US20100154763A1 - Structure improvement of trigger safety of toy gun - Google Patents

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US20100154763A1
US20100154763A1 US12/318,180 US31818008A US2010154763A1 US 20100154763 A1 US20100154763 A1 US 20100154763A1 US 31818008 A US31818008 A US 31818008A US 2010154763 A1 US2010154763 A1 US 2010154763A1
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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
    • F41A17/36Magazine safeties locking the gun automatically in a safety condition when the magazine is empty or removed
    • 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
    • F41A17/46Trigger safeties, i.e. means for preventing trigger movement
    • F41A17/48Automatically operated trigger safeties, i.e. operated by breech opening or closing movement
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41BWEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE; WEAPONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F41B11/00Compressed-gas guns, e.g. air guns; Steam guns
    • F41B11/50Magazines for compressed-gas guns; Arrangements for feeding or loading projectiles from magazines
    • F41B11/55Magazines for compressed-gas guns; Arrangements for feeding or loading projectiles from magazines the projectiles being stored in stacked order in a removable box magazine, rack or tubular magazine
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41BWEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE; WEAPONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F41B11/00Compressed-gas guns, e.g. air guns; Steam guns
    • F41B11/60Compressed-gas guns, e.g. air guns; Steam guns characterised by the supply of compressed gas
    • F41B11/62Compressed-gas guns, e.g. air guns; Steam guns characterised by the supply of compressed gas with pressure supplied by a gas cartridge

