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US1611814A US716620A US71662024A US1611814A US 1611814 A US1611814 A US 1611814A US 716620 A US716620 A US 716620A US 71662024 A US71662024 A US 71662024A US 1611814 A US1611814 A US 1611814A
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Dec. 21 1926. 1,611,814
- T. J. BUTLER GUN Original Filed May 29, 1924 .4 Sheets-sheet 1 IN VEN TOR.
\} BY I ATTORNEYS.
T. J. BUTLER Dec. 21', 1926.
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Application filed 29, 1924, Serial No. 716,620. Renewed 28, 1826.
This invention relates, generally, to im provements 1n guns; and, the present invention has reference more particular-l to a 7 i .la
primarily, in the novel gun hereinafter more fully set forth; and, sists, furthermore, in and combinations oft the said invention conthe novei arrangements the various devices and 1 1212 in said Figure 10.
novel construction of apparatus, in the form l ts, as well as in the details oi the conot a gun, from which a projectile or projec- St'lllClllOIl oi the said parts, all of which will tiles may be tired, with accelerating speed, be more fully described in the following without the employment or use of an explospecification, and then linally embodied in sive firing charge or charges, so as to prohe clauses of the claims, which are appendduce a noiseless, as well as a smokeless d ed to and which form an essential part of vice or appa 'atus for firing projectiles. th said specification.
The principal object of the present iii- The invention is clearly illustrated in the 'vention is to provide an apparatus, in the accompanying drawings, in which t'orm ot' a gun, and of a simple and eflicient Figure l is a plan i d F1 gum 2 a construction, for tiring a projectile or proside elevation of one form of gun made ac- 7 jectiles from a bore, without the employment cording to and e Abodying the principles oi oi an explosive tiring medium, as powder or the present invention. the like; and, furthermore, to provide a Figure 3 is a. horizontal sectional represimple and effectively operating mechanical sentation of the gun, with certain portions means, for propelling a projectile O1 PIO- of the gun emitter from said figure, said iectiles with accelerating speed through the tio b in t k n on li S 3 in aid bore of the gun and from the firing nO ure 2, looking in the direction or" the arrow thereof. :0; Figure l is a similar sectional represen- The invention has for its further object to r tio f th un, aid section being repreprovide a noiseless and smokeless apparatus sented a b in taken on line 1% in said 39 or gun for firing a projectile or pro-jectlles, Figure 2, looking in the direction or the arwith great speed or velocity, the general arrow 1 and Figure 5 is a longitudinal central rangenient and operation of the mechanism ti l ti n f th arts r r nted in being such, that all vibrating eiiiects are reid Fi 3 am t, 1 s ti n being taken F duced to a minimum, to provide a 2W on lines 5 in said Figure 3, looking in the scopic or stabilizing effect or scion of the direction of the arrow to. gun, and that a perfect aim may be had; and, Fi 6 is a f m seamen th h furthermore, to provide a gun of the general th l di hgunbey a d t d-hopper the character hereinafter more fully described, anparetusl igure 7 is a semi-diagrannnatic h is pable f a laterally swinging n10- perspective ot the loading-actuating means tion, in a horizontal plane, and the pro- 15 th nd Fi re 8 is a cross section jectile-liring bore of which may also be 0n1ine 8-S in said Figure angularly adjustable, in vertical plane, so Fi r 9 i a side elevation 01": a small as to deliver the projectile at a hig e arm-gun anapted to be carried by an indilower angle, may be necessary. vidualoperator, to be shouldered by the in- 90 Another object or" the present invention is di idnal wh n ot in se, and to he emto provide a projectile-tiring apparatus or nloyed in the manner as is usual with the 91 in which the pr iec ile-nropelling hrdinary repeating rifle or similar gun, said ineans lDttV be flCllllZlllQCl by manually operat- View hgvvingangthgp g nbodi nent, of 12116 Gd moans; 0-1 by electric or other powerprinciples or the present invention; and Fig 109 operated means. are 1\ is a transverse vertical section of the The invention has for its further object to same, said section being taken on line 101O provide a breech-loading gun of the characin saic Fi, 'ure 9, and said view being made ter specified, with a view oi providing a on an en argec scale. M glYl'OSlCODiO or stabilized eltect under all con- Jigure 11 is a detail transverse sectional ditionsfa reliable feed for feedingrprojecrepresentation, on an enlarged scale, or the tiles into the gun, and certain other features here or barrel of the gun, showing one or a ct advantage reterred to in detail hereinp r ot oppositely located pro ectile-feeding utter. L es in connection tl erewith; and Figure ll ith the various objects of the present in- 12 is a detail horizontal sectional represenvention in view, the said invention consists, tatio i, said section be no; taken on line Figure 13 is a side elevation of the loading end of the gun, as shown in Figure 1, equipped with a belt-feed instead of a hopper; and Figure 1a is a similar view of the reverse or ejecting side of said loading end of the gun and of the said projectile-provider or cartridge-belt.
