EP0364408A1 - Reversible hook for a pistol magazine - Google Patents

Reversible hook for a pistol magazine Download PDF

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EP0364408A1
EP0364408A1 EP89830321A EP89830321A EP0364408A1 EP 0364408 A1 EP0364408 A1 EP 0364408A1 EP 89830321 A EP89830321 A EP 89830321A EP 89830321 A EP89830321 A EP 89830321A EP 0364408 A1 EP0364408 A1 EP 0364408A1
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magazine
shaft
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pushing device
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Pier Giuseppe Beretta
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Fabbrica dArmi P Beretta SpA
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A17/00Safety arrangements, e.g. safeties
    • F41A17/34Magazine safeties
    • F41A17/38Magazine mountings, e.g. for locking the magazine in the gun

Abstract

Slide locking hook for the magazine of a pistol with a grip presenting a seat for a magazine (13), said hook comprising a shaft (22) subject to a spring (28) and designed to slide in a hole (17) crossing said seat, a locking pawl (23) fixed to one end of the shaft and fitted with a front tooth (24) engaging a lateral slot (14 or 15) in the magazine through a lateral opening (18 or 19) in the grip and a pushing device (26) removably assembled to the opposite end of said shaft so as to be positioned in correspon­dence with the other lateral opening (19 or 18).

Description

  • This utility model relates to a sliding hook to lock and unlock pistol magazines and in particu­lar to a reversible hook for said purpose.
  • In the field of pistols different kinds of hooks designed for the locking and unlocking of the magazine placed in the pistol grip are already known. In fact, a sliding lock hook is known, which is placed and transversally guided with respect to the seat of the magazine and fitted with a tooth designed to interact with a slot on one side of the magazine. This type of hook is however unidirec­tional and non-reversible as it can be assembled and operated in one direction only.
  • In addition, patent N. 1,090,108 filed by the same applicant discloses a sliding hook for maga­zines to be used either as right hand hook or as left hand hook and which is thus suitable both for righthanded and lefthanded shots. To change its position said reversible hook is pressure mounted and dismounted, but its structure is quite complex and sophisticated.
  • The purpose of this invention is instead to propose a reversible sliding hook to lock and unlock pistol magazines, which is simple, easy to handle, to assemble and disassemble.
  • For this purpose, a reversible hook for pistol magazines as specified in Claim 1 is proposed. The structural details of the proposed hook will be more apparent from the description given hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawing in which:
    • Figure 1 is a schematic and perspective view of a pistol with exploded hook: and
    • Figures 2 and 3 show a partial horizontal section of a pistol with righthand and lefthand hook respectively.
  • In said drawing a pistol with shaft (10) and grip (11) is shown, with a magazine (13) lodged in a seat (12) inside said grip. The magazine (13) is fitted, in a known manner, with two slots (14), (15), one on each side, either one or the other of said slots engaging the proposed locking hook (16).
  • In particular, inside grip (11) we have: a through hole (17) transversal to seat (12) of magazine (13), two lateral openings (18, 19) flush with the ends of said through hole (17) and crossing said seat (12); and two coaxial blind holes (20, 21) parallel to through hole (17) and open on the opposite sides of grip (11).
  • Hook (16) is composed of a shank (22) fitted with a pawl (23) bearing a tooth (24) at one end, while on its opposite end a pushing device (26) is fixed by means of a removable pin (25). The shape of both said pawl (23) and pushing device (26) is corresponding to lateral openings (18, 19)in pistol grip (11) and in the inner face of the pushing device (26) a recess (27) is made available for a prestressed spring (28) mounted inside a blind hole (20)or (21) in the grip.
  • As a matter of fact, to assemble the locking hook (16) its shaft (22) is introduced into the through hole (17) in grip (11) in such a way that its pawl (23), (24) is protruding either into slot (14) or into slot (15) in magazine (13) depending on the position, right or left hand, required. After that, the pushing device (26) is fixed to the free end of shaft (22) by means of pin (25) after having fitted spring (28) between device (26) and the opposite blind hole (20) or (21). Now the locking hook (16) is ready for use to lock and unlock the magazine, with pawl (23) and its front tooth (24) fitted either to its left hand side or to its right hand side, as shown in Figures 2 and 3 respectively. In both cases spring (28) will take and maintain the hook in locking position: to release the hook and hence the magazine in order to remove it from the grip, it is necessary to push in the device (26) in opposition to spring (28).
  • It is evident that the hook (16) may be dis­mounted any time to be reassembled in its opposite position as will be required by the user of the pistol. To do so it is enough to take off pin(25), remove the pushing device (26) and then extract the shaft (22)with pawl (23) from one side of the grip to reinsert it in the opposite side, after fitting spring (28) into its seat, and fix pushing device (26) on the opposite end of shaft (22) by means of pin (25).

