Barrel nut assembly and method to attach a barrel to a firearm using such assembly
|First Publication Date||2018-05-03|
|Owner||LWRC International LLC (USA)|
|Inventor||Gomez, Jesus S.|
AbstractA barrel nut assembly for use on a variety of firearms is provided. The assembly is made up of a barrel nut, generally cylindrical in shape with a threaded central bore, and an externally threaded locknut which is used in conjunction with the barrel nut to secure a barrel to a firearm upper receiver. The barrel nut has an integral bushing on its exterior constructed to support either the gas tube or piston of the host firearm's operating system. The barrel nut is configured so that it may be independently and non-rotationally held within a vice or other fixture during installation of the barrel and while the locknut is tightened to a preset torque to hold the barrel in place. The barrel nut assembly affords the user a method and apparatus that aligns a central bore in the bushing with the opening in the upper receiver that receives an operating system component of the firearm while the barrel nut is independent of the torque applied to the locknut to properly secure the barrel to the upper receiver.
IPC Classes ?
- F41A 21/48 - Barrel mounting means, e.g. releasable mountings for replaceable barrels
- F16B 37/00 - Nuts or like thread-engaging members