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1. (WO2019042512) QUICK LOADING DEVICE
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QUICK LOADING DEVICE

Field of the invention

The invention relates to a quick loading device for use in connection with a cartridge holding compartment carried by a user, such as a cartridge bag, e.g. a cartridge bag as used by hunters or a pocket in a coat, waistcoat, vest and so on, carried by a user.

Background of the invention

In connection with sporting events, e.g. hunting events, it may be desirable to be able to load e.g. a shotgun relatively quickly again after the e.g. two cartridges of a double-barrel shotgun has been fired. This may for example be the case in connection with bird shooting, where the hunter waits for a bird or a flock of birds, e.g. geese, ducks, etc. to emerge and when such a flock emerges, the hunter may fire the available two shots at one or two of the target birds. However, after firing the two shots, the flock of birds may still be within shooting range and in such a case it is important that the hunter can reload quickly, e.g. open the shotgun, remove the fired cartridges and insert two fresh cartridges in the two barrels of the shotgun.

This problem has been well-known within the field for many years and various techniques have been used and described.

Thus, it is known that a hunter can hold two cartridges in reserve by gripping these between the knuckles of the hand that is not used for triggering, such that a pair of cartridges will be readily available to be inserted in the emptied barrels. However, as it will be understood, this is a technique that is uncomfortable and tiring for the user and which may require a lot of practice in order to work. Further, it may impair the shooting accuracy, when one hand of the user is straining to hold the two spare cartridges.

Further, it is known to use cartridge belts for accommodating cartridges that are positioned one by one next to each other along the length of the belt, e.g. with the bottom end up such that the user can simply grip the cartridges from the belt. However, in order to avoid that the cartridges may be e.g. dislocated and fall out while the user is moving around, e.g. by contact with bushes, trees, etc., it is necessary in connection with such cartridge belts that the cartridges are tightly fitted in e.g. the straps of such cartridge belts. Thus, it is necessary to use some force when pulling out one or more cartridges from the belt, when it is necessary to reload, which gives some disadvantages. First, a cartridge cannot be pulled quickly from the belt, since it as mentioned is necessary to use some force, and secondly, since the cartridges are held tightly in the belt, the fingers of the user may slip, when trying to pull out a cartridge, which also is detrimental to a quick loading action. Also, the cartridges are located one next to the other along the belt, i.e. in different positions around the perimeter of the user's waist. Thus, the user must pull out the cartridges from different positions and may have to e.g. look down to locate the next available cartridge or feel with the fingers along the belt to locate the next available cartridge, which will make it more difficult and slower to find and grip cartridges in a reload situation.

Furthermore, a plastic clip may be used for holding two cartridges, e.g. placed in a cartridge belt, which may be gripped by the user so that two cartridges are gripped at the same time and be inserted in the two barrels at the same time. This technique is encumbered with the same disadvantages as the cartridge belts and may even be less advantageous due to the plurality of plastic clips that are placed around the belt.

Further, cartridge bags or cartridge pockets are known, wherein the cartridges are stored in more or less orderly form, usually in random and intermingled form, which cartridge bags or cartridge pockets are kept open when e.g. hunting, so that the user can relatively quickly reach down to grip a cartridge or two. However, even though it is to some extent possible to urge the loose cartridges to lie with their rear end (the brass end) generally upwards, e.g. by shaking the cartridge bag, it is seldom possible for the user to grip two cartridges in the correct fashion in order to place them directly into the two barrels. Thus, these techniques have several disadvantages.

Also, it is known to provide cartridge bags with pockets or straps on the outer side for holding cartridges in an orderly form, cf. e.g. GB 2376 285 A. However, such cartridge bags are encumbered with the disadvantages that they tend to be relatively voluminous and will thus be restrictive for the user. Furthermore, the cartridges may be dislocated and lost while the user is moving around, e.g. by contact with bushes, trees, etc. in case the cartridges are held loosely, and in case the cartridges are tightly held in such pockets or straps of a cartridge bag, the same disadvantages as mentioned above in connection with cartridge belts will be involved, e.g. that the cartridges will have to be pulled out with some force, which will be detrimental to a quick reloading action.

Even further, cartridge bags with more complex solutions are known, wherein the cartridges are loaded in the cartridge bags in a specific order and whereby the cartridges can be released in a certain order and orientation, e.g. as a pair. An example of such a solution is known as e.g. the "Loadmaster".

Furthermore, US 71633 A relates to a cartridge box that can be placed in e.g. a cartridge bag. The cartridge box comprises a block having a plurality of cylindrical chambers each with a sufficient diameter and depth to receive a cartridge. At the bottom of each cylindrical chamber an elastic support, e.g. a spring is arranged in a smaller hole, projecting upwards into the cylindrical chamber to elevate the rear end of each cartridge a short distance above the upper surface of the cartridge block. When in use, cartridges are placed in the plurality of chambers and when the user desires to remove a cartridge from the box, the user moves the hand down towards the cartridge block with the thumb and fingers spread. The cartridges contacted by the thumb and fingers will be depressed and when the user brings the thumb and fingers together, some of the cartridges that are remaining elevated above the upper surface of the cartridge block will be gripped and can be removed from their chambers by the user. As it appears from this patent document, the block of the cartridge box has a size corresponding to the cartridge bag, meaning that the use of the cartridge box is limited to certain sizes of cartridge bags. Furthermore, it is noted that a plurality of cartridges has to be put into the cartridge chambers of the cartridge block in advance, thus requiring some preparation prior to use. Also, it is noted that the cartridge block is relatively voluminous and has a relatively complex structure, e.g. with spring members placed in all chambers.

In general, the prior art solutions as regards techniques to facilitate a quick reloading are encumbered with disadvantages as complexity of the solutions, cost of the solutions, discomfort for the user, loss and/or relocation of cartridges, etc.

It is thus an object of the present invention to provide a relatively uncomplicated and cost-efficient manner of providing quick loading. It is in particular an object of the invention to provide a quick loading device, which can be used in a relatively uncomplicated manner by the user and which can be manufactured in a cost-efficient manner.

Further, it is an object of the invention to provide such a quick loading device that can be used in connection with e.g. cartridge bags of normally used types, e.g. various versions of cartridge bags as already used by hunters, game shooters, etc. and in connection with a pocket in a coat, waistcoat, vest, etc. which is worn by the user, e.g. hunters, game shooters, etc.

