Patent Number: 6,253,479

Title: Pistol having a safety for preventing accidental firing

Abstract: The pistol comprises a frame. A trigger is mounted in the frame and is pivotable between a release position and a firing position and spring urged into the release position. The frame comprises a grip portion with a magazine well in which a magazine is removably inserted. A trigger bar is pivotally attached to the trigger and spring urged upwardly. The trigger bar has an abutment member at its rear end which coacts with a sear member that is movably mounted in the frame. A safety member is mounted on the grip portion and is movable between two positions. At its upper end the safety member has a catch for engaging the trigger bar. A second spring urges the safety member into its first position in which the catch pulls the trigger bar down out of engagement with the sear member. The safety member has an abutment face which is engaged by a part of the magazine when the latter is inserted. The part pushes the safety member into its second position in which the catch is out of engagement with the trigger bar.

Inventors: Fuchs; Rudolf (Thayngen, CH), Osterrath; Michael (Jestetten, DE)

Assignee: SIG Arms International AG

International Classification: F41A 17/36 (20060101); F41A 17/00 (20060101); F41A 017/36 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018