Stocks Patents (Class 42/71.01)
  • Patent number: 10928160
    Abstract: A handguard comprising a tube centered on a central axis and a rail protruding outwardly from the tube and extending along the tube parallel to the central axis. An endcap is secured to a face of the tube and includes a ring portion extending around a face of the tube and a rail cap extending outwardly from the ring portion and covering a face of the rail. Splines protruding inwardly within the tube and the endcap includes tabs positioned between pairs of adjacent splines of the plurality of splines. Fasteners pass through the tube and engage the tabs. The ring portion may increase with thickness from the rail cap. The front of the rail cap may include two regions with different slopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ERA3 LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Sterling Becklin, Jason Hulst
  • Patent number: 10921079
    Abstract: A magazine retention device, including at least some of a body portion that extends along a longitudinal axis of the body portion, wherein at least one cavity is defined within the body portion, wherein the at least one cavity is operable to receive at least a portion of a magazine at least partially therein, wherein a front sight extends from the body portion and a rear sight extends from the body portion, and wherein the front sight and the rear sight are aligned substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the magazine retention device; and an attachment portion that extends from the body portion to allow the magazine retention device to be attached or coupled to a rail element, such that the longitudinal axis of the magazine retention device is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the rail element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Full Forward Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Full
  • Patent number: 10900743
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for a firearm includes a handguard with an internal clamping area. A single-piece index block includes a securing portion for connecting to the handguard and an indexing extension for engaging an indexing feature on the upper receiver of the firearm. The handguard includes internal ribs that provide discrete clamping surfaces for engaging a barrel nut of the firearm. Connecting the index block to the handguard generates a continuous clamping action in the handguard which acts through the ribs to apply a radially-directed circumferentially-applied clamping force on a barrel nut through the discrete clamping surfaces. The indexing feature of the index block engages an indexing feature of the upper receiver to ensure proper alignment of the handguard and the upper receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BRAVO COMPANY MFG, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10895428
    Abstract: A stock assembly for a takedown firearm and related methods are disclosed. The stock assembly has a buttstock assembly, and a forend assembly removably couplable to the buttstock assembly at a first location and a second location. When the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the first location, the forend assembly is positioned to support a barrel of the firearm in a longitudinal firing position. When the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the second location, the forend assembly is positioned to support the barrel at an angle relative to the longitudinal firing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Turner Sessions, Grady Barfoot
  • Patent number: 10866060
    Abstract: A comb adjustment mechanism that adjusts the up and down location of the comb upon the telescopic gunstocks that absorbs recoil with shoulder power caused by shots taken by way of resting the weapon against the shoulder, utilizing combs where the user leans his/her cheek on the comb in order to achieve the optimal aim by taking the user's physical characteristics and shooting position into account. The comb adjustment mechanism has a V-block seat that allows the comb to be secured/placed upon the telescopic gunstock, a spring that provides level lock on beat seats and assists the system in operation by performing centering action in the spring seat placed inside the pushing clamp. The pushing clamp starts and/or stops the up and down movement of the comb and operates by applying force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Salih Inneci
  • Patent number: 10859333
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to magazine retaining devices and methods to produce such magazine retaining devices that may be coupled to a rail, such as a Picatinny rail, and used to retain a firearm magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IMPACT HARDWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery Overbeck, Kyle Sherman
  • Patent number: 10788287
    Abstract: An adjustable stock for a firearm includes a longitudinally-extending chassis supporting a receiver, a butt pad assembly adjustable in longitudinal position for varying the length of pull, and a cheek rest. The cheek rest is adjustable in longitudinal and vertical positions. A triple-acting locking mechanism having locked and unlocked positions is operable to simultaneously lock the butt pad assembly in longitudinal position and the cheek rest in both longitudinal and vertical positions. The locking mechanism may be a cam lever assembly in non-limiting examples having a pivotable cam lever operable to simultaneously unlock or lock the butt pad assembly and cheek rest, thereby providing a single point of operation for making all the foregoing stock adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Keyes Parker, Jonathan Philip Mather, Jarod John Wendholt, Robert Earl Craig, Matthew Scott Willson, Nathan Brown
