Cartridge projectile for smoothbore firearms Patent #: 4742776
ApplicationNo. 491697 filed on 03/12/1990
US Classes:102/502, Nonlethal or deterrent102/447, Reduced charge102/506, Fragmenting102/513, Target marking102/529, Practice or cleaning473/577Scattershot, material dispensing upon impact, openable to expose interior chamber, or having parts adapted to move away from, or be separated from, one another upon impact
ExaminersPrimary: Tudor, Harold J.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF42B 008/14
AbstractA nonlethal frangible projectile for delivering fluids and the like to a target is composed of a soft cap portion, and a stronger base portion which plugs the rearward end of the cap. Scoring and a thinned nose region facilitates rupture upon impact.