|Publication number||US2298678 A|
|Publication date||Oct 13, 1942|
|Filing date||Mar 14, 1941|
|Priority date||Mar 14, 1941|
|Publication number||US 2298678 A, US 2298678A, US-A-2298678, US2298678 A, US2298678A|
|Inventors||Chase Stanley H|
|Original Assignee||Laura L Chase, Nicolaus Harithas|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (24), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
S. H. CHASE Oct. 13, 1942.
GUN s'rocx Filed March 14, 1941 I 'FTPB Jianley HChase. M 4- mung.
Patented Oct. 13, 1942 UNiTED STATES PATENT OFFWE Stanley H. Chase, Otisfield, Maine, assignor o1 one-third to Laura L. Chase, Otisfleld, and onethird to Nicolaus Harlthas, Mechanic Falls,
' Maine Application March 14, 1941, Serlal No. 383,388
The invention hereinafter tobe described relates, in general terms, to improvements in firearms, dealing more particularly with stocks or butts of guns, rifles or other fire-arms, in which a novel feature is incorporated; the novelty consisting in splitting the stock into two substantially similar halves, one of which is a rigid part of the gun, rifle or fire-arm, and the other of which is hinged to swing away from the rigid portion to expose a plurality of depressions on the inner faces of the halves in which depressions various articles may be deposited, the articles being mostly for first-aid use in case of accident or injury to the bearer of the fire-arm or others in his immediate vicinity, and for personal use or convenience.
The articles housed within the stock may comprise a tourniquet, scissors, a roll of bandage, adhesive tape, an antiseptic solution, a restorative, and any other articles which it would be desirable to have available in treating a wound.
The objects of the present invention, are to provide in a stock of a rifle or fire-arm, a firstaid kit carrying and storing therein, first-aid, medical, personal or other useful or necessary artitles; to prevent water or dampness from penetrating into the interior of said kit, to eliminate wetting or spoiling of needed or useful articles contained within said kit; to eliminate the necessity for carrying an extra kit for such articles; to prevent the user from forgetting needed articles; and to suggest to the user at a glance what article is actually needed for any particular treatment or other use.
The application, or carrying out of the invention, becomes a possibility whenever or wherever a gun or rifle is being used, as for instance, by sportsmen in the woods, in training camps where real ammunition is being fired for practice purposes, and on the battlefield where it is usually of the utmost advantage that equipment and supplies be readily available for treating and dressing a wound at the earliest possible moment.
As nothing whatsoever pertaining to the operation of the firing mechanism of the gun is involved in my present invention, it is believed that consideration of the stock element alone is all that is necessary to be described and illustrated; and for the purpose of more clearly disclosing my invention I have prepared the accompanying drawing in which like reference char- Mters are employed to identify similar parts in all views.
In the drawing- Fis. 1 shows a side elevation of the butt or stock of a gun or rifle, the parts being fully folded and presenting an appearance quite similar to the conventional gun butt;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view, showing the parts unfolded, the depressions being shown without the articles which are adapted to be deposited therein;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary, sectional view, showing the hinge connection of the end cover to the rigid half of the stock, the cover being but partially swung away from the ends of the halves of the stock;
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary, sectional view, on a somewhat enlarged scale showing, a portion of the structure shown in Fig. 4, and showing the end cover fully closed over the ends of the two halves;
Fig. 6 is a perspective view, on a greatly enlarged scale, of the latch member which secures the cover to the two halves;
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view showing the hinge which mutually connects the two halves of the stock, and
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary, inverted, plan view illustrating the cover end of the stock, particularly showing the latch and the rubber gasket which is placed between the two halves of the stock to protect the articles deposited in the depressions against dirt and moisture.
Referring to the drawing, 1 represents the rigid half of a gun stock and 2 represents the complemental half which is hinged to and swings from the member I through the agency of the member 3.
0n the face of the raised portion la are pivot-- ally connected metal clips id which are adapted to be moved to and from positions in which their free end portions overlie the depressions lo and thus serve to hold articles in said depressions. The outer end of reference character I is represented by part la, and the outer end of part 2 is represented by reference character 2e.
To secure part I and part 2 more firmly when the two halves are brought together, pins Q imbedded in part i, slide in pin holes dc bored in the inner edge of part 2, as shown in Fig. 7.
