US 1629700 A
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May 24, 1927. 1,629,700
C. F. HARTER HOLSTER Filed Oct. 9. 1926 'zarled .Trad Harrier.
Patented May ranno CHARLES 'FRED HARTER, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
Application filed October 9, 1926. Serial No. 148,474. i
This intention relates to improvements inV the construction of holsters for carrying concealed weapons. such as revolvers Ofiicers oit the law. such as sherill's. policemen. detectives, etc,7 find it necessary to carry concealed weapons for self-protection and so as to be able toprevent the escape of prisoners andcrirninals. TWhere occasion requires an oii'ieer to. draw his weapon it is usually imperative that there shall be no delayas instant possession of the weapon is essential to safety. Instances have happened wheremens lives have been jeoparized and lost because the weapon became entangled in pouch holster of the old style. lt is the vobject of thisI invention to pro-v duce a holster of a simpleI and substantial construction which shall he so made that tl .ie weapon is held in `place by a spring which grips it securel7 and permits the wearer to gain instant possession thereofA by simply jerking itfloose from the holsterby asidewise motion without. lia-ving to lift the gun outl of apouch and thereby affording additional safety to the wearer.
Another lobject of this invention is to provide the end of the. spring with a roller which reduces the friction and facilitates the removal. and insertion of the weapon and at the saine time serves to hold it in place with a firmer grip.
in order better and more clearly to describe my invention reference will now be had to the accompanying drawing in which the invention has been Villustrated and in which--d F l is a view showing my holster in place on the wearer: Y
Fig. Q is a side elevation of the holster, parts being.;` broken away to better disclose the construction;
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3, Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a view looking in the direction of the arrow 4 in Fig. 3 and shows a detail of the construction; and
Fig. is a section taken on line 5,5, Fig. 2.
in the drawing letter A designates the elongated base portion of the holster. This portion is preferably formed from two pieces 'l and 2 of leather and has a slight downward taper. The lower end is formed into a pocket 3 which is intended to receive the muzzle of the revolver barrel 4 (Fig. l). For the purpose of gripping the reim proved Yvolver and holdingl .y placed between the layers 5 which I have l and 2. This spring has a straight part 6 which is providedwith two openings for the reception of the' rivets 7. The remaining portion of this spring is curved and forms a loop have provided a spring which has an opening B. The area enclosed by the loop portion of the spring isl such that itv will receivev that part ofthe revolver which .contains the `cylinder' orf rotor' 8 in the manner shown in Fig. l. of the spring `5 has notch 9 (Fig.v 4). llhepa'r si() forming-the ends of the notch' are curved so as to form eyelets for the re-` ception of the piutl'e 11 on which the roller l2 is journalled. This roller may, 0f course, he made lof any suitable'material such fiber, hard rubber,y wood or any other material that will not scratch the finish ofthe revolver; It will behobserved froinFi'g 3 that the ends l() laref curved inwardly so as to bring the center line of the pintle to the inside of the inner surface of the spring. The parts are so proportioned that the outer surface of the spring when extended is substantially tangent to the surface of the roller. The reason forthis construction is that the spring lies between the two layers l and 2 of leather and the roller wants to extend as far aspossible into the loop. rlhe inside layer 2 terminates adjacent the roller it in'uprightposition I The free end while the outside layer l is preferably eX- tended beyond the end of the spring in the manner shown. in the drawing and by having the outer surface of the roller tangent to the inner surface of the leather covering l. the latter will have a uniform curvature. Another advantage of this construction is that the roller will be in position to more effectively engage' the revolver. The edges of the parts 1 and. 2 are stitched in the manner indicated by numeral 13 and are also stitched along the edges of the spring in the manner indicated by numeral 14. The upper end of the base portion A is provided with aV flap 15 which is adapted to cover the upper end of the revolver so as to protect it from perspiration and so as to cover the hammer.
The revolver is .put into place by first inserting the muzzle of the barrel into the pocket 3 and then shoving the cylinder 8 into position in the loop. When the weapon is to be drawn the handle is grasped by the which the bottom of the pocket Jforms the pivot. This sidewise movement enables the operator to dra7 his Weapon instantly Without danger of having it entangled in a pouch thereby removing a source of danger.
Although I have shown the spring 5 enclosed between tivo layers of leather, this is not essential to my invention Which relates more paticularly to the provision of the anti-friction device represented by the roller.
Having` described my invention what I claim as new is:
l.4 A holster` for supporting a revolver, said holster comprising an elongated, substantially flat base portion, means secured to one end of said base portion for supportingthe same. the other end of said base portion being provided with a shallow pocket adapt-ed to receive the muzzle of a revolver barrel, a spring' having one end secured to said base portion at a. point above said'pockct. said spring being' bent into a loop Vwhich lies in a plane perpendicular to the base portion` the free end of said spring having an anti-friction device adapted normally to engage a portion ot a revolver.
2, A holster for supporting' a revolver, said holster comprising an enlongated, substantially Hat base portion` means secured to one end of said base portionv for supporting the same, the other end of said base portion being provided with a shallow pocket adapted to receive the muzzle of a revolver barrel, a springv having one end secured to said base portion at a point above said pocket, said spring beingY bent into a loop which lies in a plane perpendicular to the base portion, the tree end of said spring having` a roller secured thereto and adapted normally to engage a portion oli a revolver. 3i A holster for supporting a revolver` raid holster comprising` an elongated, substantially flat base porti'oin means secured to one end of raid base portion for supporting' the same, the other end of said base por tion being provided with a shallow pocket adapted to receive the muzzle of a revolver barrel, al spring having one end secured to said base portion at ak point above said pocket, said spring being` bent into a loop Which lies in a plane perpendicular to the base portion. the iree end of said spring having` a roller securedvthereto and adapted to engage a portion of a revolver, the outer surface of the roller being substantially tangent to the projected plane of the outer surface o'` the spring.
In testimony whereof I alix my signature. v
CHARLES FRED HARTEIR.