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Publication numberUS2586317 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 19, 1952
Filing dateMar 8, 1950
Priority dateMar 8, 1950
Publication numberUS 2586317 A, US 2586317A, US-A-2586317, US2586317 A, US2586317A
InventorsFay Walter M
Original AssigneeFay Walter M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Unitary device for selectively actuating multiple triggers
US 2586317 A
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Feb. 19, 1952 w. M. FAY 2,586,317


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Application March 8, 1950, Serial No. 148,390

1 Claim.

1 My invention relates to firearms and is directed more particularly to a unitary device for securement to the trigger guard of a plural triggered firearm for selectively actuating the triggers of a firearm.

The principal objects of my invention are directed to the provision of a unitary device for attachin to a trigger guard which includes a relatively few parts and is constructed and arranged for selectively engaging the triggers of a firearm and for actuating the same.

All of the above objects I accomplish by means of such structure and relative arrangement of parts thereof, as will fully appear by a perusal of the description below and by various specific features which will be hereinafter set forth.

To the above cited and other ends and with the foregoing and various other novel features and advantages and other objects of vmy invention as will become more readily apparent as the description proceeds, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more particularly pointed in the claim hereunto annexed and more fully described and referred to in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:

Fig. l is a front elevational view of the trigger actuating device of the invention which is shown as being secured to a trigger guard;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the trigger actuating device of my invention;

Figs. 3 and 4 are end and front elevational views respectively of the lever of the device shown in Figs. 1 and 2;

Fig. 5 is an end elevational view of the selector of the device shown in Figs. 1 and 2;

Fig. 6 is a rear elevational view of the rear trigger actuator; and

Figs. 7 and 8 are each diagrammatic views to illustrate the operation of the selector and actuator.

Referring now to the drawing more in detail, the invention will be fully described.

A portion 2 of a frame of a firearm, such as a shot gun, has a trigger guard 4 secured thereto and depending therefrom.

Forward and rear triggers 6 and 8 depend from the frame. When the gun is cocked, either trigger may be moved rearwardly or to the left, as shown in Fig. l, for the discharge of the arm.

A support includes a foot 10 which is secured to the lower portion of the trigger guard 4 and has an upwardly extending left plate portion I2. The foot It] may be secured to the guard 4 by screws [4 or the like.

A lever [6, shown in Figs. 3 and 4, is U-shaped 2 in cross section, and is swingable on a screw 20' which is fixed to the left plate 12.

A selector 20 has spaced left and right parts 22 and 24 outside the lever 16 which are pivoted at 26 to the said lever l6.

A guide 28 is fixed to the left plate I2 and extends to the right therefrom. The rear end of the selector 25 is provided with an opening 30 in which the guide 28 is disposed and a pilot 32 of said selector extends into said opening 30.

A trigger actuator 36 is swingable on a pivot 38 extending to the right from the rear plate 12 and has on its rear end a trigger engaging lug 40.

The left side of the trigger actuator 36 is provided with a notch 42 and a prong 44, as is shown in Fig. 6.

A stop 46 is fixed to and extends to the ri ht from the'left plate [2 and'is receivable in the notch 42 of the trigger actuator 36 so as to limit movement of the actuator in rearwardly counterclockwise swinging.

A spring 48 around the screw 20' has an upper end 50 against a retainer 52 which extends to the right from the plate l2 and a lower end 54 against a lower portion of the lever is. This spring 43 functions to urge the lever l6 counterclockwise. The lever IS in turn urges the selector 2i] forwardly so that the rear side of the opening 36 therein abuts the member 28, as in Fig. 1.

A trigger member has a right plate 56 secured to the right part 24 of the selector 20 by screws 58 and a transverse curved finger engaging part 60. A trigger actuator 62 extends rearwardly from the finger engaging part 60.

With the right plate '56 of the trigger member secured to part 24 of the selector said trigger member is swingable on pivotal connection 26.

The parts are so arranged and the device is so secured to the trigger guard that the member 62 lies just forwardly of the trigger 6 while the part 40 of actuator 36 lies just forwardly of the trigger 8.

Either trigger may be actuated, or they may be actuated successively in the order desired.

To actuate the trigger 6 with the trigger finger forwardly of part 60, pressure is applied thereto engaged by the trigger finger and pressed so as to swing the selector clockwise and move it rearwardly. In this movement member 62 moves clockwise and downwardly and away from trigger 6, pilot 32 rides along rearwardly on guide 28 and shoulder 64 engages prong 44 of actuator 36 to swing it clockwise so the part 40 thereof acts on trigger.

The parts will be so arranged and disposed relative to the triggers that the triggers will not than by the foregoin description, and all modi- 5) fications and variations as fall within the meaning and purview and range of equivalency of the appended claim are therefore intended to be embraced therein.

What it is desired to claim and secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

A trigger operating mechanism for securement to the trigger guard of a firearm having separate forward and rear triggers within said guard comprising in combination, a support having a horizontal foot portion for securement to a trigger guard and a left plate portion* extending vertically upwardly from a leftlongitudinal edge thereof, a guide fixed to and extending outwardly to the right from said plate portion adjacent a rear end thereof being in cross section of greater length horizontally than of vertical thickness and having upper and lower sides converging forwardly, an elongated selector having forward and rear ends and extending generally horizon- 4 tally at the right of the plate portion of said support, pivotal connections between the rear end of said selector and said plate portion for substantially horizontal swinging movements of said actuator forward and back between forward cocked position and rear firing positions of said triggers and for up and down tilting movements of the rear and forward ends of said actuator in back and forth movements thereof, the rear end of said selector provided with an opening loosely surrounding said guide and having a rearwardly directed pilot extending from the forward side of said opening for engaging and traversing the upper or lower side of said guide for guiding the opposite ends of the selector up or down as it is swung rearwardly, means for urging said selector forwardly, a rear trigger actuator pivoted to said left plate adapted to be swung forwardly by a rear trigger and a stop carried by said left plate engageable by said actuator to limit forward movements thereof, a forward trigger actuator REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Fay June 8, 1943 Number

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US2791053 *May 10, 1956May 7, 1957Fay Walter MSelective trigger operating mechanism for a double barrel shotgun
US4803910 *Sep 30, 1987Feb 14, 1989Troncoso Vincent FMultiple firing gun trigger extension assembly
US6336283Aug 31, 2000Jan 8, 2002Julio A. OrtizRifle sighting apparatus
US8549781 *Feb 19, 2008Oct 8, 2013Alex ZamlinskyTrigger extension apparatus and system and method therefor
US9015981Jun 10, 2013Apr 28, 2015Aleksey ZamlinskyBullpup stock kit for a rifle
US9109856Apr 13, 2015Aug 18, 2015Aleksey ZamlinskyBullpup stock kit for a rifle
U.S. Classification42/42.1, 89/27.3
International ClassificationF41A19/00, F41A19/09, F41A19/21
Cooperative ClassificationF41A19/21, F41A19/09
European ClassificationF41A19/09, F41A19/21