Cover 5 is hinged to part i at a depression made in the end side of la and swings from part i through the agency of member 6, while 5a represents the depression in cover 5 adapted to receive the end sides la and is when parts i and 2 and cover 5 are brought together, hinge d and depression 5a being illustrated in Fig. 4.
To lock the stock when parts i and 2 and cover 5 are brought together, a latch 1 is employed, which latch is shown in a greatly enlarged scale in Fig. 6. The latch l is secured to cover 5 by means of a bolt or screw in: and is provided with a finger clip to adapted to be received in a cut-a-way portion it; formed in adjacent portions of the outer ends of the two halves to permit thumb nail. unlatching of the cover when the stock is locked. The latch l is provided with pins 'ic which pins have their outer ends bevelled to slide in holes 8 bored in the sides of part i and part 2 as shown in detail in Fig. 5.
To prevent penetration of moisture or dampness into the interior of the hit when all parts are brought together and the stool; is closed, a rubber band or gasket i? is placed upon the part i and overlies the flange which extends from the outer edge of part i to the upstanding sides lb of the raised portion Ea. Reference character it represents a conventional ring secured to part I and to which one end of the usual shoulder strap may be attached.
While the present improvements as hereinbefore set forth fulfill all the requirements and objects enumerated; it isapparent that modifications in both the structure and the arrangement of parts are possible without departing from the meaning and intent of theinvention, I. desire, therefore, to be understood as not limiting myself to the exact mechanical and structural details as herein disclosed as, obviously, the invention may be carried out in other ways.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A two-part stock for guns and rifles, split centrally thereof, one half being adapt-ed to be connected to the firearm. in the usual manner, the other half having swinging connection withthe rigid half on its inner end, a cover enclosing the outer ends of the two halves of the stock, said cover being hingediy connected to the said rigid half, depressions on the inner faces of said halves adapted to receive articles of predetermined character, and means to positively loci: the free end of said cover to and over the outer ends of said split halves. 4
2. A two part stock for guns, fire split centrally thereof, one-halt beingfadapied to be connected to the fire-arm in the usual manner, the other halt being hingedly connected to rigid half on its inner end, a cover hingediy connected with the rigid half at the outer or said rigid half and enclosing the outer oi the aeeaevs stock, a plurality of depressions of the inner faces of said halves adapted to received articles of apre determined character, means to positively lock the free end of said cover to and over the outer endsof said split halves, and means to open said cover.
3. A two-part stock for fire-arms, split centrally thereof, one-half being adapted to be rigidly connected to the firearm by usual means, the complemental half being hingedly connected to the rigid half on its inner end, pins protruding from the rigid half to slide in holes in the complemental half, a cover hingedly connected to the rigid half and enclosing the outer end of the two halves of the stock, a plurality of compartments on the inner faces of the halves adapted to house articles of a predetermined character, size or length, means to hold articles in said compartments, means to positively lock the free end of said cover to and over the outer ends of said split halves, and means to open said cover. a
t. A stock for guns, rifles or fire-arms, made in two parts, one part being adapted to be rigidly connected to the fire-arm in the. usual manner, the complemental part having swinging connection with the rigid part on its inner end, pins protruding from the rigid part to slide into holes in the complemental part when both parts are brought together, a cover enclosing the outer ends of the two parts of the stock, said cover having a swinging connection with the rigid part, a plurality of compartments on the inner faces of the two stock-parts adapted to store articles of a predetermined character, size or length, means to hold said articles in said compartments, means to prevent moisture and dampness from penetrating into said compartments when the two stock-parts are brought together, means to positively lock the free end of said cover to and over the outer ends of the stock-parts, and means to open said cover.
5. A, two-part stocls for guns, rifles or fire arms, sectionally constructed, one part being adapted to be rigidly attached to the fire-arm in the usual manner, the other'part having a swinging connection with the rigid part on its inner end, metal pins protruding from the inner end of the rigid part to slide into holes of the other part when the two parts are brought together, a plurality of depressions on the inner faces of said parts adapted to store articles therein of a pre determined shape, character, size or length, means to hold said articles tightly in said de pressions, a cover hingedly connected to the end of the rigid part, said cover enclosing the outer ends of both parts of said stock, means to prevent penetration of moisture or dampness into said depressions when the two parts are brought together and the cover is closed, means to positively locls the free end of said cover to and over the outer ends of said parts, and means to unlatch the cover.
STANLEY H. CHASE.
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|U.S. Classification||42/71.1, D11/94|
|International Classification||F41C23/00, F41C23/22|