US3225482A - Cartridge loading clip for revolvers - Google Patents

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US3225482A
US3225482A US41015964A US3225482A US 3225482 A US3225482 A US 3225482A US 41015964 A US41015964 A US 41015964A US 3225482 A US3225482 A US 3225482A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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Dec. 28, '1965 o. N. OLSON 3,225,482

CARTRIDGE LOADING CLIP FOR REVOLVERS Filed Nov. 10, 1964 FIG. 1

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OLE N. OLso/v BY 2 /8 Z3 25 .AT TOPNEYS United States Patent Ofiice 3,225,482 Patented Dec. 28, 1965 3,225,482 CARTRIDGE LOADING CLIP FOR REVOLVERS Ole N. Olson, 2909 Quentin Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. Filed Nov. 10, 1964, Ser. No. 410,159 Claims. (Cl. 4289) My invention relates generally to gun cartridge holders, and more particularly to holders for pistols having revolving cylinder chambers therein. i

It is a rather uniform practice for police and other law enforcement oflicers to carry their extra cartridges either in the circumferentially spaced loops of a cartridge belt or loosely in a pouch carried by such a belt. In the former case, the officer has to remove the bullets one .by one from the belt and insert them into the revolving chamber of the pistol for the purpose of reloading. This is extremely objectionable as time-consuming. In the latter instance, the bullets are released from the lower end of the pouch simultaneously in numbers corresponding to the number of chambers in the'cylinder, norinally six. Under these circumstances, the bullets are released into the hand of the oflicer in disarray, and not only is it difiicult for him to assemble them in orderly fashion for reloading, but too frequently he drops one or more of them.

The primary object of my invention is the provision of a novel carrier for revolver cartridges which will greatly facilitate loading and reloading of the revolving chambers thereof.

A further object of my invention is the provision of a device of the class above described which will at all times hold the cartridges in an orderly position for such reloading.

A still further object of my invention is the provision of a cartridge holder which will permit orderly storage of cartridges within a pouch with a considerable saving of space.

A further object of my invention is the provision of a device of the class above described which will permit tossing of a plurality of cartridges from one officer to another, during heat of battle and the like, while maintaining same is completely orderly position for reload- 111g.

A further object of my invention is the provision of a device of the class above described which is extremely light in weight, which is easy to use, is inexpensive to produce, and is extremely durable.

The above and still further objects of my invention will become apparent from the following detailed specification, appended claims, and attached drawings.

Referring to the drawings wherein like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views:

FIG. 1 is a view in top plan of my novel cartridge holder;

FIG. 2 is a view in side elevation of the structure of FIG. 1 showing a plurality of cartridges mounted therein, portions thereof broken away and shown in section;

FIGS. 3, 4 and 5 are sequential views partially in side elevation and partially in axial section, showing the loading of a cartridge from my novel holder into the chamber of a revolver cylinder; and

FIG. 6 is a view in axial section as seen from the line 66 of FIG. 1 on an enlarged scale.

Referring with greater particularity to the drawings, there is shown my novel cartridge holder and revolver loading device indicated generally by the numeral 10. Holder 10 is formed from an elastomeric material such as a relatively soft rubber, and includes a body 11 formed to define a plurality of sleeves 12 connected together in side-by-side tandem parallel relationship with the axes thereof in a generally parallel relationship. Sleeves 12 each have an internal diametric dimension slightly less than that of a cartridge 13 which it is adapted to receive. Such reduced dimensions of sleeves 12 permit insertion of the reduced projectile forming ends 14 thereinto with facility. However such sleeves 12 exert suificient gripping force against the intermediate portion 15 of the cartridge 13 to prevent accidental removal therefrom. Thus, as above indicated, the loaded holder 10 may be thrown from one officer to another during the heat of battle without fear of the cartridges 13 being dislodged from the holder 10 and while maintaining same in an orderly fashion for quick reloading operations. Such also is true when a holder 10 is dropped in the haste of reloading or in the-act of throwing.

