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Publication numberUS1288684 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1918
Filing dateMar 5, 1918
Priority dateMar 5, 1918
Publication numberUS 1288684 A, US 1288684A, US-A-1288684, US1288684 A, US1288684A
InventorsJohn W Roe
Original AssigneeJohn W Roe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic rifle-rest.
US 1288684 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J. w. ROE.



1 ,288,684. Patented Dec. 24, 1918.



AUTOMATIC nIrLn-nns'r.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Join: W. Ron, a citizen of the United States, residing at Akron, in thecounty of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Im provements in Automatic Rifle Bests, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has for an object to provide a device designed to support the forearm while holding a rifle so as to insure ac curacy of aim and to relieve fatigue.

Another object of the invention is to provide a rifle rest of the character above described including a member designed to be secured to the side beneath the arm and a member secured to the arm having a swiveled connection to the first member Where by to support the arm in an extended position and to permit the arm to be lowered to the side when the rest is not in use. I

In addition to the foregoing my invention comprehends improvements in the dc tails of construction and arrangement of the correlative parts to be hereinafter more fully described and particularly set forth in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings in which similar and corresponding parts are designated by the sam characters of reference throughout the several views in which they appear Figure 1 is a View in perspective illustrating the manner in which my improved rifle rest is used.

Fig. 2, is a transverse section taken on the line 22 of the preceding figure.

Fig. 3, is a similar view taken on the line 33 thereof.

Fig. i, is a detail view in section illustrating the swivel joint with the arm supporting the member in an extended position.

Fig. 5, is a view of the joint in front elevation in a position corresponding to that shown in the immediately preceding figure.

Fig. 6, is a view of the joint in side elevation illustrating the manner in which the arm supporting member may be moved downward, and

Fig. 7 is a detailed perspective of one section of the hinged joint.

With reference to the drawings, 10 indicates the body attaching member in the form of a traversely curved plate designed to engage the left side beneath the arm and having its upper end concaved as at 11 to partly encircle the arm at the shoulder. A

Specification of Letters Patent. I Patented Dec, 24 1918 Application filed March 5, 1918. Serial No. 220,533.

strap 12 is provided having a relatively broad attaching portion 13 intermediate its ends for attachment to the outer surface of the plate 10 whereby the terminals of the strap maybe embraced about the body and connected through the medium of a buckle or the like 14. The plate 10 is disposed in a vertical position and mounted upon the upper end adjacent the concaved port-ion 11 is a joint consisting of a plate 15 applied thereto to the outer surface of which is secured a plate 16 having laterally extending ears 1'? formed at the ends thereof. A bolt 18 'is provided with a head which is entered into a countersunk opening in the plate 16 and then extended through the plate 15 and finally entered into an opening in the plate 10. A washer or nut 19 is then applied to the projecting end of the bolt whereby to pivotally mount the plate 15 for rotary movement. relative to the plate 10. Disposed betweenthe ears 17 is the inner enlarged end 20 of the arm support 21 which is in the form of a strip of metal or similar material concaved to conform to the under side of the arm and to extend approximately from the elbow to the shoulder. The enlargemeht 20 is formed with a lug 22 which may engage one edge of the plate 16 in one position as shown in Fig. 4. The plate 16 is furthermore provided with a pair of longitudinally extending ears 23 which embrace opposite sides of an apertured lug 24 extending laterally from the plate 15. A rivet or the like is then inserted through said lugs 23 and 24 whereby to pivotally mount the plate 16 for movement relative to the plate 15.

In use, that is when the device is in extended position, the parts are positioned as shown in Fig. 4. It will be noted that the arm supporting member 21 is thus positioned for movement in a vertical plane about the rivet or pin 25 which should at this time be in a horizontal position. The lug 22 will engage the lower edge of the plate 16 so as to support the arm supporting member 21 in a horizontal or extended position, said member 22 forming a stop to limit downward movement thereof. The rifle may now be readily supported without fatigue and the accuracy of aim insured. To permit the arm to be swung downward when the rifle is not to be used, the arm while in an extended position is given an axial rotative movement through approxi- .mately one quarter of a circle so as to dispose the pin in a vertical plane thereby rotating the plate 15. This brings the parts in a position shown in Fig. 6. 7 may. now be lowered inasmuch as movement The arm of the arm supporting member 21 is permitted, rotation taking place around the pin 26 which connects the ears 123 and 24:. 1 Free movement of the arm in a lowered position is now permitted and to dispose the arm in the opposite position it is only necessary to reverse the operation 'just described.

- While I have illustrated and described attachment to the body, an arm supporting member, a plate swive'l'edto thebody attaching member, a member hingedly connected to the plate, and a hinged connection between said last member and'the arm supporting member. V

2. A r1fle rest including a member for attachment to the body, a plate meunted thereon for'rota'tion, a; second plate appliedto the first, spaced ears on the second plate, a

lug on the first plate 'engageable therebe- 4- 5;, L 11 V 1 tween bU ivmany (301111661? the second'piate for movement relative to the first, spaced ears on the second plate an arm supporting member, an enlargement on one end thereof for engagement between the second mentioned ears of the second plate, a pin piv- 'otally connecting said arm supporting mem her and second ears, and a lug on said arm supportingmember for-engaging the second plate to dispose "the arm supporting member in a position at substantial right angles to the body attaching member in one position thereof; said body attaching plate and arm supporting member when moved in apos tionitoward parallelism permitting universal movement therebetween;

3.-A rifle rest including a body plate, a member mounted on saidplate for rotation relative thereto, a second memberpivotally mounted uponthe first member for movement in a plane at substantially right angles to the plane of movement of the first memher, and a thircl'member for supporting the arm pivotally connected to the second member for movement in a plane at substantially right angles to the planes ofmoveinent of either the first or second members.

- In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses. V

I v 1 JOHN ROE. Witnesses: e 'w GCHAT,


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U.S. Classification42/94
International ClassificationF41C33/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41C33/001
European ClassificationF41C33/00B