted for carrying from the waist on a belt.

PATENTED JAN 5 I974 a WA b v 5 WWW 2 mZiFW w ANN G. COLEMAN CARRIER FOR AMMUNITION AND ACCESSORIES FOR SMALL BORE RIFLES BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to small-bore rifles and provides a carrier specifically adapted for the transport and storage of ammunition and cleaning accessories therefor.

2. Description of the Prior Art Many types of cartridge belts or carriers are available. These carriers are generally intended as means for conveniently transporting ammunition in the field and are designed to carry cartridges in a readily accessible fashion to permit rapid reloading of a firearm. Representative of the cartridge belts or carriers of the prior art are those disclosed by US. Pat. Nos. 45,469, 900,094, 139,8146, 1,176,266, and 2,397,200.

Although the cartridge carriers of the prior art transport an adequate supply ofcnrtridgeii readily available in condition for ieloading a l'llIC, most are unsuitable for s toring sufficient ammunition for an extended outing involving intermittent use of the rifle. Intermittent use of the rifle necessitates corresponding intermittent cleaning. Presently available cartridge belts are not suitable for storing the cleaning rods and accessories required for such cleaning. Thus, when a small-bore rifle is intermittently used and stored, separate provision must be made for storage of ammunition and cleaning equipment. As a result, there is a tendency to neglect proper cleaning of the rifle and a likelihood of traveling from home or camp for an extended period without an adequate supply of ammunition.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention provides a carrier of simple sewn construction which comprises a plurality of compartments specially adapted to store sufficient cartridges and adequate cleaning accessories for the intermittent use and cleaning ofa small-bore rifle over a prolonged period. Thus, sufficient ammunition and appropriate cleaning accessories may be kept conveniently at hand in one location to avoid the necessity for separate storage or transport of these items. The carrier is adapted to store cartridges in their. conventional retail packagesfor long term supply purposes and in tubular cartridge dispensers for immediate use. Although the carrier of this invention may be used to store cartridges and accessories for rifles and handguns of various calibcrs, it is primarily in tended for use in conjunction with .22 caliber and other smallbore rifles fitted with tubular magazines. Such a magazine may be quickly loaded by simply removing one of the precharged tubular cartridge dispensers fromthe carrier and dumping its contents into the magazine.

The carrier of this invention includes a full length, cartridge dispenser pouch partitioned into a plurality of full-length longitudinal compartments, each of which is adapted to receive and hold a tubular cartridge dispenser. Preferably, a jointed cleaning rod is stored in one such longitudinal compartment, which may be specially adapted therefor but which is usually identical to the longitudinal compartments in which the tubular cartridge dispensers are stored. A plurality of storage pockets, are attached to the outside of one wall of the pouch. This wall may be considered the front of the pouch. The opposite; i.e., the back, wall of the pouchis adapted for attachment to a belt by any suitable means, such as a loop or clip.

The storage pockets may include both cartridge pockets, which are intended for the storage of an integral number of standard size, retail, cartridge boxes, and accessory pockets. The accessory pockets may be adapted for the storage of various small tools or cleaning accessories, but more often, all of the storage pockets are identical and may be used interchangeably as either cartridge pockets or accessory pockets.

In the preferred form of the carrier of this invention, the storage pockets are approximately as wide as the dispenser pouch and are fastened to the pouch wall in stacked parallel arrangement with one such pocket located near the bottom edge of the pouch. The remaining pockets are fastened to the pouch wall above the bottom pocket with just sufficient space between them to permit access to each pocket.

The dispenser pouch is preferably less deep than the length of the cartridge dispenser but sufficiently deep to securely hold the cartridge dispensers in place. Thus, a portion of each dispenser protrudes from the top of the pouch so that it may be easily grasped by the fingers. Similarly. the cartridge pockets are of appropriate depth to hold the cartridge boxes therein with a portion of each box protruding up beyond the top edge of the pocket in which it is contained. Each cartridge pocket has a cover flap adapted to fasten across the top of the pocket to prevent spillage of the contents therefrom. The dispenser pouch desirably also has a cover flap.

The carrier of this invention may be made from any convenient material, such as canvas orother fabric, leather, or plastic material. Ill its jtl'elttl'ttl form, it includes tln: aforedescribed dispenser pouch-and storage pockets in com bination with a plurality of tubular'cartridge dispensers. A jointed cleaning rod of conventional 'type, but having individual segments no longer than the tubular cartridge dispensers may also be included as a part of the combination. The dispenser pouch, cartridge pockets, cartridge dispensers, and cleansing rod will be dimensioned in accordance with the caliber of rifle with which the carrier ofthis invention is intended for use.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING In the drawing, which illustrates what is presently regarded as the best mode ofcarrying out the invention.

FIG. 1 is a pictorial view ofa carrier of this invention filled with ammunition and accessories ready for use in the field, but

with the dispenser pouch and one pocket open.

FIG. 2, is a front view in elevation, drawn to a reduced scale, with the dispenser pouch and all pockets closed; and

FIG. 3, a view in cross section taken from the standpoint of line 3-3 of FIG. 2.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE ILLUSTRATED EMBODIMENTS As illustrated, the carrier of this invention comprises an elongated dispenser pouch ll having much greater depth and width titan thickness and a plurality of shallower storage pockets 12, I3, and 14 attached to the outside of one wall I In, of the dispenser pouch. A carrying loop 15 (FIG. 3) is attached to the outside of the pouch wall llb opposite the wall lla which carries the storage pockets. In use, the carrier is normally carried from the waist by a belt passed through the loop 15. Thus, the pouch is considered to be at the back of the carrier and the pouch wall 11b is referred to as the back of the pouch while wall 11a is referred to as the front ofthe pouch.