As shown, each of the cartridges 13 is received within its respective sleeve 12 with the diametrically enlarged, flanged rear end 16 in engagement with one end 17 thereof. When thus positioned, and as shown in FIGS. 3-5, it will be noted that the axial dimensions of the sleeves 12 preferably less than one-half that of the cartridges 13 are such that a major portion of each cartridge 13 projects from the opposite end 18, such portion being receivable in the chamber 19 of the revolving magazine 20 *of a pistol, not otherwise shown, when said end 18 is in engagement with the upper surface 21 of cylinder 20.

Due to the reduced internal dimensions of the sleeves 12 and to the nature of the material from which the body 11 is formed, a cartridge 13 may be prone to undue seizing as it is being recevied within-the sleeve 12. Such seizing may be overcome by the use of a lubricant such as talcum powder, not shown, or, alternatively, by forming the inner peripheral wall of each sleeve 12 with the circumferentially spaced, axially extended, alternate ribs and grooves 22, 23, respectively, such ribs and grooves 22, 23 being illustarted particularly in FIGS. 1 and 6. With the above, it will be noted that only intentional movements of a cartridge 13 within its respective sleeve 12 will be permitted and the sleeves 12 will still exert sufficient force to prevent accidental removal of a cartridge 13 received therein.

For a purpose which will hereinafter become apparent, opposite ends 17, 18 of each of the sleeves 12 are formed to provide chamfered openings 24, 25 respectively.

When it is desired to load the cartridges 13 carried by the holder 10 in the chambers 19 of the revolving cylinder 20, a user has merely to grasp the holder 10 and/or cartridges 13 therein between the thumb and middle fingers (not shown) just rearward of the particular cartridge 13a to be loaded. Cartridge 13a is then placed in an empty chamber 19 (see FIG. 3) with end 18 of sleeve 12 in engagement with surface 21 and with the index or pointer finger 26 bearing against the rear end 16 of cartridge 13.

It will be noted adjacent ones of the sleeves 12 are connected by means of a web portion 27 which extends along the axial length thereof. Web 27 assures proper spacing between adjacent cartridges and permits inser-- tion of cartridge 13a in chamber 19 without interference of an adjacent cartridge 17 coming into engagement with wall portion 28 of cylinder 20. Forceful pressure against the rear end 16 of cartridge 13a by finger 26 causes the diametrically enlarged rear end 16 to pass into the partially through sleeve 12 (see FIG. 4), this passage of rear end 16 being aided by, in this case, the chamfered open ing 24. Obviously such passage is aided by chamfered opening 25 when reduced portion 14 of cartridge 13a is received from end 18, thus holder 10 is adapted to be used from either end 17, 18. Thereafter, body 11 of holder 10 is removed from cartridge 13a by moving same in a direction to more or less peel the sleeve 12 off as illustrated in FIG. 5. Cartridge 13a will then drop, under the action of gravity, into its operative firing position with the flange on the rear end 14 in engagement with the surface 21. Subsequent cartridges 13 are each loaded in an identical manner. It may be noted that as subsequent cartridges 13 are loaded in the chambers 19, the portion of the holder 10 which the user is holding becomes increasingly shorter. Therefore, after a number of cartridges 13 have been loaded, it may expedite turther loading by turning the holder 10 end for end.

With the above described arrangement, it will be obvious that cartridges 13 are always maintained in an orderly manner for quick and efficient loading of a revolver cylinder 20 with any number of cartridges 13 carried therein.

My invention has been thoroughly tested and found to be completely satisfactory for the accomplishment of the above objects; and while I have disclosed a preferred embodiment thereof, same may Well be capable of modification without departure from the scope and spirit of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A hold for gun cartridges of the type having diametrically reduced projectile forming forward end portions and diametrically enlarged flanges at their rear end portions, said holder comprising:

(a) a highly resilient elastomeric body defining a plurality of open-ended cartridge receiving sleeves in parallel relationship and interconnecting web portions, said sleeves completely encircling the cartridges,

(b) each said sleeve having an internal diameter slightly less than that of a cartridge which each said sleeve is adapted to receive, whereby to permit insertion of the diametrically reduced projectile end thereinto with facility but to exert sufiicient gripping 'force against the intermediate portion of a cartrdge to prevent accidental removal of a cartridge therefrom,

(c) the length of each said sleeve being materially less than that of a cartridge whereby to permit insertion of the major portion of a cartridge into a gun chamber when one edge of each sleeve is in engagement 5 with the rear end flange of a cartridge retained therein; and

(d) each said sleeve being sufficiently resilient to expand sufficiently to allow axial passage of the flanged end of a cartridge therethrough when a cartridge has a predetermined minimum pressure applied along the lengthwise axis thereof, whereby to permit final insertion of a cartridge into a gun chamber.

