US 2010893 A
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Aug. 13; 1935. w. c. REDFIELD 2,010,893
GUN S IGHT Filed Oct. 15 1934 INVENTOR. C/flwr/aa Patented Aug. 13, 1935 PATENT OFFICE GUN SIGHT Watrous O. Redfield, Denver, Colo. Application October 15, 1934, Serial No. 748,338
This invention relates to an improvement in gun sights. Sights have been made with beads of various colors, such as ivory, white, gold, etc., but it is exceedingly difficult, however, to maintain these beads in place and protect them from striking against external objects.
The principal object of this invention is to provide a construction for attaching the bead to the sight blade so that it can not become loosened therefrom in use; so that it will be protected from damaging external contacts; and so that it can becheaply and easily manufactured.
7 Another object of the invention is to provide a bead sight in which the bead will be easily visible yet will not reflect extraneous light into the gunners eyes. I
, Other objects and advantages reside in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy, and eificiency.
These will become more apparent from the following description.
In the following detailed description of the invention reference is had to the accompanying drawing which forms a part hereof. Like numerals refer to like parts in all views of the drawing and throughout the description.
In the drawing:-
Fig. 1 illustrates the invention applied to a typical front rifle sight.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof.
Fig. 3 is a rear elevation thereof.
Fig. 4 is a magnified detail section through the bead portion of the sight.
The invention is adaptable to any type of sight. For the purpose of illustration, a typical blade fore sight is illustrated. Such a sight comprises a dovetailed base for insertion in the dovetailed sight groove of a rifle. A blade I I projects upwardly from the base ID toform the sighting member.
In applying the invention to the blade ll, an angular saw cut is made in the rear edge of the blade immediately below the upper corner thereof. p A bead ll of a metal or other material contrasting in color with the metal of the blade I l is impressed into the saw cut. The rearward edge 7 of. the head is then finished off flush with the rearward edge of the blade II, and the sides of the bead are finished flush with the sides of the blade.
This construction leaves a narrow wedge-shaped portion l3 of the blade metal extending rearwardly over the bead I2. The portion I3 ter- 6 minates in a thin, invisible edge at the rear of the bead l2. This thin edge is not visible to the gunner and does not interfere with the full sight of the bead l2, yet it serves to firmly hold the bead in place, and also covers and protects it from ex- 10 ternal contacts which might automatically wear it away or dislodge it from position.
While a specific form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is desired to be understood that the same may be varied, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from thespirit of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is:
1. In a gun sight of the type having an upstanding sighting blade; a bead of contrasting color set in the rear edge of said blade at a downwardly inclined angle relatively to the line of sight, said bead being positioned adjacent the top of said blade; and a narrow wedge-shaped portion of blade metal extending rearwardly over said bead and terminating in a relatively sharp edge above said bead.
2. In a gun sight: an upstanding sightingblade provided with a notch inclined forwardly and downwardly with respect to the line of sight in its rear edge; leaving a wedge-shaped portion on WATROUS C. REDFIELD.