EP2823249B1 - Magazine release/holding device for a firearm and respective gripping piece equipped therewith and weapon housing of a firearm - Google Patents

Magazine release/holding device for a firearm and respective gripping piece equipped therewith and weapon housing of a firearm Download PDF

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EP2823249B1
EP2823249B1 EP13771394.7A EP13771394A EP2823249B1 EP 2823249 B1 EP2823249 B1 EP 2823249B1 EP 13771394 A EP13771394 A EP 13771394A EP 2823249 B1 EP2823249 B1 EP 2823249B1
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Norbert Fluhr
Daniel Kohler
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A17/00Safety arrangements, e.g. safeties
    • F41A17/34Magazine safeties
    • F41A17/38Magazine mountings, e.g. for locking the magazine in the gun
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A3/00Breech mechanisms, e.g. locks
    • F41A3/64Mounting of breech-blocks; Accessories for breech-blocks or breech-block mountings
    • F41A3/66Breech housings or frames; Receivers
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A35/00Accessories or details not otherwise provided for
    • F41A35/06Adaptation of guns to both right and left hand use

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    Field of the invention
  • The invention relates to a double-sided operated magazine release / holding device of a firearm with a magazine holding arm, on both sides of the firearm protruding handle for transferring the magazine holding arm from its magazine holding position to its magazine release position and vice versa, wherein one of the handles is designed in the manner of a rocker arm whose tilt axis is on Weapon housing supports. In addition, the invention relates to a handle and a weapon housing of a firearm, which are each equipped with such a magazine release / - holding device.
  • State of the art
  • Magazine release - / - holding devices are known in different designs and have the task of keeping a magazine in the magazine shaft of a firearm, for example, by locking, or release again, for example, the magazine change.
  • In these documents, positional designations such as "top", "bottom", "front", "rear", etc. always refer to a gun held in normal firing position in which the axis of the soul is horizontal and the firing is forward of the shooter.
  • A magazine, for example, according to NATO standard, includes on its left side a magazine catch. If a shooter has completely inserted such a magazine into the magazine slot of a firearm, a retaining pawl of a magazine release - / - holding device arranged in or on the weapon housing automatically engages in the magazine catch. The magazine is then securely locked in its operating position in the weapon. Such magazine release / holding devices are stored in magazines Firearms used, for example, in rifles, assault rifles, light machine guns, submachine guns and pistols.
  • To release the magazine, at least one handle is usually provided on the magazine release / holding device. If a contactor actuates the handle, it pulls and / or pushes the retaining pawl out of the magazine catch. As a result, the magazine is released and can be removed from the shooter from the weapon or falls out of the magazine shaft down with normal shooting attitude of the firearm.
  • A shooter can then insert a new magazine in the magazine slot and the magazine locked there again with the retaining pawl.
  • A right-handed shooter normally operates the magazine release / hold devices by means of the handle with the index finger of his right shot hand on the handle. Earlier magazine release / retention devices were only operable on the right side of a weapon in the firing direction, so that left - handers had difficulty handling the magazine release / retention device.
  • In the meantime, double-sided magazine release / holding devices have become known. These are often elaborately constructed and placed on the weapon or the magazine holder, therefore, are dependent on a weapon and are not sufficiently secured against unintentional operation. Therefore, such known solutions often have a bulky structure and are prone to rough maneuvering or even combat operation in terms of damage or failure of their parts, for example due to contamination. Also known magazine release / - holding devices are sometimes difficult to integrate into existing weapon systems.
  • The introductory mentioned generic magazine release / - holding device is from the US 4,615,134 known. To operate them on the right side of the firearm a push button and on the opposite lower side a handle is provided which is placed on a magazine holding arm and embraces it. The handle is coupled via a pin with a Magazinhaltearm penetrating, elastically mounted bolt. When actuated, the handle on the weapon housing is supported and pulls over the coupling of the bolt and thus the magazine holding arm against a spring force from the weapon housing in the magazine release position. At the time of the US 4,615,134 The known magazine release / holding device has the handle placed on the magazine holding arm away from the shooter and thus can not be operated by the shooting hand located on the handle.
