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Publication numberUS3789891 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1974
Filing dateMar 2, 1972
Priority dateMar 2, 1972
Publication numberUS 3789891 A, US 3789891A, US-A-3789891, US3789891 A, US3789891A
InventorsBosch J
Original AssigneeBosch J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
B-b gun funnel device
US 3789891 A
Abstract
The invention comprises a funnel device. The funnel device is for attachment to the barrel of a B-B gun having a bore therein for filling a magazine in the barrel of the B-B gun. The funnel device has a funnel with a clamp mounted to the bottom of the funnel. The clamp is detachably mounted to the barrel of the B-B gun so that the bore in the funnel aligns with the bore in the barrel of the gun so that B-B's may be fed into the funnel through the bore in the funnel and into the bore in the barrel of the B-B gun to fill the magazine of the B-B gun with B-B's.
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[ 1 Feb. 5, 1974 1 BB GUN FUNNEL DEVICE [76] Inventor: James D. Bosch, 892 E. Main,

Valley City, N. Dak. 58072 22 Filed: Mar. 2, 1972 21 Appl. No.: 231,225

[52] US. Cl 141/331, 124/49, 124/50 [51] Int. Cl B65b 39/00 [58] Field of Search..... 141/18, 132, 311, 331, 332, 141/340, 346, 363, 364, 365, 366; 124/49,

50; 248/94; 285/197, DIG. 22

Primary ExaminerPeter Feldman Assistant ExaminerG. R. Robinson Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Robert E. Kleve ABSTRACT The invention comprises a funnel device. The funnel device is for attachment to the barrel of a BB gun having a bore therein for filling a magazine in the barrel of the BB gun. The funnel device has a funnel with a clamp mounted to the bottom of the funnel. The clamp is detachably mounted to the barrel of the BB gun so that the bore in the funnel aligns with the bore in the barrel of the gun so that BBs may be fed into the funnel through the bore in the funnel and into the bore in the barrel of the B-B gun to fill the magazine of the BB gun with BBs.

1 Claim, 5 Drawing Figures BB GUN FUNNEL DEVICE This invention relates to fillers devices, more particularly the invention relates to a filler device for filling BB guns and the like.

It is an object of the invention to provide a novel snap-on-funnel for filling the magazine of a BB gun with BBs in a rapid, positive manner.

It is a further object of the invention to provide a novel detachable funnel for attachment to the barrel of a BB gun at the forward end for filling the magazine of the B-B gun with BBs through a bore in the barrel.

It is another object of the invention to provide a novel detachable funnel for filling the magazine of a BB gun which can be easily and operated and manufactured with a minimum of cost and expense.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the description proceeds and when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the snap on or clip on funnel with a fragmentary showing of the front end of the barrel ofa BB gun, for filling the magazine of the B--B gun.

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the snap-on-funnel shown attached to the forward end of the barrel of a B--B gun, with the BB gun having a wide ram type sight mounted thereon.

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of the snap-onfunnel shown attached to the forward end of the barrel of a BB gun, with the BB gun having the wide ram type sight mounted thereon.

FIG. 4 is a cutaway side view of the snap-on-funnel shown snapped on clamped on in reverse relation to a BB gun having a narrow blade-like sight thereon.

FIG. 5 is a top plan view of the snap-on-funnel shown snapped on to a BB gun having a narrow blade-like sight thereon.

Briefly stated, the invention comprises a snap on or clamp or funnel device having a pair of resilient flanges which snap onto the barrel of a BB gun and release the funnel on the barrel of the gun, said funnel having an opening in the bottom which aligns with the bore in the barrel of the BB gun, said funnel having slots for receiving the sights of a BB gun of different type sights with the slots aligning the funnel so that the opening in the bottom of the funnel will align with the bore in the magazine so that BBs may be fed into the funnel and will gravitate out of the bottom of the bore in the funnel into the bore in the barrel which communicates with the magazine to fill the magazine of the BB gun with BBs.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, the BB gun filling device is illustrated mounted to the barrel 21 of a conventional BB gun of the type having the wide ram type sight 22.

The BB gun filling device has a plastic funnel 23 with a plastic resilient C-shaped strap 24 mounted to the bottom 25 of the funnel and formed integrally therewith. The C-shaped plastic strap is mounted to the bottom 24 of the funnel at the apex 24 of the strap. The legs 26 and 27 of the C-shaped strap 24 are adapted to extend about the outer surface 21' of the barrel.

The funnel 23 has an open top 23 and a tapered annular bottom 28 with a bore 29 in the bottom of the bore 29 which bore extends through the bore of the funnel and through the apex 24' of the C-shaped strap 24. The funnel device 20 has a slot 30 at one edge and a slot 31 at the other edge.

The slot 30 is of a size to closely receive the wide ram type sight 22 of the BB gun, as generally illustrated in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3.

The slot 31 is of a size of closely receive the blade type sight 32 of a conventional BB gun, when the funnel device is mounted to the barrel of the BB gun, in reverse relation, as illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5.

