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Title:
SHOTGUN SHELL PRIMER REBUILDER
United States Patent 3750528
Abstract:
A small portable hand tool is provided for rebuilding expended shotgun shell primers for use in reloading shotgun shells on the range or in the field. The said tool utilizes a screw/threaded action providing an exact desired pressure for rebuilding expanded shotgun shell primers.


Inventors:
BODDIE J
Application Number:
05/235059
Publication Date:
08/07/1973
Filing Date:
03/16/1972
Assignee:
BODDIE J,US
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
86/36
International Classes:
F42B33/10; (IPC1-7): F42B33/10
Field of Search:
86/32,33,36,37,38
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US Patent References:
3124994N/A1964-03-17Kiess
Primary Examiner:
Padgett, Benjamin R.
Claims:
What is claimed is

1. A small pocket size portable hand tool for rebuilding expended or used shotgun shell primers, comprising an elongated cylindrical body having internal threads being open on one end having an adjusting screw in the other end with a threaded head adapted to communicate with the body, and said head having an axial bore therethrough adapted to house a decapping/capping rod and said rod being threaded externally on one end to receive a decapping pin and the opposite end of said rod being threaded internally to receive an anvil reseating adapter and cap reseating adapter, spring means yieldably maintaining said rod and its retracted position when the body is turned in a counter-clockwise direction.

Description:
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Area of Invention

This invention is related to the art of reloading ammunition and particularly to a shotgun sheel primer rebuilder tool to rebuild previously fired or expended shotgun shell primers for reloading center fire shotgun shells.

2. Description of Prior Art

Heretofore in the reloading of used shotgun shells, it has been customary practice for a shooter to purchase new factory built shotgun primers for reloading his shotgun shells. Although primer rebuilding apparatuses of the type requiring mounts or supported on a bench or the like have been designed in the past, they have not proven entirely satisfactory, and are not in widespread use among shooters.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This invention comprises a revolutionay hand tool for rebuilding shotgun shell primers to be used in reloading center fire shotgun shells and reducing the shooter's primer cost to less than half of the purchase price of factory shotgun shell primers. It allows the shooter a choice of rebuilding the shotgun shell primer with a super or regular cap to compensate for the type of shotgun shell loading desired. The said tool can be readily carried on a shooter's person for use in rebuilding shotgun shell primers for use in reloading shotgun shells at any convenient time and place, such as in the field and on shooting ranges. Therefore it is unnecessary for a shooter to reload shotgun shells only in a specially equipped workshop or the like.

The present invention provides a precision hand shotgun shell primer rebuilder tool whereas the new cap can be installed in the expended shotgun shell primer with exact pressure to ensure reliable firing.

Further objects of the present invention are to provide a revolutionary hand shotgun shell primer rebuilder tool which is simple and inexpensive to manufacture, which when constructed from metal is rugged and durable in construction which is reliable in operation, and particularly well adapted for its intended purposes.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

In the accompanying drawing, wherein the same reference numerals designate the same parts in all of the views:

FIG. 1 is a longitudinal sectional view through said tool, showing decapping end of the decapping/capping rod in position for decapping a shotgun shell primer.

FIG. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through said tool showing anvil reseating adapter installed in the decapping/capping rod in position for reseating anvil in the battery cup.

FIG. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through said tool showing the cap reseating adapter installed in the decapping/capping rod in position for reseating a new cap in the battery cup whereby completing the rebuilding procedure of the shotgun shell primer.

FIG. 4 is a detail sectional view of the complete rebuilt shotgun shell primer.

DETAIL DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring now more particularly to FIGS. 1-3 of the drawing, the revolutionary hand shotgun shell primer rebuilder tool comprising the present invention consists of an elongated cylindrical body 1 having internal threads and same being threaded onto a head 2, whereas in FIG. 1 the said tool is in position for decapping an expended shotgun shell primer. The expended shotgun shell primer is placed in the head 2 with the shotgun shell primer flash-hole 15 facing the decapping pin 8 whereas the said tool is held in the hands of the user and with one hand the body 1 is turned in a clockwise direction while holding the head 2 and leverage rod 3 stationary with the other hand, causing the adjusting screw 4 to bring pressure on the anvil reseating adapter 9, causing the decapping/capping rod 6 to drive the decapping pin 8 through the battery cup flash-hole 15 of the expended shotgun shell primer and engaging the anvil 16 in said primer to move forward to exhaust the expended primer cap 17 out of the battery cup 13 into the open channel of the head 2, whereas the body 1 is then turned in a counter-clockwise direction while the head 2 is held stationary and the battery cup 13 is released from the head 2, the decapping/capping rod spring 7 retracts the decapping/capping rod 6 after each operation thus completing the action of removing the expended shotgun shell primer cap 17.

In FIG. 2 the said tool is in position for reseating the anvil 16 into the battery cup 13 whereas the battery cup flange 14 is resting against the shoulder in the head 2, and the decapping/capping rod 6 is in reverse position as compared to FIG. 1. To reseat the anvil 16 into the battery cup 13, the said tool is held in the hands of the user and with one hand the body 1 is turned in a clockwise direction while holding the head 2 and leverage rod 3 stationary with the other hand causing the adjusting screw 4 to bring pressure on the decapping/capping rod 6 causing the anvil reseating adapter 9 to move forward to engage and reseat the anvil 16 into the battery cup 13, whereas the body 1 is then turned in a counter-clockwise direction while the head 2 is held stationary and the battery cup 13 is released, thus completing the action of reseating the anvil 16 into the battery cup 13.

In FIG. 3 the said tool is in position for seating a new primer cap 17 into the battery cup 13 whereas the battery cup flange 14 is resting against the shoulder in the head 2 with the open end of the battery cup facing the body 1, and the cap reseating adapter 10 with its cap cup 12 and coil spring 11 is in the decapping/capping rod 6 whereas the new primer cap 17 is placed into the cap cup 12 on the cap reseating adapter 10, and said tool is held in the hands of the user and with one hand the body 1 is turned in a clockwise direction while holding the head 2 and leverage rod 3 stationary with the other hand, causing the adjusting screw 4 to bring pressure on the decapping/capping rod 6 to engage the cap reseating adapter 10 with the new primer cap 17 in the cap cup 12 with the open end of the battery cup 13 thus seating the new primer cap 17 in the battery cup 13. The length of travel of the decapping/capping rod 6 can be adjusted and controlled by the adjusting screw 4, and same can be locked in position by set screw 5; therefore, each new primer cap 17 can be installed with exact same pressure to account for reliable firing of the rebuilt shotgun shell primer. When the new primer cap 17 is seated in the battery cup 13 this completes the rebuilding of the shotgun shell primer and same is released from the head 2 of said tool by turning the body 1 in a counter-clockwise direction.

From the foregoing detailed description, it will be seen that the present invention provides a new and improved shotgun shell primer rebuilder tool for use in rebuildIng expended shotgun shell primers, which is small and compact so it can be readily carried on a shooter's person for reloading ammunition while in the field or on the shooting range.

It is to be understood that while a preferred embodiment of the present invention has been illustrated and described herein, numerous variations will undoubtedly occur to those skilled in the art. What is intended to be covered herein, is not only the illustrated form of my invention but any and all modifications or variations thereof as may appear within the spirit of said invention, and within the scope of the following claim.