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J. V. M NOYE. REVOLVER HoLsT'ER, APPLICATION FYILED AUG-17, 1915.
Patented J My 18, 1916.
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. JOSEPH v. M. worn; or LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented'July 18, 1916.
Application filed. August 17, 1915. Serial No.'45,979.
Holsters, of which the following is a specifi-.
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This invention relates to holsters for small arms and particularly revolvers. Such revolvers usually have a rotatable cylinder which projects on each side beyond the barrel and beyond that part of the small of the stock which comes directly behind the cylinder.
There is usually a segmental collar or guard which projects from the small of the stock on each side to partly cover the back,
of the cylinder for the purpose of keeping out dirt, etc., and for the purpose of preventing the cartridges from slipping out. Such cartridge guard is not essential, however, as the revolver is operative without'it.
The purpose of my invention is to provide a holster for such revolvers, or for any other small arms which have a part which projects laterally beyond the barrel and beyond the small of the stock, into which the small arm can be readily placed, but from which it cannot be readily shaken out even if the holster is turned upside down.
A further object is to provide a holster of such character, from which the small arm can be readily removed by the hand of the wearer witha movement which may beeasily acquired. It is difficult even impossible for a revolver to be shaken out or to slip out from my holster when the wearer is running, wrestling, etc
It is especially useful for police oflicers and others who have occasion to carry a revolver or small arm in the pocket. It is particularly adapted for use in the hip pocket. For such use, the holster is arranged to be readily attached to or detached from the pocket and to rest securely therein in such a manner that it will always be at the same place. The holster may be used, however, attached to a belt or other suitable hanger.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of my holster with a revolver in place therein part of the front wall of the holster being broken away to show the detaining pad and its relation to the revolver itself. Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation of the holster on line XY looking from the left, the revolver,
however, beingshownin full lines. Fig. .3 1s a plan view showing the holster in.posi tion in a pocket with the revolver in its normal position. Fig. 4 is a plan View similar to Fig.- 3 showing the position to which the revolver is turned, when about to be drawn, to clear the detaining pad, with part of the handle broken way to show the trigger guard, part only of the garment being shown.
A represents the handle of a revolver, B the barrel, 0 the cylinder, D the trigger guard, E the smallof the stock and F the cartridge guard. These are all of well known construction.
H represents the back wall of the holster which is preferably made of relatively stiff material such as heavy leather. It is desirable that this should be capable of curving laterally to fit the curved shape of the adoining portion of the body of the wearer.
K is the front wall of the holster and is preferably so made of pliable material, such as heavy leather, which can be shaped, that parts of the revolver and especially proximate and above the revolver cyllnder.
The back wall should preferably be of such size that its bottom edge 10 will rest at the bottom of the pocket and its side edges 11 and 12 willcome pretty close to the sides f the pocket, while its top edge 13 is of a height sufficiently to protect the clothing of the wearer from the rubbing of the cylinder C. Y
The front wall K is sewed or otherwise attached to the back wall and is preferably of such-shape as to conform roughly to the shape ofthe revolver from the small of the stock' to the muzzle. Its top edge 14: is preferably positioned near the top line of the pocket, the outline of which is shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1.
Transversely or horizontally of the holster at a point which is proximate and preferably just above the back of the revolver cylinder, or the cartridge guard if one is used, I affix to the concave inside of the front wall a detaining-pad L, preferably of elastic material. This pad L has top face 20 which slants at a low angle vertically with reference to the front wall and a bottom face 21 which preferably slants at a high angle therewith. The bottom face may be substantially at right angles to the front wall, and is positioned to be above the top 80 its lnside is concave proximatethe adjoining or back of the cylinder and of the cartridge guard when the revolver is in the holster. I prefer to make this pad of elastic india rubber or some other material which will stretch, although it may be made of rigid or stiff material and will work fairly well, provided the pliable front wall has suflicient elasticity to bring it back to its normal position, or provided the back wall, the tension of the garment, or the shape of the wearer, one or all, tend either to force the back wall outward or to pull the front wall inward.
M represents the garment and N the wall of the pocket. To the front wall K, I prefer to attach one member 0 of a snap catch in such position as to engage its complementary member P attached to the inside of the pocket N in the most convenient position.
In operation, when the barrel of the revolver is inserted in the pocket formed between the front wall and the back wall and goes down, the front of the revolver cylinder slips down over the slanting top face of the detaining pad until the back end of the cylinder or the cartridge guard, as the case may be, passes the bottom face when the elasticity of the pad or the front wall brings the pad inward over the back of the cylinder or guard. In this position, it will hold the revolver in place even when the holster is turned upside down.
In drawing the revolver, the detaining pad may be forced outward by the forefinger, or I find it easier to twist the handle outward which also carries outward the trigger guard 'D, as shown in Fig. 4, to a point where the detaining pad clears the cylinder, permitting the revolver to be easily drawn.
Where the parts are made of leatheror other similar material which is not absolutely rigid, the back wall I-I may curve slightly to conform to the body of the wearer, but when the revolver is being inserted the inside of the cylinder will force it slightly inward, and when it is being drawn, as shown in Fig. 4, this inside of the Copies of this patent may be obtained for cylinder will act as a pivot and will tend to force inward or to straighten the back wall, while the trigger guard is forcing o11t ward the front wall. This double action assists in clearing the cylinders from the detaining pad and makes the withdrawing of the weapon a simple matter as soon as the wearer has learned the 'method.
1. A revolver holster having a relatively stiff back wall, a pliable front wall which is the front wall and has a slanting top face.
3. A revolver holster having a relatively stiff back wall, a pliable front wall which is concave inside proximate and above the revolver cylinder, and a detaining pad which is fixed to the concave inside of the front wall and has a slanting top face- 4. A revolver holster having arelatively stifi back wall, a pliable front wall which is concave inside proximate and above the revolver cylinder, and a detaining pad which is fixed to the concave inside of the front wall and has a slanting top face and a bottom face positioned to be above the revolver cylinder when in place.
5. A revolver holster which has a back wall, a front wall, and a detaining pad with a slanting top face, said pad being fixed to the inside of the front wall in a position to be above the revolver cylinder when in place.
In testimony whereof I hereto afiix my signature.
JOSEPH v. M. NOYE.
five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.