These and other objects are achievable by the invention as explained in further detail in the following.

Summary of the invention

The invention relates to a quick loading device for use in connection with a cartridge holding compartment carried by a user, such as a cartridge bag or a pocket in a coat, waistcoat, vest, etc.,

characterized in that said quick loading device comprises

a base part and

at least two receivers, each receiver being designed for accommodating a front part of a cartridge,

wherein said at least two receivers are arranged next to each other and extending from said base part, said quick loading device further being designed for being positioned inside the cartridge holding compartment with said base part being supported at least partly on a bottom part of said cartridge holding compartment.

Hereby, it is achieved that the quick loading device can be placed in the cartridge holding compartment e.g. the cartridge bag, pocket or the like with the base part supported on the bottom of the cartridge bag, whereafter cartridges can be filled into the cartridge holding compartment e.g. the cartridge bag or pocket, thus holding the quick loading device stably in the cartridge bag or pocket due to the weight of the cartridges on top of the base part. Thus, the receivers will be kept pointing essentially upwards and when the user, e.g. a hunter, carrying the cartridge bag at the side or wearing a coat, waistcoat, vest, etc. with a cartridge pocket, has been waiting for a suitable target, the user may have gripped two of the unused cartridges, either one by one or two at a time, and have positioned these in the receivers. When the user, e.g. a hunter, has fired the e.g. two shots in a double-barrel shotgun and the empty cartridges have been removed, he/she may subsequently quickly grip the two cartridges that are ready in the quick loading device and place these in the e.g. double-barrel shotgun, whereby the user will quickly be ready to fire again, e.g. at a new target. Afterwards, at a suitable time, e.g. an idle period, the user may grip down into the e.g. cartridge bag or cartridge pocket, locate and grip a cartridge and put it with its front end downward into one of the at least two receivers and repeat this for the other receiver(s), so that the quick loading device again will be ready to facilitate a quick reloading, i.e. with cartridges placed in the receivers in the correct position, i.e. with the rear ends pointing upwards. Possibly, a trained user may grip two cartridges from the plurality of cartridges and place them in the receivers.

Since the quick loading device is located in the e.g. cartridge bag or cartridge pocket, it will not add to the volume carried by the e.g. hunter and will thus not be troublesome to carry around, Further, an effective quick loading facility is in this manner provided by a relatively uncomplicated device, which can be manufactured cost-efficiently.

Furthermore, since the quick loading device is a separate device, it can easily be added as a quick loading device to an e.g. cartridge bag or to a piece of clothing such as a vest having a cartridge bag. Even further, it can thus also easily be replaced with

another version of a quick loading device, e.g. intended for other types or sizes of cartridges, if desired.

Even further, it is noted that the quick loading device according to the invention can fit into existing cartridge bags, etc., meaning that a user such as a hunter does not need to buy a new cartridge bag, e.g. a special cartridge bag, in order to be able to use the quick loading facility and gain the advantages of the invention. Thus, the user can readily gain the advantages by simply using the quick loading device in connection with his/her current cartridge bag.

As specified, the quick loading device comprises at least two receivers. Thus, two, three, four or more receivers may be provided.

As mentioned above, the quick loading device is held stably in the cartridge bag or pocket due to the e.g. weight of the cartridges in the cartridge compartment, which are filled or put into the cartridge compartment, e.g. the cartridge bag or pocket in a more or less orderly form, possibly intermingled, so that at least a sufficient number of the cartridges will be lying on the base part. Thus, it will be understood that the base part of the quick loading device may have a size which extends beyond the receivers, e.g. the support surface for the receivers, to such an extent that a suitable number of cartridges can weigh down on the base part. This may in general be achieved by designing the base part such that it essentially corresponds to the cartridge compartment, e.g. a bottom part of a cartridge bag or a cartridge pocket, but where the base part may be smaller so that it is easily put into the e.g. cartridge bag or cartridge pocket.

In general, in order to have the quick loading device being stable in a cartridge compartment such as a cartridge bag or a cartridge pocket, a free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 50 % of the area of support provided by the base part.

In a further embodiment, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 60 % of the area of support provided by the base part.

In a still further embodiment, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 70 % of the area of support provided by the base part.

It is noted that the receivers are configured such that the front part, e.g. half the length or more, of a cartridge fits into a receiver and can be put into the receiver and lifted out again in an effortless manner, e.g. with very little or no substantial friction.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may each be configured as a cylindrical pipe element.

Hereby, it is achieved that the quick loading device may be configured using straightforward elements to be used as receivers.

The receivers may be designed having a cylindrical inner form having a diameter corresponding to the cartridge size. The outer form of the receivers may also be cylindrical but other forms may be used as well and may be preferable for various reasons. For example, the receivers may be designed with an outer form, which essentially increases in size downwards, e.g. conically shaped such that the outer diameter increases towards the base part. Other outer forms may be utilized.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may each be configured with a cartridge stop, for example a bottom part.

The cartridge stops for said at least two receivers may be arranged at one level or at different levels.

When the cartridge stops of the at least two receivers are arranged at different levels, e.g. levels Li and L2, it can be achieved that the e.g. two cartridges positioned in the at least two receivers can be securely gripped and held by the user. This is due to the rearmost end of the cartridges having a greater diameter than the rest. Thus, one of the cartridges will be at a level of the main cartridge body of the other, which may facilitate a better grip as opposed to a scenario where these rearmost end parts would be abutting against each other, which might make the handling difficult, when the pair of cartridges are gripped by one hand in order to insert these in the empty bores of e.g. a double-barrel shotgun.

However, when the cartridge stops are arranged at one and the same level, a simpler manufacturing process may be achieved. When at the same time, the at least two receivers are removed a distance from each other, the problem concerning the rearmost enlarged ends of the cartridges are avoided, thereby providing a preferable embodiment.

The cartridge stops may be provided by inserts, e.g. cylindrical bodies that are e.g. inserted from the top of the receivers, thereby forming the opening for receiving the cartridge as well as the cartridge stop.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may be arranged with a center to center distance such that a gap will be present between a pair of cartridges positioned in said at least two receivers. This distance may for example correspond to the distance between barrels of the e.g. shotgun used by the user. In this manner, the loading of the pair of cartridges into the shotgun is facilitated since the user can easily grip the pair of cartridges and put them into the barrels without having to e.g. adjust the internal positions of the cartridges. Such an arrangement of the receivers to achieve a suitable distance between cartridges may be utilized no matter whether the cartridge stops are at the same level or not.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may be arranged in parallel and for example connected to each other along at least a part of their length.

