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Unlsbare Verbindung zwischen Lauf und Griffstck.

Kipplaufwaffe, mit einem Waffenrahmen (5) und


einem daran durch ein Kippgelenk (1) gehaltenen
Lauf (2), wobei fr das Kippgelenk (1) in einander
zugeordneten Gelenkteilen (3, 4) am Waffenrahmen
(5) und am Lauf (2) eine alle Gelenkteile (3, 4)
durchsetzende und an beiden Enden offene Gelenkbohrung (6) zur Aufnahme der Gelenkachse vorgesehen ist. Die Gelenkachse ist von zwei zylindrischen
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(6) von beiden Enden her eingeschoben werden. Die
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durch je einen im Durchmesser federnd aufspreizbaren Ring (12) gesichert, der in zwei sich am Gelenkbolzen (7) und an der Wand der Gelenkbohrung (6)
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(54) Handfeuerwaffe fr sportliches Schiessen
Handgun for sportshooting
Arme feu de poing pour le tir sportif.
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Pflaumer, Wulf-Heinz
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"Pistolentabelle" In: Deutscher Schtzenbund:


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13, characterized in that the handheld firearm comprises a magazine (9) which can be fitted into the
grip (1) from above.

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7.

Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 6, caractrise en ce que la longueur du canon
(4) est dau moins 145 mm, notamment dau moins
150 mm, de prfrence gale environ 153 mm.

8.

Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 7, caractrise en ce quun appui de paume
de main (41) est ralis sur le ct infrieur de la
poigne faonne (7), lequel prsente de prfrence
une longueur (1) dau moins 100 mm, notamment
une longueur (1) denviron 110 mm.

9.

Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 8, caractrise en ce que lunit de dtente (6)
est pour lessentiel dispose sous le canon (4).

Revendications
1.

Arme feu de poing pour le tir sportif, comprenant


- un canon (4) ;
- une crosse (1) sur laquelle est monte ou peut
tre monte une poigne faonne (7) ;
- un moyen de fermeture qui peut tre dplac
en sens inverse du coup de feu par rapport au
canon (4) et la crosse (1) par le dclenchement
dun coup de feu ; et
- une unit de dtente (6) pour dclencher le
coup de feu, lunit de dtente (6) comprenant
une queue de dtente (31) et des pices fonctionnelles qui interagissent avec celle-ci pour le
dclenchement dun coup de feu ;
- larme feu de poing ayant une longueur maximale de 300 mm ;
caractrise en ce que
- les pices fonctionnelles de lunit de dtente
(6) sont pour lessentiel disposes avant la
queue de dtente (31) ; que
- larme feu de poing comprend une unit de
positionnement 3D par le biais de laquelle la
crosse (1) et la poigne faonne (7) sont relies
ou peuvent tre relies ensemble.

2.

Arme feu de poing selon la revendication 1, caractrise en ce que lunit de positionnement 3D


comprend un logement sphrique creux (21) et une
surface dappui bombe (23) qui interagit avec celuici.

3.

Arme feu de poing selon la revendication 2, caractrise en ce que le logement sphrique creux
(21) est dispos dans la zone arrire de la crosse (1).

4.

Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


2 ou 3, caractrise en ce que la surface dappui
bombe (23) est dispose sur une tle de maintien
(22) qui est relie ou peut tre relie avec la poigne
faonne (7).

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20

25

30

35

40

Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 ou 4, caractrise en ce que larme feu de poing
est ralise sous la forme dune arme sans chien.

6.

Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 5, caractrise en ce que larme feu de poing
a une hauteur maximale de 150 mm et/ou une largeur maximale de 50 mm.

11. Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 10, caractrise en ce que larme feu de poing
comprend un systme de dclenchement linaire
avec un percuteur (5) qui peut se dplacer dans le
sens du coup de feu de sorte quun coup de feu puisse tre dclench par son mouvement.
12. Arme feu de poing selon la revendication 11, caractrise en ce que le percuteur, pour dclencher
un coup de feu, interagit avec lune des pices fonctionnelles de lunit de dtente (6) disposes devant
la queue de dtente (31).
13. Arme feu de poing selon la revendication 12, caractrise en ce que le percuteur (5) prsente un
bord denclenchement (35) qui interagit avec un palier (34) de la barrette de dtente (33) pour le dclenchement dun coup de feu.

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14. Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 13, caractrise en ce que larme feu de poing
comprend un chargeur (9) qui peut tre introduit par
le haut dans la crosse (1).
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5.

10. Arme feu de poing selon lune des revendications


1 9, caractrise en ce que les pices fonctionnelles de lunit de dtente (6) sont une tige de dtente (32) relie avec la queue de dtente (31) et
une barrette de dtente (33) relie avec la tige de
dtente, un lment intermdiaire ralis sous la forme dun cliquet de dtente (43) reliant notamment
la tige de dtente (32) avec la barrette de dtente
(33).

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DE 2237480 A [0003]
US 2377737 A [0004] [0005]

15

DE 573497 C [0005]

July 15, 1958

|_. DEBUIT

2,843,023

RECOIL MECHANISM FOR RECOIL OPERATED FIREARMS

Filed July 14, 1955

5 Sheets-Sheet 1

44

IIII/IIIIIIIIIIII

I/III/III/I

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INVENTOR

LOUIS DEBUIT.

BY Hamil Mimi
ATTORNEY

July 15, 1958

L. DEBUIT

2,843,023

RECOIL MECHANISM FOR RECOIL-OPERATED FIREARMS

Filed July 14, 1955

3 Sheets-Sheet 2

CHARGE

@ FlG. 2
DISCHARGE

FIG. 8.
RECOIL

FIG. 9.

FIG. IO.
TENSIONED

FOR LOCKING
5B
34
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INVENTOR

m: '

LOUIS DEBUIT.

26

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BY

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ATTORNEY

July 15, 1958

L. DEBUIT

2,843,023

RECOIL MECHANISM FOR RECOIL-OPERA'I'ED FIREARMS

Filed July 14, 1955

FIG. l6.

3 Sheets-Sheet 3

FIG. l8

INVENTOR

LOUIS

BUIT.

BY/BMJADZW MU
ATTORN EY

United States Patent [191 '


Lichtman

[111

'

_ [45]"Dec. 31, 1974

[541 FIREARM
[761 Inventor: Philip R. Lichtman, 3 Valley Spring
Rd., Newton, Mass. 02192
[22] Filed: ' Dec. 10, 1973
[21] Appl. No.: 423,477
[52]

U.S. Cl..'. ....................... .. 89/145, 42/15, 42/25,

89/147, 89/148, 89/196

.151]

Int. Cl ....................... .. F41c 17/08,,F41c 19/14

[58]

Field of Search ................ .. 42/65, 69 B; 89/147

[56]
1,664,788

Primary ExaminerStephen C. Bentley


Attorney, Agent, or'Firm-,Schi11er & Pandiscio
.

[57]

ABSTRACT

A pistol adapted to provide selective double action is


described. The pistol comprises a, slide mounted on a

frame which houses the barrel and the ?ring mecha


nism. The ?rearm can be ?eld-stripped quickly and
the low position of the barrel reduces the effect of re

coil on ?ring accuracy.'The ?ringmechanism co'm


prises a number of parts disposed in a multi-layered
arrangement which reduces the overall size of the pis

References Cited
UNITED STATES PATENTS

4/1928

3,857,322

tol.

