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Publication numberUS1484650 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 26, 1924
Filing dateNov 6, 1922
Priority dateNov 15, 1921
Publication numberUS 1484650 A, US 1484650A, US-A-1484650, US1484650 A, US1484650A
InventorsCamille Joriot
Original AssigneeCamille Joriot
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pistol and mechanism which can be concealed in any portable object
US 1484650 A
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Feb. 26 1924.

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PISTOL AND ainonnnrsn-wnron- CAN-3E oononetnn nnnyronrnnnn ona'ncr.

- Application filed-November 6, 1922; Serial 2N0. 599,889,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CAMILLE J 03101, a

citizen of the French Republic, residing at Lac-on-Villers, in the Department du Doubs and Republic of France, have inventedjcertain new and useful Improvements in Pistols and Mechanisms Which Can be Concealed in Any Portable Object,of which'the following isa specification.

The present invention relates to a pistol which can be concealed, with its mechanism,

in any portable object such as for example:

a walking stick, sunshade, umbrella, whip,

hunting crop," sundry weapons, policemans It can also be ap plied to any object not having a handleand which can be grasped-at the part containing the device forming the object ofthe invention such for example as a feather-brush,

broom, butchers saw, marine telescopeor the like. 1

The-device may also be concealed inany fixed or movable object, such as an iron or wooden door-bar, brake-lever or changespeed lever or motorcars, perambu'lators, hand-cars, travelling-bag handles, bicycle handle bar, or the like, in short in any part of an article of furniture, a tool or even in anyplace forming part of a dwelling;

To enable the invention to be more readily understood,'it is described hereinafter as applied to a walking stick, which is shown in general view in the annexed" drawings, where: I

Fig. 1 is the handle of a walking stick, provided with arecess for the mechanism. Fi 2 is a sectional view of the butt, with the pistol. I r

' Fig. 3 is an end view of the pistol.

' i Fig. i is an end View of the butt.

' Fig. 5 is asection on the line (1-0 of Fig. 6 is a view analogous to that of Fig.

2, the pistol itself beingremoved. I

Fig. 7 shows the butt, detached from the remainder of the walking stick.

Fig. 8 represents the mechanism intended to be lodged in the handle of the walking stick. I

Fig. 9 represents the mechanism other position.

Fi 10 shows the mechanism with the striking pins cocked. Y

in anfixed in' three points;

. Fig: 11 shows the mechanism with the striking pins uncooked, q i

Fig. 12 is a viewiof the base plate ofthe mechanism. ,1, t V Fig. 13' is {another View of this plate; 7 F ig- 14 shows the said plate in; another position. v H

Fig.15 is-an end view as seen from the .frontend of the mechanism. 1 t Fig. 16- shows' the plate in another .posi-' Fig. 17 is an end View as seen from the rear end of the mechanism.

Fig. 18' shows the pin intendedito cock the piston'in the, butt and the striking pins of the mechanism.

Fig. 19 represent's'a detail. 7 p a Fig. 20 represents the invention in general view as applied to a bag of textile fabrica Fig. 21' is a cross ofthebag. V I I t Fig. 22 representsthe arrangement as applied to aleather "bag," I A! I I F'g. 23 shows a bag-to which'the pistol is Fig. 24 is a view of the revolving plate of m h n The walking stick'fto which theobject of the present invention is applied consists of 4 partsythe handle 1 containing the mechanism described'hereinafter; the cylinder or pistol 2 containing thebarrels; the butt 3 making part ofthe walking stick and the end 4, which is an extension of the butt;

The handlel- Which may have any desiredform, as illustrated, isprovided near the curved part with a hollow 5 intended to receive the; mechanism. The end of this handle is threaded at 6soas to enable it to engage with the screwed part 7 of the cylinder or'p'istol 2. Q

The cylinder 2 comprises two barrels 8, atjthe .entrance of which the cartridges are inserted; in 'this cylinder there is likewise, under the barrels 8, alongitudinal hole 9 through which a pin 17 may be passed. The butt comprises a tube 3 in which a pis ton 11- can'move, said piston having two pins 12 which engage in .the barrels 8 of the pistol'2. i :The piston 11 is connected to a strongspiral spring. 13, which is fixed at its other end to the'bottom of the tube at 14. This piston 11 has at its front end a section of the upper part 7 threaded 1101515 into which the end of. the

pin'lO may be screwed it is also provided with a springQstop 1'6 and a; stem 17, The

end '20 of the stem 17 carries a stop arrange ment compris ng a .form of lever, with a pivoting point in the centre at .2 and of which theend 20" (Fig. 8) is displaced from the centre line'so that in bearing upon H the bottom ofthe'hole'30 (Fig.:1 1) thedevice engages the plate -18of the mechanism disposed in the handle. The tube 3 'is provided' with an insiderecess 17 formed 7 as an inclined plane over one half of the circumference of the said tube. zTo displace V as shownflin Figure 2 the pin10 lis screwed into the threaded hole- 'and the' pin 10 is thepist'on 11 ready to receive the pistol2 pulled until the stop 16 drops into the recess 17"; the piston thenoccupies th e'position shown in Fig. 6 in this'position the pins'12- 'project'and can engage in the barrels 8.

