Title:
REPLACEABLE BULLET CARTRIDGE
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A replaceable bullet cartridge appropriate for use in the gun that includes a primer and a spherical BB positioned approximately ¼ th of an inch away from the primer. The BB is secured in position with a piece of paper wadding set within the replaceable bullet cartridge. The BB and paper wadding are emitted from a second of the replaceable bullet casing when the gun is fired and the primer is struck. There is no gun powder or propellant used in combination with the primer when using the replaceable bullet cartridge. The resulting speeds of the BB are in the range of 700 to 800 feet per second.


Inventors:
Camis Jr., Theodore Gerald (S. Barrington, IL, US)
Application Number:
14/537903
Publication Date:
03/12/2015
Filing Date:
11/10/2014
Assignee:
CAMIS, JR. THEODORE GERALD
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F42B8/10; F42B5/02; F42B12/74
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Foreign References:
EP0049125
DE10002189A1
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A replaceable bullet cartridge, comprising: a raised circular rim that includes a primer pocket disposed in an aperture within the raised circular rim, the raised circular rim is grasped to remove the replaceable bullet cartridge as needed; a replaceable primer is placed within the primer pocket and the primer pocket partially extends into the casing; a casing has a first end, a second end and an internal channel and the internal channel has a first portion and a second portion, the raised circular rim and the aperture are disposed on the first end of the casing, the first portion of the internal channel is coupled with the primer pocket and the first portion is coupled with the second portion of the internal channel; a BB is positioned within the second portion of the internal channel in front of the first portion of the internal channel, the BB is secured by a piece of paper wadding within the second portion and is positioned between the second end of the casing and the BB as close as possible to the BB; the second end of the casing includes an expander area providing shape to the replaceable bullet cartridge; the diameter of the first portion of the internal channel is less than the diameter of the BB; the BB and the first portion of the internal channel is approximately ¼ th of an inch from the replaceable primer or primer pocket; when a gun is fired with the replaceable bullet cartridge the replaceable primer is stuck and ignites to eject the BB and the paper wadding through the internal channel and out the second end of the casing and trough the barrel of the gun.

2. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the primer pocket is 0.209 inches in diameter.

3. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the casing is 0.380 inches in diameter and the expander area is 0.357 inches in diameter.

4. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the casing is made of a material selected from the group consisting of metal or brass.

5. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the first portion of the internal channel is 0.140 inches in diameter.

6. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the second portion of the internal channel is 0.174 inches in diameter.

7. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the BB is generally spherically shaped.

8. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 7, wherein the BB is metal.

9. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 8, wherein the BB is 4.5 mm in diameter.

10. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the BB is made of metal, is generally spherically shaped and is 4.5 mm in diameter.

11. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the lack of gun powder in the replaceable bullet cartridge reduces recoil when struck.

12. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein the replaceable bullet cartridge will fire the BB in the range of 700 to 800 feet per second.

13. The replaceable bullet cartridge according the claim 1, wherein the shape and size of the expander area of the second end matches manufacturer's recommendations for the particular firearm or groups of firearms in use.

14. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 1, wherein all diameters, lengths and shapes of the casing match manufacturer's recommendations for the particular firearm or groups of firearms in use.

15. A replaceable bullet cartridge, comprising: a raised circular rim that includes a primer pocket disposed in an aperture within the raised circular rim, the raised circular rim is grasped to remove the replaceable bullet cartridge as needed; a replaceable primer is placed within the primer pocket and the primer pocket partially extends into the casing; a casing has a first end, a second end and an internal channel and the internal channel has a first portion and a second portion, the raised circular rim and the aperture are disposed on the first end of the casing, the first portion of the internal channel is coupled with the primer pocket and the first portion is coupled with the second portion of the internal channel; a BB is positioned within the second portion of the internal channel in front of the first portion of the internal channel, the BB is secured by a piece of paper wadding within the second portion and is positioned between the second end of the casing and the BB as close as possible to the BB; the second end of the casing includes an expander area providing shape to the replaceable bullet cartridge; the diameter of the first portion of the internal channel is less than the diameter of the BB; the BB and the first portion of the internal channel is an optimal distance from the replaceable primer or primer pocket; when a gun is fired with the replaceable bullet cartridge the replaceable primer is stuck and ignites to eject the BB and the paper wadding through the internal channel and out the second end of the casing and trough the barrel of the gun.

16. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 15, wherein the primer pocket is 0.209 inches in diameter.

17. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 15, wherein the casing is 0.380 inches in diameter and the expander area is 0.357 inches in diameter.

18. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 15, wherein the casing is made of a material selected from the group consisting of metal or brass.

19. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 15, wherein the first portion of the internal channel is 0.140 inches in diameter.

20. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 15, wherein the second portion of the internal channel is 0.174 inches in diameter.

21. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 15, wherein the BB is generally spherically shaped.

22. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 15 wherein the BB and the first portion of the internal channel is ¼ of inch from the replaceable primer or primer pocket.

23. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 21, wherein the BB is metal.

24. The replaceable bullet cartridge according to claim 23, wherein the BB is 4.5 mm in diameter.

Description:

The present application is a continuation in part (CIP) to U.S. Non-Provisional application Ser. No. 13/759,882 filed Feb. 5, 2013. The present application claims the benefit of U.S. Non-Provisional application Ser. No. 13/759,882 filed Feb. 5, 2013.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention is a replaceable bullet cartridge. More specifically, the present invention is a replaceable bullet cartridge designed to be used with a BB and primer as the propellant and no gun powder.

2. Description of the Related Art

Bullet cartridges in guns or rifles typically utilize gun powder as propellant that is contained within a portion of the bullet cartridge and a primer to ignite the gun powder. The striker of the gun or rifle is not sufficient when fired to ignite gun powder alone so primer is ignited first.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is a bullet cartridge. More specifically, the present invention is a replaceable bullet cartridge with a BB and primer.

The replaceable bullet cartridge is a traditional metal bullet cartridge for a rifle or gun, that includes a primer and a spherical BB positioned approximately ¼ th of an inch away from the primer. The BB is secured in position with a piece of paper wadding set within the replaceable bullet cartridge which is emitted from the replaceable bullet cartridge with the BB when the primer is struck by a gun hammer. The primer is the only propellant used in combination with the replaceable bullet cartridge.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replaceable bullet cartridge that will fire a much smaller projectile than the firearm is designed to fire and can be reloaded easily with minimal instruction than a traditional bullet cartridge.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replacement bullet cartridge that will fire a BB using only a primer.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replaceable bullet cartridge that can be reloaded multiple times.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replaceable bullet cartridge that can be constructed to fit in a variety of handgun bullet calibers.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replaceable bullet cartridge that fire a much smaller projectile, such as a BB, than the caliber the gun is designed to fire.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replaceable bullet cartridge not using gunpowder so that it will reduce recoil.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replaceable bullet to accommodate one or more rifles or other various.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a replaceable bullet cartridge that includes a BB secured an optimal distance away from the primer with a piece of paper wadding within the cartridge to shoot the BB.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will be described by way of exemplary embodiments, but not limitations, illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which like references denote similar elements, and in which:

FIG. 1A illustrates a side view of a replaceable bullet cartridge, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 1B illustrates a side view of a replaceable bullet cartridge, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 1C illustrates a cross-sectional view along line 1A-1A in FIG. 1A of a replaceable bullet cartridge, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIVE EMBODIMENTS

Various aspects of the illustrative embodiments will be described using terms commonly employed by those skilled in the art to convey the substance of their work to others skilled in the art. However, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced with only some of the described aspects. For purposes of explanation, specific numbers, materials and configurations are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the illustrative embodiments. However, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced without the specific details. In other instances, well-known features are omitted or simplified in order not to obscure the illustrative embodiments.

Various operations will be described as multiple discrete operations, in turn, in a manner that is most helpful in understanding the present invention however, the order of description should not be construed as to imply that these operations are necessarily order dependent. In particular, these operations need not be performed in the order of presentation.

The phrase “in one embodiment” is used repeatedly. The phrase generally does not refer to the same embodiment, however, it may. The terms “comprising”, “having” and “including” are synonymous, unless the context dictates otherwise.

FIG. 1A illustrates a side view of a replaceable bullet cartridge 100, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

The replaceable bullet cartridge 100 includes a circular raised rim 110, a primer 120, a casing 130 and an expander 140. The circular raised rim 110 includes a primer pocket 112 disposed within the circular raised rim 110. The circular raised rim 110 is sized larger than the casing 130 so that it can be grasped to facilitate handling the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 and to secure the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 within a selected one of a gun chamber or a rifle chamber. The primer 120 is placed within the primer pocket 112 of the circular raised rim 110 and can be a replaceable primer. The primer 120 ignites when struck with the striker of the gun. The casing 130 has a first end 132 and a second end 134 and is a one-piece cylinder. The casing 130 is made of a material selected from the group consisting of metal or brass but can be made of any suitable material. The expander 140 at the second end 134 of the casing 130 represents a slug end of a bullet 100. The slug end expander 140 provides a tapered shape that matches bullet chamber of the gun or rifle it is used in. All of the diameters, lengths and shapes of the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 should match manufacturer's recommendations for the particular firearm or groups of firearms in use.

