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H TUPBS & H. E. HABRBLSON. GUN GLEANING DEVICE. APPLICATION run we. 26, 1901.
Patented May 11, 1909.
UNITED STATES PATENT Prion.
HERSCHEL TUPES, OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, AND HAYNES E. HARRELSON, OF SAMAR PHILIPPINE ISLANDS; SAID HARRELSON ASSIGNOR IO S AID TUPES.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented May 11, 1909.
Application filed August 26, 1907. Serial No. 390,236.
To all whom it may concern: thethreaded socket H of a handle I. The Be it known that we, HERsoHEL Turns, a handle I is preferably made in sections so captain in the U. S. Army, and HAYNES E. that the cleaner head K can be used in long HARRELSON, residing at Samar, Philippine and short barrels of guns and small arms. Islands, citizens of the United States, have In cleaning lead, rust and 7 other subinvented certain new and useful Improvestances from the bores of guns and small ments in Gun-Cleaning Devices;and we do arms, it is essential that care be taken not hereby declare the following to be a full, to injure the rifling as this is often done by clear, and exact description of the invention, the use of cleaners and scrapers that are suchlas will enable others skilled in the art now in use. With our device, it will be to which it appertains to make and use the seen that by simply turning the sleeve D same. 7 j to the right or left, the diameter of the heli- Our invention relates to an improvement cal spring'E can be changed at will, therein gun cleaning devices for removing lead, by assuring a good contact'with the rifiing, rust, metal fouling, powder fouling and other and at the same time regulating the amount substances that may accumulate in the bore of friction between the cleaner and rifling. of guns and small arms. Besides, if the cleaner is made of spring It is a known fact, that in practice, it is a brass the metal is so much softer than the difficult matter to remove lead,'rust and other rifling that no injury whatever results. substances from the bores of guns and small The modified form of device shown in arms, and it is the object of our invention to Fig. 3 consists of a smooth rod or core A overcome the above and to provide a device provided with shoulders C and D. Surwhich will not wear out easily and which mounting the rod or core A is a helical can be cheaply manufactured and-t0 these spring E held against longitudinal moveends our invention consists essentially in ment by the shoulders C and D. The core providing a helical spring adjustably or rod A has an enlarged end F, permounted on a rod, the whole forming the forated as at G, to which can be attached a head member, and a handle member of our wire or other flexible handle (not shown). gun cleaning device. In the modified form no means are shown to Referring to the drawings forming part adjust the spring E, but in manufacture, of this specification; Figure 1 represents a the spring in this form may, if desired, be side elevation of our device showing the made of softer and finer material so as to handle member broken away; Fig. 2, an enprevent injury to the rifling, or it may be larged longitudinal section of the cleaner made like the form shown in Fig. 1. head with the handle removed, and Fig. 3, a In operation the spring E of the cleanmodified formof device. 7 ing device is adjusted'to form a good con- Like letters of reference represent like tact with the bore of the gun. The head K parts in all the views. is then inserted into'the barrel and recipro- A represents a metal rod, threaded at on cated by means of the handle member I. end, as at B, and having a shoulder G of less This is repeated until all the rust, etc. has diameter than the gun barrel at its other end. been removed. 7 An internally threaded sleeve or nut D is What we claim as our invention and demounted on the rod A near one end and is sire toisecure by Letters Patent, is adapted to be screwed back and forth on the In a gun cleaning device, a cleaning head same. Surrounding the rod A'is a helical comprising a core A threaded at one end spring E, made preferably of steel, spring only and having the shoulder G at the other brass, or other suitable material, and having end; a helical cone shaped spring made of one end bearing against and attached to the a material softer than that of the riflingin shoulder C, and the other end attached toa the gun to be cleaned and surmounting said washer F which bears against the nut D. G core; an abutting washer through which one represents a threaded stud which screws into end of said spring passes, and having a"lrol-e---\ larger than said screw threaded core Which it surrounds, a nut on said core contacting with said Washer for adjusting said spring, said threaded end extending beyond said nut; and a threaded handle attached to the said extended end of the core member, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, We aflix our signatures, in presence of two Witnesses.
V HERSOHEL TUPES.
HAYN ES E. HARRELSON. Witnesses:
J. C. TRACEY, H. H. WELLS.