  • The US 4,521,985 shows a gun on both sides operable magazine release / - holding device, the operation of both buttons are provided on both sides.
  • The US 4,759,144 shows a double-sided operated magazine release / - holding device, the operation of which on one side a push button and on the opposite side a pivot lever are provided. The pivot lever is pivotable in an elastically mounted cylinder and is supported on a housing-mounted piston-shaped part. When pivoting the pivot lever urges the cylinder against a spring in the magazine release position.
  • The US 2010/0281736 A1 shows a magazine release / - holding device which is pivotable about a pin as a pivot axis. The designed as a pivot lever L-shaped magazine release / - holding device is actuated by a double-acting linear slide, which pivots the magazine release / - holding device when left or right side displacement over a lying in a recess of the slide control cam out of engagement with the magazine.
  • Furthermore, the shows US 2006/0123683 A1 a further double-sided magazine release / - holding device, the magazine holding arm is pivotally mounted on a spring-loaded actuating pin. The magazine release / holding device can be brought out of engagement with the magazine both on the right-hand side by pressing the actuating bolt and on the left-hand side by pivoting the handle.
  • Finally, the company Knight's Armament Company a retrofittable double-sided magazine release / - holding device known ( www.knightarmco.com/shop ). In this magazine release / holding device, a left-side operating lever / release lever is mounted on an existing holding slide of a magazine holding arm and on a bead attached via an axle. As a result, this magazine release / holding device is bulky and carries the risk that the operating lever in use in the clothing of the shooter or anywhere else hooked and / or unintentionally operated. In addition, the support point of this magazine release / - holding device is located on the outside of the housing and behind a serving as a spring bearing actuating pin. The mounted on the Magazinhaltearm control lever / release lever is acted upon on the side facing away from the shooter its pivot axis with a small spring which presses the rear part of the operating lever / release lever permanently with its contact bulge against the outer surface of the weapon housing.
  • Task and solution of the invention
  • Against this background, it is an object of the invention to provide a mutually operable and at the same time functionally reliable magazine release / holding device for firearms.
  • This object is achieved by the subject-matter of independent claims 1, 10 and 12, respectively. The generic magazine release / holding device thus additionally has the following features: the magazine holding arm has a longitudinal slot passing through it, the handle is supported in its magazine holding position in the longitudinal slot and comprises a bulge penetrating it in the direction of the weapon housing, serving as a tilting axis. The objects of claims 10 and 12 are characterized in that the handle of a firearm or the weapon housing of a firearm is each equipped with such a magazine release / - holding device.
  • The magazine release / holding device according to the invention is functionally reliable and thereby increases the reliability of a firearm equipped with it. The magazine release / holding device can be produced inexpensively, for example, by means of known metal casting methods or metal injection molding methods, so-called MIM (Metal Injection Molding) methods, but also, for example, by means of conventional sintering methods. The longitudinal slot can be structurally simple when manufacturing example. Form as a recess or cutout.
  • The bulge supported on the weapon housing stabilizes the handle on the weapon housing. A punctual support on the weapon housing reduces the risk of contamination. Since the bulge serves as a tilting axis, the bulge is continuously supported, both in the magazine holding position and in the magazine release position and the transition between these positions, on the weapon housing. In the transition between these positions, the bulge acts as a fulcrum and can roll on the weapon housing. The fulcrum is thus always in a defined position and allows a safe power transmission.
  • Since the handle is additionally supported in the magazine holding arm, it can be counterbalanced with respect to the magazine releasing / holding device. It is also ensured that the handle in the magazine holding position does not inadvertently pivot away from the weapon housing or handle. Rather, the handle is securely fixed and thus protected from damage.
  • Overall, the magazine release / - holding device according to the invention compared to the known prior art is installed shorter and is less of the firearm. About the partial recording of the handle in Magazinhalterearm, can achieve a flat and compact structure.