Hereby, it is achieved that the receiver parts of the quick loading device can be made in a cost-efficient manner as a single element, e.g. by molding or the like.

However, it will be understood, though, that the receivers need not necessarily be placed abutting each other, but may be placed next to each other with a small distance between the receivers, e.g. in a millimeter range, and that as previously mentioned the receivers may be placed to create a distance between cartridges reflecting the distance between bores of an e.g. double barrel shotgun in order to facilitate an easy insertion of a pair of cartridges that have been gripped by the user, in an e.g. shotgun.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may be arranged essentially perpendicular to said base part.

Hereby, it is achieved that the cartridges placed in the receivers will be pointing in a suitable direction, e.g. ready to be gripped by the user. However, it will be understood that other orientations in relation to the base part may be possible, e.g. due to the bottom of a type of cartridge bag or the bottom of a cartridge pocket being inclined, which may make another orientation preferable.

According to an embodiment, said base part may be plate shaped and have a form selected from a group comprising

- rectangular form,

- circular form,

- oval form and

- any combinations thereof.

Hereby, it is achieved that the quick loading device may be configured in various embodiments, which may be suitable in connection with various cartridge bags, e.g. oblong cartridge bags, rounded or cylindrical cartridge bags, kidney shaped cartridge bags, etc. as well as in connection with various forms of cartridge pockets in clothing such as coats, waistcoats, vests, etc.

According to an embodiment, said base part may be configured in shape to correspond to a bottom part of said cartridge holding compartment, such as a bottom part of said cartridge bag or said cartridge pocket.

Hereby, it is achieved that the quick loading device will be maintained stably in an e.g. cartridge bag or cartridge pocket essentially corresponding to the specific quick loading device, e.g. without changing its position in either the horizontal or the vertical directions during use.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may be configured with a length L from the base part, which length L essentially corresponds to a content level of said cartridge holding compartment, e.g. said cartridge bag or said cartridge pocket.

Hereby, it is achieved that cartridges placed in the receivers of the quick loading device can be readily gripped by the user without interfering with the cartridge contents that have been filled into the cartridge bag or cartridge pocket.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may each be configured with a chamfered edge at a receiving opening.

Hereby, the insertion of the cartridges into the receivers have been facilitated and made easier, which is of importance since the job of gripping the cartridges and putting these into the receivers are usually performed by one hand by the user, while he/she is mainly focusing on observing the surroundings, e.g. looking for game, birds, etc. In case inserts are utilized as mentioned above for forming the opening in the receivers, the chamfered edge may be formed at these inserts.

According to an embodiment, said at least two receivers may be positioned askew in relation to a main orientation of said base part.

Hereby, it is achieved that a pair of cartridges which is positioned in the receivers, may be readily gripped at the same time by the user, since the hand of the user reaching down into the cartridge bag may be naturally positioned such that the angle fits to the askew orientation of the at least two receivers.

According to an embodiment, an axis for said at least two receivers may form an angle in relation to said main orientation of said base part, wherein said angle is within an interval from 10 ° to 80 ° and in a further preferred form within an interval from 20 ° to 70 °.

Hereby, it is achieved that a pair of cartridges which is positioned in the receivers, may be readily gripped at the same time by the user, since the angle of the at least two receivers may be ergonomically suited to the position of the hand of the user reaching down into the cartridge bag or the cartridge pocket. Thus, user-friendliness as well as increased efficiency can be achieved.

According to a particular embodiment, said angle in relation to the main orientation of the base part may be 60 ° or around 60 °, which provides a solution that in general is suitable for most uses.

According to an embodiment, said quick loading device may be configured for right hand use or left hand use, where a right-hand version is a mirrored form of a left-hand version, e.g. as regards the positioning of the at least two receivers in relation to the main orientation M of the base part.

Hereby, it is achieved that users that normally use the right hand to reload as well as users that normally use the left hand to reload may benefit from the advantages of the quick loading device according to the invention.

According to an embodiment, said quick loading device may be configured in at least two versions with different sizes of the at least two receivers, e.g. with inner diameters D corresponding to specific different cartridge sizes.

Thus, the quick loading device may be provided in different versions to be used in connection with respective cartridge sizes and/or types, such as for example caliber 12 (12-gauge shotgun shell) and caliber 20 (20-gauge shotgun shell), but for example also in other versions such as caliber 10 (10-gauge shotgun shell) and caliber 16 (16-gauge shotgun shell), etc. Thus, the user can just switch from one caliber to another by simply removing one version of the quick loading device from e.g. a cartridge bag or pocket and drop another version of the quick loading device into e.g. the cartridge bag or pocket. Thus, a particular advantage is achieved in relation to the prior art techniques relating to e.g. cartridge belts, outer straps or pockets on cartridge bags, etc. which does not allow a switch from one caliber to another.

In case the receiving openings are provided by means of inserts as mentioned above, the different diameters can possibly be provided by switching from one size insert to another.

According to an embodiment, said quick loading device may comprise at least four receivers.

Hereby, it is achieved that the user may have the benefit of placing up to four cartridges in the receivers of the quick loading device, e.g. in idle periods during a hunting event or the like, and thus be able to perform at least two quick reloads one after the other, which means that the user thus may be able to fire a total of at least six shots in a relatively quick succession, i.e. first the two cartridges already in the barrels followed by two reloads, each with two new cartridges that can be fired.

According to an embodiment, said at least four receivers may be arranged two and two next to each other, i.e. in pairs, extending from said base part, and arranged with a spacing between these pairs.

Hereby, it is achieved that the user can grip a pair of cartridges from a pair of receivers with certainty, e.g. in case the quick loading device has e.g. four cartridges placed in two pairs of receivers, since a space will be present between these pairs, so that the user's grip of one of the pair of cartridges will not conflict with the presence of the other pair of cartridges, which otherwise might be the case, if the at least four receivers were all placed near each other, for example in a quadrant or the like.

It is noted that such a quick loading device with e.g. two pairs of receivers with a space between these may be configured in accordance with other embodiments of the invention, e.g. with each pair of receivers oriented such that they are positioned askew in relation to a main orientation of said base part, e.g. with an axis for the pair of receivers oriented in an angle in relation to the main orientation of the base part, with the two pairs of receivers arranged with essentially parallel axes of orientation, etc. Furthermore, such a quick loading device with e.g. two pairs of receivers may be configured in left hand as well as right hand versions, i.e. suited for left hand and right hand loaders, respectively.

