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Patent Information:  USPTO Site Listing

Patent Number: 7954270
Case ID: 0
Patent Title: Reversible rail for a firearm
Status: ACTIVE
Status Date: 8/2/2011 2:46:12 PM
Issue Date: 6/7/2011
Filed Date: 11/5/2009
Serial #: 2/612,885
Assignee Name: Krow Innovation, LLC (Meridian, ID)
Inventor(s): Bentley, James K.
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Lab Name: U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
Location: RDAR-EIB
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Contact: Contact Lab About This Patent
A mounting rail for a firearm is disclosed. The mounting rail may be a picatinny rail, a weaver rail, or the like, which allows tools such as lights or lasers to be attached to a firearm. The mounting rail is reversible and may be mounted within a portion of the firearm, such as the forend. The other side of the rail may match the finish and texture of the firearm so that the mounting rail is hidden from view when reversed.
What is claimed is:

1. A reversible rail comprising: a first side, the first side including a mounting rail; and a second side, the second side having a texture and a contour and not having a mounting rail, wherein the reversible rail is configured to be connected to a firearm in a first orientation and second orientation, the first orientation being with the first side exposed and the second side at least partially inserted into a recess of a portion substantially below a barrel of the firearm, the second orientation being with the second side exposed and the first side at least partially inserted into the recess, the reversible rail being configured so that at least a portion of the mounting rail is positioned out of the recess to be accessible for mounting an accessory when the reversible rail is connected to the firearm in the first orientation.

2. The reversible rail of claim 1, further comprising at least one opening in the reversible rail, the opening includi . . . . More