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Oct. 9, 1962
N. A. BlvENs
3,057,103
REVOLVER LOADER
Filed Dec. 9, 1960
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United States Patent Gñiiee
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3,057,103,
Patented Oct. 9, 1962
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mediate clip 20, as illustrated in FIGURE 3. The ver
3,057,103
REVOLVER LOADER
Norman A. Bivens, 7700 Camillia Ave., North
Hollywood, Calif.
Filed Dec. 9, 1960, Ser. No. 74,881
4 Claims. (Cl. 42-89)
tically staggered arrangement of the spring clips 20 allows
them to ñex freely without interference with each other.
The spring clips may be secured to the flange 13 in any
suitable manner, as by means of rivets 21 located as
shown in FIGURE 3.
As shown in FIGURE 1, the depending flange 13 is
only of su?licient height to receive the upper portions of
and more particularly to a device for simultaneously in
the cartridges 16, leaving the major portions of the car
serting a plurality of cartridges into the chambers of the 10 tridges free in depending positions spaced in the same
cartridge cylinder of a revolver.
manner as the adjacent cartridge bores of a revolver
A main object of the invention is to provide a novel
cylinder, as above explained. The concave flange 13 is
and improved clip device for holding a plurality of
open forwardly so that cartridges may be easily inserted
cartridges in the proper spaced positions for inserting
therein, the procedure being to ñrst insert the intermedi
cartridges into the chambers of the cylinder of a revolver,
ate cartridge 16 and then to insert the two side car
This invention relates to devices for loading firearms,
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the device being simple in construction, being compact
in size, and providing a means for rapidly reloading a
revolver in an easy and ethcient manner.
A further object of the invention is to provide an im
tridges 16, the cartridges being lockingly received in the
respective U-shaped spring clips 20. Spring clips 20 hold
the respective cartridges with their rim portions received
in the respective grooves 17. However, the spring clips
proved revolver loading device which is inexpensive to 20 are yieldable so that when the cartridges are inserted
fabricate, which is provided with reliable means for re
taining cartridges therein in positions ready to be inserted
in the chambers of a revolver cylinder, the body of the
device may be moved horizontally, assuming the car
into the cartridge chambers of the cylinder of a revolver
tridges to be in vertical positions, whereby the clips 20
or similar weapon, and being provided with means for
yield and allow the cartridges to be retained in the bores
conveniently carrying same on the user’s belt.
25 of the revolver cylinder so that they may be easily pushed
Further objects and advantages of the invention will
become `apparent from the following description and
claims, and from the accompanying drawings, wherein:
into their required positions in said bores.
To facilitate the handling of the device, a tab member
25 is hingedly connected to the top wall 12, as by a hinge
assembly 26 which is provided with a biasing spring 27
volver loading device according to the present invention 30 which holds the tab member 25 in a position overlying
and a cooperating belt-supported carrier for same.
and closely adjacent to the top wall 12 under normal con
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged top plan view of the belt
ditions. The tab member 25 is of suñîcient size to pro
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of an improved re
supported carrier of FIGURE 1 with a pair of cartridge
clip devices inserted therein, in accordance with the
present invention.
FIGURE 3 is a front elevational view of the structure
of FIGURE 2, with the cartridges shown in dotted View.
FIGURE 4 is a horizontal cross sectional View taken
ject a substantial distance beyond the edge of the top Wall
12, namely, to project forwardly from the flange 13 so
35 that it may be readily grasped. Thus, when it is desired
to reload a revolver, the user merely grasps the tab
25, elevating same, allowing the device 11 to be handled
and to be arranged so that the cartridges 16 may be in- '
substantially on the line 4_4 of FIGURE 3 with the
serted in the cartridge chambers of a revolver cylinder.
cartridges associated therewith shown in full line View. 40
Designated at 30 is a belt-supported carrying plate
Referring to the drawings, 11 designates a cartridge
which is provided at its opposite end portions with a
clip device according to the present invention. The clip
device 11 comprises a rigid body having a horizontal top
wall 12 and having a depending concave ilange portion
pair of vertical loops 31, 31 adapted to be engaged around
the user’s belt to support the plate 30 thereon. The plate
30 is provided with a plurality of cartridge-receiving loops
13 formed with a plurality of arcuate recesses 15 in its 45
32, namely, four loops 32 in the specific embodiment
concave surface, for example, with the three recesses 15
illustrated
in FIGURE 1, said loops being adapted to
illustrated in FIGURE 4. The recesses 15 are provided
receive the respective outer depending pairs of cartridges
with arcuate rear portions conforming with the arcuate
16 carried by two clip devices 11. The plate member 3i)
curvature of revolver cartridges 16, and are further pro
vided with grooves 17 at their top portions shaped to 50 is provided with a pair of abutment blocks 33 secured
to the lower portion of the plate and located so as to be
accommodate the rims 18 of the cartridges. The addi
received between the two outer cartridges of each pair of
tional recesses 17 are located to receive the top ends 0f
clip devices 11 associated with the carrier, the block 33
the cartridges directly beneath the horizontal top wall
being provided with the respective concave surfaces 35,
12 with the cartridges in depending positions, as shown
in dotted view in FIGURES 1 and 3. The recesses 15 55 36 and 37 engageable with the respective arcuately curved
lower surface portions of the cartridges carried in the
are so located to receive the cartridges in substantially
associated clip device 11. It will be readily apparent
the same spatial relationship as the cartridges have when
that
the carrier shown in FIGURE 1 is adapted to sup
inserted in the cartridge chambers of the cylinder of a
port two clip devices 11, containing six cartridges, which
revolver, so that the clip device holds the cartridges in
the correct relative positions to be simultaneously inserted 60 is the usual number required to reload a revolver.