Even further, such a quick loading device with e.g. two pairs of receivers may also be provided in various versions, which differ from each other with regard to the caliber of cartridges that can be received in the receivers, corresponding to the embodiments that have been mentioned above.

According to an embodiment, the quick loading device may be made in a synthetic material such as plastic and may be molded as a single part or as two or more parts that are connected subsequently.

The figures

The invention will be explained in further detail below with reference to the figures of which

Fig. 1 shows an example of a quick loading device according to an embodiment of the invention in a perspective view,

Fig. 2 shows the quick loading device of fig. 1, further showing a pair of cartridges ready to be inserted in the quick loading device,

Fig. 3 is a view corresponding to fig. 2, but with the pair of cartridges inserted in the quick loading device,

Figs. 4 and 5 show a quick loading device corresponding to the embodiment shown in figs. 2 and 3, but seen in a side view,

Figs. 6 and 7 show a quick loading device corresponding to the embodiment shown in figs. 4 and 5, but seen in an end view,

Fig. 8 is a top view of a quick loading device according to an embodiment of the invention, wherein a pair of cartridges are placed in the device, Fig. 9 is a quick loading device as generally shown in fig. 8 seen from above, which is placed in a cartridge bag,

Fig. 10 is a quick loading device as generally shown in fig. 5 seen in a side view, where the quick loading device is placed in a cartridge bag that is seen in a sectional view,

Fig. 11 shows a further example of a quick loading device, seen in a perspective view,

Fig. 12 shows an embodiment of a quick loading device with four receivers, seen in a perspective view, showing a pair of cartridges already positioned and a pair of cartridges ready to be inserted in the quick loading device, Fig. 13 shows the embodiment shown in fig. 12, wherein the two pairs of cartridges have been inserted in the quick loading device,

Fig. 14 is a side view of the quick loading device as shown in figs. 12 and 13, Fig. 15 is a top view of the quick loading device as shown in figs. 12-14, Fig. 16 shows a further embodiment of a quick loading device with four receivers, seen in a perspective view, showing a pair of cartridges already positioned and a pair of cartridges ready to be inserted in the quick loading device,

Fig. 17 shows the embodiment shown in fig. 16, wherein both pairs of cartridges have been inserted in the quick loading device,

Fig. 18 shows the quick loading device as generally shown in figs. 16 and 17, seen in a side view,

Fig. 19 corresponds to fig. 18, but showing both pairs of cartridges having been inserted in the quick loading device,

Figs. 20-21 show the quick loading device as generally shown in figs. 16-19, but seen in an end view,

Fig. 22 is a top view of the embodiment of the quick loading device as shown in figs. 16-21, and

Fig. 23 is a quick loading device as shown in fig. 19 seen in a side view, where the quick loading device is placed in a cartridge pocket that is seen in a sectional view.

Detailed description

In fig. 1 a quick loading device 1 according to an embodiment of the invention is shown in a perspective view, wherein it is shown that the quick loading device 1 comprises a base part 2 and a pair of receivers 4. The base part 2 is in the shown example in general rectangular in shape and is essentially planar and the pair of receivers 4 are arranged to be essentially perpendicular to the base part 2. The receivers 4 are essentially cylindrical, e.g. in the form of a pipe or the like, and has each a receiving opening 6 that in general is circular in shape. The receivers may at the receiver openings 6 be configured with a chamfered edge 5 in order to facilitate the insertion of cartridges as it will be explained in further detail in the following. As mentioned, the receivers 4 are essentially cylindrical, e.g. in the form of a pipe or the like, and as shown in fig. 1, the receivers 4 may be joined together, e.g. along a seam 7 e.g. to form a unified receiver structure. Also, the inner volumes of the receivers 4 may be at least partly joined together, whereby the receiver openings 6 each will be essentially C-shaped and whereby the unified receiver openings 6, seen from above, will be essentially in the form of an open "figure 8".

Each of the receivers 4 is configured with an inner diameter D, where the diameter D is configured in such a manner that a cartridge, e.g. a shotgun cartridge, can be easily inserted in the receiver 4 and easily lifted up again. Thus, the diameter D may be essentially the same or a small amount larger than the outer diameter of a cartridge size, which it is intended to use in connection with the quick loading device 1. Thus, it will be understood that the quick loading device 1 may be provided in different versions to be used in connection with respective cartridge sizes and/or types, such as e.g. 10-gauge shotgun shell (or bores), 12-gauge shotgun shell (or bores), 16-gauge shotgun shell (or bores), 20-gauge shotgun shell (or bores), etc.

The quick loading device 1 may be made in a synthetic material such as plastic and may be molded as a single part or as two or more parts that are connected subsequently.

In figs. 2 and 3 a quick loading device 1 corresponding to the embodiment shown in fig. 1 is illustrated, but wherein in fig. 2 a pair of cartridges 16 is shown above the quick loading devicel 1, ready to be inserted, and wherein in fig. 3 it is shown that the pair of cartridges 16 have been inserted in the quick loading device 1.

As shown, the cartridges 16 will be inserted into the receiving openings 6 with the front part 16a of the cartridges 16 and the receivers 4 are configured such that the rear part 16b of the cartridges 16 have not been accommodated by the receivers 4, but are reaching upwards.

The quick loading device 1 is configured to be placed in a cartridge holding compartment carried by a user such as e.g. a cartridge bag, a pocket in a coat, waistcoat, vest and so on, carried by a user, or the like, as it later will be explained. In the following the quick loading device will be explained in relation to a cartridge bag, but it will be understood that the quick loading device can be used in connection with other types of cartridge holding compartments as well, such as e.g. a pocket in a coat, waistcoat, vest and so on, carried by a user. The quick loading device 1 will in general be maintained in a position with the base part 2 against a bottom part of the cartridge bag or the like, facilitated by some of the contents of the cartridge bag, e.g. unused cartridges, lying on the base part 2 and keeping the receivers 4 pointing upwards. When the user, e.g. a hunter, has been waiting for a suitable target, the user may have gripped two of the unused cartridges, either one by one or two at a time, and have positioned these in the receivers 4. Thus, when the user, e.g. a hunter, has fired the e.g. two shots in a double-barrel shotgun and the empty cartridges have been removed, he/she may quickly grip the two cartridges that are ready in the quick loading device, and place these in the e.g. double-barrel shotgun, whereby the user will quickly be ready to fire again, e.g. at a new target.

