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I just learned of Gaston Glock’s passing, reminded me of something I saw during my last trip to the Cody Firearms Museum. When the Glock 17 showed up on our shores I thought it had several interesting and innovative features. It turns out some were “borrowed”. The “safe action” trigger was something I had never seen before but it turns out something very much like it has been around since at least 1903. While researching the Model 1903 I was unable to learn who invented or patented the trigger block lever but we know it wasn’t Gaston Glock.

 

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Very interesting Cool

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TXGunNut said While researching the Model 1903 I was unable to learn who invented or patented the trigger block lever but we know it wasn’t Gaston Glock.
 

Mike,  if you can find a library with a patent index for the year you think this trigger was patented, it would be possible to identify the inventor, but only after a highly labor-intensive search, unless you can call on AI for help.  Patents are indexed by date, so if this one was granted in Dec, it would be a long haul to find it.  Probably would only be listed under some general heading as “improvement in firearm trigger.”

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I did a search of computerized patent records but did not sort by date. May try that. The keywords I used in the search function mostly came up with medical devices. I’m beginning to think that it may not have been patented but it would probably take someone smarter than me several hours to find it. I know that Mason and Johnson did not patent it. IIRC Cody records indicate T. G. Bennett requested this modification to the 1903 pictured but he didn’t patent it either. 

 

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