Shell Catchers Patents (Class 42/98)
  • Patent number: 10184740
    Abstract: A receptacle for collecting casings ejected from a firearm applied with a magazine includes a housing having an upper opening, a lower opening, and an interior defined within the housing between and in communication with the upper and lower openings. The upper opening is opened and can be mounted to be spaced apart from the ejection port of a firearm. A gate in the lower opening pivots between open and closed positions; the lower opening is closed when the magazine is received in the firearm and is opened when the magazine is removed from the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Craig D. Churchill
  • Patent number: 9664468
    Abstract: Shell deflectors or redirectors according to embodiments of the invention block a shell ejected from a firearm after firing, absorb some of its kinetic energy to cause the shell to slow down, and reflect or redirect the shell to a convenient area near the shooter, thus simplifying cleanup and brass-collection after operating the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Darrin S. Johnson, Paul E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9395131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of rifles. The invention further relates to ejection ports for AR-15 and M-16 rifles. The invention even further relates to a safety and equipment protection a portion of an ejection port door that is impacted repetitively on its bumper. The present invention even further relates to a cover that removeably snaps upon the bumper of the ejection port door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Courtnie Clark
  • Patent number: 9010010
    Abstract: A firearm magazine catch apparatus is provided. The firearm magazine catch apparatus features a frame including a frame structure and a plurality of legs interconnected by and supporting the frame structure. A flexible collection pouch suspended from the frame has an open top and walls sloping from an edge of the frame structure to a central area of the frame structure for catching firearm magazines discharged from a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Isaac Dreiband
  • Patent number: 8663997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gas detection system (1) for detecting gases, vapors and biological pathogens, having at least one receptor (4) arranged on a line (5) connecting the ambient air (7) to an air storage unit, wherein the gas detection system (1) is designed as a “breathing” system containing clean CO2-carrying and moisture-saturated air in the air storage unit (2), wherein the operating temperature of the gas detection system (1) is the room temperature. Additionally, a method is proposed for detecting gases, vapors and biological pathogens using the inventive gas detection system. This avoids the shortcomings of the known solutions of the prior art, and an improved and more cost-effective solution for detecting trace gases is made available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Müller, Andreas Helwig
  • Patent number: 8408113
    Abstract: A catch device for collecting ejected cartridges and other spent brass from an automatic fire machine gun or the like mounted on a platform includes: (a) a frame portion including an open mouthed, rigid bag frame, and a latch assembly on the bag frame; and (b) a catch bag portion including a collection bag with a hollow interior, a zipper, or a bottom flap with hook and loop strip, closing a bottom slot of the collection bag, at least one attachment mechanism at the top of the collection bag, and at least one flexible cross member extending across the collection bag interior, the catch bag portion being attachable to the frame portion by the attachment mechanism. This simplified abstract is not intended to limit, and should not be interpreted as limiting, the scope of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: John W. Ledbetter, III, Francisco Cordero, Jr., Alan Foster Johnson
  • Patent number: 8069767
    Abstract: An armament system for aircraft includes gun mount and ejection system for a machine gun. The gun mount and ejection system includes an ejection chute assembly including a hopper positioned intermediate the uprights of a carriage supporting the machine gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Aaron Deckard, Michael Holzmeyer, James Buechler
  • Patent number: 7941961
    Abstract: A cartridge catching system designed to attach to picatinny rail of a firearm to receive spent cartridge cases from the ejection port of firearm is provided. The cartridge catching system has a container body which is downwardly angled to deflect the spent cartridge cases towards the bottom of the container body. A connecting rod where one end of the connecting rod is fixed on picatinny rail of the firearm and other end is placed within an elongated hole is provided on a rod receiving assembly. The rod receiving assembly is mountable on top or within the container body to optimize the position of the container body depending on the type and size of firearm. A spring actuated ball is provided inside the elongated hole on the rod receiving assembly to fit onto the semicircular hole of the connecting rode to provide an easy ON/OFF mechanism for attaching/removing the cartridge catching system making it easy to empty the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: LaDrew V. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20090151215
