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Title: Frame for a firearm

Abstract

A firearm frame which is adapted to be disposed in operative relationship as a component part of a firearm, the firearm having disposed in operative relationships each with one or more of the others, a barrel, a receiver, and at least one firing mechanism; wherein the barrel and receiver form operative parts of a movable assembly and the at least one firing mechanism is disposed in a substantially stationary operative relationship therewith; the firearm frame including at least one elongated support structure discrete from the barrel and receiver, the elongated support structure being adapted to directly support the movable assembly in an operative movable relationship therewith; whereby at least one of the barrel and receiver is in direct contact with and movable on the elongated support structure; and, a firing mechanism support structure connected to the at least one elongated support structure, the firing mechanism support structure being adapted to have the firing mechanism connected thereto; the firearm frame also directly supporting the movable assembly and the firing mechanism in corresponding movable and stationary operative relationships each with the other.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Blackfoot, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
970559
Patent Number(s):
7337574
Application Number:
10/938,683
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41C - SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS, RIFLES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41A - FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Crandall, David L, and Watson, Richard W. Frame for a firearm. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Crandall, David L, & Watson, Richard W. Frame for a firearm. United States.
Crandall, David L, and Watson, Richard W. Tue . "Frame for a firearm". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/970559.
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