20 Claims, 18 Drawing Figures

Oberhammer ...................... .. 89/ 147

184

2'58 '

'

'32:J 3|6 3103 300

302

' PATENIEU m1 is
'

3. 857. 322
sum 3 or 6

United States Patent [19]


Ferluga

[76] Inventor: Benjamin A. Ferluga, 3814


Leavenworth Road, Kansas City,
Kans. 66104

Oct. 29, 1975

[21] Appl. No.: 626,980


[52]
[51]

US. Cl. .................................... .. 89/161;_42/10


Int. Cl.2 ......................................... .. F41C 5/02

[58]

Field of Search ......... .. 42/10, 11; 89/160, 161,

89/180, 191 A, 42 B
[56]

References Cited

[45]

June 14, 1977

rearwardly propelled cartridge disposed in the ?oating

HANDGUN

Filed:

4,028,994

precision timing sequence of the action causes the

[54] MICRO-PRECISION TIMED FIRING

[22]

[111

'

UNITED STATES PATENTS

drop barrel chamber to strike the ?xed ?ring pin while


the barrel is still in its rearwardly moving direction. In
the preferred form of the invention a spring driven
actuator sleeve surrounding the barrel interiorly of a
receiver tube propels the barrel rearwardly such that
the cartridge is ignited and the bullet discharges from
the barrel prior to the seating of the barrel against a
breech plate that is integral with the gun frame. Gases
escaping and expanding from the cartridge are cap
tured by the barrel and actuator sleeve and cooperate
with the inertia created by the falling barrel to lock and
seal the barrel chamber against the breech plate. After
the ?ring sequence is completed with the bullet leaving
.the barrel the pressure drops to near zero and a second

spring pulls the barrel forward, the actuator sleeve

726,399

4/1903

Burgess ......................... .. 89/161 X

839,911

l/1907

Wesson ........ ..

886,211

4/1908

Hino et al

having already been returned to its cocked condition


by the expanding gases. Structure is also disclosed

2,397,572
R11,8OO

4/1946
l/l900

Weaver ..
Wesson ......................... .. 42/11 UX

which may be used to utilize expanding gases from a


discharging shell in equalizing the pressure on the car

FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS


71,712

2/1943

Czechoslovakia ............. .. 89/191 A

Primary ExaminerDavid H. Brown

Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Schmidt, Johnson, l-lovey &


Williams

[57]
ABSTRACT
A handgun of the drop barrel type has an over-length
?ring pin coupled with a pile-driving barrel action
that permits the ?ring of ri?e load cartridges. A micro

tridge and a specially con?gured ?ring pin is also dis


closed to aid in the ejection of a spent cartridge. A
second form of the handgun has a barrel that is hand
actuated as opposed to a normal trigger assembly and a
third form of the invention has a trigger operated ac
tion but does not provide for the utilization of the gases

from the discharged cartridge in recocking the ?rearm.

14 Claims, 10 Drawing Figures

US Paient

June 14, 1977

928,94

Sheet 2 of 2

RY
Y

United States Patent [191

[11] Patent Number:


[45] Date of Patent:

Ga]

4,735,007
Apr. 5, 1988

[54] GRIP AND STOCK ASSEMBLY FOR


FACILITATING USE OF A COMPACT GUN

Primary Examiner-Ted L. Parr


Attorney, Agent, or FirmFleit, Jacobson, Cohn & Price

[75] Inventor:
[73] Assigneez

[57]
ABSTRACT
A grip and folding stock assembly mounted and ar

Uzi Gal, North Wales, Pa.


Uzi R & D Associates, New York,
N.Y.

ranged on a compact gun for facilitating use of the gun


l

[ *] Notlccz

in various ?ring positions. An L-shaped bracket has one

The portlon 0f the term of this Patent


slfbsequent to APT- 30 2002 has been

end secured to the distal end of a pistol grip emanating


from the undersurface of the receiver of the gun, and

dlsclalmed_

the other end secured to the undersurface of the rear


ward end of the receiver. Mounted in this way, the

[21] Appl' No" 857193


[22] Filed:
Apr. 29, 1986

bracket de?nes a forearm receiving portion for stabiliz


ing the gun while ?ring. A folding stock is pivotally
mounted to the rearward end of the receiver of the

Related U_S_ Application Data

weapon. The stock is operative between three positions.

[63]

Continuation-in-p
, an of S eI . No . 728 , 296, Apr. 29 ,

[51]
[52]
[58]

Int. Cl.4 ............................................ .. F41C 23/00


U.S. Cl. ............................... .. 42/72; 42/73
Field of Search ........... .. 42/71.01, 72, 73, 71.02
_

Ser. No. 448,828, Dec. 10, 1982, Pat.a No. 4,513,523. of

[56]

References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

. . .. . . . . . .

P .

. .

?rlng. In a third position, the stock is placed into a


position suitable for underarm ?ring. A cartridge maga
zine of improved construction ?ts within the pistol grip.

A trigger guard is provided just ahead of the pistol grip


and completely surrounds and protects the trigger of

the weapon. A handgrip forms part of the trigger guard.


The handgrip performs the simultaneous functions of

2 200 780 5/1940 Schmeisser ..; ........................ .. 42/72


3,817,148 6/1974 Schirneker ..
. 42/73 X
Gal

In a ?rst position,
the stock
is folded
and brought. into
.
.
.
.
.

4,5l3,523

4/1985

4,640,036

2/1987 Gal ........................................ .. 42/72

. . . ..

de?ning a Pmim of the trigger guard and Providing 1


gnP for holding the gun during ?ring

42/72

32 Claims, 10 Drawing Sheets

l l l l l l l l l l lil l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l
USO05179233A

United States Patent [19]

[11]

Patent Number:

5,179,233

du Plessis

[45]

Date of Patent:

Jan. 12, 1993

[54] PISTOL

805571 12/1958

[76] Inventor:

Alexander B. du Plessis, 88 Wendy


Road, Wendywood, Sandton.
Transvaal Province, South Africa

[21] Appl. No.: 791,056


[22] Filed:

Nov. 12. 1991

[51]

int. c1.5 ............................................ .. F41A 19/32

[52]

US. Cl. .............. ..

[58]

Field of Search ................... .. 42/6902. 69.01. 65:

.................... .. 42/6902

89/2711. 27.14

[56]

References Cited
220.785 10/1879
12/1912

Barthel ............................. .. 42/6901


Mauser ...... l.

.. 42/6902

1.418.021

5/1922

Reifgraber 1111 ..

.. .. 42/6902

2.248.970

7/1941

Decker et a1. ..

42/6902

2.888.768

6/1959

Taylor ........... ..

42/6901

2.902.788 9/1959 Laager


4.539.889

9/1985

42/6901

Glock .................................. .. 89/147

FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS


1210837
63510

3/1960
5/1941

8606115 10/1986

Primary ExaminerStephen M. Johnson


Attorney, Agent. or F1'rmLadas & Parry

[57]

ABSTRACT

A pistol has a trigger 18 pivotal between a forward rest


and a rearward depressed condition. It has a ?ring pin
assembly 60 incorporating a ?ring pin 68 and a trans
verse nose 74. The assembly 60 is translational parallel
to a barrel. When in rearward, cocked condition as

illustrated. a ?ring pin 76 is compressed to propel it


forward when released. A transmission member 50 is

pivoted at a fore end to the trigger 18 and is guided for


displacement along a cocking path. The nose 74 extends

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS


1.047.671

United Kingdom ............. .. 42/6902

France ............................. .. 42/6902


Norway ........................... .. 42/6902

into the cocking path. Depression of the trigger dis


places the member 50 along the cocking path. The
member 50 abuts the nose 74 and cocks the assembly 60.

