Links: Patent Pending Blog
As you might expect, almost every significant advance in firearms technology since the creation of the Patent Act has garnered a U.S. patent. All the famous firearms of yesteryear - from the Colt Navy, to the 1911, to the Garand - they all received patent protection in this country. Taken together, they represent a fascinating history.
For more about firearm patents, check out "Patent Pending Blog," created and maintained by patent attorney Bob Shaver. Mr. Shaver covers all sorts of technological innovation, not just firearms, so the blog is definitely worth a look for anyone interested in patents.