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Frame for a firearm

United States Patent

March 4, 2008
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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.
Crandall; David L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Watson; Richard W. (Blackfoot, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 938,683
September 9, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.