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Publication numberUS1257107 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 19, 1918
Filing dateJan 19, 1918
Priority dateJan 19, 1918
Publication numberUS 1257107 A, US 1257107A, US-A-1257107, US1257107 A, US1257107A
InventorsJoseph A Patterson
Original AssigneeJoseph A Patterson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1257107 A
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Patented Feb. 19, 1918.



Application filed April 15, 1916, Serial No. 91,348.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, J osnrn A. Pn'rrnnson, a citizen of the United States, residing at \Vaynesburg, in the county of Greene and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gun-Racks, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates tosupports and more particularly to new and useful improvements in racks for firearms and the like.

T he primary object of my invention is to provide a gun rack adapted to be supported by the post of a tent or the like, the gun rack being of a construction facilitating its application to various types of posts, regar lessof whether the post is a tent pole or the like or not.

Another object of my invention is to provide a gun rack of the class described which is provided with a plurality of clamping members and sprockets whereby to receive and hold a plurality of rifles, the rifles being arranged preferably in a circle in order that in an emergency the rifles may be quickly grasped and removed from the rack with facility. In the following specification it 'ill be noted that I have provided a gun rack having clamps and sprockets for eight rifles, but of course it will be understood that any number of the clamps and sprockets might be prov ided without materially depart-V ing from my invention. The shape of the gun rack might also be made to suit various contingencies.

Other objects and advantages to be derived from the use of my improved gun rack will appear from the following detailed description and the claims, taken with an inspection of the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a fragmental perspective view of a gun rack embodying improvements of my invention;

Fig. 2 is a fragmental top plan view of the gun barrel engaging member; an

Fig. 3 is a fragmental side elevational view of the gun stock receiving member.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, wherein similar characters of reference designate like and corresponding parts throughout the various views, 1 designates a post forming the usual tent pole which in the present type of tent extends vertically in the center of the tent. My improved gun rack embodies two elements, namely the gun Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 19, 1918.

Renewed January 1 9, 1918. Serial No. 212,827.

stock receiving member and the barrel receiving and clamping member. The gun stock receiver is designated 2 in its entirety and the barrel clamping member is designated 3.

Referring specifically to the member 2 the same preferably comprises two semi-circular plates 4 and 5 adapted to be connected by means of a pair of bolts, only one of which appears in the drawing, designated 6. The bolt 6 shown thus in Fig. 3 is provided with downturned ends 7 which engage in suitable openings in the plates 4 and 5, to retain them in position. The plates when connected pro: vide a supporting disk like element, each of the plates 4 and 5 being provided with semicylindrical sections 9 and 10, respectively. The sections 9 and 10 embrace the pole 1 and are clamped thereabout by means of split collars 11 and 12, said collars being maintained in clamping engagement with said semi-cylindrical sections by means of wing nuts 13. A plurality of radially extending angular brace rods l t, 15, 16 and 17 secured on the sections 9 and 10 and the plates 4 and 5 serve to strengthen the supporting element 2.

The gun stock receiving means comprises a plurality of elliptical openings 18 and 19 formed in the plates and 5, supporting stirrups 20 and 21 being arranged beneath said openings 18 and 19 to receive the gun stock and prevent the same from passing entirely through said openings. lhe stirrups 20 and 21 are riveted as at 22 to, the plates 4: and 5 or are fastened in any other manner desired.

A plurality of hooks 23 depending from the plates 4' and 5 serve to carry cartridge belts, bayonets and the like. Of course, it is to be understood that the base member 2 is to be arranged on the pole 1 at a sufficient distance above the ground to permit of hanging of objects on said hooks.

Cooperating wlth the member :2 I provide the member hereinbefore designated 3 and comprising two semi-circular plates 24 and 25 with complemental semi-cylindrical sections 26 and 27, respectively, carried thereby. Brackets 28 serve to connect said plates with their respective semi-cylindrical sections. A split collar 29 serves to retain the sections 26 and 27 in clamping engagement with the pole 1, a wing nut 30 serving to retain said collar in position.

Each of the plates 24 and 25 carries clamping means for engagement with the i The'U-shaped clamping spring element,34.

barrel of a gun, said clampingmeans thus shown in Fig 2. To accommodate the. gun barrel the plates 24 and '25 are pro--' yided With a plurality of recesses 31; the brackets 32 being riveted'at 33 to said plates;

carried by said 'bracket"32 serves to receive the gun barrels and retaln the same against 7 displacement. Of course, it Will be underf stood that the. distance :betWeen the members 7 2 and 3.011 the pole is such as :Wlll :accommm date the usual length of army .rifie. :I-Io'W- teiter the length-of thegunfior-ri-fle' does not materially, alfect theidevice in View of the fact that the melnhersfl and 3 may be easily adjusted u or doW-nfon the =p:o'le..

. useit will be seen that the-Egun stocks, are receivable onthestirrups 20 and '21' and the muzzles or. barrels of the guns are re;-

ceiyed in :the claniping=elements 34. It will 7 thus be seen that zin the'event of an emer-.

. V gen'cy thel-gunsmay be quickly taken from p the holder iwithoutthe. necessity of operating Y my invention as being particularly adapted complicated catches ortlie like. It is'jalso to be understoodthat while I have described for use as zaegun rack I'do not desire to be limited toits use in this capacity in View 1 understanding of the construction, operation and advantages of my invention may be had,

and While I-have .shownand described my invention as embodying a specific structure,

'I" desire that it be understood :that I. may

make such changes in said structure as do not depart from the spir t and scope of the inventionas descr bed. 1 i T said standard, clamping element-formed V rality aof notches in the peripheral edge thereoiibrackets on said plates adjacent the iofi disposed substantially parallel; With the sides'ofthe notches-to .clainp objects therein.

iirlaying thusdescribed iny inven V tl'OIl, What I claim as new and desireto se- 1. In a device of the class described the combination With a ,verti'cal standard, of Isupportingelement formed of a pair of semicircular plates adjustably connected faith of a pair of semi-circular plates adjustably connected with saidIstandard aabove the sup porting 'elementsisaidiclam ping elements beingjof a smaller "diameter than. the support- 7 ing elements, and sp-ringelips on said 1 lamping element :to receive. and engage {objects held bythe supporting elements.

2. In a device ofzthe "character described; the combination with a vertical standard, ot

a supporting element" formed of a .pair of; 0

semi-circular aces, a :clamping; element,

said plates having semi-cylindrical collar" portions projecting upwardpfrom the inner:

edges thereof and "adapted, to engage the- I standard, and nieansfor freleasably: clamping said collars to fthestandard' whereby the elements" are vertically-adj ustable, thereon. i

:iadeyice 0f the class describedthe combination With a standard having. a sup-i porting eleme'ntc'arried thereby, of a pair ofsemi-ioircu-lar plates adjustably connected with the standard, abovethef supporting :elemen-t, said plates being disposed in asingle' p'lane,'the plates beingprovided with :a ,plu-

inner ends of the notches, and spring clips; carriedvbysaid' brackets ,Withv the aWs there 80 In testimony LWhereof, I a-fiix inysi'gnatur'e' hereto. l V

' ,aos PH summon Copies of this patent may 'be obtained-for .flve cents. each, by addressing the'(Cummissioner oi[-?atgnts, WashinE OmD-Q

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U.S. Classification211/64, 211/107, 211/89.1
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/005