US 1209169 A
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APPLICATION FILED AUGJM. \916.
1.209,;169. Patented Dec. 19,1916.
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OF DAWSON, NEW MEXICO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 19, 1916.
Application filed August 24, 1916. Serial No. 116,806.
I '0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Gnoncn KoMAmNA, a subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, residing at Dawson, in the county of Colfax and State of New Mexico, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Weapons, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in weapons.
The primary object of the invention is th provision of a weapon having a projectable bayonet shiftably arranged longitudinally thereof readily operable by the hand of the operator.
A'further object of the, device is the arrangement of a shiftable bayonet upon the weapon readily projectable to its operative position whereby the weapon may be employed as a knife or dagger, the said bayonet being automatically retractable when released.
\Vith these general objects in view and others that will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same con sists in the novel combination and arrange ment of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and then claimed.
In'the drawings application and in c aracters refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views: Figure 1 is a side elevation of a pistol provided with the present "device the latter being illustrated in its projected operative position. Fig. 2 is a similar view thereof with the bayonet retracted. Fig. 3- is a top plan view of the same arranged as illustrated in Fig. 1, and ig. 4 is a side elevation of a portion of the oppqosite side of the device from that shown in ig. 1. a
The present device broadly consists of the employment of a pointed cutting member or bayonet 10 shiftably arranged upon the barrel.11 ofa pistol 12 by means of a bracket 13'having a perforation 14 through which the bayonet slidabl extends. An actuating ayonet 10 consists in the barrel 11 adjacent the rear end 16' thereof by means of 7a pin 17 while theforward end of the lazy tcngs .is pivotally attached to the rear end of the bayonet 10 by the pin 18. I
One of the rear links l9 of the lazy tongs forming a part of this which like designating operating lever 20 areuate in form normally held away from the barrel 11 with the lazy tongs in operative position by means of an arm 21 carried by the other rear link 22 of the lazy tongs, it being understood that a spring 23 resiliently connects the free end of the arm 21 with the grip portion or stock 24. of the pistol. The rear end of the bayonet 10 is pivoted between the forward links 25 of the lazy tongs, which links have hooked ends 26 adapted for fitting over the opposite projecting ends of a pin 27 transversely carried by the bayonet 10. The bayonet 10 is normally arranged in its retracted inoperative position as illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings by means of the spring 23, the same being readily projected to the position illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3 by forcing the lever 20 downwardly in flat partially encircling engagement with the adjacent side of the barrel 11 and in wh ch position the lazy tongs will be outstretched and operatively maintained in that position by means of the aforesaid engaging hooks 26 and a latch 28. The said latch 28 is pivoted to the barrel 11 at a point 29 on the opposite side thereof from the lazy tongs and has a hook 30 for engaging over the free end of the lever 20 and locking the latter when the lazy tongs are open.
11 expansion spring 31 normally holds the latch 28 elevated against a stop pin 32 and in a position for engagement with the lever 20. When the device is so arranged with the bayonet projected, the 'free end 33 of the latch 28 may be depressed against the action of the spring 31 for releasin the lever 20 whereupon the spring 23 wil re tract the lazy tongs to bring the bayonet 11 to its inward normal inoperative osition. A ready bayonet means is thus rovided for a weapon, the same being easi y projected and automatically retracted when desired bein released by the operator.
That I claim as new is 1. A bayonet attachment for firearms comprising a bayonet longitudinally adjacent the arrel thereof, a lazy tongs op eratively connected between the said and and bayonet, an operating lever adapted for unfold1ng said lazy tongs, a retaining latch for the said lever when the bayonet is operatively ositioned and automatic retractmg means or the said lazy tongs lease of the said latch.
2. A device of the class described comprising in combination, lth
a pistol having a arranged upon the rebarrel and a stock, a bracket laterally pro jecting from the barrel, a bayonet slida ly arranged through the bracket ongitudinally of the barrel extending forwardly of the latter when projected, a pin transversely e ried by the bayonet projecting upon opposite sides thereof, a la?! tongs operating means pivotally anchore at its inner. end adjacent the inner end of the barrel, the apposite ends of the lazy tongs being pivot 1y attached to the inner end of the eyenet with the adjacent links in hooked ar- 'rangement adapted for retainin positioning over the ends of the said pin w en the bayonet is-projected, an opening lever for the said lazy tongs, and automatic closing means for the latter.
3. A device of the class described comprising a combination with a pistol having a barrel anda stock, a bracket laterally projecting from the barrel, a bayonet shdably arranged through the bracket longitudinally of the barrel, extending forwardly of the latter when projected, a pin transversely carthe bayonet projecting upon oppotongs operatm at its inner en ried by site sides thereof, a laz means pivotally anchore adjacent-the inner end of the barrel, the opposite ends of the lazy tongs bein pivotal'ly attached to the ixmer end of the ayonet with the adjacent links in hooked arrangement adapted for retainin positioning over the ends of the said pin w en the bayonet is projected, are opening lever and a closin arm carried by the rear links of the said lazy tongs, a compression sprin between the free end of the said arm an .the said stock, the said lever being arcuate in form overlying the said barrel and arranged in contact therewith when the lazy tongs is in its'open position with the bayonet lplrojected, and a spring pressed releasable 100 'n latch for the said lever pivotally carried by the said barrel at the opposite side thereof from the said lazy tongs.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.