Tool For Assembly Or Disassembly Patents (Class 42/108)
  • Patent number: 9372041
    Abstract: An armorer tool for distributing the torque associated with assembling and disassembling components of a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: WHG Properties, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Geissele
  • Patent number: 9328983
    Abstract: A tool device for easy cleaning of an automatic Pistol such as a Ruger Mark Series. It relates to a method and tool for disassembling and reassembling automatic pistol components including removing a mainspring assembly, bolt, spring assembly, barrel and grips. It is useful for cleaning, inspection and replacement of parts for handguns. It is a one piece handgun disassembly and reassembling tool made of a durable material and configured for use with a handgun, the tool having a guide rod/rib with a key and an aperture, an angled section of a rib, and other features to facilitate disassembly, cleaning, reassembly of the automatic weapon and reloading magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Steve Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20150121742
    Abstract: A tool device for easy cleaning of an automatic Pistol such as a Ruger Mark Series. It relates to a method and tool for disassembling and reassembling automatic pistol components including removing a mainspring assembly, bolt, spring assembly, barrel and grips. It is useful for cleaning, inspection and replacement of parts for handguns. It is a one piece handgun disassembly and reassembling tool made of a durable material and configured for use with a handgun, the tool having a guide rod/rib with a key and an aperture, an angled section of a rib, and other features to facilitate disassembly, cleaning, reassembly of the automatic weapon and reloading magazines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Steve Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8991092
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a tool body having parallel columns extending from a common base. The base includes a lip extending outward from the columns defining an anvil for receiving a delta ring. A cutter has a body slidably disposed between the columns. A blade extends outward from the cutter body in opposition to the anvil and is aligned by transverse guide pins extending through guide slots in the columns. In operation, a section of the delta ring is positioned between the blade and the anvil. The blade is driven toward the anvil by any of various mechanical, pneumatic, and/or hydraulic mechanisms connected to the stanchion and blade, the simplest of which is a bolt extending through the cutter body and received in a threaded bore in the base. Preferably, the anvil includes a slot for receiving the blade at the extreme of its travel as the ring is severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kel Shipman, Robert Ryan, Steven C. Buxton
  • Patent number: 8984794
    Abstract: This trigger guard roll pin tool makes it possible to safely and quickly install or remove the trigger guard roll pin on a conventional M16/M4 family weapon. In the disassembly or reassembly of the trigger guard on such weapons the handling of the trigger guard roll pin element is often a manually challenging and painstaking activity that can result in damage to the weapon if done incorrectly. This disclosed tool handily is an assist in such activities. The trigger guard roll pin tool makes it possible to remove and install the trigger guard roll pin without risking breakage of the roll pin flanges on the lower receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Patent number: 8950100
    Abstract: A firearm with slide takedown mechanism and method for use is disclosed. In one embodiment, the firearm includes a frame, barrel, trigger and a reciprocating slide. A takedown lever is pivotably mounted to the firearm and engageable with the slide. In a first blocking position, the takedown lever engages and blocks the rearward path of the slide which is not movable beyond a first position. In a second unblocking position, the takedown lever is pivoted laterally outwards from the frame and disengages the slide. The rearward path of the slide is no longer blocked which may be moved to a second rearward removal position enabling a user to remove the slide and field strip the firearm. In one embodiment, the takedown lever is disposed underneath the frame. The firearm may be a semi-automatic pistol in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Darin Nebeker, Amir Zonshine, James McGarry
  • Publication number: 20150020428
    Abstract: A device comprising an elongated body having at least one aperture through the body, said aperture silhouetting a barrel bushing for a model 1911 handgun. The device fits snugly and allows the device to operate as a bushing wrench. The aperture may have a longer dimension, said longer dimension substantially perpendicular to the long axis of the elongated body so that the aperture is operable to mate with and operate a barrel bushing. Certain embodiments may include additional openings that silhouette barrel bushings for the same or other firearms or recessed regions on the elongated body adjacent to an aperture that further guide and receive the barrel plug when it is released. The recessed regions may include a ramp section and a plug retention section that act to better hold and guide the barrel plug during removal and insertion operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Present Arms, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 8850738
    Abstract: A combination firearm safety round that is configured to have tool features compatible for performing maintenance on the firearm. The safety round includes a cylindrical body portion having a small diameter extension having a substantially flat distal end, such that the extension is suitable as a tool for field stripping and maintenance of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Safe Tech, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Steven Silver
  • Publication number: 20140259852