    Abstract: A catcher, in combination with a firearm having an ejection port, for receiving and retaining expended magnetically attracted shell casings through the ejection port as the firearm is discharged. The catcher includes a hollow housing having a plurality of rigid walls, and retainers. One of the walls has an opening in communication with the ejection port when the catcher is mounted to the firearm for receiving the shell casings. A seal is attached to the housing at the opening and surrounding the opening and provides controlled release of pressurized ejection port gas from inside the housing as the firearm is discharged such that noise and flash as a result of escape of the pressurized ejection port gas is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Patent number: 7543524
    Abstract: A machine gun mount for attachment to a movable support arm of a helicopter and for holding a machine gun, the machine gun mount comprising a pintle that is rotatably connected at a first end to the movable support arm, the first end of the pintle providing for rotation of the machine gun about a vertical axis; a gun cradle that is rotatably connected to a second end of the pintle, the second end of the pintle providing for rotation of the machine gun about a horizontal axis; an ammunition magazine disposed on a first side of the gun cradle; and a spent case catch bag disposed on a second side of the gun cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: David M. Javorsky
  • Patent number: 7536821
    Abstract: A catcher, in combination with a firearm having an ejection port, for receiving and retaining expended magnetically attracted shell casings through the ejection port as the firearm is discharged. The catcher includes a hollow housing having a plurality of rigid walls, and retainers. One of the walls has an opening in communication with the ejection port when the catcher is mounted to the firearm for receiving the shell casings. A seal is attached to the housing at the opening and surrounding the opening and provides controlled release of pressurized ejection port gas from inside the housing as the firearm is discharged such that noise and flash as a result of escape of the pressurized ejection port gas is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Patent number: 7493720
    Abstract: A safety device for deflecting spent ammunition cartridge cases away from a rifleman as they exit the ejector port of a semiautomatic or automatic rifle. In a first embodiment, intended for use with a rifle from which the carrying handle has been removed from the rifle's upper receiver rail in order to mount a monocular night vision device or other rail-mountable device, the deflector includes a deflector plate pivotably attached to a base plate and movable between a lower, ejector port covering position and an upper, ejector port uncovering position. A thumb-screw adjustable clamp attaches a front end of the base plate to the rail. A rear wall attached to the base plate has a rocker arm mechanism for alternately capturing the deflector plate in the lower position and releasing it to move to the upper position. A second embodiment has two spaced-apart clamps attached to a base plate for attaching the deflector to a rifle's carrying handle, but is otherwise similar to the first embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Melvin E. Householder
  • Patent number: 7389605
    Abstract: A self clearing single and/or multiple spent shell catcher for use on autoloading guns comprising a plurality of pivoting spring loaded jaws with cam features which are released by a jaw trigger means and thereby catch an ejected shell. Caught shells are automatically cleared from said jaws by a reciprocating parking handle which actuates said jaws into shell catching and shell holding/stabilizing positions and places caught shells in a retention area in preparation for catching a subsequent ejected shell. The spent shell catcher removably straddles the guns ejection port by means of a plurality of dovetail like connections which are adhesively or mechanically attached to the gun and automatically position the device in proper relation to the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: R. John Clark
  • Patent number: 7380364
    Abstract: A hand-mountable apparatus for collecting spent bullet casings ejected from a firearm. The apparatus comprises a hand-engaging member for engaging a hand of a user, and a spent casing collection apparatus for catching ejected casings and attached to the hand-engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 7258055
    Abstract: A machine gun mount is provided for mounting a machine gun in a movable support arm of a helicopter. The mount includes a gun cradle which is detachably connected to the gun and a pintle one end of which is adapted to pivotably mount the pintle, and thus the mount, on the movable support arm. This enables pivoting movement of the gun in a horizontal plane. The pintle is pivotably connected at the opposite end to the cradle so as to permit the cradle, and thus the gun, to be rotated in a vertical plane through 90 degrees between operative and stowed positions. A locking mechanism locks the cradle in the stowed position. A magazine is attached to one side of the cradle while a spent case and link frame and associated catch bag are attached to the opposite side. The magazine includes an inwardly projecting portion disposed below the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: David Javorsky
  • Patent number: 7168200
    Abstract: A shell catcher for use with hand-held firearms adjustably detachably mounts on a side of the firearm for receiving and retaining spent shells expelled by the firearm. The shell catcher has a base, which mounts on a side of the firearm and a collapsible flexible housing, which is detachably pivotally mounted on the mounting base. The housing is stretched on a rigid frame that moves between a closed position when the shells are received in the housing and an open position allowing unobstructed view of the gun chamber. The spent shells are removed from the housing by means of opening the bottom of the housing or by removing the housing from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Perez, Laurence E. Burt
