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Publication numberUS2436267 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1948
Filing dateJul 17, 1945
Priority dateJul 17, 1945
Publication numberUS 2436267 A, US 2436267A, US-A-2436267, US2436267 A, US2436267A
InventorsRogers Cleveland S
Original AssigneeRogers Cleveland S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Double trigger safety for guns
US 2436267 A
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Feb. 17, 1948.

c. s. ROGERS DOUBLE TRIGGER SAFETY FOR GUNS Filed July 17, 1945 ATT RNEY Patented Feb. 17 1948 OFFICE DOUBLE TRIGGER SAFETY FOR GUNS Cleveland S. Rogers, Farmingdale, N. J.

Application July 17, 1945, Serial No. 605,478

The invention herein disclosed relates to firearms, but more particularly to shotguns and rifles used for hunting purposes.

Such guns are usually provided with a safety."

Many, if not most hunters will hunt with this safety in the off position so as to be ready for instant firing. This practice is responsible for many accidents.

Objects of the present invention are to protect the hunter, even under the practice described, and to prevent the gun being fired until it is actually brought up to the shoulder into proper position for firing.

Further, it is an object of the invention to prevent the gun being fired until the regular safety has first been released, thus to require the user of the gun both to bring up the gun into position for firing and to consciously release the regular safety, either before or after bringing the gun up to the shoulder.

Particularly it is an object of the invention to provide a double safety for shotguns and'the like which can be applied to guns now in use or in course of manufacture without altering or objectionably changing such guns and without in any way interfering with the usual or accepted use of the ordinary safety.

Other objects are to accomplish the above without appreciably or objectionably increasing the cost of construction or adding to the bulk or weight of the gun.

Other desirable objects and the novel features of construction by which the purposes of the invention are attained are hereinafter set forth or will appear in the course of the following specification.

The drawing accompanying and forming part of the specification illustrates a present practical embodiment of the invention. Structure, however, may be modified and changed as regards the immediate illustration, all within the true intent and broad scope of the invention as hereinafter defined and claimed.

Fig. 1 in the drawing is a broken, part sectional side view of the breech and stock portion of a hammerless shotgun of typical construction having the invention incorporated therein and showing both the usual safety and the second safety in their securing or non-firing positions;

Fig. 2 is a broken sectional detail of the second safety showing it shifted to the release or firing position and the trigger as having been pulled;

Fig. 3 is a broken plan view of the same parts.

In Fig. 1 there is shown the breech portion of an ordinary hammerless shotgun having, the usual 1 Claim. (CI. 4270) or more or less standard form of safety including a thumbpiece 5 slidable on the forearm to shift andsecure the pivoted safety finger or lever 6 eitherjinto position overstanding the safety lug i on the trigger 8 or free and clear of that lug.

The additional or so-called' second safety of the present invention includes a bar 28 longitudinally slidable over the safety lug or lugs of the trigger or triggers and connected by a, rod 9 with a shoulder piece i0 operating in a, recess 1 I in the butt plate l2 of the gun.

A spring I 3 acting against the inner face of the shoulder piece forces the latter out of its seat into an extended position and holds the plate 28 normally in position with the solid portion M at the forward end ofthe same overstanding the trigger safety lug or lugs I, as in Fig. 1.

The safety bar or plate is shown as slotted at- I 5 to slide over the securing screw l6, and as slotted forward of that at I! to slide over a guiding and hold-down post 18 having an overstanding head Hi. The forward end of slot H, by engagement with the guiding and hold-down post 18, limits the back movement of this plate and outward thrust of the shoulder pad.

Rearward of the safety bar M, the slide has a longitudinal slot 20 arranged to receive the trigger safety lug, or lugs I, in the case of a double barreled gun.

The forward or inner end of the slide bar is shown as slotted at 22 to slide over the sides of the arched bracket 23 which receives the lower end of securing bolt 24.

The slot 20 in the forward or inner portion of the slide bar is suflicient in extent to receive the lower end of the safety finger 6, so the slide bar does not interfere with the free use and operation of the regular safety.

At the same time the slide bar exercises control over the trigger or triggers to prevent or to permit operation independently of the position of the first safety. Thus, no matter what position the regular safety is in, the gun cannot be fired until it is brought to the shoulder for firing. It cannot be fired then unless and until the regular safety is released. Therefore, if a. hunter chooses to hunt with the safety off, according to more or less general custom, he can do so, with the gun safe against firing until it is brought to the shoulder, pressed against the shoulder and the trigger pulled.

The additional safety mechanism consists of practically one additional piece, the connected safety slide, rod and shoulder piece with projecting spring, and this can be so light as to add no appreciable weight to the gun. They do not project or stand in the way and the added mechanism does not impair the appearance or balance of the gun. The expense of adding and installing the few necessary parts can be very low, and for the extra or absolute safety thereby provided he more than justifid, in any event.

While shown as arranged to lock the trigger, the second safety may be arranged to lock the sear or otherwise secure the gun in safety condition.

What is claimed is:

In combination in a gun having a top safety with a thumbpiece on top of the stock. arranged to stand in on or off position, a safety finger within the stock positioned by said thumbpiece and a trigger provided with a safetylug for en gagement by said finger in the on position of said safety and free of the finger in the "01? position of said safety, a second, supplemental safety for enabling the gun to be safely carried with said top safety inoff" position and comprising a slide plate confined for limited longitudinal sliding movement in'the stock beneath said safety finger and directly above the safety lug of the trigger, said slide plate having a long slot therein in line with said safety finger and through which said safety finger freely prviects and is freely operable at all times irrespective of the longitudinal position of said slide plate and whereby said top safety is at all times uninfluenced and unaffected by said supplemental safety, said slide plate further having a transverse bar portion at the forward end of said slot positioned to overlie the safety lug of the trigger in therearwardly projected position of said slide plate, apush rod 35 Number extending freely through the gun stock and connected with the rearward end of said slide plate, a shoulder plate connected with the outer end ofrsaid push rod, a spring seated in the stock and yieldingly holding said push rod and slide plate in rearwardly projected relation with the bar of the slide plate overstanding the safety lug of the trigger and means guiding and holding said slide plate downward in said safety position over the. trigger lug and limiting the rearward projection of the same to position with the shoulder plate projecting for engagement by the shoulder in the firing position of the gun and whereby said :supplemental'shoulder release safety will automatically keep the gun safe while hunting with the'top safety of! and said top safety can be set to keep the gun safe at other times when the supplemental safety may be ineffective for that purpose.


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U.S. Classification42/70.3, 42/70.6
International ClassificationF41A17/20, F41A17/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41A17/20
European ClassificationF41A17/20