  • The weapon housing according to the present invention comprises an integrally formed weapon housing and a multi-part weapon housing, which consists for example of an upper housing part and a lower housing part. The magazine release / holding device is provided there at a suitable position. The housing lower part can be described as a handle module, a handle module with a magazine slot for receiving a magazine, a handle module with a receptacle for a trigger, a handle module with a magazine slot and a receptacle for a trigger, a handle module with a receptacle for a trigger and a shoulder rest or a handle module with a magazine shaft, a receptacle for a trigger device and a shoulder rest may be formed. The handle according to the present invention relates to a handle of firearms.
  • When the magazine is removed, the handle of the magazine release / holding device preferably rests in the magazine holding position in the front region of its frontward pointing in the weft direction of the front lever arm in the longitudinal slot and has in the region of the rear end of its rear lever arm on a control surface.
  • This allows a compact design and secure storage of the handle.
  • Preferably, the front lever arm is largely received in the magazine holding position in the longitudinal slot.
  • As a result, the handle in the magazine holding arm is largely guided and thus protected against contamination and / or damage. The guide also prevents tilting of the handle.
  • Preferably, the magazine holding arm and the front lever arm are hinged together in the longitudinal slot.
  • This joint allows short lever travel.
  • The support of the bulge on the weapon housing is preferably between the hinge and the axis of movement of the handle. In this case, the support point is preferably seen in the weft direction before the cylinder of the magazine release - / - holding device penetrating the weapon housing
  • This allows a compact design and reduces the risk of soiling.
  • The magazine release / holding device is preferably held biased by an elastic element in its magazine holding position.
    The magazine holding position of the magazine release / holding device is known to be the position in which it holds the magazine in the magazine slot and engages with its magazine latch in the magazine catch. As an elastic element, for example, a spring, a be provided rubbery or other suitable component. This holds the magazine release / holding device elastically biased in its magazine holding position.
  • As is known, a shooter shifts the magazine release / holding device for magazine change into the magazine release position, in which the magazine holding arm with its magazine holding pawl comes out of engagement with the magazine catch of the magazine and releases the magazine.
  • Preferably, at least a portion of the rear lever arm is guided along at least one guide surface formed on / in the magazine holding arm.
  • This ensures a reproducible movement of the handle and prevents tilting of the handle.
  • Furthermore, the magazine release / holding device can preferably be transferred from the magazine holding position into the magazine release position by pressure of a shooter on each of its two handles.
  • A release of the magazine holder with the previously free hand is also desirable here, the free hand should both grab the magazine and should be able to operate the magazine holding solution.
  • The pressurization of the handles is preferably carried out in each case with the index finger of the shot hand located on the handle. Advantageously, the operability on both the left side and the right side ergonomically form for right-handed and left-handed.
  • A shooter can transfer the magazine release / hold device from the magazine hold position to its magazine release position by pushing the first handle into the weapon housing and / or pivoting the second handle toward the weapon housing. When pivoting the second handle, this is supported with its bulge on the weapon housing and pulls over their articulated connection, the front end of the magazine holding arm with his Magazine latch from the magazine catch and the rear end of the magazine holding arm in the manner of a parallel displacement against a spring force away from the housing of the weapon.
  • Preferably, at least one of the handles of the magazine release / holding device has a non-slip operating surface.
  • The non-slip control surface can be created for example by recesses, such as grooves or grooves in the surface or a rubber coating. This makes it possible to operate the locking lever with gloves and especially in wet conditions without slipping off. This increases the operating safety of a weapon.
  • Preferably, the magazine release / holding device is designed as a retrofit kit for firearms.
  • Due to the simple, compact and space-saving design of the magazine release - / - holding device according to the invention also existing grips or weapon housing can be easily retrofitted with her by part exchange without mechanical rework. Thus, firearms, such as standard rifles such as the type M16, can be retrofitted with the magazine release / holding device according to the invention. In particular, older weapons can be ergonomically optimized cost-effectively and can be retrofitted with a double-sided magazine release / holding device.