Figures 15, 16, 17 and 18, are horizontal sectional views, showing the breech construction, as used in said Figures 13 and 1 1, said views illustrating in succession the various steps of feeding the belt through the apparatus, and detaching and forcing the projectiles into the bore or barrel of the gun and between the first set of the projectile feeding discs; Figure 19 is a transverse vertical section through the same; and Figure 20 is an enlarged elevation of the belt-exit portion of the gun.
Similar characters of reference are employed in all of said figures, to indicate corresponding parts.
Referring now to the several figures of the drawings, and more especially to Figures 3, 4c and 5, the reference-character 1 indicates a suitably shaped chambered casing, provided at one end with an opening, as 2, and being provided at its other end with a butt 3, the said butt being formed with a projectile receiving chamber 1. In communication with the chamber 4 is a magazine of any suitable design and coinstrm-tion, herein shown as comprising angularly disposed container-elements 5 in which the projectiles 6 are loaded, and are adapted to be successively fed by means of a spring-actuated follower-plate 7, in each element 5, into the said receiving chamber a, substantially as indicated in Figure 6 of the drawings. In communication with the said chamber 4 and disposed in an opening 8 in the wall 9 of the casing 1, is the receiving end of a tubular element 10, providing what may be termed the barrel or bore of the gun. This barrel or bore 10 extends longitudinally through the casing 1, with its opposite end-portion projecting from the opening 2, substantially as shown. In its lower wall 11, at a suitable location, the said casing 1 is preferably made with a chambered off-set, as 12, and extending laterally on opposite sides of the wall-portion 13 are flange-elements 14 for the oscillatory or rotary support of the casing 1 upon the supporting head or lock 15, of a supporting locating tripod of any usual construction and which may be provided with a seat, as 17, properly placed for seat ing the operator back of the gun. Usually the means of supporting connection between the flange-elements 1d and the supporting head or block 15 is the conventional journalmechanism, as indicated at 18 in Figure 2 of the drawings, so that the gun, while be ing oscillatorily disposed in a horizontal plane, may also be moved in a vertical plane.
In addition, the casing 1 may be provided with the usual shoulder rest or guard 19 and an arrangement of sights 20 and 21. A rotector-shield 22 may also be employed with the gun, as indicated in Figures 1 and 2 in the drawings. Suitably disposed within the *asing 1, and located outside of and on opposite sides of the said tubular element or barrel 10 is a projectile-feeding mechanism for feeding or passing the projectiles with accelerated or increased speed through the barrel or bore, and for properly discharging the projectile from the firing end of the said barrel or bore.
