1913 Picatinny rail


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CleverNickname
August 22, 2003, 06:30 PM
What exactly is this named for? I'm assuming a Weaver rail is named after someone named Weaver, but who or what is "Picatinny"? And is 1913 the date it was first used on a firearm, or does it signify something else?

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robear
August 22, 2003, 07:28 PM
Maybe for the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey??

http://w4.pica.army.mil/Public/about/

not sure though... I'll keep digging...

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robear
August 22, 2003, 07:36 PM
hmm..

I looks like the 1913 comes from "MIL-STD-1913" which establishes a 'military standard' for the 'Dimensioning of Accessory Mounting Rail for Small Arms Weapons'

See PDF here: http://www.biggerhammer.net/picatinny/1913_specs.pdf

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