Crossbow trigger mechanism

  • US 5,649,520 A
  • Filed: 01/25/1995
  • Issued: 07/22/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A crossbow trigger mechanism, comprising:

  • a pivotal string release latch for releasably retaining a bowstring in a drawn position, said string release latch being pivotal about a first pivot point and having a first sear surface associated therewith;

    a pivotal rocker latch member having a second sear surface associated therewith which engages said first sear surface to selectively prevent pivotal motion of said string release latch, said first and second sear surfaces lying substantially in a plane when engaged with one another and wherein said rocker latch member being pivotable about a second pivot point and having a portion thereof extending rearward of said second pivot point;

    a pivotal trigger member operable to pivot said rocker latch member and disengage said first and second sear surfaces to allow pivotal motion of said string release latch, wherein pivoting of said string release latch releases said bowstring;

    said trigger member being pivotable about a third pivot point and having a portion thereof extending rearward from said third pivot point, wherein said rearward extending portion of said trigger member applies force on the rearward extending portion of said rocker latch member to cause pivoting thereof for disengagement of said first and second sear surfaces,said second and third pivots points being positioned in spaced apart relationship in a plane which is substantially parallel to said plane of said sear surfaces.

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