  • Patent number: 7134233
    Abstract: A catcher, in combination with a firearm having an ejection port, for receiving and retaining expended magnetically attracted shell casings through the ejection port as the firearm is discharged. The catcher includes a hollow housing having a plurality of rigid walls, and retainers. One of the walls has an opening in communication with the ejection port when the catcher is mounted to the firearm for receiving the shell casings. At least one of the other walls includes a plurality of deflectors and each of the deflectors has a front face that is slanted away from the opening such that the deflectors are capable of deflecting the shell casings away from the opening and a rear face that is perpendicular to the planar surface of the housing or slanted away from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Patent number: 7043863
    Abstract: A catcher in combination with a firearm having an ejection port for receiving and retaining expended magnetically attracted shell casings through the ejection port as the firearm is discharged. The catcher includes a hollow housing having a plurality of rigid walls. One of the walls has an opening in communication with the ejection port when the catcher is mounted to the firearm for receiving the shell casings, and at least one of the other walls includes a plurality of deflectors. Each of the deflectors has a front face that is slanted away from the opening such that the deflectors are capable of deflecting the shell casings away from the opening and a rear face that is perpendicular to the planar surface of the housing or slanted away from the opening. Retainers at the rear face of the deflectors are capable of retaining the shell casings when the catcher is in any position. The retainers include a permanent magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Patent number: 6836991
    Abstract: A catcher for receiving expended shell casings from a firearm having an ejection port as the firearm is discharged, the catcher includes a hollow housing and a lining. The hollow housing having a plurality of rigid walls, wherein one of the walls has an opening in communication with the ejection port when the catcher is mounted to the firearm for receiving the shell casings. The lining is fixed inside the rigid walls, wherein the lining includes an acoustic foam having a plurality of wedges and the wedges are configured to deflect the shell casings into the catcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Patent number: 6766607
    Abstract: An articulative, shell casing deflection and collection apparatus is provided for deflecting and collecting spent shell casings from firearms when shooting at a range. The apparatus clamps to the edge of a shooting table and is adjustable to suit any type firearm. The frame of the invention forms an arch that originates along the edge of the table and extends up and over the firearm, which would typically be supported on a tripod. A metal fabric screen would be supported across the frame in a rectangular format. A collection bin is located along the bottom such that any shell casings would eject from the firearm, hit the screen and be deflected into the collection bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Nicholas Ben Castaldo
  • Patent number: 6701659
    Abstract: A cartridge containment device and method is designed to contain or catch unfired cartridges ejected from an automatic or semi-automatic firearm during unloading. To accomplish this, a cartridge containment box having an open top and otherwise configured with the general external configuration of a standard cartridge magazine is inserted into the firearm in place of the cartridge magazine. A blocking plate is attached to the cartridge containment box; and when the box is inserted into the firearm, the blocking plate is located adjacent the ejection port of the firearm, and prevents cartridges from being expelled therefrom. The cartridges then drop into the containment box for removal from the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: F. Richard Langner
  • Publication number: 20030221355
    Abstract: An articulative, shell casing deflection and collection apparatus is provided for deflecting and collecting spent shell casings from firearms when shooting at a range. The apparatus clamps to the edge of a shooting table and is adjustable to suit any type firearm. The frame of the invention forms an arch that originates along the edge of the table and extends up and over the firearm, which would typically be supported on a tripod. A metal fabric screen would be supported across the frame in a rectangular format. A collection bin is located along the bottom such that any shell casings would eject from the firearm, hit the screen and be deflected into the collection bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: Nicholas Ben Castaldo
  • Publication number: 20030221354
    Abstract: A bullet casing collector (20) is provided. The bullet casing collector includes a housing (22) having angled sidewalls (24) and (26), and a bottom surface (30). A collector plate (64) is disposed within the bottom surface, wherein the angled sidewalls are sloped to direct bullet casings into the collector plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Edward Goza, Michael W. Walton
  • Patent number: 6530169
    Abstract: This invention is an improved shotgun shell catcher. It has a cage of very light weight construction, which captures many casings before it must be emptied. Toggle action permits near effortless operation to quickly unload the empty casings. Thumbwheel locking means permits near effortless attachment and removal of the device from the side of a shotgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: Frederick M. Griffin
  • Patent number: 6523293