  • In more modern, newly produced weapons magazine release - / - holding device according to the invention is preferably from the outset part of the weapon housing or the housing base or handle. Many weapons are nowadays made up of individual components, since defective or defective parts can thus be easily exchanged, which also applies, in particular, to a handle or weapon housing or housing base with built-in magazine release / holding device according to the invention.
  • For these reasons, the magazine release / - holding device according to the invention is also part of a weapon housing or handle or housing base. Preferably, a handle has at least one protective projection for at least one handle of the magazine release / holding device.
  • Preferably, a weapon housing has at least one protective projection for at least one handle of the magazine release / holding device.
  • The one or more protective projections may protrude laterally from the weapon housing or handle and be provided close to at least one handle. You may already be formed during manufacture, such as cast a weapon housing or handle or be realized by attachments. The one or more protective projections prevents inadvertent operation of the handle, which could adversely affect the functioning of a weapon. Advantageously, a shooter with his finger does not inadvertently trigger the magazine and thus underpin the readiness of the weapon. In addition, the magazine release / - holding device and in particular their handle is protected by a protective projection against shock and damage and, consequently, against bending or breaking.
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  • Embodiments of the invention are explained in more detail below with reference to the accompanying schematic drawings. The drawings show:
    • Fig. 1 a perspective view of a Magazinlöse- / holding device according to the invention in its magazine holding position - obliquely from behind;
    • Fig. 2 a perspective cross-sectional view of the magazine release / - holding device Fig. 1 ;
    • Fig. 3 a perspective cross-sectional view of an inserted into a weapon housing magazine release / - holding device in its magazine holding position - obliquely from above;
    • Fig. 4 a plan view of a cross section through an inserted into a weapon housing magazine release / - holding device in its magazine holding position;
    • Fig. 5 a plan view of the cross section of the magazine release / - holding device Fig. 4 but in its magazine release position;
    • Fig. 6 a side perspective view of a magazine release used in a weapon housing - / - holding device in its magazine holding position; and
    • Fig. 7 a perspective side view of the magazine release / - holding device Fig. 6 - diagonally from below.
  • The construction of the magazine release / holding device 1 will first be described with reference to FIG Fig. 1 to 3 explained. The Fig. 1 and 2 show the magazine release / - holding device 1 without weapon housing 3 and the Fig. 3 with weapon case.
  • The Magazinelöse- / holding device 1 has in plan view substantially the shape of a horizontal L's. A first handle 11, here in the form of a pushbutton or button, for example, allows the magazine release / holding device 1 to be operated from the right side of a weapon. This handle 11 is coupled via a not shown, known threaded connection with a bolt 15. For this purpose, the first handle 11 comprises a passage opening 12 with an internal thread cut therein, which is screwed to a mating thread on the right end 16 of the bolt 15.
  • The bolt 15 forms the lower line of the L's and is surrounded by a coil spring 19. At its left end 17 of the bolt 15 goes into a Magazinhaltearm 23, which extends approximately at right angles to the bolt 15 and forms the longitudinal line of L's. The Magazinehaltearm 23 is formed integrally with the bolt 15, but may also be coupled by suitable fastening means with the bolt 15. A one-piece design ensures a high stability of the magazine release / holding device 1.
  • The magazine release / holding device 1 is moved by its first and / or second handle 11, 13 from its magazine holding position (cf. Fig. 1 to 4 ) against the force of the coil spring 19 in its magazine release position transferred, in which it releases the magazine (see. Fig. 5 ).
  • The magazine holding arm 23 extends in the weft direction, a longitudinal slot 35 which is open in the direction of the weapon side facing away from the magazine holding arm 23 and in its front and rear portion has a substantially U-shaped cross-section, with the open side of the U away from the weapon has. The lying between these two areas middle part of the longitudinal slot 35, however, is formed as a passage slot. In this longitudinal slot 35, a second handle 13 is inserted, which here has approximately the shape of a tilting or pivoting lever with a front lever arm 13v and a rear lever arm 13r. This handle 13 allows operation of the magazine release / holding device 1 from the left side of the weapon. From the front portion 29 of the magazine holding arm 23 is a rectangular magazine latch 33 which engages in the magazine holding position of the magazine holding arm 23 in a known manner in a (not shown) complementary recess in the magazine and holds it.