  • Patent number: 10739108
    Abstract: A brace for modifying a stock firearm having a straight grip. The brace has an attachment portion configured for the attachment of the brace to the stock firearm. The brace includes a grip portion disposed behind the attachment portion. The grip portion has a top surface and a bottom surface. Each of the bottom surface and the top surface is arced. The bottom surface is configured to be held by a shooter during a shooting operation. The brace includes a bracing portion disposed behind the attachment portion. The bracing portion has at least one slot and a saddle. Each of the at least one slot and the saddle is configured to allow for securement of the brace to a forearm of the shooter while the stock firearm is attached to the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Kraft
  • Patent number: 10739106
    Abstract: A modular system for adjusting the length of pull and drop of a long gun. The modular system enables a combination of any one of a plurality of comb portions with any one or more of a plurality of butt pad spacers for a versatile and robust system that provides a wide range of comb height and length of pull combinations. The system can be implemented by the user, avoiding costly gun fitters. The system provides these aspects in a sleek, streamlined way that does not mar the appearance of the long gun. The spacers for the length of pull adjustment include registration surfaces that provide a three-dimensional interface with the buttstock and comb portion for enhanced strength and stability of the assembly over that of conventional fit adjustment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Savage Arms, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kronengold, Michael J. Withey
  • Patent number: 10712114
    Abstract: A firearm suppressor cover assembly and method of protecting a user while firing a weapon are disclosed. The cover assembly has an insulating cover assembly, a one or more clamps or other firearm suppressor attachment means, one or more standoffs per clamp, and an optional heat shield. The standoffs are coupled to the one or more clamps and in contact with the insulating cover assembly thereby forming an air gap between the suppressor and the insulating cover assembly. The heat shield may be arranged within the air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Timothy Eric Roberts, Turner Sessions, William Bradley Bennett
  • Patent number: 10690425
    Abstract: A locked breech rotating bolt pistol caliber operating system for use with a semi-automatic or fully automatic firearms is described that is retro fit capable and is compatible with many existing AR15 type lower receivers that utilize pistol caliber magazines. The operating system includes an upper receiver that includes a fixed ejector to eject spent casings to minimize the likelihood that the firearm will jam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Charles B. Cassels
  • Patent number: 10690440
    Abstract: An improved firearm. The improved firearm includes a barreled action; a stock; and a support located between the barreled action and the stock. In one preferred embodiment, the support includes a center support rail and a pair of side rails located parallel to the center support rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Savage Arms, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Coburn, Scott Warburton
  • Patent number: 10641568
    Abstract: A free-floating rifle rail and barrel locking system that provides a barrel assembly and rail assembly, which is detachable from the main body of a rifle without tools. This is advantageous for quick field breakdown and/or rifle modification. The user has the option to disassemble the rifle for easy transport, to change barrel length, to change barrel caliber or change rail configurations. The rails are free-floating, meaning the rails do not come in contact with the barrel and thus do not impact the precision of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Brendon Zinsner
  • Patent number: 10591247
    Abstract: A handguard attachment assembly for a firearm is disclosed. The assembly includes a handguard with an elongate structure extending between a first end and a second end, where the handguard has at least one opening proximate the first end. A flange insert is received in an opening on a first side of the handguard and engages the handguard. A fastener secures the flange insert to a connector positioned over the barrel nut. The fastener can be tightened to draw the handguard to the barrel nut. The connector can be a bridge connector positioned on or over the barrel nut within the handguard, or can be a connector with a flange portion that engages the second side of the handguard and has a connector body that extends towards the flange insert on the first side, to name a few examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Reed Hubbell, William C. Daley, Jr., Harry Andrew Packard, David B. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10578383
    Abstract: A firearm grip with locking mechanism includes an elongated handgrip body having an elongated opening on the front side and a generally hollow interior space. A pair of doors are pivotally secured to the handgrip body to move between a closed position, and an open position. A firearm engagement body is pivotally secured along the top end of the handgrip body for attachment to a firearm receiver at a location adjacent to the trigger assembly. The handgrip body moves between a FIRE position where the handgrip body is positioned perpendicular to the engagement body, and a SAFE position where the handgrip body is positioned parallel to the engagement body and the firearm trigger assembly is located within the interior space of the handgrip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Gun Guardian LLC