As shown, this mechanism comprises a series of spindles, in this instance ten of such spindles being employed, and which are re spectively indicated by the reference-characters 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31., the several spindles having their respective end-portions both slidably and rotatably journalled in elongated holes, as 32, disposed in a pair of partitions or plates 33 and 34, with which the casing 1 is provided. Coiled springs 35 are located between and are suitably attached at their respective ends with the respective spindles 22 and 23, 24 and 25, 26 and 27, 28 and 29, and 30 and 31, the tendency of the said springs being to draw the spindles of each pair of spindles toward each other, and f r the purposes to be hereinafter more fully set forth. Mounted upon the upper portion of the spindle 22, as more particnlarly shown in Figure 5 of the drawings, is a large sprocket-wheel or pulley 36 and upon a lo Yer portion of said spindle 2 1 is a small sprocket-wheel or pulley 37, while similarly disposed upon the upper portion of the spindle 23 is a large sprocket-u-'licel or pulley 38, and upon a lower portion of said spindle .is a small sprocket-wheel or pulley 39. Upon the lower portion of the spindle 21 is a large sprocket-wheel or pulley 10 and upon the lower portion of the spindle 26 is a small sprocket-wheel or pulley l1. Sin'ularly mounted upon the spindle upon the lower portion thereof, is a large sprocket-wheel or pulley 4:2, and upon the lower portion of the spindle 27 is a small sprocket-wl1eel or pulley 13. Upon the upper portion of the spindle 26 is a large sprocket-wheel or pulley 41 1, and also upon the upper portion of the spindle 27 is a large sprocket-wheel or pulley 46. Mounted upon the upper portion of the spindle 28 is a small sprocket-wheel or pulley as, and upon the lower portion of the spindle 28 is a large sprocket-wheel or pullcv 48. Similarly, the spindle 29 has mounted upon its upper portion, a small sprocketwheel or pulley 47, and upon the lower portion of the spindle 29 is a large sprocket wheel or pulley 50.
Mounted upon the lower portion of the spindle 30 is a small sprocket-wheel or pul ley 49, and in a like manner, the lower porin: v
tion of the spindle 31 is .also provided with a small sprocket-wheeler pulley 51. Linkchains or belts 52 are passed over the respective sprocket-wheels or pulleys 86 and 87, and d1, 44 and 45, 48 and 49; and in like manner, link-chains or belts are passed over the respective sprocket-wheels or pulleys 38 and 3-9, and i3, i6 and IL-7, 6aand 51, as will be clearly evident from an inspection of Figures 3 and 5 of the drawings.
lrsshown in said Figures 3 and 5, and in Figures 8 and 11, the previously mentioned barrel or bore 10 is provided in its opposite sides, suitably spaced so as to be in alinement with the respective spindles 22 and 23, 2-i and 25, 26 and27, 28 and29, and and 31, with oppositely located openings, as '55 and 56, into which project under normal initial condition-s,'portions of the peripheries J of certain projectile feeding or propelling discs or wheelsyas 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64C, (35 and 66, the said discs being respectively mounted upon the spindles 22, 28, 2d,, 25, '26, 27,28, 29, 30 and 8 As indicated more particularly in said Figure 11, the peipheral portion of each propelling disc is .made concave in cross-section, this co -caved peripheral portion being preferably lined with a soft gripping material 67, such as felt, or the like. Rotary motion of the several spindles, and the various elements carried by said spindles may be produced in several different ways, either by hand by the operator, or by means of an electric motor, or other power-driven mechanism.
As shown more particularly in Figure l of the drawings, the spindles 26 and 2?, or for that matter any other pair of spindles, are respectively provided with gears 68 and 69, which are always in mesh with each other. Attachedt'o the lower portion of the spindle 27 is a bevel-gear 0 with which is in mesh a bevel-gear 71, mounted upon a shaft 72 rotatably disposed in a bearing-portion "i 3 inthe wall of the main-casing 1. Mounted upon the outer'end-portion of the said shaft '72 is another bevel-gear 74 in mesh with a bevel-gear '75 mounted upon a rearwardly extending shaft 76, rotatably disposed in bearing-portions 77 with which the said wall of the casing 1 is provided. The said shaft 7 6 is also provided with a bevelgear '78 which is in mesh with a bevel-gear 79 mounted upon a crank-shaft 80, also rotatably disposed in a bearing-portion 81 in the wall of the "casing 1, and adapted to be actuated by a crank 82.
