OK, we’ve all been down this road before. How many snipe hunts have GLOCK fan bois been led down by internet trolls in the past? So we present this report of patents filed by GLOCK for an AR-ish carbine without comment, as posted by a German web site, Spartanat.com.
However, a quick search of patent filings indicates that this appears to be genuine.
Here’s an exploded view . . .
As they write (via Google translate) the patents describe a “firearm with gas-operated reloading”. . .
There are a dozen or so patents published in mid-April. They give very interesting, extremely detailed insights into the functional principle of the new GLOCK assault rifle. Definitive pictures and an overall concept are not yet public, but we have put some things together from the known information. We also contacted GLOCK directly. The demand went unanswered, but we do know that there are real weapons of this type. In the picture above you can see the carabiner, as it is called in the patents, disassembled by fields in a schematic sketch.
While the rifle superficially looks like an AR-type design, there are a number of significant differences, including the charging handle, significant among them are the bolt carrier and the adjustable gas system.
Here the barrel with bolt carrier (No. 28, in the previous picture as No. 18) and the gas pressure system. This is a “mid-stroke” system, as the displacement of the gas piston (18) should be between 20 and 30 mm. But where is the gas piston?
Here’s an exploded view of the gas system and bolt . . .
The full Spartanat report is here.
While the patent filings for a GLOCK carbine design certainly appear to be genuine, that, of course, doesn’t mean that we’ll see a production model any time soon. If ever.
Patent Filings for a GLOCK Carbine Design Appear to Be the Real Deal is written by Dan Zimmerman for www.thetruthaboutguns.com