Dispenser pouch 11 is provided with a cover flap 16 as illustrated and each of the storage pockets l2, l3, and 14 are provided with similar cover flaps l7, l8, and 19, respectively. Each of the flaps carries the female member 20a of a snap fastener, the corresponding male members 20h, being mounted near the top on the front wall of the respective pockets.

in the illustrated instance, the cover flap for each storage pocket is stitched to the front wall Ila of the elongate dispenser pouch at a location spaced above the top of the pocket so that a standard-size cartridge box may be placed in the pocket beneath the flap. Thus, even though the contents of the pocket extend up beyond the top ofthe pocket, when the flap is fastened in place the contents are effectively held from above to prevent tipping. The storage pockets are approximately rectangular and are dimensioned such that a number of cartridge boxes 21 fit snugly within the confines of the pocket. as illustrated for pockets [3 and I4. Dcsirably, the pockets intended for storage of packaged cartridges are shaped and dimensioned such that when the full number of cartridge boxes which can be accommodated by such a pocket is properly placed therein, the inside bottom 13a, 14a of the pocket is substantially completely covered by the boxes. As cartridges are used, the empty boxes may be returned to the storage pocket to maintain a tightly-packed arrangement for the stored boxes. The flap 16 for the dispenser pouch extends from attachment to the backwall 11b of the pouch and fastens over the top of the pouch as illustrated by FIG. 3.

In the illustrated instance, the front wall 11a backwall 11b and flap 16 of the pouch comprise a single piece of fabric folded over on itself. An inncrlincr 22 is inserted between the pouch walls llu and 11!) (FIG. I) and, is stitched thereto as shown to partition the pockets into a plurality of longitudinal compartments 23, each of which is adapted to hold a tubular cartridge dispenser 24. One of the longitudinal compartments may hold a jointed cleaning rod 25 as illustrated. The inner liner 22, and pouch walls 11a and 11b are stitched together along their corresponding edges margins by stitching through seam binding 26.

Each of the tubular cartridge dispensers has an inside diameter slightly larger than the cartridges it is desired to store therein. Preferably, each dispenser holds the total or half the total cartridge capacity of the tubular rifle magazine to be loaded.

The uppermost pocket 12 attached to the front wall 11a of the dispenser pouch may be specially adapted to hold cleaning aids, although as illustrated, this pouch is identical to the other storage pockets and maybe used to store either additional car tridges or accessories for cleaning or repairing a rifle. In some embodiments, the cover flap 17 for this pocket is adapted to seal the pocket interior when it is closed so that small items may be stored therein without the danger of their spilling therefrom.

Although the present invention has been described with particular reference to details of certain illustrated embodiments, it is not intended to thereby limit the scope of the appended claims which themselves recite those fcatures regarded as being essential to the invention.

We claim:

1. A carrier for ammunition and accessories for small-bore rifles, comprising:

a dispenser pouch partitioned transversely and longitudinally across its width into a plurality of full-length longitudinal compartments adapted to receive tubular cartridge dispensers such that one end of each said dispenser extends up beyond the top edge of said pocket;

a plurality of smaller storage pockets mounted on the outer face of one wall of said dispenser pouch, said pockets being adapted to receive conventional boxes of smallcaliber rifle cartridges such that apo'rtion of each said box extends up beyond the top of the pocket in which it is placed;

cover flaps for each storage pocket positioned in upwardly spaced relationship with tlte '|'es iec tive pockets and adapted to l'astcn across the tops of said pockets to prevent spillage ol'the contents of said pockets; and

meanson the outside of the wallet" the dispenser pouch opposite the storage pockets for attaching the carrier to a belt.

2. The carrier of claim 1, including a full-length compartment in the dispenser pouch adapted to receive a jointed cleaning rod.

3. The carrier of claim 1, including a storage pocket adapted to receive accessories for cleaning a small-bore rifle.

4. The carrier of claim 1 in combination with a plurality of tubular cartridge dispensers stored in the said longitudinal compartments of the'dispenser pouch.

5; The combination of claim 4 in combination with a jointed cleaning rod having individual segments no longer than the said tubular cartridge dispensers.

6. A carrier according to claim 1, wherein the said storage pockets includa plurality of approximately rectangular cartndge pockets dimensioned to snugly accommodate a number of standard-size cartridge boxes such that the combined surface of the boxes adjacent the bottom inside surface of the pocketcovers approximately all of said bottom inside surface.

7. A carrier according to claim 6, wherein the cartridge pockets are approximately as wide as the dispenser pouch and are fastened thereto in parallel, stacked relationship, and are spaced sufficiently far apart to permit access to each said pocket when all of the pockets are filled.

8. A carrier accordingvto claim 7, including an accessory pocket approximately as wide as the dispenser pocket and mounted in parallel, stacked arrangement with the cartridge pockets.

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U.S. Classification224/240, D03/224, 224/245, 224/931, 206/38
International ClassificationF42B39/02
Cooperative ClassificationF42B39/02, Y10S224/931
European ClassificationF42B39/02