Abstract

The invention provides a structure improvement of a trigger safety of a toy gun, which mainly includes a trigger, a switch, a connector and an ammunition follower disposed on a magazine. After BB bullets in the magazine are completely shot, the ammunition follower in the magazine is moved to a top end of the magazine and pushes the connector to rotate the connector as well as the switch simultaneously. Thus, the switch blocks the trigger and the trigger cannot be triggered so that the safety can be ensured.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • (1) Field of the Invention
  • The invention relates to a structure improvement of a trigger safety of a toy gun, and more particularly to a safety structure of a toy gun.
  • (2) Description of the Prior Art
  • Toy guns may be substantially classified into a gas-powered toy gun and an electricity-powered toy gun. In order to make the feeling, weight and triggering method of the toy gun approximate to those of the real gun, the structure of the toy gun is almost the same as that of the real gun. Generally speaking, a side surface of the toy gun body is usually provided with a trigger safety structure the same as that of the real gun. Because the released pressure of the gas shoots the BB bullet in the barrel of the gas-powered toy gun, the trigger safety structure has to be disposed in the gas-powered toy gun according to the following limitations. When the magazine still has the BB bullet remained therein, the trigger safety structure is configured to prevent the BB bullet from being shot to hurt other persons due to the mistriggering of the trigger. When the BB bullets in the magazine have been completely shot, the trigger safety structure can be actuated so that the trigger cannot be triggered and the gas of the gas-powered toy gun cannot be wasted. However, it is basically impossible to know whether the BB bullets in the magazine have been completely shot according to the exterior of the toy gun or the operations of other structures. Usually, when it is observed that no BB bullet is shot from the barrel after the trigger is triggered, it is determined that the BB bullets in the magazine have been completely shot. Thus, the compressed gas has been wasted so that the number of times of charging the toy gun with the gas is increased to bring the inconvenience for the player.
  • Thus, it is an important subject of the present inventor to solve the above-mentioned problems.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • In view of the associated problems induced by the design defects of the prior art, the present inventor has paid attention to the research and development according to the experience and the technology in manufacturing the associated products for many years, and thus developed this safety structure of the toy gun.
  • The main object of the invention is to provide a structure improvement of a trigger safety of a toy gun. The structure improvement mainly includes a trigger, a switch, a connector and an ammunition follower disposed on a magazine. After BB bullets in the magazine have been completely shot, the ammunition follower on the magazine is moved to the top end of the magazine to push the connector to rotate arid, at the same time, to drive the switch to rotate to touch and stop the projection of the trigger. Thus, the trigger cannot be triggered after the BB bullets in the magazine have been completely shot, and the object of safety can be achieved.
  • The secondary object of the invention will be described in the following. After the BB bullets in the magazine have been completely shot, the ammunition follower on the magazine moves the connector and the switch, and the switch touches and stops the trigger so that the trigger of the toy gun cannot be triggered when no BB bullet is available. Thus, the gas in the toy gun cannot be wasted because the trigger cannot be triggered after the BB bullets in the toy gun have been completely shot, and the charged gas and the number of times of charging the gas can be reduced.
  • Further aspects, objects, and desirable features of the invention will be better understood from the detailed description and drawings that follow in which various embodiments of the disclosed invention are illustrated by way of examples.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a pictorial view showing the invention.
  • FIG. 2 is a first partial schematic illustration showing the invention.
  • FIG. 3 is a second partial schematic illustration showing the invention.
  • FIG. 4 is a first schematic illustration showing a preferred embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 5 is a second schematic illustration showing the preferred embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 6 is a third schematic illustration showing the preferred embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 7 is a fourth schematic illustration showing the preferred embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 8 is a fifth schematic illustration showing the preferred embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 9 is a sixth schematic illustration showing the preferred embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 10 is a seventh schematic illustration showing the preferred embodiment of the invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • To achieve the above-identified objects and effects, the features and functions according to the preferred embodiment of the invention will be described in detailed according to the adopted technological means and structure so that the invention will be completely understood.
  • FIG. 1 is a pictorial view showing the invention. FIGS. 2 and 3 are partial schematic illustrations showing the invention. Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, a toy gun 1 of the invention includes a trigger 2, a switch 3, a connector 4 and an ammunition follower 51 disposed on a magazine 5. A projection 21 is disposed on the trigger 2. The switch 3 has a push-hold block 31, a slot 32 and a torsional spring 33 for restricting the position of the switch 3. The connector 4 is formed with an engaging block 41 and a pressing block 42, wherein the engaging block 41 engages with the slot 32 of the switch 3.
  • FIGS. 4 to 10 show the preferred embodiment of the invention. As shown in FIGS. 4 to 10, when the toy gun 1 is shooting BB bullets 6 in an ordinary condition, the trigger 2 pushes an action 7 to shoot the BB bullets 6. At this time, the elasticity of the torsional spring 33 restricts the switch 3 at a position and forces the push-hold block 31 of the switch 3 downwards so that the projection 21 of the trigger 2 cannot touch the push-hold block 31 of the switch 3 when the trigger 2 is triggered. After the trigger 2 is triggered to push the action 7 forwards, the action 7 compresses a recoil spring 8, and the topmost BB bullet 6 in the magazine 5 is moved upwards. In addition, after the action 7 has compressed the recoil spring 8, the elasticity of the recoil spring 8 again pushes the action 7 backwards so that the BB bullet 6 enters the action 7, and the gas pressure in the toy gun 1 smoothly shoots the BB bullet 6. On the other hand, while the BB bullet 6 is being shot, the ammunition follower 51 on the magazine 5 is lifted to the top end of the magazine 5 as the number of the BB bullets 6 is gradually decreased. When the last BB bullet 6 is shot, the ammunition follower 51 is lifted to the topmost end of the magazine 5, and the ammunition follower 51 touches and pushes the pressing block 42 of the connector 4 to rotate the connector 4. When the connector 4 is being rotated, the engaging block 41 engaging with the slot 32 of the switch 3 rotates the switch 3 so that the push-hold block 31 at one end of the switch 3 is lifted upwards. At this time, if the user tries to trigger the trigger 2, the trigger 2 cannot be smoothly triggered because the projection 21 of the trigger 2 has touched the lifted push-hold block 31 at the one end of the switch 3.
  • According to the above-mentioned structure, after the BB bullets 6 in the magazine 5 of the toy gun 1 have been completely shot, the trigger 2 cannot be triggered to perform the shooting operation so that the function of the trigger safety structure of the typical toy gun can be achieved. Furthermore, because the gas pressure of the toy gun 1 serves as the power source, the operation of triggering the trigger 2 is restricted after the BB bullets 6 have been completely shot. Thus, it is possible to prevent the unessential gas from being consumed due to the triggerring of the trigger 2, the charged gas of the toy gun 1 can be saved, and the number of times of charging the gas can be decreased.
  • New characteristics and advantages of the invention covered by this document have been set forth in the foregoing description. It is to be expressly understood, however, that the drawings are for the purpose of illustration only and are not intended as a definition of the limits of the invention. Changes in methods, shapes, structures or devices may be made in details without exceeding the scope of the invention by those who are skilled in the art. The scope of the invention is, of course, defined in the language in which the appended claims are expressed.

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1. A structure improvement of a trigger safety of a toy gun, mainly comprising:
a trigger, on which a projection is disposed;
a switch having one push-hold block extending from one side of the switch, and a slot formed on the other side of the switch;
a connector formed with an extended engaging block and an extended pressing block, wherein the engaging block engages with the slot of the switch; and
an ammunition follower disposed on a magazine of the toy gun, wherein:
after BB bullets in the magazine have been completely shot, the ammunition follower on the magazine pushes the connector to rotate, and, at the same time, drives the switch to make the switch touch the trigger so that the trigger cannot be triggered after the BB bullets have been completely shot.
2. The structure improvement according to claim 1, wherein a torsional spring is disposed on the switch, and elasticity of the torsional spring restricts a position of the switch.
3. The structure improvement according to claim 1, wherein after the BB bullets have been completely shot, the ammunition follower is also moved upwards and pushes the pressing block of the connector to rotate the connector.
4. The structure improvement according to claim 1, wherein when the connector is rotated, the engaging block of the connector pushes the slot of the switch to rotate the switch.
5. The structure improvement according to claim 1, wherein after the switch is rotated, the push-hold block of the switch touches the projection of the trigger.
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