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Paramétrages

Paramétrages

1. WO1983001503 - MAGASIN DE CARTOUCHES

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Claims
1. A magazine, comprising in combination:
a housing including left and right side walls;
said left and right side walls being
configured to define a storage zone for storing a plurality of cartridges in a three column array, a compression zone for compressing the three column array into a two column array, and a feed zone for storing the two column array in a two-position
feeding arrangement;
a follower positioned beneath the
plurality of cartridges;
means for urging said follower against the plurality of cartridges; and
said follower including left and right side platforms and a raised central platform for
engagement wit the left, right and central columns of cartridges, respectively, of the three column
array enabling said follower to exert pressure
upwardly against the cartridges.

2. The magazine as set forth in claim 1,
wherin the- width of each said side platform is

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3. The magazine as set forth in claim 2, wherein the height of said central platform is substantially equal to the shortest distance between the bottommost cartridges in the left and right columns of the three column array when the array is
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in a normal, 30 arrangement such that said follower is centrally located with respect to the three column array.

4. The magazine as set forth in claim 1,

said urging means, comprises a compression spring means positioned between said follower and the. bottom of the storage zone of the magazine.

5. The magazine as set forth in claim 4, wherein said compression spring means engages said follower whereby the natural flexibility of said compression spring means enables said follower to pivot with respect to the magazine to- ermit said follower to tilt and enter the compression zone and the feed zone while maintaining pressure upwardly against the cartridges.

6. The magazine as set forth in claim 5, wherein said follower includes means for pivoting with respect to said compression spring means.

7. The magazine as set forth in claim 6, wherein said pivot means includes a pair of notches formed within a tab extending from said follower for connection to said compression spring means.

8. The magazine as set forth in claim 4, wherein the bottom of the storage zone comprises a bottom plate which is removably secured into position by resting on inwardly curved edges of the bottom of said side walls.