    Abstract: A device comprising an elongated body having at least one aperture through the body, said aperture silhouetting a barrel bushing for a model 1911 handgun by being shaped in substantially the same shape as a barrel bushing, but slightly larger so it fits snugly and allows the device to operate as a bushing wrench. The aperture may have a longer dimension, said longer dimension substantially perpendicular to the elongated axis of the body so that the aperture is operable to mate with and operate a barrel bushing. Certain embodiments may include additional openings that silhouette barrel bushings for the same or other firearms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Present Arms, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 8800193
    Abstract: A bushing wrench for a pistol, the bushing wrench having a reciprocating ejection plunger, which facilitates the installation and removal of a recoil spring plunger in a controlled and properly timed manner by way of a receiving and ejection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: W. Frear Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Walter F. Frear, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8793919
    Abstract: In one aspect, magazine floor plate removal tools for removing the floor plate of a firearm magazine are described herein, the floor plate defining a hole and the magazine defining a surface adjacent the floor plate. In some embodiments, the tool comprises a handle having a first end and a second end, and a first gripping member that grips the firearm magazine. The gripping member comprises a first arm extending from the first end of the handle and a second arm extending from the first end of the handle. The terminus of the first arm comprises an elongated first pin that has a long axis and engages the hole of the floor plate. The terminus of the second arm comprises a first engagement surface that is positioned substantially parallel to the long axis of the first pin and engages the surface of the magazine adjacent the floor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Theodore Probst, Jr., Eric A Probst
  • Publication number: 20140150322
    Abstract: A tool, implement or apparatus and a method of use of the tool, implement or apparatus to aid in the disassembly and assembly of a firearm magazine for cleaning, maintenance or repair when that magazine has a sealed base plate and requires the removal of the spring and spring follower from the top of the magazine. The tool consists of two parts—a body and a pin. The method consists of using the tool body to apply a pushing force or compressing operation directly to the magazine follower and thereby compressing the follower and the magazine spring. The pin is inserted through the magazine box through witness holes to release spring tension from the follower allowing it to be removed. During reassembly, the tool body is used to apply a pushing force or compressing operation directly to the magazine spring compressing it into the magazine box and holding it in place to allow insertion of the pin through the magazine witness holes and to allow insertion of the follower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Thurman B. Hampton
  • Patent number: 8726561
    Abstract: A tool, implement or apparatus and a method of use of the tool, implement or apparatus to aid in the disassembly and assembly of a firearm magazine for cleaning, maintenance or repair when that magazine has a sealed base plate and requires the removal of the spring and spring follower from the top of the magazine. The tool consists of two parts—a body and a pin. The method consists of using the tool body to apply a pushing force or compressing operation directly to the magazine follower and thereby compressing the follower and the magazine spring. The pin is inserted through the magazine box through witness holes to release spring tension from the follower allowing it to be removed. During reassembly, the tool body is used to apply a pushing force or compressing operation directly to the magazine spring compressing it into the magazine box and holding it in place to allow insertion of the pin through the magazine witness holes and to allow insertion of the follower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Thurman B Hampton
  • Patent number: 8701329
    Abstract: A method for disassembling a pistol that includes the steps of coupling a tool to the pistol so that a portion of the pistol is interposed within a retaining aperture formed within the tool, removing a second portion of a slide stop from a notch formed within the frame, removing a first portion of the slide stop from an aperture formed within the frame of the pistol and rotating the second portion of the slide stop to an axis defined by the first portion of the slide stop as the second portion of the slide stop is permitted to contact the tool to prevent a scratch on a portion of the pistol that is prone to being scratched by the second portion of the slide stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Merrill Wray
  • Patent number: 8640375
    Abstract: A disassembly tool 60 is provided for a handgun 10. The disassembly tool 60 includes spaced aligned upstanding side wall members 74 having a longitudinally extending slot 64 formed therebetween. A diagonally descending wall member 76 is formed on each one of the upstanding side wall members 74 to facilitate positioning of the slot 64 on a guide rod 20 so that a spring assembly 18 is compressed to allow disassembly of the handgun 10. The method of making the tool 60 includes machining a bar 62 to a predetermined length. A longitudinally extending slot 64 is then formed in the bar 62 creating upstanding side wall members 74. The upstanding side wall members 74 are then machined to a predetermined angle so that diagonally descending wall members 76 are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Ketchum
  • Patent number: 8635799