As above explained, when it is desired to reload a re
in the revolver cylinder.
volver, the revolver cylinder is first exposed and emptied
Secured in the intermediate recess 15 at its upper
Of the previously fired cartridge cases and held in an
portion immediately subjacent the groove 17 therein is
exposed position so that access to at least three adjacent
a generally U-shaped spring clip 20 which is fastened
at its center to the depending flange 13 so that its ends 65 chambers thereof may be obtained.
are relatively free to Hex, the spring clip 20 being adapted
to embrace a cartridge 16 inserted in the recess in the
manner illustrated in FIGURE 4.
The outer recesses
15 namely, the two recesses on the opposite sides of the
A clip device 11
is then removed from its associated carrying plate, utiliz
ing the tab element 25 thereof for grasping same so that
it may be elevated from the loops 32. The cartridges
16 may then be inserted into the cartridge chambers
intermediate recess, are likewise provided with U-shaped 70 of the exposed revolver cylinder, after which the clip
spring clips 20 secured to the flange 13 at their intermedi
device may be disengaged from the cartridges by mov
ate portions but located beneath the level of the inter
ing same horizontally, whereby the cartridges are re
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leased from the spring clips 20 in the manner above de
scribed. The remaining chambers of the revolver cylinder
flange portion formed with a plurality of arcuate recesses
open at one side of the flange portion and shaped to
may be reloaded in the same manner, utilizing the re
receive a plurality of parallel cartridges, said recesses be
maining clip device 11 provided on the supporting car
rier 30.
While a specific embodiment of an improved revolver
ing formed with grooves in their top portions shaped to
accommodate the rim end portions of respective car
loading device has been disclosed in the foregoing descrip
tion, it will be understood that various modifications
tridges with the cartridges in depending vertical positions,
said recesses being spaced in the same manner as the ad
jacent cartridge-receiving bores of a revolver cylinder,
respective U-shaped spring clips secured in the recesses
within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled
in the art. Therefore, it is intended that no limitations 10 and open at said one side of the flange portion and being
lockingly engageable With cartridges positioned in said re
be placed on the invention except as defined by the scope
cesses, a tab member hingedly secured to said top wall
of the appended claims.
for holding the device, and spring means biasing said tab
What is claimed is:
member to a position adjacent said top Wall, said tab
1. A revolver loading device comprising a rigid body
having a horizontal top wall and a depending concave 15 member being of suñîcient size to project outwardly be
yond said top Wall.
ñange portion formed with a plurality of arcuate recesses
4. A revolver loading device comprising a rigid body
open at one side of the flange portion and shaped to
having a horizontal top Wall and a depending concave
receive a plurality of parallel cartridges, said recesses be
flange portion formed with a plurality of arcuate recesses
ing formed with grooves in their top portions shaped to
accommodate the rim end portions of the respective cart 20 open at one side of the flange portion and shaped to
ridges with the cartridges in depending vertical positions,
receive a plurality of parallel cartridges, said recesses be
said recesses being spaced in the same manner as the ad
ing formed with grooves in their top portions Shaped to
jacent cartridge-receiving bores of a revolver cylinder, and
accommodate the rim end portions of respective car
respective U-shaped spring clips secured in the recesses
tridges with the cartridges in depending vertical positions,
and open at said one side of the flange portion and being 25 said recesses being spaced in the same manner as the ad
lockingly engageable with the cartridges positioned in
jacent cartridge-receiving bores of a revolver cylinder,
said recesees.
respective horizontal U-shaped spring clips secured at their
2. A revolver loading device comprising a rigid body
intermediate portions in the recesses, said spring clips be
having a horizontal top Wall and a depending concave
ing open at said one side of the ñange portion and being
flange portion formed with a plurality of arcuate recesses 30
locking'ly engageable with cartridges positioned in said
open at one side of the ñange portion and shaped to
recesses, a tab member hingedly secured to said top Wall
receive a plurality of parallel cartridges, said recesses be
for holding the device, and spring means biasing said tab
ing formed with grooves in their top portions to accom
member to a position adjacent said top Wall, said tab
modate the rim end portions of respective cartridges with
the cartridges in depending vertical positions, said recesses 35 member being of sufficient size to project outwardly be
yond said top wall.
being spaced in the same manner as the adjacent car
tridge-receiving bores of a revolver cylinder, respective
References Cited in the lile of this patent
U-shaped spring clips secured in the recesses and open
at said one side of the ñange portion and being lockingly
UNITED STATES PATENTS
engageable with cartridges positioned in said recesses, and 40
954,006
Savage _________________ __ Apr. 5, 1910
a tab member hingedly secured to said top wall for hold
ing the device.
3. A revolver loading device comprising a rigid body
1,971,526
2,592,415
having a horizontal top Wall and a depending concave
2,620,584
Kempf ______________ __ Aug. 28, 1934
Grogan _______________ __. Apr. 8, 1952
Edmands ______________ .__ Dec. 9, 1952
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