US 1547800 A
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F.' FRANZ REVOLVER HOLSTER vFiled Jan. 1v, 192s Y Patented 4July 2.8, 1925.
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Befit known `Vthat'I, 'FERDINAND 4FRAiv-`Z,Ifa. jcfitizen'i'iof t-hefUnited '-States, residing at YOnk'er'a-V i'nthe county of Westchester and "StateofNew Yorkjhave invented a certain new-liand'useful improvement Revolver fHolst'er's, of which the following isa specification'. y
The invention relates to holsters ada-pte to" receive revolversi"iof`^the usual types, and the object of the invention is to provide a holster in which the revolver vwill be held reliably while presented for instan-t withdrawal, and from which the revolver may be easily and quickly drawn for service, and which shall be simple in construction and eminently durable.
The invention consists in certain novel features and details of construction by which the above objects are attained, to be hereinafter described and claimed.
The accompanying drawings form a part of this specification and show the invention as it has been carried out in practice.
Figure 1 is an elevation of the front or outer face of the improved holster.
Figure 2 is a vertical section taken on the line 2-2 in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a horizontal section taken on the line 3 3 in Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a face view of the spring used as an aid in holding the revolver engaged in the holster pouch.
Figure 5 is an edge view corresponding to Figure 4.
Similar reference numerals indicate the same parts in all the figures.
The holster comprises a back member 10 the main portion of which is rectangular in form, which may be understood to be of thick leather, and a corresponding front member 11 of the same but preferably thinner imaterial. The upper portion of the back 10 is folded inwardly upon itself at 12 to form a wide upwardly extending loop 13 adapted to receive a belt, not shown, and having the concealed edge 14 of the folded flap projecting as a shoulder on the inner face of the back. Thev front 11 is of less height than the back main portion and is joined thereto by the lines of stitches 15 and 16 along the vertical side margins of the back, and a line of stitches 17 along the bottom pplcationnled January 1 7, 1925i Serial No.
unargin, "thus formingl lpocketfor jgoiic-h 'openatthe topand shapedftol conform a'p-k p'roximately f to 'the' outline of4` the 'revolver by 'irregular Vline* of stitches 1,8 Vexteriding through both members from the bottoinfmarmemberll-at-l the opposite-edge.
A lining of strong duclrorthe likefp'ref# erably' ina single sheet, isap'pliedl upon and cemented. to Atheii'in'er fades of the b'ack'iand fronty members and is preferably waterproofed; the lining portion 19 covers the entire interior of the front 11, and the pore tion 20 extends from the bottom of the back 10 lto a line within the adjacent faces of the loop 13 where it is secured by the transverse lines of stitches 21 joining such faces in the `formation of the loop. yThe upper margin of the front lining portion 19 is joined to the front member 11 by a line of stitches 25 along the top, and the other margins of the lining are secured by the lines of stitches Vwhich join the front to the back.
tending from the upper margin of the front 11 part way down the latter andV is secured at the top by the line of stitches 22.
The projecting shoulder provided by the edge 14 of the folded back member 10 is so located as to engage the cylinder, or other laterally projecting portion of the revolver when the latter is thrust fully into the holster pouch, as indicated in Figure 2, and prevent its accidental removal therefrom; the engagement being caused by the inherent resilierlce of the leather and the shape of the ouc p In order to insure such engagement, a transversely disposed spring 24 of flat metal is introduced between the covering 23 and lining portion 19, loosely held in place by lines of stitches 25 and 26 across the front 11 which also serve in joining the lining 19 and covering 23 to such front, and the narrow transverse pocket thus formed is so located that the tendency of the spring 24,
inclosed in the curved front ll, to straighten itself exerts sufficient pressure upon the re.
volver to hold the latter yieldingly engaged with the shoulder until intentionally released.
A plane flat spring may be employed but in order to lessen the tendency of the active fcurvedvunder thestress, engages the lining '19 vand covering 2?? and the frame of the4 revolver atQS in Figure 3, and thus resists Y endwise movement toward such rounded side ofthe holster, and also exerts pressure 1n i 20g i of the holster and grasping the butt of the vvvveapon, the pouch is automatically distended the direction to force the revolver cylinder Y into engagementvvith the shoulder 14.
On introducing the hand into the pouch suiciently tov release the revolver and permit instant Withdrawal.
The holster described comprising a back member and a front member joined to form a pouch adapted to `receive the barrel and cylinder of a revolver, `said back member extended above said frontl member and folded upon itself to provide a belt-loop, the
' edge of such folded portion forming a transverse shoulder on the interior of said pouch adapted to engage said revolver, and a transverselyyextended springloosely inclosedy in said front member and arrangedV to press said revolver into such engagement, vsaid spring having an inwardly bent end adapted to engage with said front member and pre-` vent endvvise movement of'said spring.
In testimony that I claim they invention above set forth I aiX my signature hereto.