    Abstract: A finger-tip device facilitating convenient release of a magazine-clip from a gun such as an AR-15 rifle, some of which magazine/release-buttons are configured with a statute-mandated recessed sub-button therein, requiring dexterous insertion of a separate pocket-carried cylindrical probe-tool is disclosed. An index-finger stall adapted with an insertion-pin is provided. Also disclosed is a self-retaining version, which attaches directly into the existing magazine/release sub-button The invention described herein enables the gun user to more efficiently dispatch the spent magazine-clip for a loaded one, in a safer and substantially more efficient time-&-motion manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Frederick S. Azhocar
  • Publication number: 20140007483
    Abstract: Disclosed is a remote contrivance refurbishment apparatus and related methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Worrall, William Rearick
  • Patent number: 8607493
    Abstract: A scratch prevention tool used to disassemble a pistol with a generally planar body, a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, a retaining aperture formed within the body, the retaining aperture intersecting the first surface and the second surface and an upper surface interconnecting the first surface and second surface. The tool also includes a side surface interconnecting the first surface and the second surface, a notch interconnecting the first surface and the second surface and interconnecting the upper surface and the side surface, an outer surface interconnecting the first surface and the second surface and interconnecting the upper surface and the side surface, wherein the upper surface abuts a lower surface of a slide of the pistol, the side surface abuts a forward surface of a stock of the pistol and wherein a portion of a magazine release member is interposed within the retaining aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Merrill Wray
  • Patent number: 8572884
    Abstract: This surrogate lower receiver tool makes it possible to retract the slip ring element on a conventional M16/M4 family weapon when the hand guards must be removed or reinserted. As will be appreciated by those in the gun repair trade, in the disassembly or reassembly of such weapons the handling of the slip ring element is often a manually challenging and painstaking activity. This disclosed tool handily is an assist in such activities. The surrogate lower receiver tool makes it possible to remove and install hand guards without a lower receiver being installed on the firearm, thus avoiding the risk of damage to or loss of the lower receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Publication number: 20130255128
    Abstract: Firearm sight tools for removing and installing a firearm sight are presented, the firearm sight tool including: a tool frame having a top wall, a bottom wall, and sidewalls, the sidewalls connecting the top wall and the bottom wall; a firearm clamping assembly including, a stationary jaw, a clamping spindle, a clamping jaw, and a clamping spindle handle; a bottom spacer removably attached with the bottom wall, the bottom spacer selected to provide vertical alignment; and a sight press assembly including, a carriage, a carriage spindle, and a sight carriage where the sight carriage includes a sight blade aligned along the carriage spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Danny Fisher
  • Publication number: 20130192118
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool for maintaining a rifle, comprising a planar body including a wider portion and a narrower portion of a first edge and a curved transition portion therebetween, wherein the narrower portion terminates in a hook-shaped element having a flat portion whose dimension is less that the outer diameter of a bolt piston of the rifle; an arm pivotably attached to the planar body and terminating in first and second prongs defining a notch sized to fit over a front sight adjusting screw of an AR or AK type rifle; and a pin pivotably joining the planar body and the arm. The body may further comprise a notch formed in a second edge opposite the first edge for assisting in disengaging a gas tube release lever of the rifle. The body may further comprise a scraper sized to fit within the gas block of the rifle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: The Otis Patent Trust
  • Patent number: 8474171
    Abstract: The breach lock is for use in securing open the breach of an assault rifle during cleaning of the bolt action and the breach between uses of the assault rifle. The breach lock includes a notch along a top of the breach lock and a hole along the breach lock, which define a length. The breach lock is inserted between the upper receiver assembly and the lower receiver assembly so as to prevent any rotation there between. The notch bolts to the upper receiver assembly whereas the hole employs the pin of the assault rifle to engage the lower receiver assembly. The breach lock is simple in installation and removal with use of an assault rifle, and prevents unwanted collapse between the upper and lower receiver assemblies, which would otherwise pinch or injure the hand and fingers of an end user when cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Alan Simmons
  • Patent number: 8458948
    Abstract: Disclosed is a remote contrivance refurbishment apparatus and related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Worrall, William Rearick
  • Patent number: 8453367
    Abstract: A maintenance kit incorporated into operable components of a sub caliber action device installable within an upper receiver of an AR-15 type firearm for facilitating disassembly, maintenance and reassembly of a bolt and forward chamber adaptor with a receiver plate. The kit includes at least one gauge dimension defined in a barrel of the forward chamber adaptor for establishing a correct spacing between lengthwise extending and interior notch defining arms associated with the receiver plate. A modified guide rod facilitates at least one of disassembly of the bolt firing pin/extractor and cleaning of the chamber adaptor interior prior to reassembly of the bolt and chamber adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: 22 Evolution LLC
    Inventors: John L. Overstreet, Charles C. Kelly, Jordan Bowles