Thus, when the gunner or operator turns this crank, the inotion is conveyed to the spindle 27 and by means of the gearing 68 and 69 to the spindle 26, the motive power connected with the spindle 2?. to be presently described being disconnected wth said spindle. as will be evident, turning in opposits directions. Owing to the arrangement of the ear-mechanism and the connecting linlcch ns, the rotation of the respective spindles .2 i-and 25, and 22 and 28, with relation to the spindles 26 and .27 is reduced, while the rotation of the respective spindles 28 and 29, and 30 and 31, with relation to said spindles 26 and 27 is increased, in any ratio that be desired, so that the cartridge or proi ctilc fed into the receiving end of t mo; s slowly between the firs two discs (51 and 32, but moves with increasing or accelerated motion between the discs 59 and 60, 5-7 and 59, 68 and 6d, and 65 and 66, to be discharged from the firing end of the tubular element 10 with greatly increased speed,
will be evident.
"i lieu of the above described manually operated means for actuating the projectile enfia in and firinr means the saindle .27 c, n. t: :1 7
y have detachably connected therewith L means of suitably constructed attaching sociiet 88, or other suitable means, a flexible shaft 81 which is suitably connected with a is suitably operated 1.10111 an electric niotor, as 85, adapted to be placed in circuit with source of electricity by means of the electric cables 86 and 87 The circuit through the wires within the cable 88 normally is interrupted or broken, but is readily established by the operator, by means of the contact-making devices 88 and 89, suitably connected with a grasping butt, as 90, of the conventional shape, and as will be ly understood from an inspection of I ores 2 and 5 of the drawings.
in order to conform as nearly as possible with the usual ordnance methods, and to obviate the need of special instruction of the opeator, I have. provided the usual pistol grip or butt 91; provided with a spring-actucontact-member for the purpose herein described. so that whenever the gunner tightens his hold on the iistol-grip, the motor will be set in motion, and upon releasing his grip t This method is of as motor will stop. great advantage because it will be obvious that should the gunner be shot or fail to keep his hold on the pistohgrip, the gun will cease to shoot. In order to make the gun t ther conform to common practice, I provide the breech with the usual trigger 92, positioned in a recess 93 in the under face oi": the breech-block, the actual finger-grip being pivotally mounted on one end of L-shaped bar 95 adapted to move longitudinall v in a bore 96 to one side of and communicating with the recess i 3,the other .t said bar 95 being connected to a lever 97, pivoted intermediate its ends i c clot 8 in the breech, the said lever having: a slottherein for the reception of a pin attached to one face of a plunger 7. hie arm of the L-shaped bar is reduced, as at 101, and is provided with a coil-spring he tubular element or barrel 10 at first 102 and a collar 103, said collar 103 being fixed on said reduced portion 101, and acting as an abutment for said spring 102. In operation, when the finger-piece or grip 94; is pulled backward, it pulls the bar 05 with it, the bar thereby imparting a forward swinging motion to the slotted arm 98 of the lever 97; and thus through the pin 99, a forward motion to the plunger 7, thereby pushing a projectile into position in the gun barrel. During this operation, the spring 102 is compressed, and the spring 102 being attached at one end to the face of the bore 96; and, abutting, as has been stated against the collar 103 on the reduced portion 101 of the L-bar 95 upon releasing the trigger 01, the spring 102 will return the respective parts to their initial positions, permitting the operation being repeated to insert each shell.
Should it be desired, however, to insert the projectiles automatically the trigger or finger-piece 91 is lifted into the posit on shown in dotted lines in Figure 3 and Figure e1 in which position it is in line with a plunger 101 mounted at one side of the breech, and adapted to be reciprocated backward and forward by means of a cam 105 attached to one of the propelling discshafts, said cam having engagement with a wearshoe 106 on one end of the plunger 10 1, the plunger be ing urged toward the cam by any suitable means, such as a spring 107, fastened at one end to the plunger, and at its opposite end to the bearing thereof. From this it will be seen, that the action of the plunger back and forth will impart the same action to the finger-piece, as was produced by the gunncrs finger, it being understood that there is a slot 1 8 provided in the breech to permit the finger-piece to move back and forth in its raised position. it will be noted from the above description that the gun can be quickly changed from being manually operated, to being automatically operated; and,
from being manually loaded to being automatically loaded, these items being of utmost importance in case of failure of any of the above methods in active use. Furthermore all of these method-changes can be accomplished without the operator or gunner changing his position from behind the gun and losing either sight of his target or the protection of the shield.
