US 1320751 A
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APPLICATION FILED pEc.1. i911.
1 320,75 1 Patented Nov. 4, 1919.
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OTTO FREYER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
To all whom it may concern: I 7
Be it known that I, O'r'ro FREYER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pistol-Holsters, of which the following is a specification.
The purpose ofthis invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efiicient holster for holding a pistol, revolver, or other fire-arm. Another object is to provide an improved holster having means for automatically preventing accidental removal of with the intention of thewearer.
the holster, as clearly shown in Fig. 1.
the fire-arm therefrom. Still another object is to provide a holster having resilient walls for automatically clamping the fire-arm therein so that it cannot be removed except Still another feature is the provision of an improved holster having means for supporting the same in a convenient and natural position on the body of the wearer, so that the gun can be conveniently removed therefrom when desired. A further object is to provide a holster having improved means for receiving the trigger guard, and adapted also to prevent moisture from gaining access to the fire-arm contained therein. Other objects relate to features of construction and arrangement which will appear more fully hereinafter.
In the drawings- Figure 1 shows a side elevation of the holster with a revolver contained therein;
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 and Fig. 3 is a partial side elevation of the reverse side of the holster.
The holster 10 is constructed preferably of fiber-board, a single sheet of this material being bent along an intermediate line 11, and the meeting edges 12 thereof being united by a series of rivets 13, or the like. The sheet of fiber-board is cut in such form that when the-edges thereof are united by the rivets 13 a holster is formed, having substantially the form illustrated in the drawings, with the rear or inner wall 10 thereof projecting beyond'the outer wall 1O at the open end oi portion of the sheet of fiber-board is out Specification of Letters Patent.
' 1 Application filed. December 1, 1917. Serial No; 204,985.
Patented Nev. 4,1919.
away along the folded edge 11 thereof'near the open end of the holster to form an aperture 14 adapted to receive the trigger guard 15 of the revolver 16, which is shown mounted therein. In forming the aperture 14, the
fiber-board is cut away only on three sides of the aperture leaving a flap 17 extending downwardly from the inner wall 10 of the holster adjacent the body of the wearer.
Metal reinforcing clips 18, preferably of brass, or the like, are secured around the folded edge 11 of the holster at each end of the aperture 14 bymeans of rivets 19. These clips overlap the ends of the aperture 14 and have parts 18 thereof cut out and bent "downwardly to engage the flap 17, which is thus reinforced and held firmly in position. This flap 17 thus serves as a protection for the trigger guard 15 and prevents moisture from gaining access thereto from the body of the'wearer, which is an important ad-' vantage when'the holster is worn within the clothing on the body of the wearer.
An important feature of the present invention is that the sheet of fiber-board, from which the holster is formed, is of such a size and the rivets 13 are so placed that in placing the fire-arm into the holster the resilient walls of the holster adjacent the points 20 will exert a pressure upon the barrel in the upper part of the revolver and prevent the removal of the revolver from the holster ex cept when an intentional pull is exerted thereon by the user. The resilient walls permit a lateral bending thereof when the 'pistol is inserted into the holster, but as soon as the trigger guard 15 enters the aperture 14:, the resilience of'the walls takes up all of the play between the holster and the upper part of the fire-arm, so that the same is held firmly in position in the holster even when the latter is inverted. However, when itis desired to remove the firearm, a quick pull thereon will cause the same to be released by the resilient walls of the holster as the trigger guard rides up over the outer end wall of the aperture 14.