  • Publication number: 20130081318
    Abstract: Firearm disassembly tongs having a generally U-shaped body having two arms joined at one end by a bottom portion, the arms having a free end portion having a flat interior surface portion with a slot therein. Each of the arms may have a textured exterior surface portion. Each of the arms may have a concave interior surface portion below the flat interior surface portion. Each of the concave interior surface portions may define a stop surface that limits upward motion of the tongs when the stop surfaces are engaged with a firearm. The stop surfaces may locate the slots in each flat interior surface portion to receive a slide lock of a firearm when the stop surfaces are engaged with the firearm. The stop surfaces may be curved radiused shapes that engage a radiused underside portion of a firearm frame above a trigger area defined by a trigger guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Morando
  • Publication number: 20130074393
    Abstract: A magazine disassembly tool is disclosed. The tool may include a main body, a holder, and a pin projecting from the holder. The pin is disposed to engage the pin hole of the base plate of a magazine and release the base plate from the magazine. The tool may then slide the base plate free from the magazine providing access to the magazine interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: WARREN SCOTT CURRY
  • Patent number: 8393102
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a firearm including a buttstock defining a first bore extending along a longitudinal axis and a receiver coupled to the buttstock. The receiver defines a second bore extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis and in fluid communication with the first bore. The receiver also defines an ejection port transverse to the longitudinal axis. The firearm further includes a bolt carrier disposed in the second bore and movable relative to the receiver along the longitudinal axis between a firing position and a rearward position. The firearm also includes an expulsion device at least partially disposed in the buttstock for flowing air through the first and second bores and out the ejection port as the bolt carrier moves between the firing and rearward positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Adcor Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130055617
    Abstract: A scratch prevention tool used to disassemble a pistol with a generally planar body, a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, a retaining aperture formed within the body, the retaining aperture intersecting the first surface and the second surface and an upper surface interconnecting the first surface and second surface. The tool also includes a side surface interconnecting the first surface and the second surface, a notch interconnecting the first surface and the second surface and interconnecting the upper surface and the side surface, an outer surface interconnecting the first surface and the second surface and interconnecting the upper surface and the side surface, wherein the upper surface abuts a lower surface of a slide of the pistol, the side surface abuts a forward surface of a stock of the pistol and wherein a portion of a magazine release member is interposed within the retaining aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Merrill Wray
  • Publication number: 20130036648
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a tool body having parallel columns extending from a common base. The base includes a lip extending outward from the columns defining an anvil for receiving a delta ring. A cutter has a body slidably disposed between the columns. A blade extends outward from the cutter body in opposition to the anvil and is aligned by transverse guide pins extending through guide slots in the columns. In operation, a section of the delta ring is positioned between the blade and the anvil. The blade is driven toward the anvil by any of various mechanical, pneumatic, and/or hydraulic mechanisms connected to the stanchion and blade, the simplest of which is a bolt extending through the cutter body and received in a threaded bore in the base. Preferably, the anvil includes a slot for receiving the blade at the extreme of its travel as the ring is severed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kel Shipman, Robert Ryan, Steven C. Buxton
  • Publication number: 20130036649
    Abstract: A method for disassembling a pistol that includes the steps of coupling a tool to the pistol so that a portion of the pistol is interposed within a retaining aperture formed within the tool, removing a second portion of a slide stop from a notch formed within the frame, removing a first portion of the slide stop from an aperture formed within the frame of the pistol and rotating the second portion of the slide stop to an axis defined by the first portion of the slide stop as the second portion of the slide stop is permitted to contact the tool to prevent a scratch on a portion of the pistol that is prone to being scratched by the second portion of the slide stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Merrill Wray
  • Patent number: 8371058
    Abstract: A mechanism for the disassembly of a handgun without triggering, which prevents the consequential accidental firing of a cartridge in the chamber upon triggering. The mechanism including a disassembler, sear catcher lever, sear catcher and a sear catcher spring. The disassembler has an eccentric pin. Rotation of the dissembler moves the sear catcher lever forward. The sear catcher spring pushes the sear catcher which abuts the other end of sear catcher lever. The sear catcher can catch the sear as soon as the sear is pressed downwards around the sear pin by the slide, and it can hold the sear beneath the plane of cocking of the firing pin. At the same time, the sear catcher blocks the firing pin safety lever if the sear catcher lever is in its utmost forward position. That way the cocking of the firing pin is prevented and the triggering is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: HS Produkt D.O.O.
