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Title: Suppressor for reducing the muzzle blast and flash of a firearm

Abstract

Disclosed are several examples of apparatuses for suppressing the blast and flash produced as a projectile is expelled by gases from a firearm. In some examples, gases are diverted away from the central chamber to an expansion chamber by baffles. The gases are absorbed by the expansion chamber and desorbed slowly, thus decreasing pressure and increasing residence time of the gases. In other examples, the gases impinge against a plurality of rods before expanding through passages between the rods to decrease the pressure and increase the residence time of the gases.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159942
Patent Number(s):
8,844,422
Application Number:
13/604,949
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
ACO5-000R22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Klett, James W. Suppressor for reducing the muzzle blast and flash of a firearm. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Klett, James W. Suppressor for reducing the muzzle blast and flash of a firearm. United States.
Klett, James W. Tue . "Suppressor for reducing the muzzle blast and flash of a firearm". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159942.
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author = {Klett, James W},
abstractNote = {Disclosed are several examples of apparatuses for suppressing the blast and flash produced as a projectile is expelled by gases from a firearm. In some examples, gases are diverted away from the central chamber to an expansion chamber by baffles. The gases are absorbed by the expansion chamber and desorbed slowly, thus decreasing pressure and increasing residence time of the gases. In other examples, the gases impinge against a plurality of rods before expanding through passages between the rods to decrease the pressure and increase the residence time of the gases.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
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