Charging handle

  • US 8,104,393 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2009
  • Issued: 01/31/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A charging handle assembly for a firearm comprising:

  • a) a handle mechanism having,1) a pull rod configured to engage an action of a firearm, and,2) a handle portion configured to be manually operated;

    b) a latch mechanism being rotationally secured to the handle portion and having a rearward facing secondary surface; and

    ,c) a spring mechanism positioned to maintain said latch mechanism in a closed position; and

    ,wherein when said latch mechanism is manually moved to an open position, the rearward facing secondary surface of said latch mechanism engages a surface area of said handle mechanism.

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