Patent Number: 6,305,114

Title: Safety hammer for a firearm

Abstract: The present invention is an external hammer of the present invention is a structure or assembly having at least two-pieces: a hammer pivot and a hammer head. The hammer head of the present invention is removably attachable to the hammer pivot. In this manner, the hammer head may be removed from the hammer pivot, thereby making the weapon "safe". In the preferred embodiment the hammer head is attached to the hammer pivot by a puzzle-like structure. The hammer head has an incised puzzle-like mortise, while the hammer pivot has a projecting matching puzzle-like tenon. An additional feature found in the preferred embodiment is a hammer head securing structure. This structure, preferably a spring biased projection in the mortise that fits into a matching indent on the tenon, releasably secures and aligns the hammer head to the hammer pivot when the hammer head is attached to the hammer pivot. Finally, there is a removable hammer guard that is used in combination with the hammer of the present invention. The hammer guard is a yielding piece of material that, when in use, is placed between the hammer and firing chamber of a weapon. The hammer guard has a tapered lower portion and an upper portion with a cut-out that functions as a removable gunsight. The hammer guard allows the weapon to be dry-fired without damaging any parts.

Inventors: Saltz; Mitchell A. (Scottsdale, AZ)

Assignee: Saf-T-Hammer Inc

International Classification: F41A 19/00 (20060101); F41A 19/14 (20060101); F41A 017/26 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018