Title:
Wyatt's det mag system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A triggerguard-floorplate assembly that utilizes two magazine retaining latches as opposed to one. The latches are of the spade design and located in the fore and aft of the magazine well. A torsion spring is inserted into both latches and pivots the latches into the magazine. When the latches and magazine are gripped together, the magazine may be pulled downward and removed.



Inventors:
Wyatt, Kevin Richard (Medford, OR, US)
Application Number:
11/799150
Publication Date:
11/06/2008
Filing Date:
05/01/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F41A9/61
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Primary Examiner:
TILLMAN, JR, REGINALD S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KEVIN R. WYATT (MEDFORD, OR, US)
Claims:
1. I claim this invention to be the use of a double latch system, one fore, one aft, to retain a rifle magazine in the magazine well on a bolt action rifle. The latches to be of the spade design operated in unison while removing the magazine.

Description:

The dual latch detachable magazine assembly is an improved system for latching and holding a cartridge magazine in a bolt action rifle. This system incorporates a front and rear latch that captures the detachable magazine and holds it securely to improve feeding and reliability. When both latches and magazine are grasped with the free hand, a pull downward releases the magazine from both latches.

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

I invented this system due to the lack of reliable feeding through a magazine in large caliber rifles. When a magazine is loaded with numerous large cartridges, the weight of the loaded magazine is such that it wants to pivot fore or aft if only latched by one contact point. Adding the second latch keeps the magazine inserted solidly in the rifle.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This system improves the reliability, feeding, and functioning of the present day bolt action rifle. Using the dual latch system to capture the magazine and hold it securely in place while the bolt strips the top cartridge from the magazine is the intent. All of the other systems in use today capture the magazine by only one point, thus allowing the magazine to pivot and alter the angle of feeding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The trigger-floorplate assembly is constructed out of aluminum or steel. Machined in the floorplate is a magazine well in which a detachable magazine is inserted. There are slots milled into the forward and rearward ends of this well that house the magazine latches. The latches are of a spade design and pivot on a pin inserted through the floorplate assembly. A torsion spring activates the latch and engages the latch into slots positioned in the magazine. When the latches are depressed, they unhook from the magazine and allow it to be removed.

In most current rifles, the magazine is held in place by only one latch. This single latch being deployed to the magazine in either the front or rear, is the only point holding the magazine in place. Due to the weight of the larger cartridges being used today, the magazine is allowed to pivot away from the bolt during use and create a feeding problem.