Claims (4)

1) Sliding hook to lock the magazine of pistols with a grip comprising a seat for a magazine (13), a through hole (17) transversally directed to said seat and two lateral openings (18, 19) flush with the ends of said through hole and crossing said seat on correspondence with two slots (14, 15) on the opposite sides of said magazine, characterized by a shaft (22) to be introduced and slide in through hole (17), a pawl (23) fixed to one end of said shaft being fitted with a frontal tooth (24) engag­ing either one or the other lateral slot (14 or 15) of the magazine through the corresponding opening (18 or 19), by a pushing device (26) removably fitted to the opposite end of said shaft so as to project from the opposite opening (19 or 18), and by a spring (28) to keep the pawl with locking tooth (23,24) in the position required to lock in the magazine, the magazine being released by acting on pushing device (26) in opposition to spring (28).
2. Locking hook as claimed in claim 1, in which said pushing device (26) is fitted to shaft (22) by means of a removable pin (25).
3. Locking hook as claimed in claims 1 and 2, in which spring (28) is placed between the pushing device (26) and in one of the two opposite blind holes (20,21) made available on the opposite sides of the grip and parallel to through hole (17).
4. Locking hook as claimed in the preceding claims, in which after detaching the pushing device from shaft (22), said shaft with locking pawl (23, 24) can be fitted into its opposite seat thus obtaining the easy reversibility of the locking hook itself.
EP89830321A 1988-10-11 1989-07-11 Reversible hook for a pistol magazine Withdrawn EP0364408A1 (en)

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IT708988U 1988-10-11
IT8807089U IT215971Z2 (en) 1988-10-11 1988-10-11 REVERSIBLE HOOK FOR THE PISTOL MAGAZINE.

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ES2049598A2 (en) * 1991-10-04 1994-04-16 Star Bonifacio Echeverria S A Loader latch
ES2063645A2 (en) * 1992-06-02 1995-01-01 Star Bonifacio Echeverria S A Gun magazine
US5519954A (en) * 1995-06-19 1996-05-28 Garrett; Robert H. Ambidextrous magazine release mechanism for firearms
EP0895052A2 (en) 1997-07-29 1999-02-03 SIG Arms International AG Magazine locking device on a pistol
US10001330B1 (en) * 2017-06-01 2018-06-19 John W Burns Magazine release button interference pin assembly and AR-style lower receiver
DE102017007199A1 (en) * 2017-07-28 2019-01-31 Heckler & Koch Gmbh Magazine release - / - holding device of a firearm and with this each equipped handle and weapon housing of a firearm
US10473414B1 (en) * 2018-06-29 2019-11-12 Smith & Wesson Inc. Magazine catch

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US2365087A (en) * 1941-04-24 1944-12-12 Anthony Edgar Somers Firearm
GB2006404A (en) * 1977-10-24 1979-05-02 Beretta Armi Spa Reversible sliding magazine latch for pistols
US4429479A (en) * 1982-04-26 1984-02-07 J.F.S., Inc. Magazine latch release mechanism
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DE3414328A1 (en) * 1983-05-04 1984-11-08 Steyr-Daimler-Puch Ag, Wien MAGAZINE HOLDING DEVICE FOR GUNS
FR2554916A1 (en) * 1983-11-15 1985-05-17 Beretta Armi Spa HOOK FOR AUTOMATIC AND / OR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE CHARGER
US4539770A (en) * 1982-11-19 1985-09-10 Forjas Taurus S.A. Pressable latch for semiautomatic pistol magazines, adaptable for use by left-handed persons
US4599818A (en) * 1983-08-24 1986-07-15 Bangor Punta Corporation Magazine catch

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US2365087A (en) * 1941-04-24 1944-12-12 Anthony Edgar Somers Firearm
GB2006404A (en) * 1977-10-24 1979-05-02 Beretta Armi Spa Reversible sliding magazine latch for pistols
US4429479A (en) * 1982-04-26 1984-02-07 J.F.S., Inc. Magazine latch release mechanism
US4449311A (en) * 1982-09-24 1984-05-22 Giragosian Paul S Reversible magazine latch system for pistols
US4539770A (en) * 1982-11-19 1985-09-10 Forjas Taurus S.A. Pressable latch for semiautomatic pistol magazines, adaptable for use by left-handed persons
DE3414328A1 (en) * 1983-05-04 1984-11-08 Steyr-Daimler-Puch Ag, Wien MAGAZINE HOLDING DEVICE FOR GUNS
US4599818A (en) * 1983-08-24 1986-07-15 Bangor Punta Corporation Magazine catch
FR2554916A1 (en) * 1983-11-15 1985-05-17 Beretta Armi Spa HOOK FOR AUTOMATIC AND / OR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE CHARGER

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
ES2049598A2 (en) * 1991-10-04 1994-04-16 Star Bonifacio Echeverria S A Loader latch
ES2063645A2 (en) * 1992-06-02 1995-01-01 Star Bonifacio Echeverria S A Gun magazine
US5519954A (en) * 1995-06-19 1996-05-28 Garrett; Robert H. Ambidextrous magazine release mechanism for firearms
WO1997000418A1 (en) * 1995-06-19 1997-01-03 Robert Hudson Garrett Ambidextrous magazine release mechanism for firearms
EP0895052A3 (en) * 1997-07-29 1999-08-04 SIG Arms International AG Magazine locking device on a pistol
DE19732656A1 (en) * 1997-07-29 1999-02-18 Sig Schweiz Industrieges Magazine holder on a pistol
EP0895052A2 (en) 1997-07-29 1999-02-03 SIG Arms International AG Magazine locking device on a pistol
US6141895A (en) * 1997-07-29 2000-11-07 Sig Arms International Ag Magazine release catch for a pistol
DE19732656C2 (en) * 1997-07-29 2001-01-11 Sig Schweiz Industrieges Magazine holder on a pistol
US10001330B1 (en) * 2017-06-01 2018-06-19 John W Burns Magazine release button interference pin assembly and AR-style lower receiver
DE102017007199A1 (en) * 2017-07-28 2019-01-31 Heckler & Koch Gmbh Magazine release - / - holding device of a firearm and with this each equipped handle and weapon housing of a firearm
US10794648B2 (en) 2017-07-28 2020-10-06 Heckler & Koch Gmbh Magazine release and holding apparatus for use with firearms
US10473414B1 (en) * 2018-06-29 2019-11-12 Smith & Wesson Inc. Magazine catch

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