When it is desired to fill the magazine of a conventional BB gun having the wide ram type sight 22 mounted to the barrel as illustrated in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, the funnel device 20 will be lowered into the barrel of the device with the legs 26 and 27 extending along opposite sides of the outer surface 21 of the barrel, and forcing or pressing the device downward causing 26 and 27 to slide down and expand and then contract snuggly about the barrel of the gun to firmly grip the barrel 21 of the BB gun as shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3.

The slot 30 in the funnel device 20 will closely receive the ram sight 22 and act to align and lock the funnel device in a position on the barrel so that the bore 29 in the funnel device aligns with the coaxially conventional bore 33 in the barrel of the BB gun, as illustrated in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, which bore opening 33 communicates with the conventional magazine of the BB gun (not shown).

When funnel device 20 has been placed in its position shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, conventional BBs will be poured into the funnel 23 through the open top 23' and the BBs will gravitate down the funnel 23" through the bore 29 in the funnel 23and strap 24 and into the bore 33 in the barrel and then into the magazine of the BB gun to fill the magazine of the BB gun with BBs, for firing the BB gun. The diameter of the bore 29 in the funnel device and the bore 33 in the barrel of the BB gun being slightly larger than the diameter of conventional BB's so that the BBs will frccly therethrough.

Once the magazine of the BB gun has been filled with BBs, the funnel device 20 will be removed from the barrel of the gun, by simply pulling the funnel device 20 upward relative to the barrelto slip the legs of the device off the barrel by causing the legs of the C- shaped strap to expand to clear the barrel and retract when the funnel device is detached from the barrel.

The legs of the resilient C-shaped strap 24 when retracted in their normal position, and not attached to the barrel of the BB gun, willretract inwardly toward one another to a position slightly inward from their position shown in FIG. 3 so as to extend along a path of a slightly smaller diameter than the barrel circumference, and so that when the C-shaped strap legs 26 and 27, illustrated in FIGS. 1 6, inclusive, when expanded slightly when attached to the barrel and engage against the barrel under a slight compression, when attached, as illustrated in FIGS. 1-6, to frictionally release the funnel device in an adjustedposition relative to the barrel.

When the operator wished to fill the magazine of a BB gun having the narrow blade type sight 34, illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5, he will simply reverse or rotate the funnel device in relation to the barrel of the BB gun, from its position shown in FIGS. 1-3 inclusive, relative to the barrel.

whereupon, the operator will lower the funnel device over the barrel 21 with the legs 26 and 27 spreading and straddling and frictionally engaging opposite side of the barrel of the gun, and with the slot 31 in the funnel device 20 closely receiving the rear of the blade sight 34 and aligning the funnel device 20 and locking the funnel device 20 in its position shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, so that the bore 29 of the funnel device aligns coaxially with the bore 33 of the BB gun, as illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5.

whereupon BBs may be fed into the open top of the funnel of the funnel device and they will gravitate down the funnel and through the bore 29 in the funnel and C-clamp and through the bore 33 in the BB gun barrel into the magazine of the BB gun to fill the magazine of the B-B gun with B-Bs.

Once the magazine of the BB gun having the blade type sight is filled with B--Bs, the funnel device will be removed from the barrel of the gun, by simply pulling the funnel device upward causing the legs of the C- clamp of the device to expand and clear the barrel and retract to their original position once the C-clamp of the funnel device has cleared the barrel of the gun.

Thus it will be seen that a novel funnel device has been provided for attachment to the barrel of a BB gun easily and rapidly for quickly filling the magazine of the BB gun with BBs and which device may be employed with BB guns having either the ramp type or blade type sights.

It will be obvious that various changes and departures may be made to the invention without departing from the spirit thereof and accordingly it is not intended that the invention be limited to that specifically described in the specification or as illustrated in the drawing, but only as set forth in the appended claims wherein: i

What is claimed is:

l. A funnel device for a BB gun having a barrel with a bore therein for filling a magazine in the barrel with BBs. said funnel device comprising a funel with a clamp mounted to the bottom thereof, said funnel having a bore in the bottom, said funnel device being detachably mounted to said barrel of said BB gun by the engagement of said clamp to said barrel, whereby B-Bs may be fed into the funnel and will gravitate down the funnel and through the bore in the funnel and into the bore in the BB gun barrel to fill the magazine of the BB gun with BBs, said clamp being of a general C-shape having resilient legs, said C-shaped resilient clamp being attached to said barrel by moving said C-shaped clamp downward to cause the legs of the clamp to expand over the barrel and frictionally engage the opposite sides of the barrel to retain the funnel device to the barrel, said clamp being provided with slot means to receive a portion of either a ramp type sight or a blade type sight ofa BB gun to align and lock the funnel device on the barrel of the BB gun so that the bore in the funnel aligns coaxially with the bore in the barrel of the BB gun.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification141/331, 124/49
International ClassificationF41A9/83, F41A9/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41A9/83
European ClassificationF41A9/83