Patent Number: 8,820,210

Title: Firearm charging handle

Abstract: A charging handle for a firearm includes a fixture and a lever mounted for pivotal movement to the charging handle. The fixture is pivoted to the charging handle for movement between a first, locked position, and a second, unlocked position. The lever is pivoted to the fixture for movement between first and second positions. In the first position of the lever and the first position of the fixture, the lever is stored proximate to the firearm in a low-profile arrangement. In the second position of the lever and the first position of the fixture, the lever is coupled to the fixture to move the fixture into the second position. In the second position of the lever and the second position of the fixture, the lever is deployed outward from the firearm and is available to be retracted backward so as to cycle the charging handle.

Inventors: Melville; Jason S. (Phoenix, AZ)

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International Classification: F41A 9/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018