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Title: Non-lead environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same

Abstract

A projectile, such as a bullet, is made by combining two different metals in proportions calculated to achieve a desired density, without using lead. A base constituent, made of a material having density greater than lead, is combined with a binder constituent having less density. The binder constituent is malleable and ductile metallic base material that forms projectile shapes when subjected to a consolidation force, such as compression. The metal constituents can be selected, rationed, and consolidated to achieve desired frangibility characteristics.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Clinton, TN)
  2. (Maryville, TN)
  3. (Harriman, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
872568
Patent Number(s):
5963776
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
non-lead; environmentally; safe; projectiles; method; projectile; bullet; combining; metals; proportions; calculated; achieve; desired; density; lead; base; constituent; material; combined; binder; malleable; ductile; metallic; forms; shapes; subjected; consolidation; force; compression; metal; constituents; selected; rationed; consolidated; frangibility; characteristics; achieve desired; non-lead environmentally; safe projectiles; proportions calculated; environmentally safe; metal constituents; base material; base constituent; desired density; binder constituent; base mat; projectile shapes; metal constituent; metallic base; frangibility characteristics; consolidation force; desired frangibility; ductile metallic; forms projectile; ductile metal; /419/102/

Citation Formats

Lowden, Richard A., McCoig, Thomas M., and Dooley, Joseph B. Non-lead environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Lowden, Richard A., McCoig, Thomas M., & Dooley, Joseph B. Non-lead environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same. United States.
Lowden, Richard A., McCoig, Thomas M., and Dooley, Joseph B. Fri . "Non-lead environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872568.
@article{osti_872568,
title = {Non-lead environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same},
author = {Lowden, Richard A. and McCoig, Thomas M. and Dooley, Joseph B.},
abstractNote = {A projectile, such as a bullet, is made by combining two different metals in proportions calculated to achieve a desired density, without using lead. A base constituent, made of a material having density greater than lead, is combined with a binder constituent having less density. The binder constituent is malleable and ductile metallic base material that forms projectile shapes when subjected to a consolidation force, such as compression. The metal constituents can be selected, rationed, and consolidated to achieve desired frangibility characteristics.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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