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Publication numberUSD657013 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/353,276
Publication dateApr 3, 2012
Filing dateJan 6, 2010
Priority dateSep 14, 2004
Also published asUS8015744, USD666689, USD672422, USD692088
Publication number29353276, 353276, US D657013 S1, US D657013S1, US-S1-D657013, USD657013 S1, USD657013S1
InventorsRichard E. Swan
Original AssigneeSwan Richard E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding sight aperture
US D657013 S1
A folding rear sight includes a base member and a spring-loaded sight housing that deploys into an operational position with a simple release lever. The sight includes two separate dual-purpose aiming elements, one fixed, and one that rotates between an inactive position and an active position in front of the fixed element. The top aiming end of the fixed aiming element includes a large diameter close quarter battle (CQB) aperture and an vertically extending sighting notch configured and arranged above the large CQB aperture. The top aiming end of the rotatable aiming element includes a smaller, long-range sighting aperture and an elongated vertically extending sighting notch configured and arranged above the smaller sighting aperture. The dual-purpose aiming elements provide standard aperture sights for situations where the soldier has reasonable time to aim the weapon. The notched sights above the apertures provide a larger, open sighting window, which is easier to align in stressful close combat situations, as well as long range sighting.
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  1. The ornamental design for a folding sight aperture, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a folding sight aperture in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.

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USD736338 *Apr 9, 2014Aug 11, 2015Magpul Industries CorporationFolding rear sight for a firearm
USD736339 *Apr 11, 2014Aug 11, 2015Magpul Industries CorporationFolding front sight for a firearm
U.S. ClassificationD22/109
Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/42, F41G1/08, F41G1/065, F41G1/17
European ClassificationF41G1/06B, F41G1/42, F41G1/17, F41G1/08