The end 1 of the walking stick iszcon- 'nected with-the butt by a pin or anyiother suitable means. V v

1 The mechanism intended to be lodged in the recess-5 of the handle 10f the walking stick comprises a metallic blockhaving a rev-v 'oluble plate 18 provided with holes the un- 3 erforated part engaging with the striking pins when cocked.

P Therear of'this iplate l8cwhich isactuated by a-lever'19 operating as asear engages the stop 20 ton 11*(Fig. 8). The plate-" 18 has teeth 21 finger 23, an inclined plane 24 and several springs; The block is introduced ,into' the which in succession are engaged by a pawl or click 22 formed integral with the lever- The mechanism' moreover comprises a recess '5 of the handle where it is'kept in place by a groove with which a finger 26' enages. A nut is screwed into the recess 5 ntended forthemechanism so as to keep the said mechanism in places This nut is of steel'and is pierced with holes intended to allow the striking pins'to pass therethrough moreover it intercepts foreign matter which might get intothe mechanism and 'prevent its action. To -c'ock the strikingpins the in 10. is screwed into the hole 27 said pin eing pulled backto the endofits travel;

7 in this movement, the: ends 28'of the striking insare disposed behind the plate 18 ;;the

finger-.23 engaging in the inclined plane 24,

thus displacingthepawl' or click 22, where- .upon the the pin 10. (4).:Introduc ofthe pin 17 of the pie-1 ring the sear lever 19 a. 1 0nd shot .is fired.

threaded hole27 then pull back, to the end of its travel. The purpose of this move ment is to cook the striking pins and 7 7 when this-is'eflected the pin is unscrewed and'withdrawn.from'the hole 31. V (2). 'Unscrew the handle at; 6, introduce the handle again. Thepistol' is'now loaded.

the cartridges'into the barrels and screw on 7 v Hold the u t slwith the left hand,

screw thepinlO into the hole 15, and cook the pistonll in the manner as stated above,

gages with. the "groove 17 then withdraw the stem 17: into the hole by pulling it' until thestop or catch 16 en -9 iand' t he pins 12 ointo1the barrels; push -well home,l,and turngthe butt in the left hand I to the right until disengagement-takes place owing to" the:stop 16. cooperating with the inclined plane innthe-g'roovel7. -,As soon walking stick.

Itv is ready .to be used as a fire-arm.

V as this disengagement has-t'akeng place, all the parts'are associated with each other and r with the spring 13, and the walkingstick then presents the appearance of an ordinary QIn': order to shoot, press the lever 19 down 7 tothe end of its travelywhenthe plate 18" will rotate to the extent of; the first tooth and: expose an orifice which affords a ,p assage to the stop"20w.of*the pin 17. The 7 spring 13 brings the piston 11' back into the butt and the pins 12 issue from theban rels. fThe 'bu'ttfis then separated from thewalking stick and the piston and the t V springs occupy in the butt 'the position shown inxFig. 7 Therefore there remains in the hand of the person who is using. the

walking stick, the handle to which the pistol is always screwed. During this first movement of the plate 18 the striking pins remain cocked, their ends resting against the unperforated part of the said plate." On allowing the sear 19 to rise again under the action of l its spring, the clickor pawl 22'catches into the second tooth of plate 18 V 1 and if the sear 19 is o'perated a second time the 1 plate 18 rotates to the extentof the length of travel of the second tooth "and brings oneof the orifices'opposite to the; first striking pin, which by traversing-this orifice discharges the first shot, ,On' operatthird time ithe seci With this walking stick accidents are impossible; supposing that it were to fall and that the disengagement of the stop 20; 'wereeflected, it would still be necessary to press on the sear in order to let thecstriking pins go. However a safety arrangement has been provided. 'It consistsv of a pin ends the letter F (fire) and at the. other end the letter S (safety). This pin which can be operated from outside, acts on a lever V 32 (Fig. 10) which may bear at one of its 33 which can engage the, sear lever 19, and may be hidden by a moveable ferrule forming an ornament on thehwalking stick handle.