The outer wall 10 of the holster is provided with a pair of slots 21 adjacent the open end, thereof and near the opening 11,
and with another pair of slots 22 at the op- These parallel slots form loops adapted to receive a strap 23, which may be passed single form of the invention for. purposes around the waist or around the shoulders of the wearer and secured in position by means of the buckle 24, or the like. The relative positions of. the slots 21- and 22 permitthe holster to be maintained at thefprope'r incli nation on the body of the wearerto permita ready and convenient removalof the fire -arm when desired. It willv be observed'thatth'e' present invention is of great aclvantage-sl n ce- 3 it may be constructed at very small cost, and,
in practice, it is very convenient and eificient since the fire-arm 1s at all t1mes-.-1na1nta1ned securely in the holster withoutflthefuse; of
can be very quickly removed when thetwearer intentionally wishes to remove it. H e a Although I have shown and described ia of illustration, it will be understood that it may be constructed in various different I forms without departing fromlthe scope. of
the invention as defined in the appended claims. 1 I. v,
WVhat- I claim is: v Y e I l. A pistol holster having an aperturein I the wall'thereof to receive the trigger guard 30 of .a pistol and having resilient walls to clamp the part of thepistol opposite the trigger guard. i
2. A pistol holster having 7 an aperture therein along its edge to receive the triggerguard of a pistol and having a flap'projecting from oneedge' of said aperture adjacent the body of the wearer. I
3. A pistol holster having anaperture therein along its edge to receive the trigger guard of a. pistol, a flap projectingjfrom one edge'of said aperture-and, adapted to extend between said trigger guard and the body of the wearer, and reinforcing clips attached to said holster at each end of said aperture.
4. A pistol holsterhaving an aperture therein along its edge to receive the trigger v guardpfa pistol, a flap projecting from one edge of said; aperture and adapted to extend between said trigger guard and the body ofthe wearer, and reinforcing clips attached to said holster at each end of said aperture, said clips having parts extending downwardly to engagesaidi'fiap.
5. A pistol holster formed of relatively ope'nat one end, the wall of said holster having an aperture through one edge adapted to receive the trigger. guard of the pistol, the walls of said holster being adapted to closely" engage said pistol when the same is inserted and to permit said trigger guard to snap into said aperture du'e'to the resilience of said material.
6;. A pistol holster formed. ofa: single sheet of fiber-board bent along an intermediate line and united along its meeting diate line and united along its meeting edges to form an inclosure open at one end, said sheet having an aperture therethrough a loiig-the-line of the fold to receivetlie trigger guard of apistohthe walls of said hol-' ster being resilient and arranged to clasp the fire-arm abovethe trigger guardi;
p "8. A holster formed of relai zively stifl straps or other fastening means, andfyet it resilient material: forming an inclosure open at one end, the wallof; said holster; be ng cut away along one edge to form an aperture adapted to closely engage said pistol when the same is inserted andto permit sa-icltrigger guardto snap into saidaperture-with aiclicki-ng sound-due to the resilience of said material. I V Y 9. In combination, a pistol holster open 7 at ,one end and comprising means to detachably hold a pistol therein by. engagement with its trigger guard, and. a strap extending-over the outer wall of said holster and attached thereto 'adj-acentsai'd trigger guard and at the diagonally oppositecorner of said holster for secu-ring'the same to the bodyof the wearer: q p
10. Inc'ombination, a pistol holster formed of relatively stifl resilient. j material havin an aperture through one edge thereof to detachably engage the trigger guard of; a pist'ol, and a strapextending'over the outer I wall of said holster and attached thereto adjacent said aperture and at the diagonally opposite corner thereof for securing the same to the body'of the wearer.-
11.; A pistol holster comprising a single sheet of fiber-board bent/along an intermediate'line and united along-its meeting edges to form an inclosure-o-pen' at one end, said fiber-board having an aperture therethrough along its; folded edge adjacent said "open: end'toreceive the trigger guard o'fa pistol, the material cutaway-- to form said aperture beinguni-ted to the body portion alongv one edge of said aperture, whereby a flap-is formed toextenclbetween said trigger guardandthe'body of the wearer.
f 12'; A- pistol holster comprising a single sheet of fiber-board? bent along, an intermediate line-and united along its meeting edges to form an inclosure open-nat one, end-, said fiber-board,- having an aperture. =there metallic clips attached to said fiber-board at the ends of said aperture and comprising parts extending downwardly to 'reinforce'lo said flap.
In testimony whereof, I have subscribed my name.
through along its folded edge adjacent said open end to receive the trigger guard of a pistol, the material cut away to form said aperture being united to the body portion along one edge of said aperture, whereby a flap is formed to extend between said trigger guard and the body of the wearer, and
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