The invention provides a pivot member 64 which hooks


onto the member 50 and de?ects it out of its cocking
path to release the nose when the assembly 60 is cocked.
A resetting formation 96 is provided on a movable slide
14 to reverse pivot the pivot member 64 to disengage it
from the member 50 when a cartridge has been ?red.

7 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets

PCT lnt'lAppl. .

7e

72

as

20

66

'4 60

e2

77

as

\\

7o

48

4o

1 Inn.

,
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so

I
96

86

76

as

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52

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US005305539A

Unlted States Patent [19]

1111 Patent Number:

Von Kuster

[45]

[54]

COLLAPSIBLE FIREARM DEVICE

Date of Patent:

Inventor:

Apr. 26, 1994

3,619,930 11/1971 Beermann et al. ............... .. 42/69.o1


4,383,384

[76]

5,305,539

5/1983

Fox .............. ..

Kent V011 Kuster, 2336 Adams Rd,

4,625,621 12/1986 warm '

Corbin, Ky. 40701

4,735,007

>

42/72

_ 142/7101

4/1988 Gal ........................................ .. 42/72

[21] Appl. No.: 919,024


[22] Filed:
Jul. 24, 1992

Primary Examiner~David H. Brown


[57]
ABSTRACT

[51]

Int. Cl.5 ............................................ .. F41C 23/04

A ?rearm con?guration composed of a multiplicity of

[52]

US. Cl. ................................ .. 42/75.01; 42/69.01;

[58]

locked mutually connected closed con?guration for

Field of Search ................... .. 42/72, 69.01, 75.01,

storage, and released and reassembled in an operable

42/75.02, 75.04
,

[56]

elements which can be assembled into a compact inter

42/72; 42/75.02

References cued
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

receiver assemblies, a stock, a bolt assembly, a grip


assembly, a magazine assembly, a trigger assembly, and

666,084 1/1901 Burgess ................................. .. 42/72


2,447,091

8/1948 Pope ....... ..

42/72

2,547,l80

4/1951

42/72

3,256,632

6/1966 Beretta .................................. .. 42/72

Taylor .... ..

con?guration to provide a complete operable ?rearm


including a forearm/barrel assembly, upper and lower

a trigger guard assembly each with Special Pem?m1


and Wage features

15 Claims, 10 Drawing Sheets

US006516700B1

(12) United States Patent

(10) Patent N0.:


(45) Date of Patent:

Nikonov et al.

(54) AUTOMATIC WEAPON

(75)

Gennady Nikolaevich Nikonov,


Izhevsk (RU); Azary Ivanovich
Nesterov, Izhevsk (RU); Vladimir

Inventors:

(51)

Int. Cl.7 ................................................. .. F41A 5/18

US. Cl. ...................... .. 89/191.01; 89/193; 89/140;

(58)

Field of Search ............................ .. 89/191.01, 193,

42/111

89/140, 129.01, 131; 42/100, 111


(56)

Afonin, Izhevsk (RU); Alexandr


Nikolaevich Turkin, Izhevsk (RU);

5,834,678 A
5,945,626 A

(RU)
ObschestvoIzhmash, Izhevsk (RU);
Ruspa-AG, Shaffhausen (CH)
ecution application ?led under 37 CFR
1.53(d), and is subject to the tWenty year
patent term provisions of 35 U.S.C.
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35

U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.

(21) Appl. No.:


(22) PCT Filed:
(86) PCT No.:

DK

58697

5/1941

EP

54088

6/1982

............ .. 89/191.01
.... .. 89/191.01

FR

977190

3/1951

............ .. 89/191.01

* cited by examiner

Primary ExaminerStephen M. Johnson


(74) Attorney, Agent, or FirmLadas & Parry

(57)

ABSTRACT

An automatic Weapon has a housing 1 With a movable

spring-mounted barrel assembly 6 having a barrel 7 and a


receiver 8. The receiver 8 has a spring-mounted bolt support
24 With a bolt 27, a buffer mechanism 32 and a ?ring pin
mechanism 33 having a movable ?ring hammer 36 Which
interacts With the bolt support 24. The housing 1 has a
trigger mechanism 50 With a ?ring trigger 52, a sear 43 With

09/424,726
Jun. 3, 1998

PCT/IB98/00856

a spring-mounted paWl 18 interacting With the trigger 52 and

371 (6X1),

(2), (4) Date:

(30)

Kalb ..................... .. 89/191.01


Robbins .................... .. 89/193

This patent issued on a continued pros

154(a)(2).

(87)

* 11/1998
* 8/1999

FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS

(73) Assignees: Otkrytoe Aktsionernoe


Notice:

References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

Vladimir Alexeevich Tsypko, Izhevsk

(*)

*Feb. 11, 2003

(52)

Vladimirovich Abramyan, Izhevsk

(RU); Alexandr Sergeevich Anisimov,


Izhevsk (RU); Valery Pavlovich

US 6,516,700 B1

Jan. 11, 2000

the ?ring hammer 36, and a movable tripper 53 With cams

PCT Pub. No.: WO98/55818

(56, 67) interacting With the spring-mounted paWl 48 and the


trigger 52. A device angularly displaces the barrel assembly

PCT Pub. Date: Dec. 10, 1998

6 relative to the housing 1 and a muzzle attachment device

13 has expanding chambers With intercrossing cavities.

Foreign Application Priority Data

Jun. 5, 1997

24 Claims, 12 Drawing Sheets

(RU) ......................................... .. 97108513

XII

l/Hl, XIX
24

77 79 78 Z7

12

215
52

.164
VIII, XIX

70
74 75

375

US008091264B2

(12)

United States Patent


Goertz

(54)

FIREARM WITH UNDERARM GUN STOCK

(76) Inventor.. ssrsnuel Dean Goertz, Houston, TX


(
_

(*)

Notrce:

1,340,127 A

5/1920 Welch
8/1929

2,436,175 A
2,977,703 A

3,162,966

Subject to any drsclarmer, the term of this


patent is extended or adjusted under 35

(21)

APPl- NOJ 12/490275

(22)

Frled:

Jun. 23, 2009

La Coss

3,648,396 A

3/1972 Smith

4,291,482 A

9/1981 Bresan

4,398,365 A *

8/1983

4,601,123 A

7/1986 SWearengen et a1.

5,018,294 A

5/1991

5,180,874 A

l/l993 Troncoso, Jr.

6,016,620 A

Dec. 24, 2009

.................... .. 222/175

5/1965 Andrews
10/1965 Gilbert

12/1998

Pokhis ......................... .. 42/1.11

McGuffee
Baricos et al. ............... .. 89/1.41

1/2000 Morgan

7,290,366 B2*

US 2009/0313872 A1

JuhasZ ......................... .. 42/1.11


Cameron

2/1948 Neal

12/1964

5,852,253 A *

Prior Publication Data

(65)

11/1932

4/1961 Sarvis

3,184,877 A
3,209,481 A

U.S.C. 154(1)) by 402 days.

Jan. 10, 2012

1,726,228 A *
1,885,180 A

)
_

US 8,091,264 B2

(10) Patent N0.:


(45) Date of Patent:

2005/0039368 A1
* cited by examiner

11/2007

Endres ......................... .. 42/1.11

2/2005 Crawford

Related US. Application Data

(60)

Provisional application No. 61/132,873, ?led on Jun.


23, 2008.

(51) Int- Cl-

(57)

F41C 9/00

(52)
(58)

Primary Examiner * Troy Chambers


(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Carrie A. Boone, P.C.

