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Publication numberUS2028055 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1936
Filing dateApr 23, 1935
Priority dateApr 23, 1935
Publication numberUS 2028055 A, US 2028055A, US-A-2028055, US2028055 A, US2028055A
InventorsForsling Oscar E
Original AssigneeForsling Oscar E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Full view rifle front sight
US 2028055 A
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FULL VIEW RIFLE FRONT SIGHT Filed April 23, 1935 33-233. OR 2,028,055 5R @Mmm Patented Jan. 14, 1936 UNITED STATES @956.5 @oli PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.

This invention relates to a rifle front sight adapted to be used with a conventional peep rear sight.

It is particularly aimed to provide a construction which will enable the marksman to obtain a full view of the target through the sight soas to be not only more efficient generally, but a boon for marksmen whose eyesight is failing.

It is further aimed to provide a construction wherein different sights may be substituted as desired and wherein such sight will be held in an absolutely accurate position and a construction wherein continued use will not produce such wear between the parts as will effect the accurate positioning of the sight or a clear and open view.

The more specic objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the description following taken in connection with accompanying drawing illustrating an operative embodiment.

In said drawing:-

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation illustrating my improvements applied to the barrel of a rifle, the latter being fragmentarily shown;

Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional View through the improvement;

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a front elevation ofonev form of sight;

Figure 6 is a front elevation of a second form of sight;

Figure 7 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 'I-'l of Figure 6;

ably being externally knurled as at I9 to facilitate manipulation. The forward portion of the web I6 is slotted or bifurcated as at 20 and receives a lug 2| integral with the tube I1 and depending therefrom. A set screw 22 is applied to the web I6 so as to bind against the lug 2|, and it preferably has a knurled head 23 to facilitate nger manipulation.

The sight employed has a ring 24, the opening through which is of the same diameter throughout. However the ring has to the extent of degrees, a thin or reduced portion 25 and for the remainder of its circumference. has a wide or thicker portion 26. The di'erence in width of the portions 25 and 26 is the same as the thickness of the wall of the tubular carrier I'I. Such carrier Il has its wall radially slotted to the extent of 180 degrees at 2T. As a result, the sight, when the carrier Il is removed from the tube I5, is adapted to be applied to the carrier by sliding movement radially towards the axis of the carrier, with the portion 25 resting on the bore Wall of the carrier, and the portion 26 occupying the slot 2l, with its periphery flush with the periphery of the carrier II. of the portions 25 and 26 of the ring affords shoulders at 28 adapted to abut the shoulders at the ends of the slot 21, to insure accurate positioning of the sight. As a result of this construction all of the parts are snugly fitted, will produce unnoticeable wear through continued use and such parts are held in position through the friction between the carrier I'I and tube I5 and the action of the set screw 22 against ther` As shown in Figures 2, 3, 4, and 5, the sight across its opening or bore has a horizontal A v vire Figure 8 is a front elevation of a third form' 2g of metal fastened in place in aisu/itablex of sight;

Figure 9 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 9 9 of Figure 8; and

Figure 10 is a perspective view of the carrier.

Referring specifically to the drawing, I 0 designates a mounting bracket provided with an attaching base of dove-tailed cross section adapted to be slidably applied to the usual dovetail slot I2 in a part I3 of a rifle barrel I4.

Said bracket has a longitudinally disposed tube I5. Said tube and base are preferably integral, connected by a web or shank I6.

Removably slidable in the tube I5 and applicable from the front, is a tubular sight carrier member I1 which is preferably provided with an annular outwardly extending manipulating iiange IB at its forward end, the flange prefermanner, which carries a pair of-beads 30, also uisually of metalL/equidistantly spaced on opposite sides of`-the longitudinal axis of the sightj The junction of metal are equidistantly positioned from that 50 mini and has studs 3B rising therefrom and carrying the beads 34.