    Inventors: William Lewis Murphy, II, Robert Vail Harvey
  • Patent number: 10551138
    Abstract: A stock assembly for a takedown firearm and related methods are disclosed. The stock assembly has a buttstock assembly, and a forend assembly removably couplable to the buttstock assembly at a first location and a second location. When the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the first location, the forend assembly is positioned to support a barrel of the firearm in a longitudinal firing position. When the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the second location, the forend assembly is positioned to support the barrel at an angle relative to the longitudinal firing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Turner Sessions, Grady Barfoot
  • Patent number: 10551144
    Abstract: A combination receiver tube and adjustable stock for a firearm having a receiver. The receiver tube extends rearwardly from the receiver and includes a series of recessed locations formed along a length extending surface thereof, each of the recesses further including an ascending surface extending at an acute angle from the recessed location to an outer surface of the tube. The stock has a forward opening communicating with an open interior so that the stock is slidably mounted over the receiver tube to support axial movement of the stock relative to the tube. The stock includes a lug which is biased for seating within a first selected one of the recessed locations and, upon counter-biasing the lug to unseat from the recessed location, permitting the stock to be rearwardly extended from the receiver tube across consecutive recessed locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: 22 Evolutiion LLC
    Inventors: John L. Overstreet, Brett Eckelkamp, Scott Greer, Tyson Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 10527386
    Abstract: Provided is a handguard attachment mechanism for use with a firearm using a standard AR-pattern barrel nut having a substantially cylindrical portion with an axial length and an enlarged diameter radial flange at a forward end. The handguard includes a substantially tubular handguard with proximal and distal ends. The proximal end includes a longitudinal slot extending from the proximal end toward, but not to, the distal end. A pair of clamping lugs, one positioned on each side of the slot adjacent the proximal end, have means for adjustably drawing the clamping lugs together to narrow at least a portion of the longitudinal slot. A circumferentially incomplete barrel nut bushing is configured to fit on the barrel nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Faxon Firearms, LLC
    Inventor: Robert T. Faxon
  • Patent number: 10508885
    Abstract: Knife mounts configured to selectively secure to a firearm, the knife mount including a body secured between a muzzle and a pistol grip of the firearm, a slot defined in the body and complimentarily configured with the knife to receive the knife, a locking mechanism moveably mounted to the body proximate the slot, the locking mechanism configured to selectively secure the knife within the slot by engaging the handle of the knife, wherein the knife mount rigidly secures the knife in an orientation where the handle of the knife defines a foregrip of the firearm for a user to grip and manipulate the firearm and allows the user to rapidly remove the knife from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Adrian Kauffman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10495407
    Abstract: A panel attachable to a firearm rail including an elongated body with a top side, an opposed bottom side, a front end, and a rear end. The front end and the rear end each includes at least one aperture extending through the top side to the opposed bottom side of the elongated body. The panel also includes a gripped surface on the top side of the elongated body and a slot extending through the top side to the opposed bottom side. The slot is configured to receive a firearm accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RAILSCALES LLC
    Inventors: Derek Hunter Shelton, Brent Taylor McGuire
  • Patent number: 10480897
    Abstract: Implementations of a handguard system for firearms is provided. The handguard system is configured for use with a rifle (e.g., an AK-type rifle) and to support rail mounted firearm accessories. In some implementations, the handguard system comprises a rear sight block configured to fit about the barrel of a rifle and a handguard that can be removably secured to the rear sight block without making contact with the barrel (i.e. the handguard system is free-floating). In other implementations, the handguard system comprises a rear sight block and a handguard that can be removably secured together and thereby form a clamp that secures the handguard system to the barrel of a rifle. The handguard may be configured so that modular sections of MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail can be attached to various locations on the handguard as needed to provide a mounting structure for MIL-STD-1913 rail mounted firearm accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Keeney, David S. Giessel, Austin Colomaio
  • Patent number: 10473432
