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Publication numberUS1111905 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 29, 1914
Filing dateAug 5, 1913
Publication numberUS 1111905 A, US 1111905A, US-A-1111905, US1111905 A, US1111905A
InventorsChables E. Keeraet
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1111905 A
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C. R. KEERAN.

WEAPON.

APPLICATION FILED AUG. 5, 1913.

1,1 11,905. Patented Sept. 29, 1914.

THE NORRIS PETERS ca. FHUIO-LITHO.. WASHINGTON, D. C.

* unrran sra'rns raranr OFFICE.

CHARLES R. KEERAN, OF BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS.

WEAPON.

' in the nature of a fire arm, and more particularly to that class of fire arms in the nature of revolvers, and the invention relatesmore particularly to the provision of a stock for the fire arm, enabling the same to be handled by the user after the pattern of a rifle or similar weapon.

The objects of the present invention are to provide a stock for a fire arm, as a revolver, which stock, when separated from the fire arm, will be capable of use as an implement independent of the fire arm.

A further object of the invention is to provide means for absorbing the recoilof the fire arm whereby any strain therefrom will be eliminated from the connection between the fire arm and the implement which serves as a stock for'the same.

A. further object of the invention is to so arrange the fire arm with respect to the stock, as to place the fire arm and stock in angular relation to one another, thus bring ing the sights of the fire arm into proper position.

The invention further consists in a simple arrangement for attaching and detaching the fire arm to and from the stock so as to render the assembling and disassembling of these parts quick and easy.

The invention further consists in the features of construction and combination of parts hereinafterdescribed and claimed.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is an elevation, showing the weapon of the present invention held by a user; Fig. 2 an elevation on an enlarged scale, showing the connection between the fire arm and the implement serving as a stock therefor; Fig. 3 an enlarged section of the connection between the fire arm and stock and showing the details of the construction by means of which'the recoil of the fire arm is absorbed; Fig. 4 a detail showing the knob which may be placed over the pin projecting from the implement that Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed August 5.

serves as a stock for the fire arm; and. Fig.

Patented'sept. 29, 1914.. 1913. Serial No. 783,066.

5 an elevation of a woodmans ax equipped in the manner of the presentinvention to permit of an attachment of a fire arm thereto.

The weapon considered as a whole con-' sists of a fire arm 6 and a stock for said fire arm in the nature of an implement '7, which is capable of use as a weapon of defense or utility independent of its. use in connection with the fire arm as a stock therefor. In Figs. 1, 2 and 3 the implement 7 is illustrated as being a policemans club, since thepresent invention is especially adapted for use by that-class of people following police vocations; It is a well known fact that policemen'and the like are placed at-a disadvantage in dealing-with the criminal classes, owing to the fact that accuracy in shooting a revolver is only acquired after long practice. 'The difliculty in accurate revolver shooting lies in the inability to secure a firm support or restfor the weapon while shooting. It is a well known fact that a severe rebound occurs when the bullet leaves the muzzle of the revolver, and this rebound disconcerts the aimof the user so as to make it difficult to accomplish a successive accurate-shootingof the weapon. In the case'of rifles more accurate aim can be taken by reason of the stock of the rifle rest:

ing against the shoulder of the user, and

furnishing afirm support.

In the present invention a stock is provided for a revolver, which is just as efiicient, so far as accurate shooting is concerned, as is the stock of a rifle and the element employed as a stock,- is in the nature of an implement which is capable ofan independent and foreign use as respects its use with the fire arm. I

As stated, the implement illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 is in the form of apolicemans club. The means illustrated forv connecting the revolver and the implement used as a stock therefor is in the nature of a pin and socket. The socket or bore 8 is formed in the butt end of the revolver, and is preferablv of a tapering formation, and upwardly inclined as'respects the alinement of the sights of the gun. The pin 9'is com the portion and "head 11. The head terthereon intoproper position as respects the i i minates in a flat. face 13. o

When the parts are assembled the head 11 rests within a tube or-sleeve 14, which is fixed in a bore in the implementand which has a contracted mouth 15 providing an inner semi-spherical face 16 against which the shoulder 12 ofthe pin rests. This forms in effect a ball and socket joint between the pin and sleeve. Located and slidable within the sleeve is a cup or thimble 17 havingitsclosed end 1.8 bearing against the face 13, ,andlying within the casing 1i and ex tending into the thimble .17,is aspring .19,

which] rests against; the inner face of the closedend'18fofthethimble. The spring at the opposite end restsagainsta threadedplug 20, which is threaded intotheginner end 21 of the revolver orcthe, nature of-the charge.