With the style of infantry gun or small arm illustrated in Figure 9 of the drawings, as a modification, the general arrangement of the mechanism for propelling a projectile with increasing velocity through and from the barrel of the gun, this mechanism is substantially the same as that herein'above described, except that with the actuating gears (38 and have arranged between them and in mesh with the teeth 100 and 110 thereof a rack 111, see Figures 10 and 12, the said rack being connected by means of a connecting member 112 with a grasping element or member 113 inova-bly disposed upon a guiding frame 111 carried by the casing 1 of the gun shown in said Figure 9 of the drawings. Additional gears or pinions, as 115 and 116 are also in this case mounted upon the respective spindles 22 and 23 with which spring-controlled pawls or dogs 117 and 118 are in engagement in a manner, so that during the forward movement of the member 112 and of the rack 111, the pawls or dogs 117 and 118 the said pawls or dogs will actively engage the gears 115 and 116, these gears being keyed to their respective shafts and in turn imparting a rotary movement to the propelling discs. It will be seen that by this construction the propelling discs will be rotated in one direction only, as the pawls will ride freely over the gears 115 and 116 on the return stroke. It is obvious that by placing the pawls in an opposite direction from that as shown, the pull-back stroke of the member 112 can be made to become the active stroke instead of the forward or pushing operation. It will be noted that the method just stated (known as pumping) is in common use on many of the well-known guns, and will require little or no instruction in order to learn its use. In the present form of gun, however, and shown in Figure 5), I find it of advantage to place the hopper above the breach and let the projectilcs feed in by gravity, the hopper being, as in my preferred form, V-shaped, there being enough space between the two legs of the V in order to have ample vision.
In referring to Figure 1&- it will be noted, that in place of the V-shaped hopper as shown in my preferred form of gun, shown. in said Figure 1, and also in the modification illustrated in Figure 9, I have equipped the gun with the usual cartridge belt 119, carried in the usual box 120, the said belt being provided with pockets 121 for the reception of the projectiles 122, the belt entering the gun-breech through an opening 123, and going through a similar opening 124 located on the opposite side therefrom, as Will be seen clearly by reference to Figures 19 and 20.
In order to insert the projectiles in the breech-end of the gun-barrel, and at the same time hold the belt from being misplaced, due to the operation of pushing the shell out of its belt-pocket, and in order to give to the belt an intermittent movement in one direction, I have provided the breechchamber in this modification with springactuated clamping memljiers 125 and 126, which are positioned one above and one bclow the entrance-opening 123 of the breech, in such a manner as to be capable of vertical movement, the clamping members being normally urged toward each other by springs 128 and 129, positioned one above and one below each clamping member respectively. The breech is further provided with a bore 130 in which is positioned a plunger 131, having a shoulder 132 at one end, a reduced portion 133, and a head 134 on the end of said reduced portion, the purpose of which will be later more fully described. The plunger 131 is normally urged toward the end 135 of the bore 130 by a coil-spring 136 which bears against the shoulder 132 of the plunger and a shoulder 13'? of the bore 130. Positioned upon the reduced portion 133 of the plunger 131 is a prong-shaped member 138 which, when the plunger is in normal or retracted position, is clamped be-- tween the head 134 and the rear wall 139 of the cavity 140.
In order to impart forward motion to the plunger 131, I have provided the operating member 141, which is identical with the same member-96 in my prepared form, with a roller 142, the supporting shaft of which protrudes through a slot 143 in the bore 130 and a slot 144 is the operating member or arm 141, the said roller bearing against the rear face of the plunger.