ABSTRACT

(2006.01)

US. Cl. ...................... .. 42/1.11- 42/6901- 42/7101

A novel ?rearm includes an underarm gun Stock The Stock of

Field of Classi?cation Search ................. .. 42/1.11,

he ?rearm151bePositionedundertheforeannofthe?realm

42/69'01, 7101
See application ?le for Complete Search history'

user. Altematrvely, the ?rearm has no underarm stock, but the


act1on and barrel of the ?rearm are d1sposed beneath the
forearm or the Wr1st of the user. The novel ?rearms promote a

References Cited

more steady shot With a single hand, the ability to support

U_S_ PATENT DOCUMENTS

heavier ?repower in a more compact package, and other


advantages not found in prior art handguns or ri?es.

(56)
1,027,556 A

5/1912 Marshall

1,111,905 A

9/1914 Keeran

20 Claims, 11 Drawing Sheets

LOWER ARM OF THE USER


90

NOVEL FIREARM
I

~\

TI

RETAINING

UNDERARM

STRAP

STOCK

100

FORWARD

TRIGGER

VERTICAL GRIP

32

\\

72

\\ ~-' 2
FOREARM

TR | GG ER
84 GUARD

STOCK

80_____ _
J

BARREL
86

_- I
ACTION /

92

FoREnsoTocK/

MAGAZINE
88

if
BEAM
SIGEiT
118
11
5

(19)

Europaisches Patentamt .
European Patent Office

Publication number:

055

307

A1

Office europeen des brevets

EUROPEAN

PATENT A P P L I C A T I O N

Application number: 80304481.7


Date of filing: 11.12.80

Date of publication of application:


07.07.82 Bulletin 82/27
Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH DE FR IT LI LU NL SE

Int. CI.3: F
F
F
F
F
F

41 D 11/12
41 D 3/06, F 41 D 5/04
41 C 11/06, F 41 D 1 1 / 0 0
41 C 21/22, F 41 C 1 9 / 1 4
41 C 23/00, F 41 D 11/02
41 G 1/16, F 41 D 1 1 / 2 4

Applicant: CHARTERED INDUSTRIES OF SINGAPORE


PRIVATE LIMITED
249 Jalan Boon Lay
Jurong Town Singapore 22(SG)
Inventor: Sullivan, Leroy James
27, Faber Heights
Singapore 0512(SG)
Representative: Molyneaux, Martyn William et al,
LANGNER PARRY 52-54 High Holborn
London WC1V6RRIGB)

Firearm.
The disclosure comprises
1. a reciprocating bolt carrier assembly (3) of a gasoperated automatic or semi-automatic gun that does
not impact the rear wall (100) of the receiver (1) in its
rearmost position,
2. arrangements on the bolt for extracting and ejecting
fired cartridges,
3. cylinder bolt-barrel locking means with a latch (326,327)
axially sliding in a groove of the bolt carrier block (300)
and interleaving the locking lugs (322) of the bolt (317),
4. arrangements for positioning and mounting drum or
flat box magazines (4, 4') in an opening (106) of the
receiver (1),
o
5. a receiver construction with arrangements for mouno
ting the barrel (10),
6. a manually cocking assembly having a rotary handle
IS)
(601),
U) 7. a detachable buttstock (2) having two longitudinally
o
extending rods (210) cooperating with respective tubular bushes (200) on either side of the receiver (1),
8. a sear buffer construction using a U-shaped spring
member (705) with longitudinally extending bowed
0.
arms (707) for carrying the sear (700)
LU
9. a sear actuator combined with a trigger safety,

10. a particular trigger mechanism,


11. a folding rear sight with two sight apertures (963, 965)
and two positions for different range modes, adjustable
with respect to elevation and windage, and,
12. a bipod with foldable and extensible legs (801, 802)
permitting the gun to roll in the Y-plane and to sweep in
the X-plane by means of its detachment to the gun.

*EP001535012B1*

(19)

(11)

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EUROPISCHE PATENTSCHRIFT

(12)

(45) Verffentlichungstag und Bekanntmachung des

(51) Int Cl.:


F41A 3/46 (2006.01)

Hinweises auf die Patenterteilung:


11.02.2009 Patentblatt 2009/07

(86) Internationale Anmeldenummer:


PCT/EP2003/009483

(21) Anmeldenummer: 03798134.7

(87) Internationale Verffentlichungsnummer:

(22) Anmeldetag: 27.08.2003

WO 2004/029534 (08.04.2004 Gazette 2004/15)

(54) HANDFEUERWAFFE MIT VERRIEGELTEM VERSCHLUSS


SMALL ARM HAVING A LOCKED BREECH
ARME A FEU DE POING A CULASSE VERROUILLEE
(84) Benannte Vertragsstaaten:

(74) Vertreter: von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Friedrich

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR
HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30) Prioritt: 04.09.2002 DE 10240891

et al
Samson & Partner
Patentanwlte
Widenmayerstrasse 5
80538 Mnchen (DE)

(43) Verffentlichungstag der Anmeldung:


01.06.2005 Patentblatt 2005/22

(73) Patentinhaber: Heckler & Koch GmbH


78727 Oberndorf/Neckar (DE)

(72) Erfinder: MURELLO, Johannes

EP 1 535 012 B1

78652 Deisslingen (DE)

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DE-C- 374 753


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US-A- 2 267 501
US-A- 3 213 558
US-A- 3 906 651
US-A- 5 983 774

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entrichtet worden ist. (Art. 99(1) Europisches Patentbereinkommen).
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FR 1266597 [0003]
US 4604942 A [0044]

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US 3906651 A [0101]

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(19)

(11)

EP 1 847 794 A1

EUROPISCHE PATENTANMELDUNG

(12)
(43) Verffentlichungstag:

(51) Int Cl.:


F41C 7/02 (2006.01)

24.10.2007 Patentblatt 2007/43

(21) Anmeldenummer: 07008099.9


(22) Anmeldetag: 20.04.2007
(84) Benannte Vertragsstaaten:

(71) Anmelder: Engel, Heinz-Eckhard, Dr.

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR
HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE
SI SK TR
Benannte Erstreckungsstaaten:
AL BA HR MK YU

35088 Battenberg (DE)

(72) Erfinder: Engel, Heinz-Eckhard, Dr.


35088 Battenberg (DE)

(74) Vertreter: Buchhold, Jrgen


(30) Prioritt: 23.04.2006 DE 202006006616 U

(54)

Patentanwlte Olbricht & Buchhold,


Am Weinberg 15
35096 Weimar/Lahn (DE)

Vorderschaftsrepetierer
schafts (12) die Verschlussvorrichtung (17) entgegengesetzt zur Verschiebungsrichtung des Vorderschafts (12)
bettigbar ist. Hierdurch wird erreicht, dass der Vorderschaftrepetierer (10) ohne Arretierungsvorrichtung sicher zu handhaben ist und im schussbereiten Ausgangszustand keine Repetierhublcke aufweist. Weiterhin wird
eine auf die Ergonomie des Schtzen abgestimmte Waffe geschaffen, die in geschlossenem bzw. schussbereitem Zustand ein geflliges Erscheinungsbild aufweist.