I prefer to employ a sight using a pair of beads as described at 30, 33 and 34 hence in connection with the bulls eye, the appearance of three beads in a row is aiforded with the bulls eye seen exactly between the two beads, enabling the marksman to shoot absolutely straight as he has an exceptionally clear and open view. The sight aids the marksman in keeping the gun from being held on a cant. Obviously, any other form of sight with a different arrangement of beads may be employed according to the effectiveness or individual desires in view.

It will be noted that the carrier tube I1 extends slightly beyond the mounting body or tube I5 thereof as best shown in Figures 1 and 2. The device is thus suiciently long to shut out the rays of the sun from the sight even when shooting toward the west as the sun is getting low.

The present sight is a boon for those whose eyesight is failing, although obviously it is adapted for general use with maximum efciency.

Various changes may be resorted to provided they fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.

I claim as my invention:-

1. A sight of the class described comprising a tubular carrier, having a slot extending peripherally through its wall, a sight member comprising a ring having a portion of said ring resting on the bore wall of the carrier and a portion of said ring occupying said slot flush with the exterior of the carrier, and a mounting member having a tubular portion in which said carrier is telescoped with a portion overlapping said ring.

2. A sight of the class described comprising a tubular carrier, having a slot extending peripherally through its wall, a sight member comprising a ring having a portion of said ring resting on the bore wall of the carrier and a portion of said ring occupying said slot flush with the exterior of the carrier, a mounting member having a tubular portion in which said carrier is telescoped with a portion overlapping said ring, and a manipulating ange on one end of said carrier tube abutting said tubular portion.

3. A sight of the class described having a carrier tube provided with a circumferential slot extending through its wall, a sight member comprising a ring, said ring having portions of different widths, said portion of narrower width resting on the bore wall of the carrier tube, the other portion occupying said slot of the carrier tube and having its outer' periphery ush with the tube, a mounting body having a tubular portion in which the carrier tube is telescoped, and intertting means between said carrier tube and mounting body for retaining the tube in position in said carrier.

4. A sight of the class described having a carrier tube provided with a circumferential slot extending through its wall, absightmemberscomprising a ring, said ring having portions of different widths, said .D Dltohnof narrower nwidth restingon the bore wall of thecarrier tube, the other portion occupying said slot of the carrier tube and having its outer periphery flush with the tube, amounting body having a tubular portion in which the carrier tube is telescoped,

and intertting means between said carrier tube and mounting body for retaining the tube in position in said carrier comprising a lug on the carrier tube, the mounting body having a slot occupied by said lug, and means on the mounting body securing said lug in said slot.

5. A sight of the class described having a carrier tube provided with a circumferential slot extending through its wall, a sight member comprising a ring, said ring having portions of different widths, said portion of narrower width resting on the bore wall of the carrier tube, the other portion occupying said slot of the carrier tube and having its outer periphery flush with the tube, a mounting body having a tubular portion in which the carrier tube is telescoped, intertting means between said carrier tube and mounting body for retaining the tube in position in said carrier comprising a lug on the carrier tube, the mounting body having a slot occupied by said lug and means on the mounting body securing said lug in said slot, and a plurality of sight beads positioned in said ring on a diametric line and equidistantly on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis.

6. A sight of the class described comprising a ring, bead means within the ring, said ring consisting of circumferential portions differing in width from each other, said bead means comprising a pair of beads in radial alignment and each equidistantly spaced from the longitudinal axis of the ring and relatively ne supporting means for the beads extending inwardly from the wall of the ring.

OSCAR E. FORSLING.

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US2436453 *Jan 30, 1945Feb 24, 1948Schulz Walter E PGun sight
US7793456 *Oct 31, 2007Sep 14, 2010Nikon Inc.Gun sight reticle having adjustable sighting marks for bullet drop compensation
Classifications
U.S. Classification42/130
International ClassificationF41G1/04, F41G1/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/04
European ClassificationF41G1/04