Resettable Apparatus for Use with Trigger Mechanism
Patent application, Filed 24 May 2001
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A resettable trigger mechanism has an activating rod with a first portion slidably mounted in a housing and a second portion extending from the housing. The activating rod has a notch formed in its first portion. A trigger is coupled to the activating rods second portion. A first spring coupled between the activating rod and housing biases the second portion towards the housing. A reset rod has a first section slidably mounted in the housing and a second section extending from the housing. The reset rod has a cutout portion formed in its first section for slidingly receiving therethrough the first portion of the activating rod. A second spring is coupled between the reset rod and housing for biasing the second section away from the housing. When the trigger is activated, the activating rod is pulled from the housing to align its notch with the cutout portion of the reset rod so that the reset rod can move under the force of the second spring until the reset rods cutout portion engages the notch. When the trigger is to be reset, the reset rod is pushed towards the housing to disengage the cutout portion from the notch so that the activating rod is free to move under the force of the first spring thereby allowing the trigger to return to its ready-to-fire position.