With Adjustable Head Space Patents (Class 42/1.07)
  • Patent number: 10119781
    Abstract: A grenade launcher is provided comprising a chassis, a barrel assembly, and a pivot mechanism. The pivot mechanism comprises a first pivot bar on the barrel assembly extending transversely. The first pivot bar has a first hinge barrel disposed at one transverse end thereof and is attachable in a first orientation wherein the first hinge barrel is on a left side of the barrel assembly and a second orientation wherein the first hinge barrel is on a right side of the barrel assembly. A second pivot bar is disposed on the chassis and has a second hinge barrel disposed at one transverse end thereof. The second pivot bar is attachable in a first orientation wherein the second hinge barrel is on a left side of the barrel assembly and a second orientation wherein the second hinge barrel is on a right side of the barrel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 9989331
    Abstract: The present invention is a rotating connector for attaching the lower receiver of a rifle to the butt stock. The rotating connector comprises an outer bushing, an inner bushing and at least one bushing cap. The outer bushing includes a flat bottom portion, at least two threaded holes and at least one hollow interior cavity. The flat bottom portion of the outer bushing comprises a first hole and a second hole in which the first hole includes at least one stainless steel ball, a spring plunger and a spring. The second hole includes at least one bushing stop. The at least one stainless steel ball, the spring plunger, the spring in the first hole and the at least one bushing stop in the second hole are held in place utilizing at least one set screw. The inner bushing includes a plurality of recesses having a threaded hollow cavity configured to receive the butt stock of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Marty Swineheart, Kevin Brian Heath
  • Patent number: 9851167
    Abstract: A switch barrel recoil lug for clamping together a rifle action and a rifle barrel having a body with a barrel shank bore hole and a split section allowing expansion and contraction of the barrel shank bore hole, an index pin hole or threaded holes for aligning and connecting the body to the rifle action and a stock flange for engaging a rifle stock wherein the barrel shank bore hole has a tapered surface matching a tapered surface on a barrel shank of the rifle barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Clayton Dean Smith
  • Patent number: 9719746
    Abstract: A machine gun assembly includes, but is not limited to, a receiver, a barrel extension, and an interlock element. The barrel extension is mounted to the receiver and moves between forward and retracted positions with respect to the receiver. The barrel extension is configured for quick-release engagement with a barrel. The interlock element is mounted to the receiver and moves between a blocking position and a clear position. The interlock element has a blocking portion positioned to obstruct movement of the barrel extension to the forward position while in the blocking position and the blocking portion is positioned to permit movement of the barrel extension to the forward position while in the clear position. The interlock element moves to the blocking position when the barrel disengages from the barrel extension and moves to the clear position when the barrel is correctly engaged with the barrel extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: General Dynamics—OTS, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Lyman, Jason Knight, Jonathan Piazza, Peter C. Wolff, David B. Stouffer
  • Patent number: 7254913
    Abstract: A revolver for firing high velocity ammunition includes a frame, a cylinder, a barrel, and a firing mechanism. The revolver may include one or more of the following, each of which is especially adapted for use in the context of firing high velocity ammunition: spacers for adjusting a barrel-cylinder gap, for eliminating broaching of the rearward surface(s) of the barrel; a forcing cone formed in the rearward opening of the barrel for accommodating deformed projectiles; a reflective surface (e.g., mirrored surface) provided on the cone and/or barrel rearward surfaces, for reducing erosion resulting from using high velocity ammunition; gain-twist rifling in the barrel for a smoother transition to full projectile velocity; a larger diameter, hardened firing pin bushing for minimizing brass flow in the rearward direction; and a front sight assembly that minimizes lateral shift or drift of the sight pin during firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventors: Jason Robert Dubois, Simon Michael Muska, Gary E. Zukowski, John W. Avedisian, Brett Curry
  • Patent number: 6612063
    Abstract: In a weapon, in particular a self-loading pistol, having a barrel (1) and a breech block (4), it being possible for a cartridge (2) to be fired in the barrel (1) by being acted upon by means of a firing pin (7), to identify a fired cartridge (2) and/or to increase the precision during the shot, a contact region (10) of the breech block (4) with the cartridge (2) has at least one prominence (11) and/or recess (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Sigg
  • Publication number: 20030046851
    Abstract: The shooting device, such as a revolver, has a housing with a barrel-receiving opening defined therein. A cylinder and a barrel are attached to the housing. The barrel has a rear section with a cylindrical segment that slidably engages the cylindrical segment. A spring has one end attached to the rear section of the barrel and a second opposite end attached to the cylindrical valve for urging the valve against a groove section of the cylinder so there is a tight fit between the valve and the cylinder during the firing of the bullet. This prevents any pressure loss when the bullet is fired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventor: Aris Papadimas