  • The longitudinal slot 35 extends almost over the entire length of the magazine holding arm 23 and has in the illustrated embodiment, an upper and a lower side wall, both of which lie within the magazine holding arm 23. At the rear end of the longitudinal slot 35, at least one side wall merges into a guide surface 25 for a tilting movement of the second handle 13 in the longitudinal slot 35. Preferably, both side walls of the longitudinal slot 35 go in this respective rear end portion in guide surfaces 25 for the second handle 13, wherein the guide surfaces 25 are preferably flat and end with its end facing the weapon left of the bolt 15 (see. Fig. 1 and 2 ). The same guide surfaces 25 can also be found in the area of the passage opening 39.
  • Fig. 2 shows that in any case the lower side wall, preferably both side walls of the longitudinal slot, pass over a step 63 in the planar guide surface 25. The same step 63 is located on the left and right sides of the through-opening (39) (FIG. Fig. 4 and 5 ), so that the upper and lower sides of the handle 13 only come to rest on the plane guide surfaces 25. Through the recesses between the Guide surfaces 25, the movement of the handle 13 is less susceptible to contamination.
  • The front 27 and the rear 26 end portion of the magazine holding arm 23 delimit the longitudinal slot 35 in the longitudinal direction, wherein the rear end portion 26 with its weapon 11 facing the vertical surface 28 with the magazine removed on the weapon housing 3 is supported (see. Fig. 1 and 4 ).
  • The two sections of the magazine facing away from the weapon, in this case the left sections of the rear area of the magazine holding arm 23, are chamfered and form parallel ramp-like sections 57a, b at the rear end section 26 thereof to ensure sufficient tilting or pivoting of the second handle 13.
  • The second handle 13 is secured on the magazine holding arm 23 via an axle or a pin 37, for example a tensioning pin. The pin 37 is positioned (in the weft direction) behind the front region of the magazine holding arm 23 and penetrates a through opening 39 provided in the second handle 13. It serves as a material hinge axis of the second handle 13 guided in the magazine holding arm 23.
  • In the magazine holding position, the second handle 13 is supported with a contact surface 53 at its end facing the mouth of the weapon on a supporting surface 51 of the magazine holding arm 23 opposite to it (cf. Fig. 2 ). The second handle 13 additionally comprises at its located behind the pin 37 and its through hole 39 portion a bulge 41, which penetrates the longitudinal slot 35 in the direction of the weapon and is supported on a support surface 42 of the weapon housing 3 (see. Fig. 3 to 5 ). The shooter facing the end of the handle 13 includes a control surface 45, preferably with a non-slip surface. The control surface 45 is bent at its rear end 47 to the weapon housing 3 out.
    In Fig. 3 the magazine release / holding device 1 is mounted in a passage opening 9 through the weapon housing 3. The passage opening 9 is between a magazine shaft 5 and a recess 7 for receiving a, not shown, known Discharge device positioned in the weapon housing 3, for example. Designed as a hole and penetrates the weapon housing 3 transversely to the axis of the soul of the firearm, not shown.
  • The bolt 15 passes through the passage opening 9 completely and tapers at the level of a formed in the passage opening 9 stage 20 to the first handle 11 back. Both the step 20 and the taper of the bolt 15 are production-related and can vary in their arrangement, for example, be formed on the left or right.
  • The bolt 15 goes on at its first handle 11 opposite end 17, here its left end, in the left outside of the weapon housing 3 positioned Magazinehaltearm 23 via. The Magazinehaltearm 23 extends in the weft direction next to the magazine shaft 5 (see. Fig. 3 to 6 ) and thus parallel to the axis of the soul and thus at right angles to the bolt 15.
