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Publication numberUS1088502 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1914
Filing dateApr 19, 1913
Priority dateApr 19, 1913
Publication numberUS 1088502 A, US 1088502A, US-A-1088502, US1088502 A, US1088502A
InventorsJoseph B Williams
Original AssigneeJoseph B Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1088502 A
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GR a osmsoz .T. B. WILLIAMS.


Patented Feb. 24,1914.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 24, 1914.

Application filed April 19, 1913. Serial No. 762,279.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JOSEPH B. lVILLIAMs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Oakdale, in the county of Morgan and State of Tennessee, have invented new and useful Improvements in Search-Lights for Pistols, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to lamp attach- 11". cuts for fire-arms, and particularly to an attachment for pistols; and it has for its primary object the provision of an electric circuit having a lamp therein and including a circuit closure which is normally in open circuit and operatively disposed in such relative arrangement of the trigger of the pistol whereby the trigger when engaged by the first finger of the hand will expose the second finger so that pressure thereof may be brought to bear against the circuit closure to establish a closed circuit before the trigger of the pistol is pulled.

Another object of the invention is the provision of an illuminating attachment for fire-arms which may be attached to any well known form of fire-arms without necessitating great changes in the construction thereof.

Vith these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter clescribed and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings :-Figure 1 is a side view of the pistol, showing the application of the lamp attachment thereto; Fig. 2 is a side view of a portion of the barrel, showing the lamp attachment applied thereto and illustrating the said lamp attachment in longitudinal section; and Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

The pistol 1 herein shown may be of any suitable well known construction, being provided with the usual barrel 2, a cartridge chamber 3 and a firing trigger 4.

The lamp attachment comprises alined collars 5, which are disposed beneath the barrel 2 and connected therewith through the medium of attaching clips 6 having spring arms 7 which extend partly around the barrel 2, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 whereby the attachment is properly held in position. The battery casing 8 is of cylindrical form and provided at its forward end with a portion 9 to which is threadedly fitted a lens mount 10 having a relatively strong lens 11 therein whereby the light from the lamp may be properly projected for a considerable distance and concentrated at the object aimed at. The casing 8 receives the usual dry-cell 12, which is arranged in contact with a yieldable member within a detachable portion 14 of the casing 8. The portion 9 of the casing is provided with a socket 15 for accommodating the correspondingly threaded end 16 of a lamp 17, the latter being extended into the lens mount 10 and arranged directly behind the lens 11.

The circuit closure comprises an actuating rod 18, which is located beneath the barrel 2 and connected at its forward end with a spring contact 19, which may be riveted or otherwise suitably secured at 20 to the detachable portion of the metallic casing 8. The opposite end of the rod 18 is provided with a head 21 having an elongated slot 22 which receives a guide screw 23 which extends from one side of the pistol and at a point preferably in advance of the cartridge chamber 3. From the head 21 the rod 18 extends downwardly at 24 and it is then curved so as to provide a finger receiving portion 25, the latter lying in advance of the trigger 4, so that it may be engaged with the first finger of the hand while the second finger is associated with the trigger 4. The member 13 is insulated at 26 from the detachable portion 14 of the casing 8 and as shown said member is provided with a metallic portion 27 which lies in the path of projection of the spring contact 19, so that when the latter is actuated through the rod 18 the circuit will be closed and the lamp 17 lighted.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the construction and operation of the invention will be readily understood without requiring a more extended explanation.

Various changes in the form, proportion and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention, as claimed.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is In an illuminating attachment for firearms, a revolver including an electric circuit, an illuminating lamp arranged in the circuit, a circuit closure arranged in the circuit and including yielding normally- In testimony whereof I affix my signature spaced contacts, an actuating rod having 1n presence of tWo wltnesses. sliding connection W1th the fire-arm and operatively connected with one of the con- JOSEPH WILLIAMS 5 taots, and a manipulating portion on the rod Witnesses:

and disposed immediately in advance of the SALLIE HEUTHERY,

trigger of the fire-arm. W. J. JOHNSON.

copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

7 Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification362/114, 222/113
Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/35