In figs. 4 and 5 a quick loading device 1 corresponding to the embodiment shown in figs. 2 and 3 is illustrated, but seen in a side view. In fig. 4 a pair of cartridges 16 is shown above the quick loading devicel 1, ready to be inserted, corresponding to fig. 2, and wherein in fig. 5 it is shown that the pair of cartridges 16 have been inserted in the quick loading device 1, corresponding to fig. 3.

As shown in figs. 4 and 5, the cartridges 16 have at their rearmost end a part 16c, which has a greater diameter than the main body of the cartridge 16, as it will be well-known to a skilled person. In order to facilitate the handling of the pair of cartridges 16, e.g. when gripping these with one hand from the quick loading device 1, the receivers 4 are configured in such a manner that when the cartridges 16 are positioned in the quick loading device 1, one will reach a certain, small distance up above the other. Hereby, the rearmost end part 16c with the greater diameter of one of the cartridges 16 will be at a level of the main cartridge body of the other as opposed to a scenario where these rearmost end parts 16c would be abutting against each other, which would make the handling difficult, when the pair of cartridges are gripped by one hand in order to insert these in the empty bores of e.g. a double-barrel shotgun.

In order to achieve this, the receivers 4 are configured as indicated in fig. 5 each with a cartridge stop 8, arranged at different levels Li and L2. The position of these cartridge stops 8 depends on the actual length L of the receivers 4, e.g. since the difference between L and each of Li and L2, respectively, must be smaller than the length of the actual cartridge such that a suitable length of the cartridges 16 reaches above the receivers 4 in order for the user to be able to grip the pair of cartridges 16 in a precise and comfortable manner.

In figs. 6 and 7 a quick loading device corresponding to the embodiment shown in figs. 4 and 5 is shown, seen in an end view. Thus, in fig. 6 a pair of cartridges 16 is shown above the quick loading device 1, ready to be inserted, corresponding to fig. 4, and

wherein in fig. 7 it is shown that the pair of cartridges 16 have been inserted in the quick loading device 1, corresponding to fig. 5.

The same references as used in figs. 4 and 5 are used for the same features in figs. 6 and 7. Thus, it is also shown in figs. 6 and 7 that the receivers 4 are configured each with a cartridge stop 8, arranged at different levels Li and L2. The position of these cartridge stops 8 depends on the actual length L of the receivers 4, e.g. since the difference between L and each of Li and L2, respectively, must be smaller than the length of the actual cartridge such that a suitable length of the cartridges 16 reaches above the receivers 4 in order for the user to be able to grip the pair of cartridges 16 in a precise and comfortable manner.

Thus, the free length of the cartridges 16 when placed in the quick loader 1, e.g. the difference between L and Li and the difference between L and L2, must be sufficient for the user to be able to grip the pair of cartridges, but must on the other hand not be so large that the cartridges 16 would easily and inadvertently be e.g. tilted out of the receivers 4. As an example, a suitable free length could be in the range from 1 to 3 cm.

As an example, the length L (or height) of the receivers may be 90 mm, but it is apparent that the length L may be different from this, e.g. smaller or greater in order to correspond to specific cartridge bags or pockets.

Further, the receivers 4 may be configured such that the cartridge stop is placed 29 mm and 32 mm, respectively, down the receiver, giving a difference of 3 mm between the heights of the end part 16c of the cartridges 16 placed in the receivers. Other values than these, e.g. than 3 mm difference may be utilized instead.

With a length L of 90 mm for the receivers, the values above correspond to Li being 58 mm and L2 being 61 mm.

It is noted that the cartridge stops 8 may be configured in various manners, e.g. as stepped diameters inside the receivers 4 or the like. However, the cartridge stops 8 may be configured as bottom parts 10 of the receivers 4, e.g. in case the quick loading device 1 is moulded in plastic material, in which case the lower part of the receivers 4 up until the cartridge stops may be partially or completely moulded from e.g. a plastic material.

Also, it is noted that the cartridge stops 8 of a pair of receivers 4 may be placed at the same level in connection with the present embodiment as it will be explained further below.

In fig. 8 a top view of a quick loading device 1 according to an embodiment of the invention is shown, wherein it is seen that a pair of cartridges 16 are placed in the receivers 4 of the quick loading device. Furthermore, the base part 2 is here an essentially rectangular planar plate, e.g. with rounded corners, etc., which has a main orientation M as indicated with dash line. Further, it is shown that the pair of receivers 4 are positioned askew in relation to this main orientation M. This is further illustrated by means of an axis C for the two receivers 4, i.e. an axis through the two centers of the two receiver bodies. The angle a between the main orientation M and the axis C is further shown here. This angle is arranged to facilitate the handling of the cartridges 16, e.g. in case the quick loading device is placed in a generally oblong cartridge bag having a bottom part that is essentially rectangular. The user will carry the cartridge bag at his/her side (e.g. right side, in most cases when the user is right-handed) and when the user reaches down into the cartridge bag to pick up the two cartridges in the quick loading device with the right hand, an askew orientation will be suitable for the user and ensure that the cartridges are gripped precisely and in an ergonomically correct manner. This will furthermore ensure that the cartridges can loaded quickly.

The angle a may be within an interval from 10 ° to 80 ° and in a further preferred form within an interval from 20 ° to 70 °. Other intervals may be preferable, though.

In fig. 9 a quick loading device 1 as generally shown and described above in connection with fig. 8 is seen from above, i.e. with a pair of cartridges 16 placed in the receivers 4 of the quick loading device 1 and furthermore with the quick loading device 1 placed in a schematically shown cartridge bag 14. The cartridge bag 14 is essentially rectangular or oblong in shape and is shown opened, e.g. with a (not shown) closing flap turned over, so that the user can grip down into the cartridge bag 14. The quick loading device 1 is placed in the cartridge bag 14 with the base part 2 being supported by the bottom 14a of cartridge bag 14. After the quick loading device 1 has been placed in the cartridge bag 14, a plurality of cartridges 16 have been put into the cartridge bag 14, e.g. in a random and intermingled order as indicated in fig. 9. These cartridges 16 will put weight on the base part 2 and will ensure that the quick loading device 1 will be maintained in its position on the bottom of the cartridge bag 14 and with the receivers 4 (and thus the cartridges 16 accommodated in the receivers 4) pointing generally upwards, even when the user is moving around, walking, shooting, etc.