EP 1 847 794 A1

(57)
Ein Vorderschaftrepetierer (10) hat einen Lauf
(11), einen Schafthauptteil (12), einen lngsverschieblich gelagerten Vorderschaft (12) und eine mit diesem
gekoppelte Verschlussvorrichtung (17), welche in
Schliestellung des Repetierers (10) mit dem rckwrtigen Laufende (21) in Eingriff bringbar ist. Dabei sind die
Verschlussvorrichtung (17) und der Vorderschaft (12)
derart gekoppelt, dass beim Verschieben des Vorder-

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EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(12)
(43) Date of publication:

(51) Int Cl.:


F41A 11/04 (2006.01)

15.07.2009 Bulletin 2009/29

F41A 21/48 (2006.01)

(21) Application number: 09075013.4


(22) Date of filing: 07.01.2009
(84) Designated Contracting States:

(71) Applicant: Browning International Socit

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR
HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL
PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA RS

(30) Priority: 09.01.2008 US 971706

anonyme
4040 Herstal (BE)

(72) Inventor: Barrett, David


Liberty, Utah 84310 (US)

(74) Representative: Donn, Eddy et al


Bureau M.F.J. Bockstael nv
Arenbergstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen (BE)

(54)

Takedown rifle
holds the two halves together and a second position
where the two halves are released. In one embodiment,
the takedown mechanism may include a securing member that is selectively moved into and out of a recess in
the barrel to hold and release the two halves. The securing member may be moved into and out of the recess
with a lever, threaded fastener, or the like.

EP 2 078 916 A2

(57)
A takedown rifle is described that can be separated into two halves to allow the rifle to be transported,
cleaned, etc. easier. The takedown rifle includes a takedown mechanism that is used to couple the two halves
of the rifle together. The takedown mechanism may move
between a first position where the takedown mechanism

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EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(12)

published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC


(43) Date of publication:

(51) Int Cl.:


F41A 21/30 (2006.01)

28.10.2009 Bulletin 2009/44

(86) International application number:

(21) Application number: 07826926.3

PCT/IB2007/054413

(22) Date of filing: 31.10.2007


(87) International publication number:
WO 2008/084345 (17.07.2008 Gazette 2008/29)

(84) Designated Contracting States:

(72) Inventor: CASAS SALVA, Francisco

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR
HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE
SI SK TR

E-08830 Sant Boi De Llobregat (ES)

(74) Representative: Manresa Val, Manuel et al


Manresa & De Rafael, S.L.
Roger de Llria n. 113, 4th floor
08037 Barcelona (ES)

(30) Priority: 12.01.2007 ES 200700101 U


(71) Applicant: Industrias el Gamo, SA
08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona) (ES)

(54)

FIRE ARM OR SPORTS GUN WITH SILENCER

EP 2 112 452 A1

(57)
Of the type comprising a firing mechanism, an
over-moulded or over-injected barrel (1), a chamber,
characterised in that it consists of an over-moulded or
over-injected noise dampener (3) on the mentioned barrel (1).

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(Nomoael.)

R. J. GATLING. '
MACHINE GUN.

No. 504,831.l

zsheets-sh'een 1.'

'

_
_

Patented Septlv 12, 1893.


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www
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WIN
1

IIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIH

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(No Model.)

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R. J.> GATLING.

2 Sheets-Sheet 2.

'

MACHINE GUN.

No. 504,831.

|
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Patented Sept. 12, 1893.

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4

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3 Sheets- Sheet.

vB. B. HOTCHKISS.
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ent in Machine or Battery-Guns.


Patented Aug.13, 1872.

mman am

"l"

f
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'l

3Sheets--Sheet2~

B. B. HOTCHKISS.

Improvement in Machine or Battery-Guns.

No. 130,501.

5%.5'

Y?mwug

Patented Aug.1a,1872.

mi may "

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4M. Marwan/annum@ mlm/@550mm Mauss)

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3Sheets'--Sh.eet3.
B. B. HOTCHKISS.

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Improvement in Machine or Battery-Guns.


Nol 130,350]I
Patented Aug. 13, 1372.

US008763508B2

(12) United States Patent


Coker et a].

(54)

HIGH ATTRITION, RAPID DISPERSAL X 8

(10) Patent N0.:


(45) Date of Patent:
(58)

Jul. 1, 2014

Field of Classi?cation Search

(H.A.R.D. 8) EXTREME RATE OF FIRE

USPC

WEAPON SYSTEM

See application ?le for complete search history.

(75) Inventors: Gary L. Coker, Roswell, NM (US);

References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
290,622 A *
332,741 A *

12/1883
12/1885

Accles ....................... .. 89/33.02


Palmer
......... .. 89/12

12/1915

Glov

1,307,316 A *
1,328,230 A *
1,399,119 A *

6/1919
1/1920
12/1921

OMalley
.... .. 89/13.05
Johnston
......... .. 89/12
Hodges ...................... .. 89/33.03

1,164,498

(73) Assignee: Prometheus Solutions, Inc., Roswell,


NM (US)
Notice:

(22)

PCT Filed:

Jul. 20, 2010

(86)

PCT No.:

PCT/US2010/042665

.. ... ..

. . . . ..

89/13.05

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

U.S.C. 154(b) by 166 days.


13/386,592

(Continued)

Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this


patent is extended or adjusted under 35

(21) Appl. No.:

........................................ .. 89/1.41,12,13.05

(56)

John Timothy Roberts, Roswell, NM


(US); David M. Stevens, Roswell, NM
(US); Charles C. McPherson, Roswell,
NM (US)

International Search Report dated Jun. 10, 2011 for PCT/US2010/


42655 ?led Jul. 20, 2010.

(Continued)
Primary Examiner * Samir Abdosh

(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Gardere Wynne Sewell

371 (0X1)
(2), (4) Date:

LLP; Chris P. Perque; Teresa J. Lechner-Fish


Jan. 23, 2012

(57)

(87)

US 8,763,508 B2

PCT Pub. No.: WO2011/046653

PCT Pub. Date: Apr. 21, 2011

(65)

Prior Publication Data

US 2012/0118132 A1

May 17,2012

ABSTRACT

An weapon system comprising: a plurality of barrels, wherein


the barrels are disposed coaxially around a main shaft and
wherein the barrels are held in place by at least one barrel

rack; and a plurality of intermeshing, counter rotating cylin


ders, wherein the cylinders include a central hole for the main
shaft or a lower shaft and a plurality of coaxial half-holes

disposed around the central hole at the edge of the cylindrical


Related US. Application Data

(60)

Provisional application No. 61/227,573, ?led on Jul.

22, 2009.

(51)

Int. Cl.

F41A 21/06

(52)

(2006.01)

shape to form a chamber when the cylinders mesh. An ammu


nition belt comprising: a ?rst and second ammunition case,
wherein each ammunition case comprises: a casing having a
?rst and second end, wherein the ?rst end is adapted to receive
and hold a primer and the second end is adapted to receive and
hold propellant and a projectile, wherein the ?rst ammunition
case is attached to the second ammunition case.

US. Cl.
USPC .............................. .. 89/13.05; 89/12; 89/1.41

Item \

28 Claims, 11 Drawing Sheets

United States Patent

[151

3,706,259

Ashley et al.

[451

Dec-19,1922."

[54]

MULTIBARREL AUTOMATIC
WEAPON
[72] Inventors: Eugene Ashley, Burlington; Douglas
P. Tassie, Williston; James M.
Seemann, Burlington, all of Vt.
[73] Assignee: General Electric Company
[22] Filed:
March 10, 1970
V [21]

1,424,751

8/1922

2,959,106

11/1960

O'Brien ........... ..

