US 9,810,506 B2
Self-captured detent mechinism
Brett Curry, Monson, MA (US)
Assigned to Smith & Wesson Corp., Springfield, MA (US)
Filed by Smith & Wesson Corp., Springfield, MA (US)
Filed on Jan. 13, 2016, as Appl. No. 14/994,773.
Prior Publication US 2017/0199005 A1, Jul. 13, 2017
Int. Cl. F41C 3/14 (2006.01)
CPC F41C 3/14 (2013.01) 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A revolver, comprising:
a frame;
a yoke mounted on said frame and movable about a pivot axis between an open and a closed position, a recess being positioned within said yoke;
a cylinder mounted on said yoke;
a detent mechanism, comprising:
a housing mounted on said frame adjacent to said yoke;
a pin bore positioned within said housing, said pin bore extending longitudinally along a pin bore axis;
a plunger cavity positioned within said housing and intersecting said pin bore, said plunger cavity extending longitudinally along a plunger cavity axis, said plunger cavity axis being oriented transversely to said pin bore axis;
a pin having a tip, said pin being positioned within said pin bore and movable along said pin bore axis between a first position, wherein said tip projects from said housing and engages said recess when said yoke is in said closed position, and a second position, wherein said tip is within said housing;
an action surface positioned on said pin, said action surface being oriented transversely to said pin bore axis;
a plunger having an end, said plunger being positioned within said plunger cavity and movable along said plunger cavity axis;
a spring positioned within said plunger cavity and biasing said end of said plunger into engagement with said action surface of said pin.