In operation of my device here stated, the belt is threaded through the breech, until one of the shells is in line with the gun-barrel, or until the shell rests between the concave portions 145 of the clamping members, the end of the belt protruding slightly on one side, as at 146. It will be seen, that the clamping members will securely hold the belt in this position until they are separated, whereby the member or arm 141 is actuated in a forward direction, as .shown in Figure 16, thus pushing the plunger forward, compressing the spring 136, and putting the head 134 in contact with the rear end of the shell. This does not, however, have any acion upon the member 138, which remains as before at the rear end of the cavity 14.0. Upon further movement of the arm 141, as shown in Figure 17, it will be seen that the head 134 has pushed the shell out of its containing pocket and the shoulder 147 formed by the reduced portion 133 of the plunger 131, has pushed the member 138 forward. until the ca-m-prongs 147 of said member engage in the recesses 148 formed in the clamping members 125 and 126, and thereby spread these members apart and release the belt.
Upon the movement of the arm 141 back-- ward, the plunger is retracted, but the mem her 138 still continues to hold the'clamping members separated until the head 134 again engages it and moves it again into the position shown in Figure 15. In order to feed the belt through the breech and at the same time produce an intermittent motion 1 have provided the breech with shafts 149 and 150, positioned across the exit-aperture and have provided these shafts with pronged wheels 151 and 152 respectively for the purpose of gripping the belt as it passes between them. In order to rotate the members 151 and 1 52 in opposite directions, and at the same time impart an intermittent movement to them I provide the clamping members 125 and 126 with spring-actuated pawls 153 and 154, which are adapted to engage the ratcliets 155 and 156 keyed to the shafts 149 and 150, respectively, so that when the clamping device is expanding, the pawls will ride freely over their respective ratchetsf Upon the next movement of the clamping device the pawls will engage and thus through the action of the wheels 151 and 152 will impart movement to the belt in the direction indicated by the arrow in Figure 3 Having thus described my invention, it will be seen that I have produced a gun of the types specified, which is simple, and highly edective, and at the same time easily assembled and does not require special instruction for use. lit will be seen that my gun is also well adapted. for use in air craft, as it is free from the usual recoil; and, be cause of its gyroscopic quality, it is easily supported and kept in aim. It will be also noted that due to the fact that it is noise" less and smokeless it is well adapted for use in trench warfare.
Briefly, and in summary, a rapid firing gun or apparatus made according to the principles of the present invention embodies the following essential features :-stabilized or gyro-action; smokel-essness; noiselessness; standard design of parts; no special inst-ructions needed; can shoot the standard army projectiles; can shoot high explosive shells without losing any of their explosive charge in order to fire; leaves no empty projectiles to close its former position; uses no'gases; can shoot thin case-shells, with liquid container, or projectiles having a glass-con: tainer, which cannot at present be fired because of the firing impact shattering the glass; projectiles passing in rapid succession into the bore of the gun, the projectiles almost abutting each other, because of the fact that there is no explosive charges carried by the projectiles; and finally the gun needs no cooling.
Of course, I am fully aware that many changes may be made in the general arrangements and combinations of the various devices and parts of the apparatus, as well as in the details of the construction of the same, without departing from the scope of the present invention, as described in the foregoing specification, and as finally em bodied in the clauses of the claims appended thereto. Hence, I do not limit my present invention to the exact arrangements and combinations of the various devices and parts as described in the said specification,
nor do I confine myselt to the exact details of the construction or the said parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
1 claim 1. it un of thecharacter specifi d comprising a projectile-reeeiving barrel, means for leading a projectile into said barrel, and mechanical and non-errplosi mechanism located on opposite sides or said barrel for forcing the projectile through said barrel and finally expelling and firing the projectile from said barrel Without. any production of smoke.
2. A gun of the character specified comprising a projectile-receiving barrel, means for feeding a projectile into said barrel, and mechanical and non-explosive mechanism located 011 opposite sides of said barrel for forcing the projectile through said barrel and finally expelling and firing the projectile from said barrel Without any production of noise due to explosive charges,
3. A gun of the character specified comprising a projectile-recciving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into saic barrel, and rotary means located on opposite sides of the barrel for forcing the projectiles in succession through the barrel and ez zpelling or firing the projectiles from said barrel.
A gun of the'character specified comprising a projectile-receiving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into said barrel, and rotary means located on opposite sides of the barrel for forcing the projectiles in succession through the barrel and expelling or firing the projectiles from said barrel, combined With means for variously speeding the members 01' the said rotary means, and providing a stabilized eli'ect or gyro-action of the gun.
