S&W Applies for Patent on M&P15-22

    Smith & Wesson have just applied for a patent on their AR-15-patterned .22 rifle, the M&P15-22.

    U.S. Patent Application 20100162604: LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW COST SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE

    A lightweight and low cost semi-automatic rifle includes an upper receiver, a lower receiver, and a forend fabricated from injection-molded polymers. The rifle permits firing .22 LR or similar low-power ammunition from an AR-15 style frame, operates on the blowback principle, and provides a fully functional bolt catch and extractor/ejector/deflector.

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