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v J. P. HlsE FLASH LIGHT ATTACHMENT FOR REVOLVERS Filed Oct. 1, 1924 fo/7m ZHse MJ angine Patented Dec. 7, 1926..
JOHN P. IIISE, OF HIGHTOWN, VIRGINIA, ASSIGNOR TO THE HISE GUN FLASH LIGHT COMPANY, OF MAR-LINTON, VEST VIRGINIA, A CORPORATON OF WEST VIRGINA.
FLASI-I-LGHT ATTACHMENT FOR REVOLVERS.
Application led October 1, 1924. Serial No. 741,067. l
The object of the invention is to provide a flashlight holder particularly adapted for use in connection with small arms, such as a revolver; to provide initial adjusting means by which the light may be focussed with reference to the sight on the firearm to which it is attached, so that the beam may fall directly upon the object aimed at within the ordinary or usual shooting distance; and to provide an easy and effective adjusting means for positioning the light in the holder for spreading or condensing the beam.
Tith this object in view, the invention consists in a construction and combination of parts of which a preferred embodiment is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure l is a side elevational view of the invention shown applied in an operative position on a revolver.
Figure 2 is a top plan View of the structure of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view on the plane indicated by the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the flashlight holder per se.
Figure 5 is a detail perspective view illustrating the rear end of the flashlight used in connection with the holder.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a revolver of the ordinary construction, preferably of the type customarily carried by ofcers of the law, and 2 denotes a holder which is tubular for the reception of a. conventional flashlight. The end of the holder has a lens 3 with which the lens of the flashlight cooperates for increasing or decreasing the light rays when the flashlight is adjusted. The holder has an elongated slot 4, and adjacent one side or edge of the slot the wall of the holder is cut at 4a and 4b. The cuts extend partially transversely of the wall, thereby causing a yieldable tongue le to be formed. The tongue has a longitudinal groove 4d and on its edge, it is provided with a plurality of notches 5. The flashlight casing 5a is provided with a projection 6 and an adjacent lug 6a. When the flashlight is -inserted in the holder the lug 6a may `cam under the tongue, which yields, until it en gages the longitudinal groove 4d. The projection 6 may also engage with one ofthe notches 5 to hold the ashlight in different adjusted positions. The lug 6a and the projection 6 are caused to engage the groove ll.d and the notches 5 by imparting a partial rotating movement to the flashlight. One end of the holder is flared as at 9j* acting to guide the flashlight into the holder.
A tubular spring clamp 7 is integrally connected to the wall of the flashlight holder by means of an extension rib 8. The clamp is positioned relatively to the holder so as to support the holder for the flashlight a little above and on the left hand side of the barrel of the revolver so that when the light rays from the flashlight are directed toward an object to be located, the revolver will aim at the approximate center of the light rays so that in case the revolver is fired, the shot will strike its mark.
The spring clamp 7 has a longitudinal slot 9 which receives the forward sight l0 of the barrel of the revolver as well as the usual rib l1 extendingbaclr from the sight. In fact, the opposite edges of the slot 9 engage with the opposite sides of the rib and prevent the clamp from rotating relative to the barrel of the revolver.
One end of the clamp is flared at TtL acting to guide the end of the barrel of the revolver into the clamp, when mounting the holder in position. The spring clamp 7 is provided with opposite thumb screws 7b, which are threaded through the wall of the clamp and are engaged with the barrel of the revolver. The thumb screws being adjacent the rear end of the clamp and the latter snugly engaging the barrel at the forward end, the adjustment of the screws, as by the inward movement of the one and the outward movement of the other, will effect lateral movement of the forward end of the holder toward or away from the barrel. By this means, the light may be focussed so that the beam will vfall upon the object aimed at within the ordinary shooting distance of the revolver, which is considered to be approximately twenty feet. It is obvious that these thumb screws may be set so as to prevent any obstruction to the barrel during its insertion into the clamp. When necessary to mount the holder on the revolver the end of the barrel may be easily and very quickly inserted through the clamp withoutinterruption. The lower wall of the clamp is formed with a longitudinal groove 7 c which receives the chamber retaining pin 7d ot the revolver.,
The rear end of the flashlight which may protrude slightly rearwardly of the holder may be provided with a suitable .sign or indication, such as the words Here l am or the like, applied t0 the end of the flashlight in phosphorus, so that the sign or indication is discernible in the dark. This is similar to the sign or indication as referred to in (3o-pending application iiled December 6, 1923, Serial No. 678,994. A coating of shellac or varnish may cover the sign or indication to preserve the same.
The invention having been set forth, what vis claimed is:
1. A flashlight attachment for revolvers, consisting of a tubular holder with a lens in one end and adapted for the reception of a flashlight, a spring clamp slotted and receiving the barrel of the revolver, so that the opposite edge of the slot may engage on either side of the forward sight and a rib running back from the sight, and a spacing rib between the spring clamp and the holder to prevent the holder from interfering with the forward sight.
2. A flashlight attachment for revolvers consisting of a holder having a lens and adapted for the reception of a flashlight, a tubular spring clamp attached to the holder near the bottom and to the right hand side thereof for supporting` the holder at the top and to the left hand side of the barrel of the revolver, the tubular spring clamp being slotted to engage on either side of the forward sight and the rib running back from the sight, and means on the spring clamp for centering the barrel of the revolver with respect to the clamp.
3. A flashlight attachment for small firearms consisting of a holder having a lens at its forward end, the holder being of tubular form and having means for maintaining it on the barrel of the firearm, and a flashlight telescopinly engaged in said holder, the latter being provided with a tongue notched on its edge and the flashlight having a projection selectively7 engageable with said notches upon angular or turning movement of the light in the holder, the tongue and the flashlight having co-operating releasable locking means precluding angular or turning movement of the flashlight in the holder when the projection is engaged with a notch.
4:. A flashlight attachment for small firearms consisting of a holder having a lens at its forward end, the holder being of tubular form and having means for maintaining it on the barrel of the firearm, and a flashlight telescopingly engaged in said holder, the latter being provided with a tongue notched on its edge and the flashlight having a projection selectively engageable with said notches upon angular or turning movement of the light in the holder, the tongue being provided with a longitudinal groove and the flashlight having a lug engageable in said groove when said projection is engaged with any one of said notches.
In testimony whereof he aiiiXes his signature.
JOHN P. HISE.