5. A gun 01" the character specified comprising a projectile-receiving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into said barrel, and a speed-accelerating means located on opposite sides of the barrel for forcing the projectiles in succession and move them with accelerating speed through the barrel and expelling the projectiles at maximum speed from the barrel.
6. A gun oi the character specified comprising a projectile-receiving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into said barel, and rotary means located on opposite sides of the barrel for forcing the projectiles in succession through the barrel, combined with means for variously speeding the members of said rotary means, and move said projectiles with accelerating speed through the barrel and expelling the projectiles at maximum speed from the barrel.
7. A gun of the character specified comprising a projectilereceiving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into said barrel, said barrel being provided in its opposite sides with positioned openings, rotary discs located on opposite sides of the barrel, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, and to expel or fire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel.
8. A gun of the character specified comprising a projectilea'eceiving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into said barrel, said barrel being provided in its opposite sides with positioned openings, rotary discs located on opposite sides of the barrel, sait discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same throi h the barrel, combined with means ionsly accelerating the rotary speeds tie said discs and ot' the projectiles in their passage through the barrel and expellin the projectiles at maximum speed in the exit-end oi": the barrel.
9. A gun of the character specified com prising a projectile-receiving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into said barrel, said br" el being provided in its opposite sides with pos oned openings, spindles located on opposite sides of the barrel and in alinement with the oppositely located openings, discs mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, and to expel or fire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel, gearmechanism mounted upon said spindles tor actuating said spindles and the discs, and means carried by a pair or said spindles for primarily actuating said pair of spindles.
10. A gun oi" the character specified comprising a projectile-receiving barrel, means for feeding projectiles into said barrel, said barrel being provided on its opposite sides with positioned openings, spindles located on opposite sides of the barrel and in alinement With the oppositely located openings, discs mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, and to expel or fire each projectile from the (Halt-611d of the barrel, gearmechanism mounted upon said spindles geared. in a manner for variously actuating said spindles and the discs, and means car i by a pair of said spindles for primarily iting said pair of spindles. ll. gun ot the character specified comi a proj ctiie-receiving barrel, means 'ng projectiles into said barrel, said ii g provided in its opposite sides with positioned openiny's, spindles located on opposite sides of the barrel and in alinemeet with the opposite-iv located openings, each pair of said oppoi rely located spindles being capable also of reciprocatory movellU ments, coil-springs connected with and lo cated between each pair of spindles, disc mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable i: the openings 0'2 the barrel, so to the pro- 'ectiles and to more the same through the. barrel, and to espel or lire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel, gear-mechanism mounted upon said spindles for actnating said spindles and the discs, and means carried by a pair of said spindles for primarily actuating said pair of spindles.
12. A gun oi the character specified coinprising a projectile-receiving barrel, means ror feeding projectiles into said barrel, said. barrel being provided in its opposite sides with positioned openings, spindles located on opposite sides of the barrel and in alinement with the oppositely located openings, each pair of said oppositely located spindles being capable also of reciprocatory move ments, coil-springs connected with and located between each pair of spindles, discs mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, so to 531 the projectiles and to move the s o through the barrel, and to expel or tire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel gear-mechanism mounted upon spindles geared in a manner for variously actuating said spindle and the discs and means carried by pair of said spindles for primarily actuating said pair of spindles.
13. In a gun, in combination with the bar rel and breech thereo't, means for successively feeding projectiles into said breech, and mechanical and nonexplosive mechanism located on opposite sides of the barrel tor iorcing the projectiles through the barrel and expelling and firing the projectiles in rapid succession from sad barrel without any pro duction of smoke.
i i. In gun, in combination with the barand breech thereof, means for successive-- feeding projectiles into said breech, and mechanical and nonexplosive mechanism located on opposite siles of the barrel for forcing the projectiles through the barrel and expelling and firing the projectiles in rapid succession from said barrel without any production of noise due to explosivecharges.
15. In a gun, in combination with the barrel and breech thereof, means for successively feeding projectiles into said breech, and rotary means located on opposite sides or" the barrel for forcing the projectiles in succes sion through the barrel and expel the same in rapid succession from said barrel.
