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M. G. FARQUHAR AND A. H. HILL.
STAND OR SUPPORT FOR FIREARMS.
1,355,660. Patented 0ct.12,1920.
LWZ I UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE.4
moUBnAY Gonn Tennum Am) ARTHUR H'ENnxHIILL, or BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.
STAND on SUPPORT Fon mammas;
Patented Oct. 12, 1920.
Original application filed Aprll 15, 1919, Serial No. 290,267. I Divded and this application filed September 26, 1919. -Serial No. 326,631.
To all 'whom z't may concern:
Be it known that we, MOUBRAY Gonn FARQUHAR and ARTHUR HENRY HILL, subjects of the King of Great'Britain, residmg at Birmingham, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stands or 'Supports for F irearms, of which the following is a specification. f Our invention consists of' the improvements hereinafter described in stands or supports for firearms the said. improvements having for their principal objects to z.facilitate'the carrying of thestand zor support and -to render the detachment'offtheflsame from the fire arm when thelatter'l'is tobe moved from place to vplace unnecessary.
The improved stand-or support .constituting our invention comprises a pair of struts or legs so attached to the fire arm that when not required for use they may be folded into a position approximately parallel with each other and close to the underside of the fire arm in which position they are retained by a spring snap or like fastening, the said struts or legs being so pivoted that when the fastening is released the struts or legs automatically take their depending and outwardly spread or diverging positions for use. The part carrying the struts or legs ls preferably made capable of adjustment longitudinally relative to the fire arm.
We will further describe our invention in connection with the accompanying drawing.
Figure 1 represents in elevation a portion of a fire arm of the kind described, represented and claimed in the specification of our pending U. S. patent application Serial No. 290,267 filed April 15th 1919 of which the present application is a division, with the new or improved stand or support applied thereto, the said stand being in its folded or out of use position.
Fig. 2 is a plan of the same with the legs or struts of the same (portions of which legs or struts are broken away) in their depending or turned down position for use.
Fi 3 is an'end view of the fire arm and stan or support showing the legs or struts of the latter in position for use.
The same letters of reference indicate the same parts in the several figures of the drawing.
onwhich pivots the adjacent ends of the legs or struts a,- a are mounted. The pivots or trunnions b, b are so inclined relativelv to the part on the underside of the fire arm by-.which .they are carried that whenv the said legs or struts a,' a -are turned'thereon from ltherfolded or out of action- -position representedz-in Fig. 1 Iinto their depending position for :use indicated in dotted lines in F ig. Y1.and represented in full-lines in Figs. 2 and 3 they automatically assume the outwardly inclined. orspread out position best seen'inFigxB;
' iTo.provide-.for-fithe longitudinal adjustmentof the standior support relative to 'the fire arm:wejarrangeon the underside of' the fireflarm a girder-like'eor T section bar-f c the ends of which bar o are attached to the block d constituting the seat for the rear end of the tube or casing e of the spring actuating mechanism of the fire arm and the fore end cap or seat f for the said tube respectively.
The pivots or trunnions b, b are carried by the block g the upper side or face of which is shaped to fit and slide on the girder-like or T shaped bar c.
The legs or struts a, a when folded or turned into the out of use position lie side by side or parallel with one another and approximately close together against the underside of the girder-like bar c in which position they are retained by the engagement therewith of catches or a spring snap fastening such as is illustrated in the drawing and which we have found to answer well in practice which consists of a bell crank lever pivoted at i one arm of Which lever consists of a pair of hook-like parts lil, kl which when the legs or struts a, a are raised or turned into their out of use position automatically snap into engagement with holes a1 in the splayed or disk-like feet of the legs or struts a the other arm of the lever indicated as h. The said hook-like parts of the lever are held in their engaging position by the action on the arm h of the lever of the spring k.
When it is desired to release the legs or struts a, a it is only necessary to press the arm h of the snap fastening against the action of the spring k thereby removin the hooks hl from the holes al, the liberate legs falling by their own weight and automatically taking their outwardly inclined or acting position as hereinbefore described.
We wish it to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to the employment of the rigid bar c as the part g thereon may be modified in construction so as to enable itto be fixed to other parts of the fire arm.
A stand or support for fire arms comprising in combination a bar adapted to be mounted on the underside of a fire arm, a head portion slidably mounted on said b r, a pair of strut members pivoted on inclined pins projecting from opposite sides of said head portion, said strut members being formed With flanged portions adja'c'ent their free ends, and a catch member associated ivith the underside of said fireairm and adapted to engage the fianges to retain the strutsin inoperative position.
2. A stand or support for iirearms compr-ising in combination a bar adapted to ble mounted onwfthe under side of a firearm, a head portion slida'bly mounted o-n said bar, a pair of strut members pivoted on 'inciined pins: projecting from opposite sides of said head j portion, said strut members being farmed With flanged portions. adjacent their free ends, said flanges having apertures 1,355,eeo
therein, and a. catch member associated with the under side of said firearm and adapted to engage the ap'ertured flanges to retain the struts in inoperative position.
3. A stand or support for fire arms comprising in combination a bar of T section adapted to be fixed to the underside of a fire arm, a slide -shaped to engage with and work on the T section bar and a pair of legs pivoted to said slide by pins so inclined to the slide .that the legs When folded up it snugly and parallel under the fire arm and when allowed to turn on the screws or pi-vots automatically takeithei-r outwardly inclined or operative position and means associated with the underside of the :fire arm to releasably eng-age said legs- -in 1t-hfeir inoperative position.
4. In a stand 'or support for fire arms having a barrel, a e'yiinder for housing the counter-recoil mechanism and spaced blocks for` Supporting said cylinder from the barne'l, 1a guide bar mounted in said blocks, a slide engaging said guide baar and a pair of legs pivotal'lysupport-ed on said slide.
MQUBRAY GORE FARQJUHAR. ARTHUR HENRY HILL.