|Publication number||US247379 A|
|Publication date||Sep 20, 1881|
|Publication number||US 247379 A, US 247379A, US-A-247379, US247379 A, US247379A|
|Original Assignee||The Colts patent Fiiie|
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TZRIGGBR FOR DOUBLE BARRELED 'FIRE ARMS. No. 247,379. Patentd Sept-ZO. 1881 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
VILLIAM MASON, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR'TO THE COLTS PATENT F111 ARMS MAFUFACTUIMNC COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
',r'RlieeE/R FoR DouELE-e/mirnal i:oY FIRE-ARMS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Iietters Patent No. 247,379, dated September 20, 1881,
l Application tiled June 13, 1981. (No model.)
To all whom it may coacern:
Re it known that I, WM. MASON, of Hart.- ford, in the county of Hartford and State of Con nectie'ut, haveinvented anew Improvement in Double-Barrel Fire-Arms; and l do herebyv declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings andthe letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description ot the same,
1o and which said drawings constitute part ot this specification, and represent, in-
Figure l, a side View; Fig. 2, a top view; Fig. f5, a rear end vier'.
This invention relates to an improvement in that class ol'lire-arms commonly called double-barrel,"or such as employ two triggers, each for the respective hammers ofthe arm.
Many accidents in the use of this class of' arms have occurred because of the person us- 2o ing thc arm pulling both triggers, when he intended to pull but one.
i The object ot' this invention is to overcome this dit'ticultv; and it consists in combining with the two triggers ot' a tire arm a locking z5 mechanism, arranged to be operated bythe pulling 'ot either trigger, and be thereby ap plied to prevent the action of the other trigger, as more fully hereinafter described.
A is the guardplate, to which the'two triggers l C are hung,in the usual manuel'. Upon the upper or inside ot' the guard-plate, and in rear ot' the triggers, a tu armed lever, a l1, is arranged upon a transverse pivot, d, one arm extendingtbrward,the other rearward. Thi-ton ward arm, a, bears upon the rear end ot' the back of the trigger B. lhe back ot the trigger C is extended to the rear, so as to come beneath the arm b, it being cut away from its as seen in Fig. l. New, it' the trigger C be 4o pulled, it raises the arm b, and correspondingly depresses the arm a. to bear upon and press down the trigger' B, or vice versa; hence but one trigger can be brought to bear at the saine time, and that may be either the one or the Other.
have described theiuvention as applied to the triggers ol' an arm; but itI will be evident to those skilled in the art that in those arms in which sears are used this device may be ap. 5o plied to the sears instead of to the triggers; hence by the term triggers i I wish to be un dei-stood as embracing notonl'v7 thearins which y emplo)v independent sears, but arms in which the scar is a part ot' the trigger.
\Vhile I believe the construction and arrangement I have described to be thc best for practical use, other mechanism may be introduced, ot' substantially the same character. to produce the saine result, it only being essen- 6o tial that the pulling ot' one trigger or scar shall automatically appl)v a stop to the opposite trigger or scar at some l'iointbetwcen the finger-piece ofthe trigger and the hammer, so as to prevent the pulling ot' the. said opposite 65 trigger or scar.
ln combination with the two triggers of a tire-arm, a locking mechanism, substantially such as. described, arranged to be operated by 7o the pulling ot either trigger, and be thereby applied to preventtheactlolrot' theother.trigA ger, substantiallj as described.
Witnesses E. F. BODWELL, SAM. WALKER.