US 2296733 A
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Sept. 22, 1942. A, A.' PA'oLlNo GUN sLING Filed April 1o, 1940 2 sheets-sheet 1 11n ventar l fonsafkolz'zzoA/r @wml Sept. 22, 1942. A. A. PAoLlNo GUN sLING Filed April lO, 1940 2 Sheets- Sheet 2 In venfor orney Patented Sept. 22, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,296,733 j i GUN sLING i Alfonso A. Paolino, Paterson, N. j. Application April 10, 1940, Serial No. 328,998
This invention relates to `gun slings andan object of the invention is to provide an improved sling to the end that the use of the same; will render the weight of the gun less burdensome; will not interfere with the carrying of the gun in any position; will enable one to hold the gun with `greater steadiness thus increasing marksmanship; and Iwhich also will permit use of the gun in the nature of a bow for shooting arrows therefrom; and the invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a gun equipped with a sling embodying the features of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a View somewhat similar to Figure 1 but illustrating one manner of using the sling.
Figures 3, 5, 6 and 8 are detail sectional views taken substantially on the lines 3 3; 5 5; Ii--6; and 8-8 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a detail View showing in section a -clasp forming part of the invention.
Figure 'l is a fragmentary bottom plan view of a yclip and link assembly.
Referring more in detail to the drawings it will be seen that in accordance with the present invention the firearm, such as the gun 9, is Icharacterized by having the stock I thereof equipped with a removable heel section I I.
The sling, indicated generally by the reference numeral I2, in Iaccordance with the present invention, embodies a length of material, preferably leather, I3, folded double and clamped at the heel end of the stock I0 through the medium of the removable heel-piece II and screws or other fastening elements I4 resorted to for detachably securing the heel-piece II on the gun stock.
The terminals of the leather strip I3 are stitched or otherwise positively secured as at I4" to the terminals of a relatively long strip I5 of elastic webbing.
In applying the sling to the gun the webbing strip I5 is trained through a link I6 that is pivoted as at I'I to a stud I8 that is swivelly associated, in a manner clearly shown in Figure 5 and indicated generally at I9, with a frame-like .clip that is sleeved onto the barrel 2| of the gun as shown.
The end `portion of the strip I5 threaded through the link I6 is doubled back upon itself, and the loop formed by folding the strip I5 is engaged with the eye 22 of the pivoted jaw 23 of a clasp 24.
The clasp 24 in addition to the eye-equipped jaw 23 embodies a frame 25 that is slidably associated with the strip I5 and includes a pair of opposed ears 2G between which the jaw 23 is pivoted; the jaw 23 cooperating with the frame 25 in a manner suggested in Figure 4 for securing the clip at the desired position of adjustment on the strip I5 and consequently to hold the sling strip I5 tight or loose as may ibe found desirable.
On the sling strip I=5 there is a sliding loop 21 preferably formed of leather.
When mounted on the gun the sling has the leather section I3 thereof clamped at the heel of the stock I0 in the manner shown and described, while the end of the sling strip I5 doubled back upon itself is trained through the link I6 and the loop 21, the slide loop 21 serving to hold the portions of the strip I5, where doubled back, close to one -another and the :clasp 24 serving to hold the sling adjusted; the adjustment of the sling being accomplished by swinging the jaw 23 out of clamping position with respect to the frame 25 of the clasp 24 thus permitting said frame to slide lengthwise of the strip I5 in the desired ldirection to either loosen or tighten the sling as found desirable. When the clasp 24 is at the proper position, jaw 23 is then swung from the dotted line position suggested in Figure 4 to the full line position shown therein so that said jaw will cooperate -with the frame 25 of the clasp for clamping a portion of the sling strip I5 therebetween, thereby securing the sling at the desired adjustment.
With a sling of this character the gun may be vcarried by being slung over the shoulder; or the sling may be disposed over the shoulder as suggested in Figure 2 to aid in holding the gun steady While firing the same; and also, because of the elasticity of the sling the same be lused in substantially converting the gun into a bow for shooting arrows either as weapons or as a vehicle for sending messages as circumstances may suggest. Y
It is thought that aclear understanding of the construction, utility and advantages, as well as the manner of .app-lying to the gun, a sling of this character will be had without a more detailed description thereof, and that it .will be appreciated that the sling is well-adapted for the purposes herein enumerated.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is:
1. A sling for a gun comprising a folded strip of leather adapted to be secured to the stock portion of the gun with its free ends depending from the stock, an elongated strip of elastic material folded vupon itself to make an elastic strip of double thickness, the free ends of the elastic strip being sewn between the depending ends of the leather strip, a link through which the end of the folded part of the elastic strip is passed, said link being adapted to be connected with the barrel of :a gun and adjustable means for connecting the end of the folded part of the elastic strip to another part of the elastic strip for adjusting the ylength of the sling.
2. In combination, a sling for a gun comprising a strip of elastic material folded -upon itself to make an elastic strip of double thickness, a
clamp adapted to engage an intermediate part of a gun, a member swivelled to the llower end of the clamp, a link pivoted to the swilvelled member and through which the end of the folded part of the elastic strip passes, a strip of non-elastic material connected with the free ends of the elastic strip and adapted to be connected to the stock portion of a gun, an adjustable yclamp sliding on an intermediate part of the elastic strip Aand connected with the end of the folded part thereof whereby the length of the sling can be adjusted.
ALFONSO A, PAOLINO.