US 882598 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED MAR. 24, 1908.
0. P. WARD. GUN CLEANER. APPLICATION FILED Mus, 1907.
o WM? ORLO P. WARD, OF CANTON, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March'24, 1908.
Application filed May 8, 1907. Serial No. 372,474.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ORLO P. WARD, citizen of the United States, residing at Canton, in the county of Bradford and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gun-Cleaners, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to an improved cleaning implement for fire arms, and more particularly to that type of these devices which are commonly known as field cleaners, and which are so designed as to be packed in a small amount of space .and conveniently carried either in the pocket or gun case.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient gun cleaner and which can be readily utilized for quickly and thoroughly cleaning the interior of a gun barrel.
For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction and the means for effecting the result, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of a gun cleaner embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a detail view showing the swab receiving ring designed to be substituted for the brush shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail view showing the spool as having a hollow formation for receiving the cleaning implements.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
In general the implement comprises a cleaner having the cords 1 and 2 applied to opposite ends thereof, the cord 1 carrying a suitable weight 3 by means of which it is drawn through the gun barrel at the beginning of the cleaning operation, while a spool 4 is attached to the outer end of the cord 2 and serves both as a handle and a reel upon which the cord is wound when the implement is not in use. These cords 1 and 2 are both slightly greater in length than the gun barrel and have the fastening members 5 ap lied to the inner ends thereof and detachab y engaging the cleaner. These members 5 are each formed from a single piece of wire or similar spring material having one end thereof loo ed to form an eye for receiving the cord while the opposite end is returned upon itself to form a hook member having a .the cleaner through the gun barrel.
1 spring action and detachably engaging the cleaner.
Specifically describing the brush indicated at 6 it will be observed that the body portion thereof is formed from a single loop of wire which is twisted together at an intermediate point 7 to clamp the wires or bristles 8 in position, the end portions of the loop remaining untwisted to form the eyes 9 designed to engage the hook members 5. The-swab carrier employed When wiping the gun barrel with a rag is in the nature of a ring 10 through which the rag or wiper is designed to be passed in the usual manner, opposite sides of the ring being engaged by the hook members 5.
When using the implement to clean a gun, the desired cleaner, either the brush 6 or the swab carrying ring 10 is attached to the hook members 5, and the weight 3 then dropped through the gun barrel for the purpose of drawing the cord 1 into an operative position where it can be conveniently grasped to pull he handle or s 001 4 is then grasped to pull the cleanerbac to the starting osition and this operation is continued unti the interior of the gun barrel is thoroughly cleaned or until it is desired to substitute a different cleaner for that being used or to replace the rag or wiper held by the ring 10. When not in use the cords 1 and 2 can be wound upon the spool 4 and the same together with the brush 6 and the ring 10 conveniently carried in the pocket or packed in the gun case.
The spool 4 may be given a hollow formation to receive the ring 10 and brush 6 for convenience in transportation if found desirable. As shown in Fig. 3 the brush cleaner is slightly longer than the spool and an opening sufficiently large to receive the ring is bored partly through the spool. The ring 10 is designed to be positioned within the o ening first and then the brush 6 is inserted in position,.the bristles of the brush holding the ring in position and preventing accidental displacement of the brush. The cords 1 and 2 can then be wound upon the spool and the implement packed in a very small amount of space.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. In a gun cleaner, the combination of a cleaning im lement having eyes at op osite ends thereof cords rovided with hool s designed to detachab y engage the said eyes,
e. 2. In a gun cleaner, the combination of a swab receiving ring, a brush, a cord designed to br be detachably connected to the ring or the ush, and a spool for the cord, the said spool having an opening extending there- 10 in rough and designed to receive the ring and the brush and the said ring being engaged by the brush and held in position Within the opening thereby.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ORLO P. WARD. [L. s.]
Witnesses J. G. BLAKEMAN, GALEN L. WILLIAMS.