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US 1397313 A
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narra ALFRED COEELLI AND FRANK ALBI, OF SPOKA'N, WASHINGTON.
REGISTER FOR FIREARMS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application iled April 26, 1917. Serial No. 164,776.
To all w 710m t may con cem Be it known that we, ALFRED CoPnLLI and FRANK ALBI, citizens of the United States and resident of Spokane, in the county of Spokane and State of lVashington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Registers for Firearms, of which the following vis a specification.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in registers adapted to be applied to firearms, and the primary object ot the invention is to provide a register carried by the firearm, and adapted to designate the number of shots tired by the same, the attachmentl being especially useful to keepers of shooting galleries, whereby the number of shots fired may be kept account of.
Another object of the invention is to provide a register of this character which is easily applied to a firearm` and which is automatically operated by the action of the hammer, each time the firearm is discharged,
to designate the number of times the same is tired.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is easily and simply constructed, inexpensive to manufacture, and one which will be very eiiieient in operation.
lVith these and numerous other objects in view our invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and ar rangement of parts which will be herein re- `ferred to and more particularly pointed out in the specication and claims.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a. rifle with.
our new and improved register applied thereto. showmg the sight opening. through the side of the breech, with which the num-- shown applied to a rifle. but it is obvious' that the same is applicable to any type of firearm, for instance to a revolver, by reducing the size of the parts accordingly and applying the same thereto.
The rifle is provided with the usual type of stock 1, breech 2, hammer 3, and barrel and adjacent parts 1. Our registering atv tachment is applied to one side of the breech 2, and the same when in position is covered by a plate 5 having a sight opening G there- 1n as clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing.
In Fig. 2 of the drawing we have shown the cover-plate 5 removed from the breech, so as to show the interior mechanism for operating the register. The register proper comprises a rotatably mounted disk 7 having a plurality of numbers 8 on its outer side adjacent its peripheral edge, the peripheral edge of said disk beingformed with a plurality of ratchet teeth 9. The disk is also which receives a pin- 8l secured in the stock of the gun so that the disk plate will return to its zero position when released by the locking pawl subsequently to be referred to. A coiled spring 10 is associated with the axle of the rotatably mounted register disk, said spring normally tending to return the disk to starting position, that is, allowing the 0 to register with the Sight opening 6 through the plate 5. To lock the register disk 7 there is provided a spring-pressed locking pawl 11 adapted to engage the ratchet teeth adjacent the outer end of the breech, said pawl having a shank 12 with a head 13 that projects from the same and is exposed through the breech adjacent the barrel. and is movable againstvthe tension of a spring 14 to release the locking pawl from the teeth. so as to allow the coiled spring to returnthe ratchet disk to normal position. This locking pawl however is normally held into engagement with the register disk,.to hold the same against the. tension of the spring. and prevent its rotation in the direction which the spring tends to move the.
and the hammer 3 comprises a pair of piv.
oted levers 15 and 16, the said lever 15 being actuated by the hammer 3, while connected to the lever 16 is a striker 17 which has one Patenten Nov. i5, i921.
provided with a continuous, circular slot 8 end oi'set as shown at 19 adapted for engagement with the lever 15. The lever 15 is provided with a pair of' oppositely turned lateral projections '.20 and 21. the projection 2() being adapted to engage the projection 10 oi: the striker 1T. while the projection 2l is 'disposed normally in the path of movement of the hammer Il. so that ythe latter will more the striker li' and the lever 1h fora purpose presently described.
livotally connected with the lower end of the lever lo is an operating pawl 2:2 that has itsouter end adapted'for engagement with the ratchet teeth i) on the edge of the register disk. Thispawl is acted upon by a spring 23 which tends to raise the said pawl and to move the same rearwardly. so that itV vwill be properly positioned for successive engagement with .the teeth on the disk 7 on repeated releasing of the hammer 3 of the firearm. lVhen the firearm is discharged the hammer will act upon'the lever 15 which through the striker 17 moves the lever 1G and the pawl 22 advances to shift the register disk 7 the distancev of a single tooth and this action is repeated every time the firearm is fired -by the releasing of the hammer 3 thereof. On cocking the hammer 3 spring 23 becomes active to move the pawl 22 rearwardly and upwardly to a position to engage anotherl tooth for the advancements ot the disk. thus it is seen that the latter is successively rotated in a step by step manner. It is obvious that all ot these parts are mounted in a countersunl-z portion in the side of the breech 2. and when in position the cover-plate 5 is positioned thereover to protect the operating mechanism from dirt or dust` and also render the rearm much neater and more attractive in appearance. The only visible evidence of the register is tlirough the sight opening G in the cover-plate that the numbers on the register plate are adapted to successively aline with. lVhen the hammer is moved back, the spring 23 will move the pawl QQ from engagement with the ratchet teeth. and the upward displacement of the. pawl will be limited by the stop 24 thereon engaging the lever 16 or the shoulder r/ upon the latter to position said pawl relative to the next tooth on the disk for the further advance-meut thereof. l
ln operation when the firearm is discharged by pulling the trigger and releasing the hammer 2%. the said hammer will be' projected forward, and will engage the projection 21, moving the lever 15 forwardly.
said movement being transmitted through.
the link 17, and lever 16 to the pawl 22. hence driving the same forward against the spring 23, and into engagement with the, ratchet teeth 9 on the. register disk. rThis will move the register disk one step. against the tension of the coiled spring lo, and will `register the same will'be taken against the tension of the coiled spring 10, so that upon releasing said disk, the same will speedily revolve to normal position;
This type of register for fire arms affords a simple and eflicient device, that is espe- ,cially applicable for use on firearms used in shooting galleries. or the like, wherein the number of shots fired may be Akept track of accurately. The device ma)r be applied to either a rifle or revolver as desired, and when positioned on the tirearm is notvisible, as 4the same is applied t0 the side of the breech. and is covered by the plate thereby not disturbing the general outline of the firearm. or making the attachment cumbersome or troublesome during the operation of said firearm.
lt will be noted that thc register is provided with a prolonged space between the teeth for the numeral 15, and 0 so that after fifteen shots; have been recorded. the device will be prevented from operating, and it will be necessary to release the pawl, to allow the register to return to normal position before. the same will once again operate. This 4space prevents the operating pawl from turning the register continuously against the 'spring 1l)v after one revolution has been' tion thereof will be readily understood, and
itwill be seen that we. ha ve provided a simple and eiiicient meang for carry-ing out the objects of the invention. i
Having Fully described our invent-ion, what we claim as new, and desire t-n Secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A shot register for fire arms comprising a rotatable registering disk having peripheral ratchet teeth. a pivoted level pro` vided with an arm extending into the path ot movementy of the hammer oi the arm to be actuated therebvY in its falling nmven'ient, i a disk actuating pawl carried by said lever, a spring acting on said pawl to retract it and move it into position to engage a succeeding tooth ot' the registering disk, and a retailiing pawl for said disk. v
2. A. shot register for fire alms comprising a rotatable registering disk having perip-hefl ratchet teeti,y a'pivoted leve/r` pro Vvicedvwith an arm extending into the path of movement of the hammer bf the arm tp be'ctuated thieby.,-a disk actuating pdwl- 5. cared bysadlever, :L spring acting on said '.pawlto retracjb it andm'ove 1t into position to engage a, v.ssucceeding tothr'of the registergage and hold said d sk to prevent backwgxd