Instruments and processes peculiarly adapted for making fixed ammunition, including percussion caps, cartridges, or other explosive charges for firearms or ordnance, pyrotechnic devices, blasting charges, etc.
(1) Note. This class also takes subject matter closely related to ammunition and explosive-charge making, when not elsewhere provided for, including ammunition shell unloading and bomb disposal (see Subclass References to the Current Class, below).
LINES WITH OTHER CLASSES
Such single operations as rolling, turning, milling, boring, forging, casting, molding, coating, die-shaping, drawing, extruding, even though applied to manufacture of ammunition, are classified in appropriate functional classes. Making projectiles or other metal parts of ammunition by general metal-working operations is in appropriate metal-working classes. An operation of making a paper tube or paper body generally is in Class 493, particularly subclasses 269+ even though applicable to manufacture of cartridge cases.
SEE OR SEARCH THIS CLASS, SUBCLASS:
49, for ammunition shell unloading.
50, for bomb disposal.
REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES
SEE OR SEARCH CLASS 29, Metal Working,
1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, and indented subclasses respectively.
100, Presses, appropriate subclasses for presses not elsewhere provided for.
102, Ammunition and Explosives, for the products produced by the processes and apparatus of this class (86).
134, Cleaning and Liquid Contact With Solids, for processes of, or apparatus for, removing explosives from explosive shells, particularly
5, 23 and 24, for processes and 94.1+ and 166+ for apparatus.
149, Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges, for products and compositions utilized in this class.
156, Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture, appropriate subclasses, particularly
184+, for processes of making paper tubes by a laminating operation.
427, Coating Processes,
212+, for general processes of coating particles flakes or granules. 588, Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment,
202, for the destruction of explosives, propellants, or pyrotechnics other than bombs.