    Abstract: A firearm accessory connecting device to be mounted on a rail interface system has two locking mechanism and alignment relief lugs by which the device can be aligned and secured onto either a KeyMod rail interface or an M-LOK rail interface. The two locking mechanisms situated at a first front-end and a second rear-end of the connecting device and defined by a screw hole whereby a screw will engage the top surface of the connecting device and extend through the screw hole to the interior surface of the rail interface wherein a nut will be used to secure the screw in position and hence the mount onto the rail. The alignment lugs located at specific distances along the bottom surface of the connecting device will be slidably attached and aligned onto the rail interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Strike Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Yi Huei Jen
  • Patent number: 10451380
    Abstract: An adjustable stock system for a firearm includes a buttstock configured to be slidably attached to the firearm for moving relative to the firearm between a collapsed position and at least one extended position, wherein the buttstock includes a plurality of buttstock grooves defined therein. The system also includes a lever having at least one lever tooth configured to mate with the plurality of buttstock grooves in a latched position. The lever is configured to mount to the firearm and to be moveable relative to the buttstock between the latched position where the buttstock cannot slide relative to the firearm, and an unlatched position where the buttstock is free to slide relative to the firearm, wherein the lever is biased to the latched position. The system also includes an actuator configured to move the lever between the latched position and the unlatched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Auto X Ops, LLC
    Inventors: Joede Vanek, Bret Pitman
  • Patent number: 10436549
    Abstract: An improved handguard for AR type rifles is shown. The handguard system uses an offset cam with a dual tapered side surface that engages a tapered circumferential groove on the barrel nut. Tightening the cam in place forces the receiver end of the handguard to clamp simultaneously against the barrel nut and against the front edge of the upper receiver of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 5TH AXIS, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Robert Davies
  • Patent number: 10415909
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a firearm capable of holding more than one magazines. In a particular embodiment, the firearm can include an operational magazine well adapted to receive an operational magazine and a secondary magazine well adapted to receive a secondary magazine, wherein the secondary magazine well is nonoperational.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: F. M. Products Inc
    Inventor: Paul Noonan
  • Patent number: 10393481
    Abstract: An upper receiver for a weapon, the upper receiver having a plurality channels each being oriented in a first direction and wherein each of the plurality of channels intersect an elongated channel extending in a second direction; a modular rail having a pair of securement features configured to be slidably received within a pair of the plurality of channels such that modular rail can slide in the pair of the plurality of channels in the first direction until the pair of features can slide within the elongated channel in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: COLT'S MANUFACTURING IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Langevin, David Camera, Michael Josey
  • Patent number: 10393460
    Abstract: A sear mechanism for a firearm includes a trigger element having one or more contact surfaces on which one or more movable or pivotable components of the sear mechanism selectively contacts or slides. In some embodiments, the trigger element is made by producing an intermediate workpiece of the trigger element by a manufacturing process, and electric discharge machining the intermediate workpiece of the trigger element to provide the contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WHG Properties, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Geissele
  • Patent number: 10386146
    Abstract: An upper receiver assembly includes a barrel, a suppressor body operable to couple to a muzzle end of the barrel, and a first sleeve disposable about the barrel and the suppressor body, wherein the barrel includes one or more longitudinally oriented ribs extending radially from a barrel body having a bore formed therein, and a second sleeve surrounding the first sleeve, the second sleeve comprising a fibrous thermally insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Radical Firearms, LLC
    Inventors: David Morris Spector, Philip Brent Middleton
  • Patent number: 10359248
    Abstract: A free-floating rifle rail and barrel locking system that provides a barrel assembly and rail assembly, which is detachable from the main body of a rifle without tools. This is advantageous for quick field breakdown and/or rifle modification. The user has the option to disassemble the rifle for easy transport, to change barrel length, to change barrel caliber or change rail configurations. The rails are free-floating, meaning the rails do not come in contact with the barrel and thus do not impact the precision of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Brendon Zinsner
  • Patent number: 10352650