Bangerter ......................... ..89/155 X

2,856,819

10/1958

Meyers et al. ................... ..89/33 MC

Primary Examiner-Samuel W. Engle


Attorney--Bailin L. Kuch, Harry C. Burgess, Irving M.
Freedman, Frank L. Neuhauser, Oscar B. Waddell and
Joseph B. Forman

Appl. No.: 18,099

[5 7]

U.S. Cl. .................................. ..89/12, 89/33 MC

ABSTRACT

A Gatling type gun having a plurality of barrels ?xed


[52]
[51]

Int. Cl. ............................ ............ ..F41d 7/02

[58]

Field of Search ............ ..89/12, 13, 126, 155, 33;

in a rotor, and an endless chain of separable chambers


passing along a path around said rotor into and out of
alignment with said barrels, and means for rigidly con

' 42/395

trolling the movement of said chambers along said

path.
[56]

References Cited

9 Claims, 12 Drawing Figures


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Dardick .............................. .;..s9/iss

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I94

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I94 I97. 200

Aug. 22, 1944.

c. c. LooMls

2,356,491

FIREARM

Filed oct. 5,1, 1940>

,ww.mw
HMHu,

NmrNMN.mMiN/mw

5 Sheeigs-Sheet 1

` Aug. 22, 1944.

c. c. LooMls

2,356,491

FIREARM

Filed Oct. 5l, 1940v

3 Sheets-Sheet 2

Aug. 22, 1944.

c* c. Loomis'

2,356,491 '

FIREARM

Filed Oct. 31, 1940

3 Sheets-Sheet 3

Gx

lNVENTOR

S @may/brd
ATTORNE

C
l

Sepn 7 1954

A. F. GAlDos

2,688,203

FOLDING LIGHT AUTOMATIC RIFLE

Filed Feb. l, 1950

5 Sheets-Sheet l

Nw.

MN

n
mm.

MQ QN

@19%

WM

Sept. 7, 1954

A. F. GAlDos

2,688,203

FOLDING LIGHT AUTOMATIC RIFLE

Filed Feb. l, 1950

5 Sheets-Sheet 2

Sept. 7, 1954

2,688,203

A. F. GAlDos
FOLDING LIGHT AUTOMATIC RIFLE

5 Sheets-Sheet 5

Filed Feb. l, 1950

:.

Irh

mmm
A._

071Q.52,.

WK
uwF

_@d
l1
i.

5
m
n.m

A1 :mz n

Sept. 7, 1954

A. F. GAlDos

2,688,203

FOLDING LIGHT AUTOMATIC RIFLE

Filed Feb. l, 1950

5 Sheets-Sheet 4

i
,-1

-I
F'. Emil-3.0.5

m
www

Sept. 7, 1954

A. F. GAlDos

2,588,203

FOLDING LIGHT AUTOMATIC RIFLE

Filed Feb. 1, 195o

5 sheets-sheet 5

24/

United States Patent [19]

[111

3,736,686

Moller et al.

[451

June 5, 1973

[541

AUTOMATIC HAND FIREARM WITH


INTERCHANGEABLE MAGAZINE

l 75] Inventors: Tilo Moller; Dieter Ketterer, both of


7238 Oberndorf, Germany
[731 Assignee: Heckler & Koch Gmbl-l, Oberndorf
(Neckar), Germany
June 15, 1971
[221 Filed:
[21] Appl. No.: 153,349

111,381

8/1925

Switzerland..............

647,847

7/1937

Germany..................................42/5O

....42/88

Primary Examiner~Benjamin A. Borchelt


Assistant Examiner-C. T. Jordan

Att0rneyCraig, Antonelli & Hill

[57]

ABSTRACT

An automatic firearm is provided with a magazine


support structure which is ?xed to the ?rearm and

which includes magazine engaging lips locatedrin the

Foreign Application Priority Data

"[301

June 19, 1970

Germany.....................P 20 30 228.7

firearm in the conventional position, and a cartridge


feeder member which is displaceable in the support
structure by a feeder spring disposed at the free end of
the support structure. The support structure has a

lateral opening for inserting therein a magazine con

R70

55,.75

i2[ 1

taining cartridges. Means are provided for releasably


closing the opening. A ?at tubular magazine is dis
closed which is open at both ends, one of which is

42.

RStd TD."he m.mmm."mSRummm..|aPAimmmnA1 Nunl4 ANo,Smmm


m4s62.18% H.Cd0L0H7GU EMHmMAE EhnuAFSGNm8eT.rr "mmmm
w.jo D.mnd.T.cPmmm2E Cm."02T.m mm."4F, H245nO6R0,
mmNm M.257,
HUHNs!
S
u

so7s.

Ml1]0

7,5,F8,. 0
987

u/
.

mm
m
T.A
n

"nnS00

w99nP

u
"nn

adapted to be engaged and secured by the magazine


lips, the other one is arranged to be entered by the
feeder member for delivering the cartridges to the
breech. The magazine may be used as a packaging

container for the cartridges.

18 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures

|_5mg./:\.<0J: 028

Unite

States

atent [191

Miiller
[54]

AUTOMATIC SHOULDER ARM

3,410,175 ] 1/1968

[75] Inventor: Tilo Miiller, Oberndorf, Germany


[73] Assignee: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf,
Germany
[22]

Filed:

[111

4,024,792

[45]

May 24, 1977

Johnson et al. ................... .. 89/159

Primary Examiner-Stephen C. Bentley


Attorney Agm 0 FmSpeer 8 Kaye

[5 7]

May 23, 1974

ABSTRACT

In an automatic shoulder arm designed as a gas oper


ated wea on, es eciall an automatic ri?e, the entire,

[211 App" No: 472868

fully opefable wyeaponysystem, comprising the barrel,

[30]

the bolt system, the gas operated action, the recoil

Foreign Application Priority Data

s rin

May 24,1973 Germany ........................ .. 2326525


[52]

[51 ]
[58]

arran ement, the cartrid e feedin

mechanism

a1; d g portign of the trigger ?echanisrg is Slidably

US. Cl. ............................... .. 89/129 B; 42/17;

mounted in a receiver designed as a stock. During auto

42/71 R; 89/1 K; 89/33 B; 89/159; 89/162;

matic ?re, the weapon system is not returned to its

89/164
Int. Cl.2 ....................................... .. F41D 11/24

, initial position after every shot, but performs a recoil


movement during a plurality of shots before it reaches

Field of Search ............ .. 89/37 GM, 42 B, 159

[56]

a rear end position, which it maintains until the auto

References Cited

matic ?re is interrupted. The recoil movement can be

utilized for controlling bursts of varying duration and


UNITED STATES PATENTS

cadence.

2,093,169

9/1937

Holek ................................ .. 89/159

2,146,185

2/1939

Holek .............................. .. 89/42 B

25 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures

6,
_____ --

J0,

~-- >-1--

---- --'

1 .7

" _._/7d/-1-Jf

55,132
O

7/

51/

6035 94

L
O

U.S.

atent

May 24, 1977

Sheet 1 of4

US.

atant

May 24, 1977

Sheet 2 of4

4,024,792

US. Patent

May 24, 1977

Sheet 3 of 4

4,024,792

US. Patent

May 24, 1977

Sheet 4 of4

4,024,792

Fig. 6

United States Patent [19]

[111

4,066,000

lRostocil

[45]

Jan. 3, 1978

[54]

MACHINE GUN

[75]

Inventor:

Trimbach ...................... .. 89/ 37 GM

8/1965

Stoner ...... ..

89/198

3,318,192 ' 5/1967

Miller et a1_

39/199

Grove, Va.

3,489,060

1/ 1970

Marocchi ................. ..