16. In a gun, in combination with the barrel and breech thereof, means for successive ly feeding projectiles into said breech, and rotary means located on opposite sides of the barrel for forcing the projectiles in succesrel ly sion tl'irough the barrel and expel the same in rapid succession from said barrel, combined with means for variously speeding the members of the said rotary means, and providing a stabilized ellect or gyro-action of the gun.
17. In a gun, in combination with the bar rel and breech thereof, means for successive ly teeoing projectiles into said breech, and a .ipeed-acr lerating means located on oppoi i the barrel for forcing the pro eetiles in succession with accelerating speed t rough the barrel and expelling the pro-' lies at maximum speed from the barrel. 8. in a gun, in combination with the thereof, means for succesly feeding projectiles into said reech, rotary means located on opposite sides 0 the barrel tor torcing the projectiles ii succession through ti o barrel, combined vith means variousl speeding the members of said rotary BQZLQS, and move said p t s ith accelei speed through t i expellii he projectiles at in u speed "rein the barrel.
' r 19. I a gun, in combination with the barrel and breech thereof, said barrel being aro- "ided in its opposite sides with positioned openings, scans for successively feeding projectiles into said breech, rotary discs lo cated on opposite o1 the barrel, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings or the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, and to expel or fire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel.
20. In a gun, in combination with the barrel and breech thereof, said barrel being pr vided in its opposite sides with positioned openings, means for successively feeding projectiles into said breech, rotary discs located on opposite sides of the barrel, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, s as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, combined with means for variously accelerating the rotary speeds of the said discs and of the projectil s in their passage through the barrel and expelling the projectiles at maximum speed from the exitend of the barrel.
21. In a gun, in combination with the barrel and breech thereof, said barrel being provided in its opposite sides with positioned o aenings, means for successively feeding projectiles into said breech, spindles located on opposite sides of the barrel and in alinement with the oppositely located openings, discs mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings 01": the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move-the same through the barrel, and to expel or fire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel, gear-mechanism mounted upon said spindles for actul till ating said spindles and the discs, and means carried by a pair of said spindles for primarily actuating said pair of spindles.
22. In a gun, in combination With the barrel and breech thereof, said barrel being provided in its opposite sides with positioned openings, means for successively feeding; projectiles into said breech, spindles located on opposite sides of the barrel and in alinement with the oppositely located openings, discs mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, andto expel or fire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel, gear-111ecl1- anism mounted upon said spindles geared in a manner for variously actuating said spindles and the discs, and means carried by a pair of said spindles for primarily actuating said pair of spindles.
23. In a gun, in combination With the barrel and breech thereof, said barrel heinovided in its opposite sides with peer openings, means for successively fee-dea projectiles into said breech, spindles loch on opposite sides of the barrel and in alinement with the oppositely located openin each pair of said oppositely located spint s being capable also of reciprocatory movements, coil-springs connected with and located between each pair of spindles, discs mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings of the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, and to expel or fire each projectile from the exit-end of the barrel, gear-mechanism mounted upon said spindles for actuating said spindles and the discs, and means arried by a pair oi said spindles for primarily actuatin said pair of spindles.
24-. In a gun, in combination with the barrel and breech thereof, said barrel being provided in its opposite sides with positioned openings, means for successively feeding projectiles into said breech, spindles located on opposite sides oil the barrel and in alinement with the oppositely located openings, each pair of said oppositely located spindles being capable also of reciprocatory movements, coil-springs connected with and located between each pair of spindles, discs mounted upon said spindles, said discs having their peripheral portions movable in the openings or the barrel, so as to grip the projectiles and to move the same through the barrel, and to expel or fire each projectile trom the exit-end of the barrel, gear-mechanism mounted upon said spindles for actuating said spindles and the discs, and means carried by a pair of said spindles for primarilv actuating said pair of spindles, reared in a manner for variously actuating said spindles and the discs, and means carried b a pair of said spindles for p imarily actuat said pair of spindles.
In to. imony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 28 day of May 1924;.
THOMAS J. BUTLER.
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