    Inventor: Dubravko Trpcic
  • Patent number: 8316571
    Abstract: A method of installing a rifle scope to a rifle such that when the rifle is transversely level, the vertical line of the scope reticle is aligned with the direction of bullet drop. The method uses a mounting facilitating fixture having a rifle vice and a rifle vice transverse orientation adjustment device. First, the rifle is clamped into the rifle vice and the rifle vice transverse orientation adjustment device is adjusted until the rifle is transversely level. Then, while the rifle is still held in a transversely level position in the rifle vice, a scope having a vertical line in the reticle is connected to the rifle so that the vertical line is plumb in relation to the Earth. Because both the direction of bullet drop and the vertical line of the scope reticle are aligned with gravity, they are aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Darrell Holland
  • Publication number: 20120291330
    Abstract: A handgun bushing removal tool, designed to encompass the end of the slide, to facilitate the safe and rapid removal and replacement of the barrel bushing on a 1911 type semi-automatic pistol. The tool contains an aperture generally conforming to the shape of a 1911 barrel bushing, which the bushing passes through, which when held in the palm of the hand, allows direct pressure to be applied to the spring plug while the tool is rotated. The tool is also designed to limit the rotation of the bushing by contacting the slide wall with the end of the slide when the correct amount of rotation has been achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Sam G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8312664
    Abstract: A method of assembling a pistol includes coupling a tool to the pistol such that a portion of the pistol is interposed within a retaining aperture formed within the tool, interposing a first portion of a slide stop within an aperture formed within the frame of the pistol, interposing a second portion of the slide stop within a notch formed within the frame, and urging the second portion of the slide stop to contact the tool to prevent a scratch on a portion of the pistol that is prone to being scratched by the second portion of the slide stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Merrill Wray
  • Patent number: 8307578
    Abstract: A handy time-saving finger-tip device facilitating more convenient release of an magazine-clip from a gun such as an AR-15 rifle, some of which magazine/release-buttons are configured with a statute-mandated recessed sub-button therein, heretofore requiring dexterous insertion of a separate pocket-carried cylindrical probe-tool. The notion hereof being to supplement actuation of the present awkwardly operating release-button, with a more convenient and reliable release device referred to as the MagMagnet™, which I set forth herein in two iterations. The first embodiment preferably being an index-finger stall adapted with an insertion-pin; while my second embodiment is a self-retaining version, which attaches directly into the existing magazine/release sub-button instead of being retained upon the shooter's index-finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Frederick S. Azhocar
  • Publication number: 20120005937
    Abstract: A jig for supporting an M1911 pistols includes a superstructure rigidly mounted onto a base so as to extend upwardly therefrom. The superstructure may be positioned substantially medially along the length of the base. A first detent is formed in the base, adjacent the superstructure and positioned substantially medially across the width. The first detent is shaped to accept cradled snugly therein a lowermost portion of a pistol grip of the M1911 pistol. A second detent is formed in the base, substantially underneath the superstructure, and is shaped to snugly accept cradled therein a hammer portion of the M1911 pistol. An uppermost end of the superstructure has a barrel receiving yoke shaped to receive cradled snugly therein the barrel of the M1911 pistol. The second detent in the base is directly underneath the yoke so as to maintain the barrel of the M1911 pistol pointing vertically upwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Frank Milino
  • Patent number: 8091266
    Abstract: A multifunction tool kit for firearm maintenance has a main tool body having one or more facilities for connection of various tool components. The present invention may include a first tool component having an attachment facility adapted to removably connect to one of the facilities for connection of the main tool body. At least one of the opposing ends of the first tool component may terminate in a feature adapted to fit one or more components on a firearm. A feature may be exposed and extend outwards from the opposing sides of the main tool body when the first tool component is connected to the main tool body. The invention may also include additional tool components, such as a thread protector, an alignment gauge having a grease pot with grease cap, a throat erosion gauge, a spacer with pin punch, a stock liner tool, a muzzle wear gauge, and a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Publication number: 20110314719