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for use in a firearm having a housing defining a first ejection opening and a second ejection opening. The apparatus includes first and second dust flaps mounted adjacent the first ejection opening for movement between an opened position and a closed position. The apparatus also includes a bolt assembly adapted to be selectively mounted in a first assembly position and a second assembly position for longitudinal movement within the housing. When the bolt assembly is in the first assembly position, a longitudinal movement of the bolt assembly moves the first dust flap to the opened position and, when the bolt assembly is in the second assembly position, the longitudinal movement of the bolt assembly moves the second dust flap to the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Murello, Helmut Weldle
  • Patent number: 6487808
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination spent shell deflector and catcher, and breech block latch actuator, or receiver closer for semi-automatic firearms. The combination comprises a generally planar frame for attachment in vertical orientation to the side of the gun's receiver, and generally parallel therewith, in the area of the ejector port. The planar frame of the invention has an upper section extending back from the front of the frame which supports a resilient plug near the upper edge of the ejection port. Also, the planar frame has a lower section extending back from the front of the frame supporting a pivotal connection for a breach block latch actuator. The latch actuator is a moveable, generally flat panel which fits within the front part of the lower section of the planar frame. Also, the lower section of the planar frame supports a removable connection for a spent shell catcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Donald C. Carey
  • Patent number: 6470618
    Abstract: A cartridge shell casing collector and method therefor capable of allowing a user to easily collect shell casings discharged from a gun without having to bend over or come into direct physical contact with the discharged cartridge shell casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: David A. White
  • Patent number: 6354035
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a portable, standing screen with a bin that can be placed near the person firing a semi-automatic weapon. The screen has a base section and an upright frame section. The upright frame section can be removed from the base to facilitate transportation or storage. The upright section has an angled top, a back and a bin. The angled top is directed toward the user at an approximate fifty (50) degree angle. The back fits stands vertically when fitted into the base. Extending from the back is a bin with a right side and left side directed toward the user. The top, back and bin are covered with screening to prevent any brass from passing through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventors: Robert Edward Niebuhr, Richard John Niebuhr
  • Patent number: 6347475
    Abstract: An arm attachable device for catching spent shells including an arm brace adapted for positioning on a forearm of a shooter. An adjustable extension is secured to the arm brace and extends upwardly therefrom at an angle of about 130 degrees. An inverted U-shaped bag support is secured to the sliding arm of the adjustable extension. The bag support has a pair of pliable arms. A mesh bag is positionable within the inverted U-shaped bag support. The mesh bag has an open upper end that is engagable by the pair of pliable arms for positioning under a gun held by the shooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Inventor: Thad Trostel
  • Publication number: 20020007581
    Abstract: A firearm accessory modification to a removable or fixed scope mount of a firearm or a removable or fixed top cover of a firearm. The modification consists of strategically located and drilled holes through a removable or fixed scope mount or drilling holes through a mounting block attached to a removable or fixed top cover. Purpose of said drilled holes is to allow the use of conventional push-pin style brass-catchers, push-pin style flashlights, and/or lasers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Brian Bucciarelli, Brad Bucciarelli
  • Patent number: 6173520
    Abstract: A device for catching and holding spent cartridges ejected from a conventional AR-15, M16, AR-10, or similar type rifle. The device consists of a steel frame with a cloth bag and two mounting pins that removably attach to a mount connected to the rifle. This positions said bag adjacent to the rifle's ejection port to catch spent cartridges during firing of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Inventors: Brian Bucciarelli, Brad Bucciarelli
  • Patent number: 5934002
    Abstract: A device for receiving and collecting spent shells ejected from a firearm having an spent shell ejection port. The invention comprises a hollow conduit which is shaped analogous to and surrounding the natural ejection path of the shell casings when mounted at the ejection port of the firearm by fastening clips. The ejected empty shells are collected in a receiving container attached to a flexible tubing which is attached to the conduit. An extension device for the cocking handle of the firearm may be required which improves handling of the weapon when the spent shell collector is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventor: Robert Blanchet
  • Patent number: 5811716
    Abstract: A device for catching cartridges ejected from a fired weapon. The device includes a fabric catch bag mounted on a frame and attached by means of a swivel mount to an extendable, base-mounted support rod. The frame may rotate about an axis parallel to the support rod or may pivot vertically. Cartridges ejected from a gun being fired adjacent to the bag will enter the bag and be contained therein, rather than falling onto the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Inventor: Andre M. Ellzey