In the arrangement as shown, the sear lever does not project" from the walking stick and is not visible as it is coveredby a superimposed piece which blends with the surrounding parts: of..the stick and is painted the same colour as the latter. In order to operate the sear it is only necessary to press upon the superimposed piece. Obviously, this piece might be replaced by a projecting knob without thereby modifyin the principle of the invention.

he walking stick may be arranged for more than 2 shots. If for instance itwere arranged for 3 shots, it would be necessary to have 3 barrels, and three striking pins,

and one tooth would have to be added onthe plate.

If it were desired to transform an existing fire-arm for example a Browning, this transformation would necessitate the use of one of the parts of the mechanism forming the subject of the present inven-- tion.

It is obvious that one might combine with this pistol a known extractor device, which would permit ejecting the fired cartridge-cases automatically.

The tubes, envelopes and the like are of light and unoxidizable metal, for instance, of duralumin.

Similarly, the piston, the pins, the mechanism as well as all the parts brought into direct contact with steel, or, as far as possible, one of'these parts is made of duralumin in order that no rust may be formed.

In most fire-arms, the cocked striking pins are directly opposite the cartridges. The mechanism of the pistol forming the subject of the present invention presents the peculiarity that the cartridges are separated from the striking pins by a revoluble plate. This novel arrangement therefore permits of a maximum of security being obtained. It will also be noted that the first action exercised on the sear lever sep arates the walking stick or other article into two parts, and by continuing to ress on the same lever the cartridges are red.

It goes without saying that the pistol may be advantageously utilized without disguising it, as it forms an excellent weapon of defence, owing to the rapidity with which it can be brought into action, as well as the absolute security it affords when in estate of rest.

By way of variation, the present invention is shown as applied to a bag of textile fabric (Fig. 20). This bag is mounted on three bars 32', 33 and 34. The pistol and its mechanism are concealed in 35, which is connected with 34, but can be detached therefrom by pressing on the catch lever, as in the case of the walking stickdescribed above;.34' and 35 are arranged above 33 to which they are connected by a coupling 36. 37 forms a second coupling. 32 comprises a clamp which connects it with 33 on disengaging this clasp 32 and 33 may be separated toopen the bag which isfixed to buckles orr-ings which slide on' the staves.

For a leather bag or valise the handle of a walking stick is placed in the centre thereof, the part 38 (Fig. 22) of said handle being introduced into the said bag so that on pressing on the sear lever, as has been stated above, there remains nothing in the hand but the handle with the pistol. In some cases a carrying cover might also be combined with this arrangement.

If the leather bag in question is to carry rather a heavy load the following arrangement may be adopted said arrangement permitting fixing to the bag, in three points, the part containing the pistol and its mechanism. In this case there is no curved handle. The pistol is fitted with a revolving plate 39, provided with a notch 41 and a this moment the click 40 passes through this notch under the weight of the load. The

click or pawl 40 is lodged in a mounting 43 in the form of a reversed letter T of which the ends 44, 45 bear articulated clicks (or pawls) 46, 47 provided with springs at the sides. The load carried by the click 40 come presses the e'licks 46 and 47 and clamps them into the extremities 48, 49 of the pistol. The latter is therefore well connected with the bag in three points. To support the load until the clicks (or pawls) 46, 47 are hooked on to the extremities of the pistol the click 40 is provided in its longitudinal direction with a strong spring 50. The clicks (or pawls) 46, 47 are hidden in an envelope or otherwise so that nothing in the appearance of thebag will reveal the presence of a firearm. By pressing on the catch levers the clicks or pawls 46, 47 are separated from the bag so that only the pistol remains in the hand. It will be seen that when the pistol is fixed in several points, as in the bag A pistol mechanism, adapted to be conc'ealed in a portable object, comprising the sage of said pins whensaid holes are brought into register with said pins, said 1 7 plate normally serving to hold said pins cocked position, andmeans for rotating f 10 said late step bystep to permit the passage of said pins through said latein sncvoessively firing the cartridges p aoed'i'n barrels in the pistol. s r V In testimony whereof I aifix my signs;- ture, in j'pres'enge'of two witnesses. i

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5282332 *Mar 25, 1992Feb 1, 1994Elizabeth PhilipsStun gun
U.S. Classification42/52
International ClassificationF41C9/00, F41A19/21, F41A19/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41A19/21, F41C9/00
European ClassificationF41A19/21, F41C9/00