Magazine contents indicators
Magazine status indicators
Magazine status indicating process
Magazine status indicating devices
Magazine for a small arm Patent #: 4587756
ApplicationNo. 614937 filed on 11/16/1990
US Classes:42/1.02, Magazine shot42/7Grip magazine pistols
ExaminersPrimary: Jordan, Charles T.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassF41A 009/62
AbstractA display device for showing the exact number of rounds remaining in a firearm magazine without removing the magazine from the weapon. The device comprises a grip panel assembly attachable to the frame of an automatic pistol. The assembly includes a grip having a transparent window through which a numbered scale can be seen. The frame and magazine of the firearm are modified, if necessary, to include elongate slits through which a portion of the follower is visible. As the weapon is fired a highly visible marker, strategically placed on the exposed follower, points to succeeding numbers on the calibrated scale, indicating the number of rounds in the magazine at any given time while the magazine remains in the firearm. This method of counting rounds is adaptable to automatic rifles having exposed magazines.