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Publication numberUS1681172 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1928
Filing dateApr 5, 1928
Priority dateApr 5, 1928
Publication numberUS 1681172 A, US 1681172A, US-A-1681172, US1681172 A, US1681172A
InventorsCocho Frederick S
Original AssigneeCocho Frederick S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Novelty pistol
US 1681172 A
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Aug. 21, 1928. 1,681,172

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App licatlon filed April 5, 1928. Serial No 267,690. 7

This invention relates to improvements in novelty firearms, and has for its primary object to provide a small, compact, easil t carried pistol or weapon of approximate y the size and appearance of an ordinary fountain pen in order that the device may be carried conveniently in the pocket of the user in a far more satisfactory manner than can be accomplished with a firearm of standard form;

In In accordance with the invention there is provided a novelty firearm consisting of a diameter formed to comprise separable barrel, firing pins and stock sections, the barrel section being removable from the firing pin section in order to permit of the msertion or removal of a cartridge into and from the device, while the stock section is provided with a spring actuated plunger whlch, upon predetermined operation, is adapted to forcibly strike the firing pin, arranged 1n the firing pinvsection, so that thefiring pin will be brought into contact with the cartridge 1n order to produce the necessary percusslon to explode the latter, the arrangements and construction of the various sections of the devlce permitting the latter to be of uniform diameter approximately throughout its length so that the idea of compactness in the form of /t-he device may be fully carried out.

' Another object rests in the provision of a garment engaging clip which is carried by the stock section of the device by meansof which the latter is held in a secured posltlon .within the pocket of the clothing of the user. This clip also serves in the additional capacity of a trigger by having a-portion thereof formed to engage with the stem of the spring actuated plunger, which projects from one end of the stock section, whereby the clip operates to retain the spring plunger m a. set or cooked position so that when the sad clip is actuated, in the manner of an ordinary trigger, the spring plunger wlll be released to permit of its forcible travel mto engagement with'the firing pin and to thereby permit of the exploding of the cartridge situated .within the barrel section.

With these further objects in view, whichwill be pointed out as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangements of arts, hereinafter fully described and particu arly pointed out in the appended claims.

.noveltypistol in its entlrety. T

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is .a view in side elevation of the improved novelty firing device comprisln lihe present invention,

igure 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken through the device,

Figure 3 is a similar view partly in secz on showing the plunger in retracted. p0si-- Figure 4 is an end elevation as seen from g the left of Figure 1, cylindrical structure of substantially uniform Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view on the line 5-5 of Figure 2, and

Fi ure 6 is a transverse sectional view on the line 66 of Figure 2. Referring more particularly to the drawngs the number 1 designates m improved e pistol is formed to comprise a plurality ofseparable, longltudinally aligned sections, the numeral 2 indicating the barrel section of the pistol,

thenumeral 3 the firing pin section and the numeral 4 the stock section. The barrel and firing pin section 2 and 3 are of the same cross sectional diameter, while the stock section 4, in this instance, possesses a slightly greater diameter. In general, the diameterof the pistol and the complete length thereof com pare closely with corresponding dimensions of an ordinary fountain pen.

The barrel section includes the usual longitudinally extending bore 5, and the inner end of this boreis adapted to receive a cartridge or bullet 6, the extreme inner end of the bore being slightly enlarged in order to constitute a seat 7 for the rim of the cartridge. Exteriorly the inner portion of the barrel section is provided with an annular shoulder 8, which terminates in a threaded extremity 9, the latter being receivable within an internally threaded socket 10 formed in the outer end of the firing pin section 3.

The reduced threaded extremity 9 of the barrel section is threadedly received within the socket 10 after a cartridge has been placed in the inner end of the bore 5. This brings the rim of the cartridge into cooperation with a slidable firing pin 11 which is movable longitudinally within a guide opening rovided in the section 3. The inner end 0 the section 3 is exteriorly threaded as at 12 and is adapted to be received within an internally threaded pocket 13 formed in the outer end of the stock section'4.

The stock section at has arranged for slid- 11o 7V ing the portion 16 the plunger head may be withdrawn within the pocket 13 so as to be spaced from the firing pin 11. Then by releasing the stem 15 the plunger head acting underthe influence of a spring 17', arranged within the stock section, is projected forwardly so as to contact with the pin 11, the latter in turn contacting with the rim of the cartridge or other location, to explode the latter and project a missile through the bore of the barrel section 2.

Arranged on the stock section 4 is a pivoted clip 18, the forward portion of which being provided with a barrel shaped enlargement 19 by means of which the clip serves to secure the device within the pocket of the user after the manner of a fountain pen clip. In addition to this function, however, the inner end of said clip is rovided with an inturned lip 20 which resi iently engages with the stem 15. When the stem is retracted against the influence of the spring 17 the lip 20 engages with a groove 21 provided annularly within the stem 15, thereby serving to hold the plunger head in a retracted position against the influence of the firing spring 17. In the use of the device this permits the latter to be held readily within the hands of the user and may be pointed in a weapon like manner. Then by depressing the outer or forward end of the clip 18, the

lip 20 is elevated from engagement with the groove 21. This frees the stem 15 and allows the plunger head 14 to respond to the influence of the spring 17, producing the desired impact upon the firing pin 11 to explode the cartridge 6.

In view of the foregoing it will be seen that the present invention provides a simple, compact and effective pistol which may be conveniently carried in the pocket of the user with the same degree of convenience which may be made in the specific form of the de- 7 vice illustrated without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as the latter has been expressed in the following claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In a novelty pistol, a barrel; a spring actuated firing member movable longitudinally of said barrel and projecting from one end thereof, said barrel being of substantially uniform diameter throughout its length,

and a movable clip arranged upon oneend of said barrel for supporting the latter in connection with the garment of the user, said clip being also adapted for engagement with the firing member to control the opposite movement of the latter.

2. In a novelty pistol, separable barrel, firing pin and stock sections, a spring actuated plunger slidably carried by said stock section, an operating extremity connected with said plunger and extending exteriorly of the stock section, and a garment engaging clip carried by saidstock section for retaining the pistol in an upright position within the pocket of the user, said clip being formed for engagement with the operating extremity of said plunger to retain the latter in a retracted position against the influence of a spring.

3. In a novelty pistol, a firing structure of substantially uniform diameter throughout the length thereof, a spring actuated plunger slidably mounted for axial movement In one end of said body structure, and a garment engaging clip mounted on said body structure, one end of said clip being adapted to engage with said plunger to hold the latter in a retracted position against the influence of its spring. i

' In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

FREDERICK s. 000110.

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U.S. Classification42/1.9
International ClassificationF41C9/00, F41C9/02
Cooperative ClassificationF41C9/02
European ClassificationF41C9/02