FIG. 1B illustrates a side view of a replaceable bullet cartridge 100 having a expander slug 140 matching a cone shape of another bullet cartridge such as that from a semi-automatic clip (not shown) of a semi-automatic firearm (not shown) and allows the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 to feed to a gun barrel (not shown) when manually pulling back on a slide (not shown) and releasing the slide. All of the diameters, lengths and shapes of the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 should match manufacturer's recommendations for the particular firearm or groups of firearms in use.

FIG. 1C illustrates a cross-sectional view along line 1A-1A in FIG. 1A of a replaceable bullet cartridge 100, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

The replaceable bullet cartridge 100 includes an internal channel 150, 152, 154, a BB 160 and a piece of paper wadding 170. The circular raised rim 110 and aperture 114 is disposed on the first end 132 of the casing 130. The circular raised rim 110 is sized larger than the casing 130 so that it can be grasped to facilitate handling the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 and to secure the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 within a selected one of a gun chamber or a rifle chamber. The primer pocket 112 is designed and shaped to accommodate the (replaceable) primer 120 and partially extends into the casing 130. The internal channel 150 has a first portion 152 and a second portion 154. The first portion 152 of the internal channel 150 is coupled with the primer pocket 112 within the casing 120 and extends towards the second portion 154 of the internal channel 154. The first portion 152 is then coupled with the second portion 154 of the internal channel 150. The second portion 154 extends through the second end 134 to the expander 140.

The BB 160 and paper wadding 170 is positioned within the second portion 154 of the internal channel 150 in front of the first portion 152 of the internal channel 150. The length of the first portion 152 approximately ¼ th of an inch from the primer 120 and primer pocket 113. The diameter of the first portion 152 must be smaller than the diameter of the BB 160. Therefore when the BB 160 and paper wade 170 are loaded they are forced to sit ¼ of an inch from the primer. The position of the BB or length of the first portion is a predetermined or a tested optimal distance. The first portion 152 is open to allow the force generated from striking the primer 120 to drive the BB 160 and the piece of paper wadding 170 through the internal channel 150 at optimal speed to exit the gun.

A series of trials have been conducted where the BB 160 is positioned a plurality of distances from the primer 120 within the internal channel 150 with the distance of ¼ th of an inch from the primer 120 producing the most powerful firing force. Other trial distances from the primer 120 within the internal channel 150 include approximately ¾ths of an inch, approximately ⅝ths of an inch, approximately ½ of an inch, approximately ¼th of an inch, approximately ⅛th of an inch and approximately zero inches or the BB 160 being in direct contact with the primer 120.

The BB 160 is secured by a piece of paper wadding 170 that is positioned in the second portion 154 of the internal channel 150 against the first portion 152 of the internal channel 150 by a forcing and loading the wadding and BB 160 through the hole at the second portion 154 at second end 134. The BB 160 and the piece of paper wadding 170 are emitted through the internal channel 150 and exit the gun, when the replaceable primer is struck by a hammer (not shown) from a selected one of a pistol (not shown) or a rifle (not shown).

The BB 160 and the piece of paper wadding 170 are fired from the replaceable bullet cartridge 100 without a selected one of gun powder and propellant (not shown). The BB 160 is made of metal and is generally spherically shaped. There is also an area surrounding the internal channel 150 within the casing 130 that is made of a solid material selected from the group consisting of metal or brass, but it can be made of any suitable material. The second portion 154 of the internal channel 150 is approximately 0.173 inches in diameter but can be any suitable diameter to accommodate the BB 160.

The BB 160 is typically 0.172 inches in diameter and should not enter the first portion 152. The first portion 152 is approximately 0.140 inches in diameter but can be any suitable diameter that prevents the BB 160 from getting to close to the primer 120. The primer pocket 112 is 0.209 inches in diameter but can be any suitable diameter as well. The casing 130 is approximately 0.380 inches in diameter but can be any suitable diameter as well since that size reflects the requirements of the gun used. The replaceable bullet cartridge 100 of FIG. 1C will fire the BB 160 in the range of approximately 700 to 800 feet per second based on a plurality of tests and trials.

The replaceable bullet cartridge 100 allows one to use a BB 160 and primer with no gun powder so that recoil is reduced.

While the present invention has been related in terms of the foregoing embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that the invention is not limited to the embodiments described. The present invention can be practiced with modification and alteration within the spirit and scope of the appended claims. Thus, the description is to be regarded as illustrative instead of restrictive on the present invention.