Patent Number: 6,308,448

Title: Angled interlocked firing mechanism

Abstract: An interlocked firing mechanism for a gun includes a trigger, a sear and a firing pin having a depending leg, wherein the firing pin is movable in a rectilinear manner along a firing axis. The depending leg of the firing pin is adapted to have a contact surface, while the sear is adapted to have a control surface in mating engagement with the contact surface at a time prior to firing of the gun. The contact surface and the control surface of the interlocked firing mechanism of the present invention are further adapted to have parallel surfaces which mate with one another along a mating axis, defining an edge of a mating plane, which is set at a predetermined angle from a line perpendicular to the firing axis.

Inventors: Kapusta; John (Belchertown, MA), Pliska; John (Granby, MA)

Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corporation

International Classification: F41A 19/00 (20060101); F41A 19/31 (20060101); F41A 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018