    Abstract: A handguard securement system and related method are provided. The system can include a barrel nut that secures a barrel to a receiver and forces a handguard against the receiver. The barrel nut can include one or more annular grooves. When the handguard is initially installed loosely adjacent the receiver, over the barrel nut, the grooves are misaligned with corresponding handguard fastener holes, such that portions of the barrel nut obstruct a portion of the holes. When the fasteners are advanced in the holes, and into further registration with the corresponding grooves, this results in a rearward force exerted by the fasteners on the perimeters of the holes to thereby drive with that force the handguard into forced engagement with the receiver. Any gap between the handguard and the receiver can subsequently be eliminated, with the handguard forcibly pushed against the receiver with the force generated by the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Spec Arms LLC
    Inventors: Lee B. Hiler, Jr., Tadd Richard Woodard, David McClaran Riser, II
  • Patent number: 10345074
    Abstract: Implementations of a firearm chassis system are provided. In some implementations, the firearm chassis system may be used to convert a firearm between: a bullpup configuration in which a pistol grip and trigger are positioned in front of the action of the firearm; and a rifle configuration in which the pistol grip and trigger are positioned below the action of the firearm. In some implementations, the present invention is directed to a firearm chassis system that is configured for use with the barreled action of an SKS type rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Aleksey Zamlinskiy
  • Patent number: 10345060
    Abstract: A buffer tube for firearms, including assault rifles, carbines, shotguns, and other rifles is disclosed. The floating buffer tube comprises a recoil mitigation mechanism, including a helical spring or an elastic or viscous energy absorption device, and a buttstock mounting bracket mounted outside the buffer tube. The buttstock mounting bracket can rotate relative to the buffer tube, which changes the axial angle of the buttstock relative to the firearm. The angle can be locked under an expansive force by forcing a bolt or pin into grooves to select the proper axial angle of the buttstock relative to the firearm in the field without the user having to disarm himself to perform the angle change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Suzhou Superior Industrial Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Irvin
  • Patent number: 10330433
    Abstract: An apparatus to couple a handguard to a firearm having a barrel nut, wherein the barrel nut includes a cylindrical portion and an outwardly protruding flange with a plurality of scalloped regions, the apparatus comprising at least one handguard mounting member, the handguard mounting member providing a collar configured to at least partially circumscribe the cylindrical portion of the barrel nut, and the least one handguard mounting member configured to fit in at least one of the scalloped regions of the plurality of scalloped regions of the barrel nut to inhibit rotation of the at least one handguard mounting member relative to the barrel nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TROY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas M. Gottzmann, Alexander M. Gottzmann
  • Patent number: 10330434
    Abstract: An improved long gun construction is provided. A gun is provided with a kisser device mounted to the butt stock; the kisser device having a flexible projection positioned to engage a portion of the shooter's head, e.g., a corner of the mouth, to assist the shooter in consistently positioning the head to better align the shooter's visual line of sight with the guns line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Anchor Point Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee C. Jones
  • Patent number: 10317163
    Abstract: A rifle stabilizer assembly attaching to a front stock of a rifle provides an assortment of stabilizing elements to enhance the shooting potential of a rifle, the assembly providing a stabilizer bar attached to the underside of a front rifle stock, a barrier block attachment, a bipod adapter attachment and a tripod adapter attachment, each attachment selectively chosen by a shooter as appropriate for a selected shot while in competition, hunting or combat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Poindexter
  • Patent number: 10309748
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a handguard to a firearm utilizes a biasing element disposed intermediate the barrel nut and the interior end of the handguard and a clamping element also disposed intermediate the barrel nut and the interior end of the handguard but positioned opposite the biasing element about the perimeter of the barrel nut. One or both of the biasing element and clamping element have multiple surfaces which mimic portions of the exterior profile of the barrel nut to prevent any of longitudinal, axial, or radial misalignment of the handguard relative to the axis of the firearm barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samson Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Samson, Tanner Landis, Andrew Dreher
  • Patent number: 10309747
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a handguard to a firearm prevents longitudinal, axial, or radial misalignment relative to the axis of the firearm barrel by utilizing a biasing element disposed intermediate the barrel nut and the interior diameter of the handguard, a clamping element positioned opposite the biasing element about the perimeter of the barrel nut and having a first wedged surface, and a threaded wedge configured to co-act with the first wedged surface of the clamping element to directionally force the clamping element against the barrel nut in a manner that prevents canting of the handguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samson Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Samson, Tanner Landis, Andrew Dreher