It is noted that in fig. 9 only a limited number of cartridges 16 are shown for reasons of clarity but that commonly, at the start of a shooting or hunting event, the cartridge bag 14 will be essentially filled with cartridges 16, which may be lying loose in a more or less orderly form, but which usually may be positioned in a random and intermingled order. Thus, it will be understood that the length L of the receivers 4 may preferably be such that the receiving openings 6 are above the general height of the cartridge content in the cartridge bag 14. Thus, it will also be understood that the quick loading device 1 may be provided in one or more sizes, suitable for one or more standard sizes of cartridge bags, e.g. as regards the size of the base part 2 as well as the length L of the receivers 4.

In fig. 10 a quick loading device as generally shown in fig. 5 is seen in a side view, positioned in a cartridge bag 14 that is shown schematically in a sectional view. A pair of cartridges 16 is shown in the receivers 4 of the quick loading device 1, corresponding to the scenario of fig. 9. Thus, the cartridge bag 14 is essentially rectangular or oblong in shape and is shown opened, e.g. with a (not shown) closing flap turned over, so that the user can grip down into the cartridge bag 14. As described above, the quick loading device 1 is placed in the cartridge bag 14 with the base part

2 being supported by the bottom 14a of cartridge bag 14. After the quick loading device 1 has been placed in the cartridge bag 14, a plurality of cartridges 16 have been put into the cartridge bag 14, e.g. in a random and intermingled order as indicated. The weight of the cartridges 16 on the base part 2 will ensure that the quick loading device 1 will be maintained in its position on the bottom of the cartridge bag 14 and with the receivers 4 (and thus the cartridges 16 accommodated in the receivers 4) pointing generally upwards, even when the user is moving around, walking, shooting, etc.

It is noted that in fig. 10 a number of cartridges 16 are indicated in the cartridge bag 14 in a schematic manner. Commonly, at the start of a shooting or hunting event, the cartridge bag 14 will be essentially filled with cartridges 16, which may be lying loose in a more or less orderly form, but which usually may be positioned in a random and intermingled order. Thus, it will be understood that the length L of the receivers 4 may preferably be such that the receiving openings are above a general height of the cartridge content in the cartridge bag 14 as illustrated with the dash line 20. It will be understood, though, that cartridges 16 may be filled into the cartridge bag or pocket such that one or more cartridges may partly or wholly be above the indicated line 20 for the content level without necessarily being a hinder for the optimal use, depending on the experience and skills of the user

As mentioned above, it will be understood that the quick loading device 1 may be provided in one or more sizes, suitable for one or more standard sizes of cartridge bags, e.g. as regards the size of the base part 2 as well as the length L of the receivers 4, which must reflect the height of the cartridge compartment, e.g. a cartridge bag or a cartridge pocket.

A further example of a quick loading device 1 is shown in fig. 11, where it is seen in a perspective view. Thus, as described above, the quick loading device 1 comprises an essentially rectangular base part 2 and two receivers 4, which are connected to each other. The receivers 4 comprises chamfered edges 5 and each have a cartridge stop, which in this example is in the form of a bottom part 10 in each receiver 4, where the bottom parts 10 are positioned at different levels as it has been described above in connection with figs. 5 and 7. However, the bottom parts 10 may be positioned at the same level, as it will be explained further below.

In fig. 12 an embodiment of a quick loading device 1 with four receivers 4 is seen in a perspective view, showing a pair of cartridges 16 already positioned in two of the receivers 4 and a pair of cartridges 16 ready to be inserted in the other two receivers 4 of the quick loading device. Thus, the four receivers 4 in this embodiment are placed in pairs 18 of receivers 4, where the two pairs 18 are placed with a distance between these in order to make it more convenient for the user to grip a pair of cartridges placed in a pair 18 of receivers 4 without interfering with the cartridges that may be placed in the other pair 18 of receivers 4.

In fig. 13 the quick loading device as shown in fig. 12 is shown with the two pairs of cartridges 16 inserted in both pairs 18 of receivers 4 of the quick loading device 1.

As indicated in figs. 12 and 13, the two pairs 18 of receivers 4 are placed askew in relation to a longitudinal axis of the quick loading device 1.

By having four receivers 4, it is achieved that the user may have the benefit of placing up to four cartridges in the receivers of the quick loading device, e.g. in idle periods during a hunting event or the like, and thus be able to perform at least two quick reloads one after the other, which means that the user thus may be able to fire a total of at least six shots in a relatively quick succession, i.e. first the two cartridges already in the barrels followed by two reloads, each with two new cartridges 16 that can be fired.

In fig. 14, the quick loading device 1 as shown in figs. 12 and 13 is illustrated in a side view with four cartridges 16 positioned in the two pairs 18 of receivers 4. In the same manner as shown in fig. 5, it is shown in fig. 14 that the receivers 4 are configured each with a cartridge stop (not shown here), arranged at different levels Li and L2. The position of these cartridge stops depends on the actual length L of the receivers 4, e.g. since the difference between L and each of Li and L2, respectively, must be smaller than the length of the actual cartridge such that a suitable length of the cartridges 16 reaches above the receivers 4 in order for the user to be able to grip the pair of cartridges 16 in a precise and comfortable manner.

Thus, the free length of the cartridges 16 when placed in the quick loader 1, e.g. the difference between L and Li and the difference between L and L2, must be sufficient for the user to be able to grip the pair of cartridges, but must on the other hand not be so large that the cartridges 16 would easily and inadvertently be e.g. tilted out of the receivers 4. As an example, a suitable free length could be in the range from 1 to 3 cm.

As shown in fig. 14, the cartridge stops may be arranged such that for one pair 18 of receivers 4, the levels are Li and L2 and that for the for other pair 18 of receivers 4, the levels are also Li and L2. It is apparent, though, that the levels may differ from pair to pair, e.g. by having three or four different levels, but preferably only two levels are involved. Also, it is a possibility that cartridge stops may be arranged at the same level for all receivers.