    Abstract: A gun tool includes multiple tools specially configured for working on a gun. An example of the gun tool includes a choke tube wrench having a shape that permits insertion of the choke tube wrench into a variety of different sized choke tubes, so that the single choke tube wrench can be used to insert or remove a variety of different choke tubes. Some embodiments include retractable tools. Further, some embodiments include a bit driver coupled to an end. In some embodiments, spare bits can be stored in a bit storage compartment having a spring-loaded access door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Howard R. Tripp, Robert J. Meinert
  • Patent number: 8069606
    Abstract: This tool makes it possible to more conveniently handle the “selector” element on a conventional M16/M4 family weapon when the selector must be removed or reinserted. As will be appreciated by those in the gun repair trade, in the disassembly or reassembly of such weapons the handling of the selector element is a tricky and painstaking activity. This disclosed tool handily is an assist in such activities. The tool is inserted in the opening in the receiver of the selector element and rotated. An offset circular cam means on the tool when rotated will handily depress the detent element (which necessarily must be done and it also has a spring beneath it). A bumper end cap at the distal end of the tool will carefully engage the selector element to gently push on it if needed (or in the reverse operation for the tool to be gently backed away there from as the selector is repositioned into the weapon).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Patent number: 8065830
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loading and unloading tool that may be formed in a one-piece unit that is hand-held, ambidextrous, generally rectangular in shape and able to fit inside one or more magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Chris Twardy
  • Publication number: 20110283588
    Abstract: A multitool (10) for a firearm provides a frame adapted for storage within a handgrip cavity of a firearm and a plurality of tools (22, 24) rotatably mounted to the frame (12) to move from within the frame to extending from the frame as a result of being rotatably mounted, wherein the plurality of tools are adapted for use to rehabilitate the firearm under predetermined malfunction conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Samson, David Beaudet
  • Publication number: 20110277368
    Abstract: A maintenance kit incorporated into operable components of a sub caliber action device installable within an upper receiver of an AR-15 type firearm for facilitating disassembly, maintenance and reassembly of a bolt and forward chamber adaptor with a receiver plate. The kit includes at least one gauge dimension defined in a barrel of the forward chamber adaptor for establishing a correct spacing between lengthwise extending and interior notch defining arms associated with the receiver plate. A modified guide rod facilitates at least one of disassembly of the bolt firing pin/extractor and cleaning of the chamber adaptor interior prior to reassembly of the bolt and chamber adaptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: CMMG, INC.
    Inventors: John L. Overstreet, Charles C. Kelly, Jordan Bowles
  • Publication number: 20110167696
    Abstract: A trigger assembly comprising a housing adapted to mount a trigger, hammer and sear therein. The housing has an adjustment feature adapted to fixedly mount the housing within the trigger chamber portion of the firearm. The trigger assembly is particularly conducive for an AR-15 type rifle and the various sear engagement surfaces are adapted to be adjustable irrespective of the various dimensions and tolerances of the underlying firearm. A safety system is employed that adjustably allows proper engagement of the trigger tail to properly engage and disengage the safety mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: John Gangl
  • Publication number: 20110162248
    Abstract: A mechanism for the disassembly of a handgun without triggering, which prevents the consequential accidental firing of a cartridge in the chamber upon triggering. The mechanism including a disassembler, sear catcher lever, sear catcher and a sear catcher spring. The disassembler has an eccentric pin. Rotation of the dissembler moves the sear catcher lever forward. The sear catcher spring pushes the sear catcher which abuts the other end of sear catcher lever. The sear catcher can catch the sear as soon as the sear is pressed downwards around the sear pin by the slide, and it can hold the sear beneath the plane of cocking of the firing pin. At the same time, the sear catcher blocks the firing pin safety lever if the sear catcher lever is in its utmost forward position. That way the cocking of the firing pin is prevented and the triggering is blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: HS PRODUKT d.o.o.
