US 1729514 A
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Patented Sept. 24, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT Wise GEORGE w. LORIMER, or TROY, OHIO, ASSIGNOR ToBLAoK rnonucw COMPANYbE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION or ILLINOIS RECOIL PAD Application filed January 3, 1929. Serial No. 330,113.
This invention relates to recoil pads adapted for use on the butts of guns to cushion the recoil thereof, although the invention may be employed in other relations.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a recoil pad of resilient material, the inherent cushioning action of which is augmented by the provision of openings therein, certain of which may be selectively plugged to vary or localize the cushioning action of the pad to suit the desires of the individual.
Another object of the invention relates to the arrangement of the openings, as will be apparent from a consideration of the following specification and accompanying drawings,
wherein Fig. 1 is a side elevation of an embodiment of the present invention, shown attached to the butt of a gun stock.
Fig. 2 is a broken perspective view of the same.
Fig. 3 is an elevation of the pad partly in section, and
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a length of material which may be used for plugging certain of the openings in the pad.
In the drawings, 10 is the butt of a gun stock to which is attached, by means of screws 11, the recoil pad indicated generally by the numeral 12. The pad preferably has a base 13 which may be formed of hard rubber on the inner surface of which are washers 14 through which the screws 11 or other fastening devices pass. The body 15 0f a pad is preferably formed of flexible or resilient material, such as rubber, and is provided with openings 16 through which a tool, such as a screw driver, may be inserted in attaching the pad to the gun stock. The base 13 and the resilient portion 15 are preferably secured together by cementing or vulcanizing.
In the modification shown, two rows of transverse openings 17 and 18 are provided which extend through the pad. The openings 18 are connected in pairs by arcuate slots 19 which also extend transversely of the pad. Alternate openings of the other row are adjacent the centers of the arcs of the curved openings 19, as shown clearly in Fig. 1. This construction provides a pad having considerable cushioning effect, the inherent cushioning qualities of the material beingaugmented by the described openings.
In order to adaptthe pad to the desires of the various users, I provide with each pad one .55 or more lengths of plugging material for insertion'in the openings 17 or if desired in the openings 18. A length of this material is illustrated in Fig. 4; and in Fig. 3 an opening is shown with a plug 20 in position. The -6 plug material is preferably flexible and compressible, such as rubber for example, and of a-size to be frictionally retained in the openings. hen the user desires to plug certain openings to vary or localize the cushioningfi action of the pad, he inserts the plug in the proper openings and cuts the material 0H flush with the sides of the pad, as shown in Fig. 3. By this construction it is possible for the flexibility or cushioning qualities of a pad I l to be varied to suit the desires of the indi vidual.
Although I have shown and described a specific embodiment of the present improvements for the purpose of illustration, it will. 7 be apparent that various changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claims. I
What I claim is: 8
1. A pad formed of flexible material provided with a plurality of openings there-- through and plugs insertable in one or more of said openings for varying the cushioning action of the pad. 5
2. A recoil pad formed of flexible material provided with a plurality of transverse open-V ings therethrough to increase the cushioning qualities inherent in the material, and plugs insertable in one or more of said openings for; locally varying the cushioning action of the ad. p 3. A recoil pad formed of flexible material provided with a plurality of transverse openings therethrough to increase the ciish pnin.g;,-} quality inherent in the material, and resilient plugs insertable in one or more of said openings for locally varying the cushioning action of the pad.
l. A recoil pad formed of flexible material provided with a plurality of transverse openings therethrough to increase the cushioning quality inherent in the material, and resilient plugs insertable in one or more of said openings for locally varying the cushioning action of the pad, said plugs being of rubber and adapted for frictional retention in said openlngs.
5. A recoil pad formed of flexible material provided with a plurality of rows of transverse openings therethrough, the openings of one row being arranged in pairs connected by arcuate transverse slots each alined with an opening of another row, andmeans for plug-' ging one or more of said openings for varying the cushioning action of the pad. In testimony whereof, Ihave subscribed my name.
GEORGE W. LORIMER.