In fig. 15 a top view of the quick loading device 1 as shown in figs. 12-14 is seen. Herein, it is seen that cartridges 16 are placed in the four receivers 4 of the quick loading device 1, two in each pair 18. Also here, the base part 2 is shown as an essentially rectangular planar plate, e.g. with rounded corners, etc., which has a main orientation M as indicated with dash line. Further, it is shown that the two pairs 18 of receivers 4 are positioned askew in relation to this main orientation M. As in connection with fig. 8, this is illustrated by means of an axis C for each of the two pairs 18 of receivers 4, i.e. an axis through the two centers of the two receiver bodies. The angle a between the main orientation M and each of the axes C is further shown here. This angle is arranged to facilitate the handling of the cartridges 16, e.g. in case the quick loading device 1 is placed in a generally oblong cartridge bag or cartridge pocket having a bottom part that is essentially rectangular. The user will carry the cartridge bag or pocket at his/her side (e.g. right side, in most cases when the user is right-handed, and vice versa for left-handed users) and when the user reaches down into the cartridge bag to pick up the two cartridges in a pair 18 of receivers 4 with the right hand, an askew orientation will be suitable for the user and ensure that the cartridges are gripped precisely and in an ergonomically correct manner. This will furthermore ensure that the cartridges can loaded quickly.

The angle a for the two pairs 18 can be the same or they may differ from each other.

The angle a may be within an interval from 10 ° to 80 ° and in a further preferred form within an interval from 20 ° to 70 °. Other intervals may be preferable, though.

An angle a in relation to the main orientation M of the base part 2 may in a particular embodiment be 60 ° or around 60 °, which provides a solution that in general is suitable for most uses.

Further, it is noted that a quick loading device with two pairs 18 of receivers 4 and with a space between these may be configured in accordance with other embodiments of the invention, e.g. with the two pairs 18 of receivers configured in left hand as well as right hand versions, i.e. suited for left hand and right hand loaders, respectively.

The space between two pairs 18 of receivers may as an example be 60 - 100 mm from center to center, e.g. 85 mm from center to center of the respective receivers.

In case the base part 2 is essentially rectangular, the base part may as an example have a length of 170 mm and a width of 80 mm, which will ensure that the base part will have sufficient free area, i.e. area not occupied by the receivers, to ensure that the weight of the cartridges lying on the base part will keep the quick loading device stable in a cartridge bag or in a cartridge pocket, both in case the quick loading device has two receivers and in case the quick loading device has four receivers.

In case the quick loading device comprises only one pair or receivers 4, the base part may as an example have a length of 150 mm and a width of 70 mm.

In general, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 50 % of the area of support provided by the base part.

In a further embodiment, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 60 % of the area of support provided by the base part.

In a still further embodiment, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 70 % of the area of support provided by the base part.

A still further embodiment of the quick loading device 1 will be described in the following with reference to figs. 16— 22. In this connection, various modifications will be exemplified, which on their own may be used also in connection with the above described embodiments. The same references as used in figs. 1-15 will be used for the same or corresponding features in figs. 16-22.

Thus, fig. 16 shows in a perspective view a quick loading device 1, which in general is configured as previously described, e.g. comprising a base part 2 and as shown four receivers 4, which are configured in pairs 18. The base part 2 is in the shown example in general rectangular in shape with the receivers 4 arranged essentially perpendicular to the base part 2. The receivers 4 are each configured with an opening 6 at the top having an inner diameter D, e.g. with an essentially cylindrical inner form. Further, as it will be explained in greater detail below, the receivers 4 in a pair of receivers may be arranged with a distance to each other (as indicated on e.g. fig. 22) to create a distance between cartridges, e.g. corresponding to the distance between the bores of a double barrel gun. As described above, the openings 6 can be designed with chamfered edges 5 to facilitate the insertion of cartridges 16. Furthermore, the openings 6 are designed as described above using inserts 12, e.g. cylindrical bushings or the like, made from e.g. plastic material, which are pressed down into the receivers 4 and which provides the desired diameter, cartridge stop, chamfered edge, etc. It will be understood that such inserts 12 in the form of bushings or the like may also be used in connection with the embodiments that have been explained with reference to figs. 1-15.

Further, the receivers 4 as shown in fig. 16 are designed with an outer form, which essentially increases in size downwards, e.g. conically shaped such that the outer diameter increases towards the base part 2. Hereby, advantages can be achieved as regards manufacturing, e.g. when molding the quick loading device 1. The receivers 4 may be singular or may be joined together, e.g. along a seam to form a unified receiver structure such that each pair 18 forms a single structure. In fig. 16 it is shown that a pair of cartridges 16 is already positioned with the front part 16a inside the receivers 4, while another pair of cartridges 16 are ready to be inserted in the quick loading device 1.

Fig. 17 corresponds to fig. 16, but it is shown here that both pairs of cartridges 16 have been inserted in the quick loading device 1.

As it appears from figs 16 and 17, the base part 2 has an extent as compared to the extent of the receivers 4 in the base part plane, which is smaller than is the case for the embodiment shown in e.g. fig. 12 while still providing the necessary stability. Thus, the embodiment shown in figs. 16 and 17 is suitable for use in connection with relatively small cartridge holding compartments, e.g. pockets in coats, waistcoats, vests, etc. Also, the receivers 4 may be designed to be relatively longer (or higher), which is advantageous when taking into account that e.g. pockets in coats, waistcoats, vests, etc. may be relatively deep. Furthermore, it is noted that the combination of the generally conical shape of the receivers and the extended length/height may provide additional stability to the quick loading device, when it is positioned in a relatively deep pocket and surrounded by cartridges 16 (cf. fig. 10), which will serve to keep the quick loading device stable on the bottom of the e.g. pocket of the user.

Fig. 18 shows the quick loading device 1 as generally shown in fig. 16, seen in a side view, and fig. 19 shows similarly the quick loading device from fig. 17, wherein both pairs of cartridges have been inserted in the quick loading device 1. In these figures it is furthermore illustrated that the cartridge stops (not shown here) of all receivers 4 can be arranged at the same level, i.e. meaning that L1=L2 as illustrated in fig. 19. Thus, a pair of cartridges 16 in a pair 18 of receivers 4 will be positioned with their rearmost end parts 16c at the same level and close to each other. It is further noted that the pair of cartridges 16 in this embodiment preferably will be positioned with a distance from each other (cf. e.g. the distance A indicated in fig. 22). As an axis (C; fig. 22) for each pair 18 of receivers 4 is positioned with an angle in relation to the longitudinal orientation (M; fig. 2) of the base part and since figs. 18 and 19 are side views, this distance A is not immediately visible in figs. 18 and 19. This embodiment has advantages as regards manufacturing, e.g. simpler tooling, and it has shown that a skilled user will be able to grip and handle a pair of cartridges that are positioned with their rearmost ends at the same level as effectively as is the case, when dealing with an embodiment as shown in e.g. figs. 5 and 14. Furthermore, by having the cartridges positioned next to each other with a distance essentially corresponding to the configuration of the bores (distance between bores) of the user's shotgun, the pair of cartridges can easily and quickly be gripped and inserted in the shotgun.

