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Publication numberUS20090038201 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/834,664
Publication dateFeb 12, 2009
Filing dateAug 6, 2007
Priority dateAug 6, 2007
Publication number11834664, 834664, US 2009/0038201 A1, US 2009/038201 A1, US 20090038201 A1, US 20090038201A1, US 2009038201 A1, US 2009038201A1, US-A1-20090038201, US-A1-2009038201, US2009/0038201A1, US2009/038201A1, US20090038201 A1, US20090038201A1, US2009038201 A1, US2009038201A1
InventorsLi-Der Cheng, Yi-Jung Lee
Original AssigneeLi-Der Cheng, Yi-Jung Lee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gun attachment mounting structure
US 20090038201 A1
Abstract
A gun attachment mounting structure is disclosed to include a base member, which has a coupling groove for coupling to a top coupling bar of the gun body of a gun and locating holes extending from two opposite sides of said coupling portion, retaining members mounted in the base member, each retaining member having two springy clamping arms respectively inserted through the locating holes for clamping the top coupling bar to secure the base member to the gun body, and swivel locking control members respectively mounted in the base member and rotatable to lock the base member to the top coupling bar of the gun body after coupling of the coupling groove to the top coupling bar.
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1. A gun attachment mounting structure coupled to a top coupling bar of a gun body of a gun to carry an attachment, comprising:
a base member, said base member comprising a coupling groove disposed at a bottom side thereof and coupled to the top coupling bar of said gun body, and a plurality of locating holes extending from two sides of said coupling groove; and
a plurality of retaining members mounted in said base member corresponding to said locating holes, said retaining members each comprising two springy clamping arms respectively inserted through said locating holes for clamping the top coupling bar of said gun body to secure said base member to the top coupling bar of said gun body after coupling of said coupling groove of said base member to the top coupling bar of said gun body.
2. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the coupling groove of said base member is a dovetail groove.
3. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the coupling groove of said base member has an I-shaped cross section.
4. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the coupling groove of said base member has an U-shaped cross section.
5. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the coupling groove of said base member has a U-shaped cross section.
6. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein said base member comprises a plurality of through holes extending from said coupling groove to one lateral side thereof and a plurality of locating blocks respectively disposed adjacent to said through holes; swivel locking control members are respectively mounted in said locating blocks of said base member and movable in and out of said through holes of said base member for locking said base member to the top coupling bar of said gun body after coupling of the coupling groove of said base member to the top coupling bar of said gun body.
7. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein said swivel locking control members each comprise a camshaft pivoted to said base member, an angled locking block extending from the periphery of said camshaft and insertable through one through hole of said base member into said coupling groove of said base member to lock said base member to the top coupling bar of said gun body, and a handle affixed to said camshaft and suspending outside said base member for operation by the user to move the associating angled locking block in and out of one through hole of said base member.
8. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein said swivel locking control members each further comprise a spring member connected between the associating angled locking block and said base member to hold the associating angled locking block in the associating through hole of said base member.
9. The gun attachment mounting structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein said base member further comprises a transverse locating block extending across said coupling groove for engaging in a transverse groove on the top coupling bar of said gun body.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a gun and more particularly, to a gun attachment mounting structure, which uses retaining members with springy clamping arms and swivel locking control member to quickly and detachably lock a gun attachment-carrying base member to the gun body of a gun.

2. Description of the Related Art

A gun may be equipped with a sight to assist the user aim the eye at the target. Various optical sights exist, such as laser sight, infrared sight, and night-vision sight. However, different types of guns have a different size of gun body. Conventional optical sights are respectively design for use with a particular gun. For making different sizes of optical sights, different molds must be used. In consequence, the molding cost is relatively increased. Further, conventional optical sights or gun attachments commonly use a single side lock design. After installation, the attached optical sight or gun attachment may be forced out of position by an external force or upon an accidental impact. In this case, the user must correct the positioning of the optical sight or gun attachment again.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention has been accomplished under the circumstances in view. It is therefore the main object of the present invention to provide a gun attachment mounting structure, which locks the gun attachment to the gun body of the gun positively. It is another object of the present invention to provide a gun attachment mounting structure, which fits different guns.

To achieve these and other objects of the present invention, the gun attachment mounting structure comprises a base member attachable to a top coupling bar of the gun body of any of a variety of guns, retaining members mounted in the base member for securing the base member to the top coupling bar of the gun body, and swivel locking control members operable to lock the base member to the top coupling bar of the gun body. The base member comprises a coupling groove disposed at the bottom side and coupled to the top coupling bar of the gun body, and a plurality of locating holes extending from two sides of the coupling groove. The retaining members each comprise two springy clamping arms respectively inserted through the locating holes for clamping the top coupling bar of the gun body to secure the base member to the top coupling bar of the gun body after coupling of the coupling groove of the base member to the top coupling bar of the gun body. The swivel locking control members each comprise a camshaft pivoted to the base member, an angled locking block extending from the periphery of the camshaft and insertable through one respective through hole of the base member into the coupling groove of the base member to lock the base member to the top coupling bar of the gun body, and a handle affixed to the camshaft and suspending outside the base member for operation by the user to move the associating angled locking block in and out of the through hole of the base member.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a gun attachment mounting structure in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 2 is an oblique bottom elevation of the base member of the gun attachment mounting structure in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a schematic bottom view of the gun attachment mounting structure in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a sectional elevation of a part of the gun attachment mounting structure in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a schematic bottom view of the present invention before coupling between the coupling groove of the base member and the top coupling bar of the gun body.

