With Breech Lock Latch Patents (Class 89/164)
  • Patent number: 10677547
    Abstract: A pump action firearm with bolt slide locking mechanism includes a receiver, a barrel assembly coupled by the receiver, and a bolt slide slideably disposed in the receiver for movement between rearward open breech and forward closed breech positions. A slide lock pivotably mounted to the bolt slide about a pivot axis is selectively engageable with an interference surface on the receiver. When the firearm is fired via a trigger pull, a rotatable hammer strikes and actuates the slide lock. The slide lock rotates from a locked position engaged with the interference surface to prevent the slide from moving out of the closed breech position, to an unlocked position disengaging the interference surface. This allows the slide to be manually moved to the open breech position for cycling the action. A manual actuator is provided for unlocking the slide lock absent a trigger pull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: STURM, RUGER & COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: George A. Cox
  • Patent number: 9976823
    Abstract: A self-releasing latch for a firearm charging handle is disclosed. The charging handle self-releasing latch includes a roller arm and a roller wheel. The roller arm includes a roller wheel at one end and a protrusion at the other end for engaging a spring. Further, a rocker feature provides a pivot point about midway of the roller arm. The roller wheel of the self-releasing latch engages with a detent or groove under spring force to hold the charging handle in the latched state. Aspects of the charging handle self-releasing latch are that it allows substantially frictionless operation of the charging handle without any manual actuation of levers and/or latches, and that it allows ambidextrous operation of the charging handle of an AR-style weapon platform. Further, a method is provided of retrofitting an existing firearm with the presently disclosed charging handle self-releasing latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mark W. Pike, Jaime L. Villamil
  • Patent number: 8347777
    Abstract: In weapon shot is fired during counterrecoil. The counterrecoil energy damps the recoil energy. During recoil, the breech block is unlocked, the spent cartridge case is ejected from the barrel by the residual pressure of the powder gases and is directed by a deflector into a hole in the gun carriage. When recoiling into the aftmost position, the barrel approaches the projectile and locks it by means of the breech block. Meanwhile, the next cartridge is taken from a magazine. In the event of misfire, the barrel, continuing to counterrecoil, actuates an extractor for removing the defective projectile. A recoil imitator returns the barrel to the aftmost position, where it is loaded with a projectile in a manner similar to the post-firing recoil. The technical result is ability to load the weapon automatically before firing or to reload the weapon automatically in the event of misfire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Yurij Igorevich Donetsky
  • Patent number: 7849777
    Abstract: A firearm with an improved breech bolt assembly comprises a barrel (12), a breech bolt assembly (18, 21), a body (14) equipped on opposite sides with ports (15) for the ejection of a cartridge case, in addition to a magazine (17), wherein the breech bolt assembly, which is moveable with respect to the body (14) comprises a breech bolt-holder slide (21), a breech bolt (18) equipped with a rotating locking head (25), cam guide rails (26, 27) of the relative movement between the breech bolt (18) and slide (21), and also stopping means (28, 29) of the relative movement comprising a control pin (28) which can be moved vertically with respect to a first control seat (29), charged by a recoil spring (30) applied between the slide (21) and the pin (28), said pin (28) having a cocking handle (23), or reloading lever, rotatingly applied thereto, for the manual moving of the breech bolt assembly (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Fabbrica D'Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ulrich Zedrosser
  • Patent number: 5085123
    Abstract: A device used especially in a large caliber weapon for controlling the train of motion of an ammunition unit during the ramming thereof in the weapon, and of the case of the ammunition unit on firing of the gun includes an impact arrangement which upon ramming of the ammunition unit enter into interaction with and retard the ammunition unit. An energy storing device is chargeable through the impact with kinetic energy existing in the retarding ammunition unit. In response to energy transmitted from the energy storing device the closing of the breech block is activated. The breech block in the closed position retains the case of the ammunition unit during the firing and during a predetermined portion of the rearwardly directed movement in the gun effected on firing. The impact arrangement includes an impact member interactable with a flange on the case and displaceable in the longitudinal direction of the gun, and an impact spring means interactable with the impact member and with an impact piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Bofors
    Inventors: Ulf Rossel, Mats Karlsson, Johan Ternsjo
  • Patent number: 4024792
    Abstract: In an automatic shoulder arm designed as a gas operated weapon, especially an automatic rifle, the entire, fully operable weapon system, comprising the barrel, the bolt system, the gas operated action, the recoil spring arrangement, the cartridge feeding mechanism and a portion of the trigger mechanism, is slidably mounted in a receiver designed as a stock. During automatic fire, the weapon system is not returned to its initial position after every shot, but performs a recoil movement during a plurality of shots before it reaches a rear end position, which it maintains until the automatic fire is interrupted. The recoil movement can be utilized for controlling bursts of varying duration and cadence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch GmbH
    Inventor: Tilo Moller