2. The structure defined in claim 1 in which:

(a) the inner peripheral wall of each of said sleeves is formed to define circumferentially spaced lengthwise extended alternate ribs and grooves, whereby to facilitate intentional sliding movements of cartridges through said sleeves.

3. The structure defined in claim 2 in which one end portion of said sleeves is formed to define chamfered openings.

4. The structure in claim 1 in which said sleeves adjacent one edge of said body are formed to define chamfered openings.

5. The structure defined in claim 1 in which the length of said sleeves is less than one-half of the length of the cartridges.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS BENJAMIN A. BORCHELT, Primary Examiner.

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1. A HOLD FOR GUN CARTRIDGES OF THE TYPE HAVING DIAMETRICALLY REDUCED PROJECTILE FORMING FORWARD END PORTINS AND DIAMETRICALLY ENLARGED FLANGES AT THEIR REAR END PORTIONS, SAID HOLDER COMPRISING: (A) A HIGHTLY RESILIENT ELASTOMERIC BODY DEFINING A PLURALITY OF OPEN-ENDED CARTRIDGE RECEIVING SLEEVES IN PARALLEL RELATIONSHIP AND INTERCONNECTING WEB PORTIONS, SAID SLEEVES COMPLETELY ENCIRCLING THE CARTRIDGES, (B) EACH SAID SLEEVE HAVING AN INTERNAL DIAMETER SLIGHTLY LESS THAN THAT OF A CARTRIDGE WHICH EACH SAID SLEEVE IS ADAPTED TO RECEIVE, WHEREBY TO PERMIT INSERTION OF THE DIAMETRICALLY REDUCED PROJECTILE END THEREINTO WITH FACILITY BUT TO EXERT SUFFICIENT GRIPPING FORCE AGAINST THE INTERMEDIATE PORTION OF A CARTRDGE TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL REMOVAL OF A CARTRIDGE THEREFROM, (C) THE LENGTH OF EACH SAID SLEEVE BEING MATERIALLY LESS THAN THAT OF A CARTRIDGE WHEREBY TO PERMIT INSERTION OF THE MAJOR PORTION OF A CARTRIDGE INTO A GUN CHAMBER WHEN ONE EDGE OF EACH SLEEVE IS IN ENGAGEMENT WITH THE REAR END FLANGE OF A CARTRIDGE RETAINED THEREIN; AND (D) EACH SAID SLEEVE BEING SUFFICIENTLY RESILIENT TO EXPAND SUFFICIENTLY TO ALLOW AXIAL PASSAGE OF THE FLANGED END OF CARTRIDGE THERETHROUGH WHEN A CARTRIDGE HAS A PREDETERMINED MINIMUM PRESSURE APLIED ALONG THE LENGTHWISE AXIS THEREOF, WHEREBY TO PERMIT FINAL INSERTION OF A CARTRIDGE INTO A GUN CHAMBER.
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US3538636A (en) * 1968-07-18 1970-11-10 Sam W Roth Resilient cartridge holder having an elongated base containing a plurality of cartridge-receiving recesses
US4056062A (en) * 1973-02-02 1977-11-01 Hilti Aktiengesellschaft Magazine for caseless charges
US4507889A (en) * 1981-05-11 1985-04-02 Allen Dillis V Speed loader

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US3538636A (en) * 1968-07-18 1970-11-10 Sam W Roth Resilient cartridge holder having an elongated base containing a plurality of cartridge-receiving recesses
US4056062A (en) * 1973-02-02 1977-11-01 Hilti Aktiengesellschaft Magazine for caseless charges
US4507889A (en) * 1981-05-11 1985-04-02 Allen Dillis V Speed loader

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