FIG. 6 corresponds to FIG. 5, showing the coupling groove of the base member attached to the top coupling bar of the gun body.

FIG. 7 corresponds to FIG. 6, showing the angled locking block in engagement with the top coupling bar of the gun body.

FIG. 8 is an applied view of the present invention, showing a sight carried on the base member.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIGS. 14, a gun attachment mounting structure in accordance with the present invention is shown comprised of a base member 1, a plurality of retaining members 2, a plurality of swivel locking control members 3, and a gun body 4.

The base member 1 has a longitudinal coupling groove 11 disposed at one side, namely, a platform 12 disposed at the other side, namely, the top side opposite to the bottom side, a plurality of locating holes 111 and through holes 112 respectively extending from the coupling groove 11 to the outside of the base member 1, a transverse locating block 113 extending across the longitudinal coupling groove 11, and a plurality of locating blocks 13 protruded from one lateral side corresponding to the through holes 112.

The retaining members 2 are made out of an elastic material, each having two springy clamping arms 21.

The swivel locking control members 3 each have a bottom block 31, a camshaft 32 protruded from one side of the bottom block 31, an angled locking block 33 extending from the periphery of the camshaft 32, a mounting rod 34 axially extending from one end of the camshaft 32 opposite to the base block 31, and a handle 35 affixed to the mounting rod 34 with a pin 36 for rotating the respective swivel locking control member 3 relative to the base member 1. Further, a return spring 331 is coupled between the angled locking block 33 and the base member 1.

The gun body 4 comprises a top coupling bar 41. The top coupling bar 41 has a plurality of transverse grooves 42 and transverse tongues 43 alternatively arranged in parallel along the length of the top wall thereof.

The retaining members 2 are respectively mounted in the locating holes 111 of the base member 1 to suspend the respective clamping arms 21 in the coupling grooves 11 at two sides. The swivel locking control members 3 are respectively pivoted to the locating blocks 13 of the base member 1 to insert the respective angled locking blocks 33 into the through holes 112 of the base member 1. By means of the respective handle 35, the user can bias the camshaft 32 of each swivel locking control member 3, moving the respective angled locking block 33 in and out of the respective through hole 112. The coupling groove 11 of the base member 1 is adapted to secure the top coupling bar 41 of the gun body 4. When the top coupling bar 41 is attached to the coupling groove 11 of the base member 1, the clamping arms 21 of the retaining members 2 are respectively clamped on two opposite lateral sidewalls of the top coupling bar 41 of the gun body 4, and the transverse locating block 113 is engaged into one transverse groove 42 of the top coupling bar 41, and thereafter the swivel locking control members 3 are respectively biased to force the respective angled locking blocks 33 out of the respective through hole 112 and stopped against the top coupling bar 41, locking the top coupling bar 41 to the base member 1.

The coupling groove 11 of the base member 1 can be made having a U-shaped or I-shaped groove, a dovetail groove, or any of a variety of other configurations. The top coupling bar 41 is configured to fit the coupling groove 11. Further, pins, screws, or other equivalent members may be used to substitute for the swivel locking control members 3 for locking the base member 1 and the top coupling bar 41 together.

Referring to FIGS. 58, the base member 1 is a single size design. The size of the top coupling bar 41 is determined subject to the type and size of the gun body 4 of the (toy or real) gun. By means of the clamping arms 21 of the retaining members 2 and the swivel design of the swivel locking control members 3, the base member 1 can be locked to any of a series of sizes of top coupling bar 41 that is receivable to the coupling groove 11 of the base member 1. Further, the return springs 331 hold the respective angled locking blocks 33 in the locking position. Further, a laser sight, infrared sight, night-vision sight, or any of a variety of other gun attachments may be carried on the platform 12 of the base member 1. FIG. 8 shows an application example of the present invention, in which a night-vision sight 5 is mounted on the platform 12 of the base member 1.

In general, the gun attachment mounting structure of the present invention has the following features and advantages:

1. After the coupling groove 11 of the base member 1 is coupled to the top coupling bar 41 of the gun body 4, the transverse locating block 113 of the base member 1 is engaged into one groove 42 of the top coupling bar 41 to stop the base member 1 from horizontal displacement in longitudinal direction relative to the top coupling bar 41, and the clamping arms 21 of the retaining members 2 are clamped on the two opposite lateral sides of the base member 1 to stop the base member 1 from horizontal displacement in transverse direction relative to the top coupling bar 41, and the angled locking blocks 33 are stopped against the top coupling bar 41 to stop the base member 1 from vertical displacement relative to the top coupling bar 41, and therefore the base member 1 is firmly locked to the top coupling bar 41.

2. The clamping arms 21 of the retaining members 2 are elastically movable in the respective locating holes 111 of the base member 11, and the angled locking blocks 33 are movable in the respective through holes 112 of the base member 11, and therefore the clamping arms 21 and the angled locking blocks 33 can lock the base member 1 to a different size of top coupling block 41.

A prototype of gun attachment mounting structure has been constructed with the features of FIGS. 18. The gun attachment mounting structure functions smoothly to provide all of the features disclosed earlier.

Although particular embodiments of the invention have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications and enhancements may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Accordingly, the invention is not to be limited except as by the appended claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification42/127
International ClassificationF41G1/387
Cooperative ClassificationF41G11/003
European ClassificationF41G11/00B4