Low profile flip up site

  • US 7,356,962 B2
  • Filed: 09/14/2004
  • Issued: 04/15/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A flip-up aiming sight for use with a firearm comprising:

  • a base member having a top surface and a bottom surface configured and arranged to be mounted on an upper receiver of a firearm;

    a sight housing having an upper section and a lower section configured and arranged to be rotationally movable relative to said top surface of said base,said sight housing being rotationally movable relative to said base member between a first inactive position adjacent said base member and a second active position generally perpendicular to said base member,said upper section including upwardly extending, opposing sidewalls that cooperate to define a central support region,a spring received and retained between said base member and said sight housing for normally biasing said sight housing to said active position;

    a retainer configured and arranged to selectively engage said sight housing and selectively retain said sight housing in said inactive position; and

    an aiming assembly mounted within said central support region of said upper section of said sight housing, said aiming assembly including a windage adjustment screw rotatably mounted between said upwardly extending opposing sidewalls, a first aiming element having a top aiming end and a bottom mounting end mounted on said windage adjustment screw, and a second aiming element having a top aiming end and a bottom mounting end mounted on said windage adjustment screw, said first aiming element being configured and arranged in a fixed upright position generally perpendicular to said central support region, said second aiming element being rotatably movable relative to said first aiming element between a first active position generally perpendicular to said central support region and parallel to said first aiming element and a second inactive position generally parallel to said central support region and perpendicular to said first aiming element,said first and second aiming elements being movable laterally along a shaft portion of said windage adjustment screw responsive to rotation of said windage adjustment screw.

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