  • Patent number: 10302387
    Abstract: A firearm stock with adjustable comb riser has an elongated stock body having a forend and an opposed butt portion having a rear face and an upper comb surface, a butt pad removably connected to the rear face, a cheek rest element having an elongated rest portion positioned above the upper comb surface of the stock, the cheek rest element having a rear panel connected to the rest portion, and at least a portion of the rear panel being captured between the rear face and the butt pad. The rest portion may be a downwardly open channel. The channel may receive at least a portion of the comb surface. The rest portion may include downwardly depending sidewalls. An upper portion of the rear panel may span between the sidewalls. The rear panel may be perpendicular to the rest portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MCMILLAN FIBERGLASS STOCKS, INC.
    Inventors: Heath Alan Doty, Melvin Joshua Leedle
  • Patent number: 10302388
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism for attaching a handguard to a firearm upper receiver that has a pivot lug for attachment to a lower receiver. The mechanism includes a barrel nut having an exterior surface and an annular groove, a handguard having an attachment portion with an axial opening to receive at least a portion of the exterior surface of the barrel nut including the annular groove, and a cross bore that, when the axial opening is assembled onto the barrel nut, substantially corresponds in position to the annular groove and that at least partially intersects the axial opening. The handguard has rearwardly extending fingers that engage opposite sides of the upper receiver pivot lug and a fastener, when inserted into the cross bore, engages the annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AMBIMJB, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Jay Brown
  • Patent number: 10302393
    Abstract: A range finder for determining a distance to a target object includes a thermoelectric module and a range finding unit. The range finding unit includes a light source for emitting light onto a target object, a light receiving unit configured to receive light reflected by the target object, a distance calculation unit for calculating the distance to the target object based on the reflected light, and a display unit for displaying the calculated distance to the target object. The thermoelectric module generates electricity from a thermal gradient, produced from a user's body heat that is transferred to the module. The electricity power generated by the thermoelectric module powers the components of the range finding unit. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Grace Engineering Corp.
    Inventor: Louis Grace, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10295308
    Abstract: A rail system for a firearm is described. In one example, an apparatus includes a barrel nut and a modular rail. The barrel nut is configured to secure a barrel of a firearm and has a non-circular outer surface when taken along an axis that is perpendicular to an axis of the barrel when secured to the firearm. The modular rail has an inner portion having a shape that is complementary to the barrel nut such that the modular rail does not rotate about the axis of the barrel when the inner portion is mated to the outer surface of the barrel nut. The outer surface of the barrel nut may also comprise a cavity and the modular rail may further comprise a rotatable assembly configured to engage the cavity of the barrel nut such that the modular rail does not move along the axis of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Salient Arms International
    Inventor: Adrian Chavez
  • Patent number: 10260838
    Abstract: A firearm handguard is disclosed. The handguard comprises a first side section, a second side section coupled to the first side section by a plurality of interlocking fingers, and a bottom section coupled to the first side section and the second side section. The first side section and the second side section each contain at least one accessory mounting aperture. The first side section and the second side section are comprised of a polymer material having molded therein a reinforcement liner including at least one reinforcement aperture. The at least one accessory mounting aperture is aligned with the at least one reinforcement aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bravo Company MFG, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10260837
    Abstract: An adjustable firearm stock has a frame having a forward extending barrel defining a barrel axis and defining an elongated passage adapted to receive a reciprocating bolt, the frame having a first attachment facility registered with the barrel axis and adapted to receive a buffer tube defining a cavity adapted to receive a buffer spring operable to interact with the bolt, the frame having second attachment facility spaced apart from the barrel axis and from the first attachment facility, a telescoping stock defining a sleeve bore coaxial with the barrel axis and closely and slidably receiving the buffer tube, the stock defining a second bore parallel to and laterally offset from the first bore, an elongated support element slidably received in the second bore, and the support element having a forward end operable to removably engage the second attachment facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FALKOR SID, INC.
