Magpul's self-leveling follower patent approved

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

On the 24th of this month the USPTO approved Magpul’s patent application for the Magpul self-leveling AR-15 magazine follower. Patent number 7621063 lists the inventors as Richard M. Fitzpatrick, Michael T. Mayberry and Eric S. Nakayama.

Diagram of the follower from the patent.

The patent can be viewed after the jump.


Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jacob Jacob on Feb 08, 2010

    Magpul did a great job on this one, as they do with everything they "invent". They've proven to me many times that they can reinvent the wheel.

  • Shawn james Shawn james on Dec 14, 2011

    I love Magpul. Now I'm waithing for a self leveling follower for the .308 dmps mags.