89/ 180

3,651,736

3/1972

3,736,693

6/1973

Assgnee

6/1947

3,198,076

Charles Edward Rostocll, Sugar

{73]

2,421,858

Brmswlck comm'atlon skokle 111'

.. .. .. .

. . . . . . ..

89/199

................................ .. 42/76 R

{21] Appl' No': 464109

Primary Examiner-Stephen C. Bentley

{22] Filed:

Attorney, Agent, or Firm.lohn G. Heimovics; Sheldon

{51]

Apr. 25, 1974

1111. 01.1 ...................... .. F41D 9/02; F41D 11/06;

F41D 11/12; F41F 17/10; F41F 17/12


[52]

US. Cl. ...................................... .. 89/198; 42/1 S;

L~ Epste

[57]

ABSTRACT
_

42/25; 42/75 A; 42/75 B; 42/76 R; 42/77; 89/1

All automat1c weapon mcorporatmg a retarded blOW

K; 89/14 C; 89/33 BC; 89/34; 89/37 B;


39/130; 39/132; 39/134; 39/148; 39/130;
39/199

back, a cartridge and bolt centering assembly, light


weight and minimum component construction, simplic
ity in disassembly, easily detachable barrel, unique

[58] Field of Search ......... .. 89/ 180, 198, 199, 37 GM;

belted ammunition food system, disposable ammunition

42/76

box, a guide buffering assembly, muzzle brake, remote


?ring capability, front sight charging system and a bulk

[56]

References Cited

head recoil absorbing arrangement.

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS


1,165,621

12/1915

Nelson ................................. .. 89/180

82 Claims, 57 Drawing Figures

'

v~

Unite States

I=

atent [191

Walker
[54] FIREARM
[75]

Inventor:

[73] Assignee:

[11]

4,426,802

[45]

Jan. 24, 1984

Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Karl W. Flocks; A. Fred


Hilton R. Walker, Kloof, South

Starobi ;Sh rid

an

N '

elmar

Africa

[57]

Industrial Units (Proprietary)

A ?rearm haYing a ham; a bar_re1 legding from the

Limited K10 of South Africa

frame; a cartrldge ?ring mechanism biased to an un


cocked position and including a trigger and ?ring pin,

[21] Appl. No : 303,680

ABSTRACT

the mechanism being operatively mounted in the frame


and adapted to be operated to ?re a cartridge; a rotary

[22]

led

sep' 18 1981

magazine having a plurality of circumferentially spaced

cartridge chambers and being rotatable relative to the

Int. Cl. ............................................

F41C 1/00 7 W 7 frame discretely to align the chambers with the barrel

[58] Field of Search ................... .. 42/59 5 65 66 67

42/395; 89/33 ME, 155

[56]

References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
1,487,722 3/1924 Coenders
2,101,148 12/1937 Manville

3,122,060 2/1964
3,145,495 8/1964
4,141,165 2/1979

Reed

..

........ ..

Dichter
Katz et a1.
et al. ....................... ..

Primary Examiner-Charles T. Jordan

and the ?ring Pin; a Spring mir which is adapted, in


use, to exert torque on the magazine relative to the

frame, thereby to rotate the magazine; and indexing


mechanism adapted to operate automatically after oper
ation of the cartridge ?ring mechanism to allow the
magazine to rotate from an aligned position in which a

cartridge chamber is in alignment with the barrel and


the ?ring pin, and to arrest the magazine in a non
aligned position in which no cartridge chamber is in
alignment with the barrel and the ?ring pin.

16 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures

US. Patent

Jan. 24, 1984

Sheet 3 of4

4,426,802

US. Patent

Jan. 24, 1984


68

Sheet4 of4

4,426,802

United States Patent [191

[11]
[45]

Gillum
[54]

BLOWBACK

Richard R. Gillum, Marblehead,


Ohio

[73] Assignee:

Weapon Technology Systems R & D,


Ltd., Westlake, Ohio
[21] Appl. No.: 579,265
[22] Filed:
[51]
[52]

Int. Cl.4 ...................... .. F41C 21/18; F41C 23/00


US. Cl. ..................................... .. 89/180; 42/72;

[58]

Field of Search ............... .. 89/180, 196, 195, 194,

[56]

89/14.3, 14.4; 42/72, 71 P


References Cited

89/14.3; 89/196

3/1905
3/1905

McClean ........................ .. 89/14.3 X


McClean .... ..
89/14.4 X

1,738,751 12/1929 Bluehdorn


2,935,000 5/1960 Mowrey
3,261,264

7/1966

Wilson .... ..

3,990,346 11/1976 Irwin


4,207,799 6/1980 Tocco
4,321,765

3/1982

McCoy, Granger & Tilberry


[57]
ABSTRACT
A machine pistol with means for retarding blowback of
the slide assembly. The device has both right hand and
left hand stocks to enable the weapon to be ?red from a

comfortable visual sighting position at eye level with


assembly includes a bolt that carries the ?ring pin, ex
tractor and ejector and that reciprocates relative to the
receiver and barrel, and a tubular cylindrical muzzle
sleeve removably connected to the forward end of the
bolt and that ?ts coaxially around the barrel. A coaxial
helical spring ?ts between the barrel and muzzle sleeve
to urge the muzzle sleeve (and bolt) to the forward

?ring position wherein the forward end of the muzzle


sleeve extends outwardly beyond the end of the barrel.

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS


785,974
785,975

Apr. 1, 1986

the wrist axes perpendicular to one another. The slide

Feb. 13, 1984

4,579,037

Primary Examiner-David H. Brown


Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Pearne, Gordon, Sessions,

MACHINE PISTOL WITH RETARDED

[75] Inventor:

Patent Number:
Date of Patent:

89/163
89/ 14.3
89/ 180 X

89/180
89/ 196

Gillum .................................. .. 42/72

A plurality of an annular internal grooves are formed in


the forward end of the muzzle sleeve so that the mo

mentum of the escaping gases immediately following


?ring exerts a force against the sidewalls of the grooves
to retard blowback of the slide assembly.

12 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures

llllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllll
.

USOO5109622A

Umted States Patent [191

[11] Patent Number:

Echeberria

.[45]

[54] RIFLE

[56]
.

[75]

Inventor:

[73] Assignee:

Julia" EmbemaEiba?SPai

42/51

4,700,49910/1987

Knight .... ..

.. 42/51

4,715,139 12/1987

Rodney, Jr. .......................... .. 42/51

Primary Examiner-Charles T. Jordan


Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Browdy and Neimark

[57]

Dec. 21, 1990

Foreign Application Priority Data

Dec. 26, 1989 [ES]

References Cited
269,15212/1882 Zundorff ...........................

Dikar, S. Coop, LTDA., Bergara,

[21] Appl. No.: 629,640

[30]

May 5, 1992

us. PATENT DOCUMENTS

Spain

[22] Filed:

Date of Patent:

5,109,622

Spain .................................. .. 8904357

ABSTRACT

A ri?e which is comprised of a barrel, an internal


striker, a ?ring device connected to the striker, and a
base which includes the butt and the lower part of the
weapon. The striker receives a spring in a hole, which
rests in a rear plug of the barrel. The ?ring mechanism
is connected to a bolt lever and safety which inserts

transversely therein. The ?ring mechanism is at the


[51]

Int. Cl.5 ..................... .. F41A 19/13; F41A 17/30

same time a safety, since when the weapon is loaded it

[52]

vs. C]. ..... ..: ............................. .. 42/69.02; 42/51;

is in non-?ring position, and the outside activation of


the safety catch is necessary to make the discharge.