- As shown, a ringor collar 22 extends from the outer end of the implement and a ferrule 23"is "threaded onto the ring or collar-.- 22

this strengthens the parts adjacent the. free endcof the 'pinaand prevents breaking o1.

splitting of the-stock. The pinis preferably of tapering formation ;in correspondence to the taper of the bore, so thatas theparts wear,- provision is made -to--allow thelpin to fit within'the hole inasnug and ,desirable manner. By the above noted arrangement of parts, EE'bHlIiQDdsSOClKGt joint isprovided between the: firearm and the-stock, which Q joint is of ars'pring-pressed nature, whereby the recoil is taken! up at this'point in place of:being transmittedtto the stock, or transmitted entirely uponthe pin which connects ther stock and'fi-re arms EO ingtomhe violence: of;,tlie action and-the forcedeveloped .thereby,-a

solid pin would be impractical by 're'ason of: the a fact :that' it might either break -or tea-r loose after .a comparatively-few. shots had been fired; In the presentconstruction when ithe- IGCOll occurs, the pin H1OVBS1'I1I1 accordance therewith by reason-ofits ball and socket connection with the sleevelc and thisforces-the flat face 13 of the-pin out of"normal-position-, and into an.angul-ar.. or

tilted position, places a pressure on the thimble 17' and forces the spring 19 back within the sleeve M this-absorbing thesho'ck flThe hole 8, as previously explained,- extendsrat an angle as respects. the alinement of the sights of} the revolver, this fpla'c'es" the i" re- I vol'ver and stock-inangul-a r r elation. so that th revlolver .is tipped, awh enipositioned-en the stock in a manner to bring the sights eye of the user.

It will be clearly understood'from the foregoing that the fire arm and the implement serving as a stock therefor arequickly and easily detached from one another and assembled together. All that is required is the slipping of the pin into the hole 8. V It will also be clearly understood that the nature of this attachment between the imple- M ment serving as a. stock and the firearm, is I such as to not destroy or impair theefiis ciency of the implement for the u'se towhich it is ordinarily put. In the; construction shownin Figs, 1,2, and3, when the .fireiarmi is removed, the clubwhlch had served as a stock thereforlis capable of use'in the same f manner, and with the sameefiect as 1t would be, were it not provided with theattachment' of the present invention, which enables it to be connected to the .revolver,. sothat the police officer orsimilar individual would j only I be; required to carry with him the club and a revolver, and each would be caequipmentgwhich he now carries; namely a 7 g pable of indepen ent use if desired, in' the g ordinary and usu lmanner, or capable of conjoint use in the manner previously de-,

scribed.

If deemed desirable, a rubberitip be placed over the protruding portionlOwof 1 the pin9, so that the head ofthe ,club is rounded oflijin the manner:ofcthe.ordinary club, but this attachment mayg,not always be necessary, since the protruding portion would ordinarily-not be. of sufficient-length, j

to seriously impair theeffective use. of {the club. or impair the/ability. to remove from,'

or replace the saine into the club carrien 5 The-length ojflrthe standard policeman7s'" clubis of. the correct proportionsto'enable it to be used forthe: purpose of affording a I,

stock for the fire arm, and hencey aVery-j, minor change in the club j'itself, is. allthat isnecessary vto convert ,the; ordinary club. into adetachable stock forafire-zarmy 'All that need be done is to formitheborein the end of the club ,to'treeeive. ,the fsleeve '14.

When the; fire arm is attached; tozthe clnb a firm and rigid-supportds providedfor the same, so that .Whenathefirearm" is used, I it will be as firmly-rested as \VQIIId bQ Qw:

; 1 In Fig. 5 is illustrated an implement 25], which 1 is in the. nature of a woodmams ax consisting of -.thejhead 26 and? handle-1.27.

Apin 10 is securedto the handle-'27 in the manner described in connection] with. the

form of stock consistirigfof. a p olicemanis club, and whenthe implement s; "used .as.,:astock the Weapon-will be placed in I'position and used in the manner previously-Ldescribed,

theJheadQ-QG ofthe axresting;against the shoulder of the user...

'The invention is susceptible f tion and no limitations are placed upon the scope of the same other than by the terms of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A weapon, consisting of a pistol and a stock for the pistol, in the form of a hand wielded conventional implement of defense, capable of conventional and independent use from its use in connection with the pistol, and a separable, flexible connection be tween the butt of the pistol and the imple ment, substantially as described.