  • The coil spring 19 enveloping the bolt 15 biases the magazine release / holding device 1 in its magazine holding position. With its the right end 16 of the bolt 15 end facing the coil spring 19 presses against the weapon facing surface 18 of the first handle 11. With its other end, the coil spring 19 is supported on the weapon housing 3, here at an approximately rectangular in the passage opening. 9 The annular shoulder 21 forms a passage for the bolt 15 from the weapon housing 3. For their improved support on the annular shoulder 21 and on the first handle 11, the coil spring 19 is formed flattened at their end regions.
  • The coil spring 19 urges the first handle 11 out of the through opening 9 and thus out of the weapon housing 3 in its magazine holding position. Since the first handle 11, the bolt 15 and the Magazinehaltearm 23, positively, in particular are integrally connected to each other, the coil spring 19 pulls the Magazinhaltearm 23 against the weapon housing 3 and thus this in its magazine holding position. In its magazine holding position, the magazine holding arm 23 rests with its rear end with its contact surface 28 facing the weapon housing 3 with the magazine removed on the weapon housing 3.
  • The first handle 11 protrudes on the right side beyond the weapon housing 3 and thus allows the operation of the magazine release / - holding device from the right side of the weapon. The second handle 13 projects on the left side for operation beyond the weapon housing 3 (cf. Fig. 3 to 6 ).
  • The front end 29 of the magazine holding arm 23 is arranged in a breakthrough 31 passing through the weapon housing 3. From its side facing the weapon, the rectangular magazine latch 33 protrudes in the direction of the magazine shaft 5. In the magazine holding position, the magazine latch 33 penetrates the opening 31, protrudes into the magazine shaft 5 and engages in a complementary recess of a magazine, not shown, in order to keep it securely in the magazine shaft 5. The Magazinehaltearm 23 has between its magazine latch 33 and its contact surface 28 has a rectangular recess 61. When the magazine is inserted in the magazine holding position formed in front of the magazine latch 33 bearing surface 64 on the magazine. The lying in the recess 61 surface of the magazine holding arm 23 is held by the recess 61 with inserted magazine at a distance from the magazine outer wall.
  • In the magazine holding position, the second handle 13 is supported with its front abutment surface 53 on the support surface 51 opposite it on the magazine holding arm 23. In addition, this handle 13 is supported with its bulge 41 on the weapon housing 3 on the local support surface 42. By tolerance overlaps of the parts involved, it may happen that when inserted magazine under certain circumstances, a minimal clearance between the support surfaces of the handle and their contact surfaces on Magazinhalterearm and the housing arises. Due to the negligibility of this game, the second handle requires no further support or force. About this dual support the second handle 13 is fixed against automatic pivoting in its magazine holding position and is located on the magazine support arm 23 at. This allows a balanced storage of the second handle 13, which largely prevents their wobbling or slagging.
    For transferring the magazine release / holding device 1 from its magazine holding position into its magazine release position (cf. Fig. 5 ) the shooter acts on one of the two handles 11, 13. Either he presses the first handle 11 in the weapon housing 3 or he pivots the second handle 13 to the weapon housing. 3
  • In a right-hand operation, the shooter presses the first handle 11 against the force of the spring 19 in the weapon housing 3 inside. As a result, he pushes - because of the positive connection of the first handle 13, bolt 15 and Magazinehaltearm 23 - the Magazinhaltearm 23 on the opposite side of the weapon housing 3 and thus the magazine latch 33 from its latching with the magazine.
  • Alternatively, the shooter can operate the second, here the left-hand handle 13. As a result, it tilts or pivots the second handle 13 about the base of their on the weapon housing 3 supporting bulge 41, such that the front end 13v of the second handle 13 from the longitudinal slot 35 in Magazine holding arm 23 pivots out of the weapon and pulls the magazine holding arm 23 against the force of the spring 19 from the weapon via the pin 37. In particular, the magazine holding pawl 33 is thereby pulled or pushed out of its latching with the magazine. The magazine holding arm 23 thereby releases the magazine (cf. Fig. 5 ). At the same time, the first handle 11 and the bolt 15 screwed with it are pulled into the recess 9 against the force of the spring 19.