Figs. 20 and 21 show the quick loading device 1 as shown in figs. 18 and 19, respectively, but seen in an end view.

Even further, the quick loading device 1 is shown from above in fig. 22, showing that cartridges 16 are placed in the four receivers 4 of the quick loading device 1, two in each pair 18. The base part 2 is shown as an essentially rectangular planar plate, e.g. with rounded corners, etc., which has a main orientation M as indicated with dash line. Further, it is shown that the two pairs 18 of receivers 4 are positioned askew in relation to this main orientation M. As in connection with figs. 8 and 15, this is illustrated by means of an axis C for each of the two pairs 18 of receivers 4, i.e. an axis through the two centers of the two receiver bodies. The angle a between the main orientation M and each of the axes C is further shown here. This angle is arranged to facilitate the handling of the cartridges 16, e.g. in case the quick loading device 1 is placed in a generally oblong cartridge bag or cartridge pocket having a bottom part that is essentially rectangular or at least longitudinal in shape. The user will carry the cartridge bag or pocket at his/her side (e.g. right side, in most cases when the user is right-handed, and vice versa for left-handed users) and when the user reaches down into the cartridge bag to pick up the two cartridges in a pair 18 of receivers 4 with the right hand, an askew orientation will be suitable for the user and ensure that the cartridges are gripped precisely and in an ergonomically correct manner. This will furthermore ensure that the cartridges can be loaded quickly. It is noted that the example shown in fig. 22 is different from the examples shown in e.g. figs. 8 and 15 as regards the orientation of the angled axes, since they are examples of quick loading devices with different left hand/right hand biases.

As mentioned above, the angle a for the two pairs 18 can be the same or they may differ from each other. Further, the angle a may be within an interval from 10° to 80° and in a further preferred form within an interval from 20 ° to 70 °. Other intervals may be preferable, though. An angle a in relation to the main orientation M of the base part 2 may in a particular embodiment be 60 ° or around 60°.

Further, it is noted that the quick loading device with two pairs 18 of receivers 4 may be configured in accordance with other embodiments of the invention and as mentioned above, e.g. with the two pairs 18 of receivers configured in left hand as well as right hand versions, i.e. suited for left hand and right hand loaders, respectively.

Furthermore, the distance B between the centers of two receivers 4, i.e. corresponding to the center to center distance of the cartridges 16 in a pair of cartridges, is shown for the pair 18 of receivers at the left in fig. 22, where it is indicated that this distance is such that the rearmost ends 16c of the cartridges 16 are not abutting each other, but that a distance A is present, e.g. between the rearmost ends 16c. The distance B may correspond to the distance between barrels of the e.g. shotgun used by the user. In this manner, the loading of the pair of cartridges into the shotgun is facilitated since the user can easily grip the pair of cartridges and put them into the barrels without having to e.g. adjust the internal positions of the cartridges. As mentioned above, such an arrangement of the receivers 4 to achieve a suitable distance between cartridges may also be utilized in e.g. the embodiments shown in figs. 1-15, no matter whether the cartridge stops are at the same level or not.

As mentioned in connection with other embodiments, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 50 % of the area of support provided by the base part. In a further embodiment, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 60 % of the area of support provided by the base part. In a still further embodiment, the free area of the base part, i.e. the area of support provided by the base part reduced by the area occupied by the receivers may be at least 70 % of the area of support provided by the base part.

In fig. 23 a quick loading device 1 as shown in fig. 19 is seen in a side view, positioned in a cartridge pocket 15 that is shown schematically in a sectional view. Two pairs of cartridges 16 are shown in the receivers 4 of the quick loading device 1 and the quick loading device 1 is placed in an example of a cartridge pocket 15, e.g. with the base part 2 being supported by the bottom 15a of cartridge pocket 15. After the quick loading device 1 has been placed in the cartridge bag 15, a plurality of cartridges 16 have been put into the cartridge pocket 15, e.g. in a random and intermingled order as indicated. The weight of the cartridges 16 on the base part 2 will ensure that the quick loading device 1 will be maintained in its position on the bottom of the cartridge pocket 15 and with the receivers 4 (and thus the cartridges 16 accommodated in the receivers 4) pointing generally upwards, even when the user is moving around, walking, shooting, etc.

It is noted that the cartridges 16 are indicated in the cartridge pocket 15 in a schematic manner, e.g. lying loose in a more or less orderly form. It will be understood that the length L of the receivers 4 may preferably be such that the receiving openings are above a general height of the cartridge content in the cartridge pocket 15 as illustrated with the dash line 20. It will be understood, though, that cartridges 16 may be filled into the cartridge pocket such that one or more cartridges may partly or wholly be above the indicated line 20 for the content level without necessarily being a hinder for the optimal use, depending on the experience and skills of the user. Also, it will be understood that the cartridges 16 in the cartridge pocket will be weighing down on the base part 2, either directly or indirectly via other cartridges.

In the above description, various embodiments of the invention have been described with reference to the drawings, but it is apparent for a person skilled within the art that the invention can be carried out in an infinite number of ways, using e.g. the examples and configurations as disclosed in the description in various combinations, and within a wide range of variations within the scope of the appended claims.

List of references

1 Quick loading device

2 Base part

4 Receiver

5 Chamfered edge

6 Receiving opening

7 Seam between receivers

8 Cartridge stop

10 Bottom part

12 Insert

14 Cartridge bag

14a Bottom of cartridge bag

15 Cartridge pocket

15a Bottom of cartridge pocket

16 Cartridge

16a Front part of cartridge

16b Rear part of cartridge

16c Rearmost end part of cartridge

18 Pair of receivers

20 Height of cartridge content, content level

A Distance between cartridges

B Center to center distance for a pair of receivers

C Axis for the at least two receivers

D Inner diameter of receiver

L Length of receiver(s)

Li, L2 Level of cartridge stop

M Main orientation of base part

a Angle between main orientation and axis for the receivers