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April 24, 1962 '
J. CURRAN
3,030,724
MAGAZINE CHARGER WITH INWARDLY RAISED RIBS’
ATTORNEYS
April 24, 1962 .
J. CURRAN
3,030,724
MAGAZINE CHARGER WITH INWARDLY RAISED RIBS
Filed April 15, 1960
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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INVENTOR
United States Patent @?tice
3,030,724
Fatented Apr‘. 24, 1962
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IG. 5 is an underneath plan of the charger shown in
3,030,724
MAGAZINE CHARGER WITH HNWARDLY
RAISED RIBS
James Curran, Cheadle Hulme, England, assignor to
Thomas French & Sons Limited, a corporation of
Great Britain
Filed Apr. 13, 1960, Ser. No. 22,043
Claims priority, application Great Britain Apr. 14, 1959
3 Claims. (Cl. 42-88)
This invention relates to chargers for small-arms maga
FIG. 1;
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FIGS. 6 and 7 are perspective views from above and
below respectively of the same charger.
As shown in the drawing, the magazine charger con
sists only of a channel member 10 of generally conven
tional shape in longitudinal curvature and cross section.
Instead of being adapted to locate a spring insert, the
base is slit at an angle inwardly and symmetrically ?rom
10 each corner at 11 so as to form tongues which are in
wardly sprung and so that each tongue includes end por
tions 12a of longitudinal ribs 12, conventionally formed
zines of the kind (hereinafter termed “the kind referred
in the base of the charger body. The slits are inclined
to”), comprising a channel-like pressing of spring steel
to an included angle of ‘about 40 degrees and the dis
adapted to ‘hold a plurality of small-arms cartridges in
a convenient manner for guiding them into the magazine 15 tance between their inner ends is approximately one-third
of the width of the base.
of the small-arm.
in use, by reason of the location and direction of such
Hitherto, such chargers have generally included a steel
slits, the end portions 12a engage the base of the car
spring located within the channel by indentations formed
tridge at each side of the percussion cap with the required
in the base thereof, such spring locating the cartridges
frictionally, by engaging the base thereof, to retain them 20 amount of pressure, both as the cartridge is inserted or
withdrawn and on the end cartridges when charged with
in the channel and in their desired relative disposition.
the full complement of cartridges so as to hold and posi
Such construction has the disadvantage that it con
tion the same therein in the required manner.
sists of two separately produced parts, respectively, the
I claim:
body of the charger and the spring, and to avoid this,
1. A charger for small arms magazines comprising a
it has been proposed to slit the sides of the channel to 25
channel-like pressing of spring steel having a base and
form tongue-like portions which are then bent in over
sides adapted to grip the base ends of small arms car
the base so as to be able to grip the sides of the car
tridges for guiding them into the magazine, the base of
tridges, such construction being based upon the appre
said channel-like pressing having slits at each end de?n
ciation that in any case the material of the channel has
to be of a grade of metal which would be suitable for 30 ing a tongue at each end which is displaced from said
base to engage resiliently with the base end of any said
that purpose, thus dispensing with the need for a separate
cartridge in register therewith, said base of the channel
like pressing being formed with spaced longitudinal
inwardly-raised ribs for respectively engaging the car
spring.
However, conditions of use have shown that control
of the cartridge is still required to operate by end en
gagement therewith, as distinct from gripping the sides 35 tridge base at each side of any percussion cap, charac
terized in that the said slits at each end are straight and
of the cartridges and the object of the present inven—
inclined symmetrically of the base and inwardly towards
tion is to enable this to be done whilst still avoiding
each other from the outer end of the pressing and pass
the necessity for a separate base spring. Also, the inven
respectively through the said raised ribs to leave portions
tion includes the appreciation that an end-contacting
spring, as hitherto made, has an inherently undesirable 40 of such ribs on the cartridge-base-engaging portions of
said tongues for contact with the cartridge bases at points
feature by reason of possible engagement with the per
on each side of any percussion cap.
cussion cap of the cartridge, either during or after load
2. A charger as claimed in claim 1, further charac
ing of the charger or whilst loading the magazine of a
terized in that the relative inclination of the slits provides
small-arm therefrom.
According to the invention, a charger of the kind re 45 an included angle of about 40 degrees.
3. A charger as claimed in claim 1, further charac
ferred to is characterised in that the base of the charger
terized in that the inner ends of the slits are clear of the
is split and displaced inwardly of the channel so as to
said inwardly-raised ribs.
form cartridge-holding sprung tongues having cartridge
engaging formations off-set from the centre to engage the
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
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base of the cartridge clear of the percussion cap.
UNITED STATES PATENTS
In the accompanying drawings: »
FIG. 1 is a top plan of one example of a magazine
702,882
Parkhurst ____________ __ June 17, 1902
charger made in accordance with the present invention;
794,680
Parkhurst ____________ __ July 11, 1905
FIG. 2 is an end view in the direction of the arrow
A of the magazine charger shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a longitudinal section of the same maga
zine taken on line 3-3 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a side elevation;
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2,659,173
Capito ______________ __ Nov. 17, 1953
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552,488
Switzerland ___________ _._ July 8, 1895
Canada _______________ __ Feb. 4, 1958
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