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Publication numberUS1890423 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 6, 1932
Filing dateFeb 6, 1932
Priority dateFeb 6, 1932
Publication numberUS 1890423 A, US 1890423A, US-A-1890423, US1890423 A, US1890423A
InventorsTeagarden William B
Original AssigneeTeagarden William B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rifle rest
US 1890423 A
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es. 6, 1932. w. B. TEAGARDEN 1,390,423

RIFLE REST Filed Feb. 6, 1932 ?atented fies. 5, I932 WILLIAM B. TEAGABDEN, F SAI V ANTONIO, TEXAS RIFLE ansr Application filed February 6, 1932. Serial No. 591,422.

This invention relates to a rifle rest, and

it is an object of the invention to provide a 'device of-this kind constructed in a manner to enable it to be attached to a belt worn by a person in a way to enable the rest to be readily and conveniently swung into desired position with respect to a rifle'to facilitate the firing of such rifle.

It is also an object of the invention to pro-" vide a device of this kindwhichis extensible or contractible in order to facilitate the efficacy of the device.

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved rifle rest whereby certain important advantages are attained and the device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as Will 29 be hereinafter more fully set forth.

The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.

In order that my invention may be the better understood,I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying fdrawing, wherein-:

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a rifle rest constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention;

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 22 of Figure 1 with certain of the parts in elevation;

.Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary detailed view illustrating the mounting of the rest proper.

- As disclosed in the accompanying drawing,

1 denotes an elongated member herein disclosed as tubular and which is provided therealong with a series of longitudinally spaced openings 2 for a purpose to be hereinafter more particularly referred to.

Threaded or otherwise engagedwith the.

outer end portion of the member 1 is a cap 3 having at its axial center a relatively large opening 4. This opening 4 is adapted to receive a lug 5 depending from the central portion 6 of the rifle rest'member M. The lug 5 as well as the associated opening 4 are circular in form so that the member M may readily have turning movement.

Contacting with the inner face of the head of the cap 3 is a disk 7, said disk being of a diameter greater than the diameter of the opening 4 so that when said member or disk 7 is anchored as by the screw member 8 to the portion 6 of the member M said member M will be effectively held in assembled relation with respect to the cap 3 and through the ibnstrumentality of the cap 3 upon the mem- The member M is U-shaped in form or what might be termed a long horn type to fafiilitate the desired engagement withthe r1 e. i

The member 1 is telescopically receivedwithin a second elongated tubular member 9 having extending along its major portion the longitudinally disposed lot 10 which receives an'outstanding lug 11 carried by the inner or inserted end portion of the mem-- ber 1. This lug 11, as herein disclosed, is in alignment with the openings 2 and said lug coacts with the side Walls of the slot 10 to hold the members 1 and 9 against rotation one with respect to the other. 5

The outer end portion of the member 9 has threaded or otherwise engaged thereon a cap 12 carrying a transversely disposed loop member 14 for a purpose to be hereinafter more particularly referred to.

Interposed between the applied cap member 12 and the inserted end of the member 1 is an expansible coil spring 15 the extremities of which. preferably carrying the buttons 16. The inner end portion of the member 12 has pivotally engaged therewith, as at 17, an elongatedlever or arm 18. This lever or arm 18 is disposed in a direction lengthwise of the member 1 and is provided at one end portion with an angularly disposed finger 19 adapted to pass through the elongated slot 10 and be selectively received in one of the openings 2 whereby the memhers I and 9 will be locked in relative lengthwise adjustment. The end portion of the arm or lever 18 remote from the finger 19 is constantly urged outwardly by the spring member 20 interposed between the member 9 and said end portion of the arm or lever 18. This spring member 20 serves to constantly urge the finger 19 toward the inserted portion of the member 9 for engagement through an opening 2. Y t

The finger 19 is at the inner end portion of the arm or lever 18 and this is of advantage because as the hand of the user moves outwardlyalong the member 9 it will readily and conveniently engage the outer end portion of the arm or lever 18 to facilitate the desired inward movement of said portion of the arm or lever to retract the finger 19 from looking engagement with the inserted end portion of the member 1..

In practice a small buckle strap, stout buck skin string or other suitable flexible member is adapted to be threaded through the loop 14 and. securely fastened to a belt worn by a person, said connection being such to allow enough extra play to permit free movement of the rest. This means of attachment allows a firm anchor in desired position with res ect to the belt so that when the rest is 1i ted and a gun placed on it, the belt end will hold the rest in position as a fulcrum and prevent the rest from yielding further backwards or downward. If, in order to properly engage the rifle to effect the desired aim,

it is necessary to extend the member 1, as the hand passes out along the member 9 it will come into contact with the lever or arm 18 and thus release the member 1 whereupon the spring 15 will function to automatically throw the member 1 outwardly. Upon release of the arm or lever 18 the finger 19 thereof will automatically move in a direction for desired engagement through an openmg 2. a

It is also believed to be clearly understood that -as the member 1 is telescoped within the member 9 the spring 15 will be placed under increased tension.

- From the foregoing description it .is thought to be obvious that a rifle rest constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from the principles andspirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limlting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carry,- ing out my invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed. 1

I claim 1. A device of the class described comprising an elongated member, means carried by one end portion of the member for securing the same for swinging movement, a sec ond memberslidably engaged with the first named member, means for constantly urging the second named member outwardly with respect to the first named member, and a rifle rest member carried by the second named I signature.

WILLIAM B. TEAGARDEN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification42/94, 248/354.6
International ClassificationF41A23/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41A23/00
European ClassificationF41A23/00