2. A weapon, consisting of a pistol and a stock for the pistol, in the form of a policemans club, and a flexible separable connection between the butt, of the pistol and outer end of the club, said connection permitting rapid assembling for conjoint use and rapid disassembling for independent use of the pistol and club, substantially as described.

3. A weapon consisting of a pistol and a stock for the pistol in the form of an implement capable of independent use from its use in connection with the pistol, a socket and protuberance connection between the implement and pistol to permit their rapid assemblance for conjoint use and rapid disassemblance for independent use, and means associated with said connection for absorbing the vertical jerk of the revolver incident to the firing thereof, substantially as described.

4:. A weapon consisting of two elements, namely a fire arm and a stock for the fire arm in the form of an implement capable of independent use from its use with the fire arm, a pin extending from one of said elements, a bore in the other of said elements to receive the pin, a ball and socket connection between the pin and the element to which the pin is attached and tension means for maintaining the pin in normal projected position from said element, substantially as described.

5. A weapon consisting of two elements, namelyafire arm and a stock for the fire arm in the form of an implement capable of independent use from its use with the fire arm, a pin projecting from one of said elements, said pin being provided with a head on one end, said head terminating in a fiat face and merging into the body of the pin to provide rounded shoulders at the point of mergence, a sleeve within which said head is placed, said sleeve having the interior face of the outer end thereof rounded to conform to the configuration of the rounded shoulders, and a spring in said sleeve and resting against said head for maintaining the pin normally projected under tension, substantially as described.

6. A weapon consisting of two elements, namely a fire arm and a stock for the fire arm in the form of an implement capable of independent use from. its use with the fire arm, a pin projecting from one of saidelements, said pin being provided with a head on one end, said'head terminating in a flat face and merging intothe body of the pin to provide a shoulder at the point of mergence, a sleeve within which said head is placed, said sleeve having the interior face of the outer end thereof rounded to conform to the configuration. of the rounded shoulder, a spring in said sleeve and bearing against said head for maintaining the pin normally projected under tension, said sleeve projecting beyond the end of the elementto which it is attached and a ferrule surrounding said sleeve, substantially as described.

7 A weapon consisting of a pistol and a stock for the pistol in the form of an implement capable of independent use from its use with the pistol, a separable connection between the butt of the pistol and the outer end of the implement, said connection bringing the horizontal center of the implement into angular relation with the horizontal center of the barrel of the pistol to properly locate the sights of the pistol with respect to the eye of the user, and means associated with said connection for absorbing the vertical jerk of the pistol incident to the firing thereof, substantially as described.

8. A weapon consisting of two elements, namely a fire arm and a stock for the fire arm in the form of an implement capable of independent use from its use with the fire arm, a pin having a swivel connection with one of said elements, a spring for maintaining said pin in normal projected position from said element, means for varying the tension of said spring and the other of said elements being provided with a bore to receive said pin, substantially as described.

9. A weapon consisting of a pistol, a policemans club forming a stock for the pistol, interlocking means on the butt of the pistol and the outer end of the club to permit quick assemblance of the club and pistol for a conjoint use and a quick disassemblance of the club and pistol for independent use, and means associated with said connection for absorbingthe jerk of the pistol due to the firing thereof, substantially as described.

10. A weapon consisting of two elements, namely a fire arm and a detachable stockfor the fire arm, a connection between the stock and fire arm consisting of a pin, a ball and socket connection between the pin and the element with which it is associated and a spring for maintaining the pin in normal position, said spring acting to absorb the rebound of the fire arm, substantially as described.

11. A weapon consisting of two elements, namely a fire arm and a detachable stock for the fire arm, a pin connected with one of said elements, a head on-the pin termihating in a flat face and mergin into the-; body of the pin and forming rounded shoulders at the point of Inergence, a sleeve secured to said element in which the head of said-pin rests, a roundedface Within said sleeve against which the rounded shoulder Tests, 2; spring Withinsaid sleeve for nor- Oopies of this patent may be obtained. for

five cents each, by addressing Washington, D. G.

the Commissionerqffratents,

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US7434344 *Jan 28, 2003Oct 14, 2008Corner Shot Holdings, L.L.C.Handle for firearm
US8091264Jun 23, 2009Jan 10, 2012Samuel Dean GoertzFirearm with underarm gun stock
Classifications
U.S. Classification42/72
International ClassificationF41C23/12
Cooperative ClassificationF41C23/12
European ClassificationF41C23/12