3742636 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 6 patents.

A firearm having a receiver, a barrel connected to the forward portion of the receiver, a front sight connected to the forward portion of the barrel, and a carrying handle connected to the receiver. The carrying handle has a grip member portion that is adapted to be used for carrying the firearm and a forward mounting member portion depending downwardly from the forward portion of the grip member portion. The forward mounting member portion has its lower portion connected to the receiver and serves to mount the forward portion of the grip member portion to the receiver. Another rearward mounting member portion depends downwardly from the rearward portion of the grip member portion and the lower portion of the rearward mounting member portion has its lower portion connected to the receiver to connect the rearward portion of the grip member portion to the receiver. Each mounting member portion has an aperture extending through it from its forward to its aft surfaces and a rear sight is partially located within the aperture of the rearward mounting member portion so that the line of sight from the rear sight through the aperture of the forward mounting member portion to the front sight is located closer to the centerline of the bore of the firearm than is possible with present firearms that have receiver mounted carrying handles. The close location of the line of sight to the centerline of the bore makes the firearm easier to shoot and improves the accuracy potential of the firearm. The apertures in the two mounting members can also be used as auxiliary sighting means under poor light conditions.

Title
Firearm having a carrying handle and associated rear sight
Application Number
05/207,012
Publication Number
3742636
Application Date
December 13, 1971
Publication Date
July 3, 1973
Inventor
York Michael W
Dealy John F
Assignee
Fairchild
IPC
F41g 11/00
F41g 01/06
F41G 01/17
F41C 33/08
F41G 01/06
F41G 01/00
F41C 33/00
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