    Inventor: Aaron A. McGinty
  • Patent number: 10203178
    Abstract: A chassis for a firearm includes sidewalls, a forearm, and a first rail portion. The sidewalls define a trigger well and a magazine well therebetween. The sidewalls also define a proximal portion of a channel. The forearm is monolithically formed with the chassis and extends distally from the magazine well. The forearm defines a distal portion of the channel which is configured to receive a barrel of a firearm. The first rail portion extends from the forearm adjacent the channel on a first side of the chassis. The first rail portion defines part of a rail system that is configured to securely mount an accessory directly to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Drake Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Drake
  • Patent number: 10184753
    Abstract: A hand guard is provided for a firearm, such as a rifle, and may be suitable for maintaining the alignment of the hand guard, and any accessories coupled thereto, relative to the rifle. The hand guard may be configured so that at least a portion of the hand guard can be removed from the firearm and then re-installed on the firearm without significant change in the orientation and position of the hand guard. The hand guard may also be suitable for coupling accessories such as lights, scopes, laser sights, and other firearm accessories to the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Marc Krebs
  • Patent number: 10175027
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sporterized firearms stock ensemble configured to be coupled to variety of long firearms having a pistol grip interface. In some embodiments, the firearm stock ensemble includes a stock-to-receiver adapter and a sporterized gunstock assembly. The gunstock assembly includes a grip portion, a butt-plate and a stock support section configured to couple the grip portion to the butt-plate. An adjustable and/or detachable cheek-rest may be attached to the stock support section of the gunstock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Alan T. Thordsen
  • Patent number: 10168120
    Abstract: A combination for a firearm which creates an improved firearm. An upper chassis is created which is formed from a first housing and a second housing which, once independently formed, are permanently secured to each other. The upper chassis provides a first opening through which a spent cartridge is discharged and a second opening which permits a variety of attachments to be selectively attached to the upper chassis to customize the firearm to the user and activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Abrams Airborne Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Gustavo Torres Palacios
  • Patent number: 10161709
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatus and methods for providing a semi-automatic rifle with ammunition magazine, having a docking port/station for allowing a semi-automatic pistol to be inserted. The trigger on the pistol can be used to fire the rifle and use the rifle ammunition. When the rifle ammunition is depleted, the pistol can be removed and separately fired using its' own ammunition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jimmie L. Wright
  • Patent number: 10161699
    Abstract: A stock assembly for a takedown firearm and related methods are disclosed. The stock assembly has a buttstock assembly, and a forend assembly removably couplable to the buttstock assembly at a first location and a second location. When the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the first location, the forend assembly is positioned to support a barrel of the firearm in a longitudinal firing position. When the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the second location, the forend assembly is positioned to support the barrel at an angle relative to the longitudinal firing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Turner Sessions, Grady Barfoot
  • Patent number: 10145648
    Abstract: A handguard assembly includes a handguard and a key. The handguard includes a first ear with a first ear inner surface and a second ear with a second ear inner surface that cooperate to define a slot that extends in a longitudinal direction. The key is received in the handguard and includes a main body with an interior side and an exterior side that face in opposite directions from one another so as to define a main body depth and a first projection extending from the interior side of the main body so as to define a first projection depth. The first projection includes a first projection contact face that contacts the second ear inner surface when at least one fastener compresses the slot so as to prevent overtightening of the handguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Bowden Tactical, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley S. Holder, James W. Wiggins