US 1426967 A
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APPLICATION FILED MAR. 17. 1922.
Patented Aug. 22, 1922.
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MICHAEL DRESGI-IER, a citizen of Jugo-Slavia, residing at Averill Park, in the county of Rensselaer and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gun Supports, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to guns, rifles and similar firearms and has for its purpose the means for supporting firearms in such manner as to relieve the sportsman or soldier of the. muscular strain incident in holding the rifle in extended firing position for considerable periods of time.
Another object is the means provided whereby the supporting element may be ver tically adjusted for use when in kneeling or in more recumbent positions.
Another object is the provision of means for constructing a support that will add little weight to the rifle, that may be compactly folded when not in use and rigidly maintained in operative position when in service.
These and other objects are attained by the novel construction and arrangement of parts, hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a rifle fitted with a support madein accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmental View of the rifle, the grip being broken away to show the interior of the supporting lock case.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the support locking case.
Figure 4 is a modification of the support le Figure 5 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 4.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the numeral 10 designates generally, a rifle comprising a stock 11, hand grip 12 and barrel 13.
Fitted into the underside of the grip 12, is a plate 14, having an oblong depression 15, in which a fiat offset spring 16 is secured by rivets 17 through the bottom 18 formed with the depression; extending outwardly from.
. the plate are a pair of lugs 19 and 20, provided with openings 21 adapted to receive a pivot pin 22.
The plate 141 is secured to the grip 12 by flat head screws 23 seated in countersunk re- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 22, 1922.
Application filed March 17, 1922. Serial No. 544,444.
cesses 24 formed near the ends of the plate, and the metal bushings 25, interiorly screwthreaded, are forced into the grip member and are adapted to receive the threaded por: tion of the screws 23.
The support in its simplest form, as shown in Fig. 1, consists of a rigid oblong leg element 26, terminating in a widened head adapted to engage pivotally between the lugs 19 and 20 of the plate 14.. The head element has an inner edge 27 straight and parallel with the leg element 26 and an end 28, at right angles to the side 27, is slightly extended to give a greater length of surface contactable with the spring 16.
Referring to Figure 2 it will be seen that the leg 26, when folded against the rifle grip 12, is maintained securely in position by the tension of the spring 16 acting against the head, and a like spring action is presented when the support is in vertical or used position, as shown by the dotted lines in F igure 2.
The modification, shown in Figures 4 and 5, consists of a relatively narrow bar 30 provided with a plurality of notches 31 formed in spaced arrangement along one edge.
An oblong tubular casing 32 is adapted to receive. the bar 30, and a pin 33 passes transversely through the bar to prevent accidental loss or removal of the bar by abutting against the lower end of the openings 34 formed in the side walls of the casing 32.
To secure the sliding bar 30 at various positions, a spring35 is fixed to the narrow outer edge of the casing 32 by rivets 36, and a pin 37 is secured to the opposite end of the spring to extend inwardly through an opening 38 formed in the edge wall and is adapted to engage in any of the bar notches 31.
At the upper end of the casing 32, is a head 39 formed and employed in a manner previously described.
The support 26, shown in Figure 1, is made comparatively short, so that it may fold closely adjacent the grip and in so doing, escape contact with the trigger guard 10, while the modification shown, being made in sections, permits the support to be extended and allows the rifle to be elevated to a higher level.
Although the foregoing is descriptive of the preferred embodiments of the invention, it is not intended to be regarded as limitative, for minor changes, in its construction ters Patent-, is I w. .v
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