Patent Number: 6,305,113

Title: Muzzle-loading rifle with a side nipple assembly and takedown breech

Abstract: The barrel (2) and the breech (8) are coaxially screw mounted within a tubular casing (9), and therefore said casing (9) not only stands as an interconnection between these elements, but reinforces the same substantially, allowing the use of more tilan one gunpowder pellet (16), a throttling (13) being established between the two casing (9) are at which the nipple assembly (15) is located on said casing, being thus laterally arranged. The rifle may thus, with the classic lateral nipple assembly, be easily taken down to be cleaned. lt is moreover fitted with an additional safety (36) which allows the cocked position with safety to be fall silently changed to the cocked position without safety, which is particularly appropriate when the rifle is used as a hunting weapon.

Inventors: Calvete; Angel (Zamudio-Bilbao, ES)

Assignee: Ardesa, S.A.

International Classification: F41A 19/00 (20060101); F41A 17/56 (20060101); F41A 19/52 (20060101); F41A 17/00 (20060101); F41C 9/00 (20060101); F41C 9/08 (20060101); F41A 019/00 (); F41A 017/28 (); F41C 009/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018