TODAY’S PATENT – SAFETY FOR A HAND FIREARM
This invention has been created by Adrian Thomele, Thomas Metzger having patent no. US7204051B2. This has beeen registered in USPTO on 17th April , 2007.
In the safety according to the invention, the transmission element for moving the safety element is first activated by the trigger rod. Only when the trigger reaches a predetermined trigger position does a control element on the transmission element reach the transmission lever in a position in which it can contact the hammer and is activated by this lever for moving the safety element into the released position. The moving of the safety element into the released position no longer has to be realized completely by the trigger rod, which means that the trigger path can be shortened. The connection between the transmission element and the hammer, however, is designed such that the movement of the transmission element through the firing pin for releasing the safety can be realized only when the trigger is located in the desired trigger position. This configuration guarantees safety against undesired firing of a shot even for a shortened trigger path.