    Inventor: Dubravko Trpcic
  • Publication number: 20100319233
    Abstract: A method of assembling a pistol includes coupling a tool to the pistol such that a portion of the pistol is interposed within a retaining aperture formed within the tool, interposing a first portion of a slide stop within an aperture formed within the frame of the pistol, interposing a second portion of the slide stop within a notch formed within the frame, and urging the second portion of the slide stop to contact the tool to prevent a scratch on a portion of the pistol that is prone to being scratched by the second portion of the slide stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel Merrill Wray
  • Publication number: 20100282066
    Abstract: An improved gas block for a firearm has a first longitudinal bore for receiving a firearm barrel, the barrel having a gas port, the gas block having a second longitudinal bore for receiving a gas tube or operating element. The block includes a vertical bore aligned with the barrel gas port and connecting the first and second block bores and permitting passage of cartridge gas from the barrel gas port to the gas tube. The improved gas block may include a military rail, forward of the gas tube, the forward location permitting the rail and accessories to lie close to the barrel, improving handling and reducing bulk. The barrel may include a conical cavity generally opposite the gas port. The block may include a conical point set screw adapted to mate with the barrel conical cavity, the screw when tightened forcing alignment of the block vertical bore with the barrel gas port and simultaneously clamping the block to the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jerome Benedict Tankersley
  • Publication number: 20100269394
    Abstract: A disassembly tool 60 is provided for a handgun 10. The disassembly tool 60 includes spaced aligned upstanding side wall members 74 having a longitudinally extending slot 64 formed therebetween. A diagonally descending wall member 76 is formed on each one of the upstanding side wall members 74 to facilitate positioning of the slot 64 on a guide rod 20 so that a spring assembly 18 is compressed to allow disassembly of the handgun 10. The method of making the tool 60 includes machining a bar 62 to a predetermined length. A longitudinally extending slot 64 is then formed in the bar 62 creating upstanding side wall members 74. The upstanding side wall members 74 are then machined to a predetermined angle so that diagonally descending wall members 76 are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Ketchum
  • Publication number: 20100154276
    Abstract: Block-bracing apparatus including at least three plugs threadedly engageable through a block, and retaining rings engaging the block threaded oppositely to the threaded plugs and retainably engaging the plugs. A key tool is provided to tighten the plugs and retaining rings. A longitudinally oriented T-rail projects radially from the block. A slide body engages the T-rail and includes a locking mechanism, a lamp assembly, a logically switched power control, a power cable, and a control cable with interchangeable switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 7712243
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches an apparatus for removing a firearm magazine's floorplate comprising a substantially elliptically shaped element comprising an open end, a top surface, a bottom surface and an inner surface, a notch located in the upper surface of the element, a slit on the open end opposite the notch and a plurality of projections located on the inner surface. Methods of using the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory Morando
  • Patent number: 7703232
    Abstract: A handgun bushing tool to facilitate the safe removal and replacement of a barrel bushing on a handgun such as a Model 1911, 1911-A1, 2011 type semiautomatic pistol using a single stack or staggered double-column magazine and having a barrel that requires a bushing and recoil spring plug to secure it. The tool has a handle with an aperture conforming to the shape of a barrel bushing; a hole conforming to the shape of a recoil spring plug and a lever assembly with a reversible handle that allows for pressure to be placed on the recoil spring and plug during the disassembly and assembly process. The tool also incorporate an alternate cutout in the handle which allows for a removable insert to be placed in the handle so as to allow for inserts of different types to accommodate differently shaped bushings made by a number of different manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey Bryan Johns