  • In the magazine release position, the bent end 47 of the control element 45 of the second handle 13 is located near the weapon housing 3, more precisely near the wall of the recess 7 for the trigger mechanism, not shown, or is there. The rear end portion 26, the transition to the bolt 15 and the magazine latch 33 of the magazine holding arm 23 are also spaced from the weapon housing 3 and from the magazine shaft 5. The bulge 41 and thus its base for the pivoting of the second handle 13 are compared to that in the Fig. 3 and 4 magazine holding position shown shifted to the magazine shaft 6, since it rolls when supporting with its rounded end on the weapon housing 3.
  • In this position, a shooter can now remove the magazine, or this falls automatically down from the gun, if this is normal Firing position is maintained. As soon as he releases both handles 11, 13 or exerts any pressure on them, the magazine latch 33 and the magazine holding arm 23 return to their spring-loaded basic position. If the shooter now inserts a magazine into the magazine slot, the magazine overruns the magazine holding pawl 33 with a ramp and presses the magazine holding arm 23 somewhat away from the weapon housing 3 against the force of the spring 19 until the magazine holding pawl 33 is in the holding recess of the magazine latched and the spring 19 partially relaxed.
  • Fig. 6 and 7 show a perspective side view of a magazine release / holding device 1 inserted into a weapon housing in its magazine holding position. The weapon housing 3 continues here upwards. About the magazine release / - holding device 1, a slot-shaped recess 59 is provided in the weapon housing 3 for receiving a shutter catch, not shown. Below the magazine release / holding device 1, a protective projection 55 is provided which projects laterally from the weapon housing 3. The protective projection prevents unintentional actuation of the second handle 13, so that a shooter can not unintentionally trigger the magazine. Likewise, this handle 13 is protected against impact and damage and, consequently, against bending or breaking.

Claims (13)

  1. Magazine release/holding device (1) of a firearm, which is operable on both sides, having a magazine holding arm (23), handles (11, 13) protruding on both sides of the firearm to transfer the magazine holding arm (23) from its magazine holding position into its magazine release position and vice versa, wherein one of the handles (13) is formed in the style of a rocker arm, the rocking axis of which is supported on the weapon housing (3),
    characterised in that
    the magazine holding arm (23) has a longitudinal slot (35) pushing through it, supports the handle (13) in its magazine holding position in the longitudinal slot (35), and comprises a bulge (41) which pushes through this in the direction of the weapon housing (3) and serves as a rocking axis.
  2. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to claim 1,
    characterised in that the handle (13) is supported in the longitudinal slot (35) in the front region of its front lever arm (13v) which points in the shooting direction, and has an operating surface (45) at the rear of its rear lever arm (13r).
  3. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterised in that the front lever arm (13v) is received in its magazine holding position predominantly in the longitudinal slot (35).
  4. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterised in that the magazine holding arm (23) and the front lever arm (13v) are
    connected to each other in an articulated manner in the longitudinal slot (35).
  5. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterised in that it is held in a prestressed manner in its magazine holding position by an elastic element (19).
  6. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterised in that at least one section of the rearward lever arm (13r) is guided along at least one guide surface (25) formed on/in the magazine holding arm (23).
  7. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterised in that it is able to be transferred from the magazine holding position into the magazine release position by pressing a guard on each of its two handles (11, 13).
  8. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterised in that at least one of its handles (11, 13) has an anti-slip operating surface (45).
  9. Magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterised in that it is formed as a retrofit kit for firearms.
  10. Gripping piece (3) of a handgun, characterised by a magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of the preceding claims.
  11. Gripping piece according to claim 10, characterised in that it has at least one guard protrusion (55) for at
    least one handle (11; 13) of the magazine release/holding device (1).
  12. Weapon housing (3) of a firearm, characterised by a magazine release/holding device (1) according to one of claims 1 to 9.
  13. Weapon housing (3) according to claim 12, characterised in that it has at least one guard protrusion (55) for at least one handle (11; 13) of the magazine release/holding device (1).
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