  • Patent number: 5651208
    Abstract: A cartridge casing collector, for use with rifles of the type having a cartridge casing ejection port in connection with the exterior of the rifle, including a housing member having a collecting chamber formed therein in communication with a casing receiving aperture, and a spring loaded gripping assembly secured to the housing assembly for securing the casing receiving aperture over the ejection port of a rifle in a manner such that cartridge casings ejected from the ejection port are directed through the cartridge casing receiving aperture and into the collecting chamber. The collecting chamber is at least partially defined by an interior surface having a radius of curvature between three and one-eight (3-1/8") and five and one-half (5-1/2") inches and a length corresponding to an arc of at least thirty (30.degree.) degrees of the radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Inventor: Phillip Dean Benson
  • Patent number: 5398439
    Abstract: A receptacle for receiving expended brass casing ejected from a weapon having an ejection port as the weapon is discharged. The invention comprises a hollow receptacle which is appended to the weapon with a shell casing receiving port in communication with the ejection port of the weapon for receiving shell casings ejected therefrom. The invention includes readily releaseable attaching means to permit easy emptying of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Clyde R. Harless
  • Patent number: 5285593
    Abstract: The device comprises a removable container (7) having an entrance opening (8) located opposite the window (2) for the ejection of the cases of fired cartridges of a firearm (1) having a carrying handle (4) with two spaced posts (5, 6) on the top of its frame, and all-azimuth temporary attachment means for attaching the container to these two posts comprising a fork (9) engaged around on post (5) of the carrying handle, a lock (10-12) with movable bolt (11) engaged around the other post (6), and a height retention stop (13, 12) associated with each of said two attachment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Marianne Bammate
    Inventor: Timour Bammate
  • Patent number: 5138787
    Abstract: A device for catching and holding rifle shell casings ejected from a conventional M16 or like rifle includes a deflector body mounted between the handle and main body portions of the rifle by a spring-loaded detent assembly engageable in an opening conventionally formed in the rifle handle, thereby positioning the deflector body adjacent the shell ejection port of the rifle body. A shell collection bag is removably attached to the deflector body to receive and contain shells discharged through the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Riddle Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald E. Riddle, Travis O. Riddle
  • Patent number: 4959918
    Abstract: The invention relates to shell catcher devices for hand-held firearms which can be detachably mounted adjacent a chamber of the firearm from which the used shells are expelled. The device provides for the use of a flexible body carried by a rigid frame and a mounting bracket which allows the device to be mounted on the gun without scratching its surface. A protection cover extending over a shell receiving opening of the housing prevents the shells from travelling past the shell receiving opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Perez
  • Patent number: 4903426
    Abstract: The device comprises a support (4, 8, 9) fastened by gripping to engagement surfaces (14, 15) of a weapon (1) to which there is attached, by articulation around a hinge (5), a container (6) which in a swung-down bottom position covers the loading handle (2) and the window (3) for the ejection of the cases of the cartridges fired. The container (6) has an inner case-retention wall (13, 17) rising up to the window (3). A system for the immobilizing of the container (6) by ratchet (10, 11, 12) in three positions (18, 19, 20) makes it possible temporarily to maintain the container in a bottom position (18) in order to collect the cases (21), in an intermediate position (19) in order to permit the handling of the loading handle (2) and possibly of the members concealed in the bottom position without losing the cases collected, and in a top position (20) in order to recover the cases collected, which fall by gravity, and in order to permit easy inspection of the cartridge chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Marianne Bammate
    Inventor: Timour Bammate
  • Patent number: 4715141
    Abstract: A spent cartridge collector for use with a firearm with a side opening cartridge ejection port. The collector is hinged to permit quick access to and inspection of the firearm ejection port and includes a cartridge collection bag having Velcro strips at the bottom thereof for facilitating the emptying of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Inventor: William M. Kohnke
  • Patent number: 4621444
    Abstract: The deflector is for use with semi-automatic firearms. It is attached to the reciprocable bolt of the firearm and takes the place of the operating handle.As the shell is being automatically ejected from the firearm, it's path of flight is altered when striking the deflector. The flight path of the deflected shell is changed from a sideward direction to a forward direction. This deflective action also reduces the distance the ejected shell travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Inventor: Darryl P. Anderson
  • Patent number: D297346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventors: William MacKenzie, Stephen Peart