[58]

Field of Search ................... ,. 42/51, 69.02, 70.01,

42/ 70.04

42/7004, 7005, 70.06, 70.08, 96

8 Claims, 9 Drawing Sheets

\l l l l l l l l l l lIl l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l
USOO5673505A

United States Patent [19]

[11] Patent Number:

5,673,505

Phillips

[45] Date of Patent:

Oct. 7, 1997

[54] FALLING BREECHBLOCK ACTION FOR A


SINGLE SHOT FIREARM

[76]

Invgntor:

[57]

ABSTRACT
_

Mark Phillips. RO_ BOX 163_ Caledon


East_ Ontario Canada_ LON 1E0

A falling breechblock action for a single shot ?rearm. which


is easy to make. assemble and disassemble. has an internal
?ring mechanism and a cooperating underlever. The action
has a trigger. a hammer. an extractor and an extractor

retainer. and avoids indirect linkages and cams and tradi

[21] App1' No: 762594


[22] Filed:
Dee 9, 1996

tional complex safety mechanisms. The action links the


underlever directly to the ?ring mechanism with a shaft. The
underlever indirectly moves the breechblock. The initial

[51]
[52]
[5 8]

Int. Cl.6 .............................. .. F41A 15/10; F41C 7/06


US. Cl. .................................................... .. 42/23; 89/24
Field of Search .............................. .. 42/23. 24; 89/24

downward movement of the underlever rotates the hammer


1'eal'wards into the cockcd Position and renders the complete
mechanism safe- Fm dwmward mmmcm f the under
lever draws down the breechblock. In so doing. the extractor

is actuated by the breechblock. Upward movement of the

[56]

References Cited

underlever initially raises the breechblock and subsequently


compresses a mainspring which is coaxial With the shaft.

. .PAIENI

US

DOCUM

ENT

Only with the underlever fully up is the action capable of


discharging a cartridge. A unique extractor assembly has an

2,749,641

6/1956 Hauck ....................................... .. 47/23

extractor with a heel and toe which cooperates with the

3,735,517

5/1973 De Hails 6t 31

breechblock to pivot the extractor. and allows the breech

3330000

8/1974

- - - -- 42/23

block travel to be regulated for various cartridge sizes. The

4,040,196

8/1977 Smith et a1. .............................. .. 42/23

extractor assembly is removable. thus allowing vary rapid

BrQwnmg - - - - - ' ' - - - '

42/23

disassembly of the entire mechanism.

Primary ExaminerStephen M. Johnson

20 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets

US005852253A

Ulllted States Patent [19]

[11] Patent Number:

Baricos et al.

[45]

[54]

PERSONAL FIREARM SYSTEM

[75]

Inventors: Jean Baricos, Ramonville Saint Agne;

Date of Patent:

Dec. 22, 1998

1,726,228

8/1929 JuhasZ.

2,093,058

9/1937

2,167,495

7/1939 Wimmersperg

Savani ..................................... .. 42/105

Guy Valembois, Blagnac; Michel


~

89/126

---- -

Castarede samt'orens an of France


.

5,852,253

2,977,703

3,365,828

[73] Ass1gnee: Etienne Lacrolx Tous Art1?cess.A.,

377457878

France

3,854,231

a.

......................... ..

1/1968

B d l'

l.

42/105

7/1973 Jain; leteaf '


12/1974

3,894,473

in e

4/1961 San/is ........................................ .. 42/94

Broyles

.......

7/1975 Marest et al.

89/126
. . . . ..

42/84

89/44.01

[21]

Appl' NO"

765168

4,164,890

8/1979 Elmore et al. ..

[22]

PCT Filed;

Jun, 13, 1995

4,197,666

4/1980

4,398,365

8/1983 Pokhis

[86]

PCT No.:

PCT/FR95/00773

4,913,054

4/1990 Petersen ................................ .. 102/439

371 Date:

Jun 5 1997

58157 11/1940
6/1991

PCT Pub NO . W095/34796


'

0432 005

"

PCT Pub, Date; Dec, 21, 1995

[30]

89/185
. . . . .. 42/59

42/1.11

FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS

102(6) Date: Jun- 5 1997


[87]

Ng . . . . . . . . . . .

Denmark ............................... .. 89/126


European Pat. Off. .

2697 881

5/1994

555876

1/1957

France .

Italy ....................................... .. 89/126

8505442

12/1985

WIPO .................................... .. 89/127

Foreign Application Priority Data

Jun. 14,

France ................................. ..

Primary Examiner_stephen

Johnson

[51]

Int. Cl? .................................................... .. F41A 19/68

Attorney) Agent 0 FiB1ake1Y sokoloff Taylor 8

[52]

US. Cl. .......................... .. 89/1.41; 89/44.01; 89/126;

Zafman

89/162; 42/1.11; 42/105; 102/439


[58]

Field of Search .......................... .. 89/1.41, 176, 127,

[57]

ABSTRACT
_

89/162, 4401, 131; 42/111, 105; 102/432,

The present invention relates to a personal ?rearm system

439

characterized by the fact that it comprises at least tWo launch

barrels (300, 500) and damper means (400) associated With


[56]

References Cited

at least a main barrel (300) and adapted to limit the recoil


force generated thereby on ?ring.

US. PATENT DOCUMENTS

1,599,008

330

9/1926 Diener.

21 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets

US007137217B2

(12) United States Patent

(10) Patent N0.:

Olson et al.
(54)

(45) Date of Patent:

AUTO-LOADING FIREARM MECHANISMS


AND METHODS

5,827,991 A *
6,343,536 B1*
6,681,677 B1*

(75) Inventors: Douglas D. Olson, Vero Beach, FL


(US); C. Reed Knight, Jr., Vero Beach,
FL (Us)
FR

(*)

* cited by examiner

Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this


patent is extended or adjusted under 35

Nov. 21, 2006

10/1998 Predazzer .................. .. 89/161


2/2002 Rossier et a1. .
89/161
1/2004

Herring ................... .. 89/33.14

FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS

(73) Assignee: Knights Armament Company,


Titusville, FL (US)
Notice:

US 7,137,217 B2

2507301 Al * 12/1982

Primary ExamineriMichelle Clement

U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.

Assistant ExamineriSteWart Knox

(21) Appl. N0.: 10/855,660


(22) Filed:

(74) Attorney, Agent, or FirmiBrian S. Steinberger; LaW


Of?ces of Brian S. Steinberger, P.A.

May 28, 2004


(57)

(65)

ABSTRACT

Prior Publication Data


US 2005/0262750 A1

Dec. 1, 2005

(51)

Int. Cl.
F41A 3/10

(52)

US. Cl. ............... .. 42/15; 42/39.5; 42/7; 89/3303;

(58)

Field of Classi?cation Search .................. .. 42/ 15,

(2006.01)

89/161; 89/162

42/39.5; 89/3303, 161, 162, 155


See application ?le for complete search history.
(56)

References Cited

Automatic and semi-automatic ?rearms of remarkably


reduced mass yet capable of long-range accuracy because of
unique recoil reduction are characterized by (A) a temporary
combination of a barrel, an integral breech and a separable
chamber that in operation of the ?rearm is moved by a

compressed spring distally before and While a chambered

cartridge is ?red, (B) run-out of such temporary operative


combination diminishes ?rearm recoil, (C) recoil of the

temporary operative combination recompresses the spring


and (D) the separable chamber is loaded With a round While

spatially separated from the breech and barrel.

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS


4,872,391 A *

10/1989

9 Claims, 21 Drawing Sheets

Stoner ....................... .. 89/155

18