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Publication numberUS2335393 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1943
Filing dateJan 8, 1943
Priority dateNov 3, 1942
Publication numberUS 2335393 A, US 2335393A, US-A-2335393, US2335393 A, US2335393A
InventorsDe Lubicz-Bakanowski Zygmunt, Glover Norman Garnet Wilfred, John Minns Frederick
Original AssigneeSwift Rifle Company Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Target carrying stand
US 2335393 A
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TARGET CARRYING STAND Filed Jan. 8, 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 v vezvqrs Z, eLwb'zczfJaZd omz' j. jJI Mam 6 6. 6'. Norma/1v y Patented Nov. 30, 1943 TARGET CARRYING STAND Zygmunt de Lubicz-Bakanowski, Frederick John Minus, and Garnet Wilfred Glover Norman, Oxford, England, assgnors to The Swift Rifle Company Limited, Oxford, England Application January 8, 1943, Serial No. 471,728 In Great Britain November 3, 1942 11 Claims.

This invention relates to an improved target carrying stand for use in target practice with dummy rifles.

The main object of the invention is to provide a target stand which, when not in use, could be readily collapsed in a minimum of space with all its component parts firmly secured in position.

l A further object is to provide an improved mounting of target frame on the stand which will allow of the frame being easily and accurately adjusted along the stand and of the target being secured in the exact position to the frame and of its being firmly stretched therein.

A still further object is to provide a proper support for the dummy rille on the stand when the rifle is not being used during some temporary interruption in the practice.

rlhe invention mainly consists in an improved target stand for the purpose above referred to comprising in combination: an upright frame adapted to receive a sliding target frame and rifle yoke mounted on the target frame and displaceable therewith; a supporting base frame to which the upright frame is pivoted at its lower end; a U-shaped buttress frame pivoted at the free ends of its limbs to the upright frame, and adapted to engage with and be secured to the base frame ythrough its transverse member, the said upright frame with its target frame and rifle yoke, the base frame and the buttress frame all lying in one single plane when the stand is collapsed; and means on the constituent parts of the stand for interlocking them in the single plane when the .stand is collapsed.

Other features of the invention are hereinafter described and claimed in the appended claims. Y

Referring to the accompanying drawings illustrating, by way of example, one mode of carrying the invention into eiect: f

Figure 1 is an isometric view of the target stand as erected, partly cut away to show some details,

vthe rifle yoke, which when not in use hangs freely down, being shown in the raised position'for practicing purposes in which position it is held lby the rie (not shown) 1 l Figure 1a is a detailed View of the slide and groove structure connected with the sliding tar- -get frame, the details being shown on an enlarged scale; y

Figure 2 is a plan view thereof, in a collapsed position, and

Figure 3 is a sectional elevation along the line -A.-.A in Figure 2. Y .1.. VThe standcomprises an upright frame constituted by two uprights a a secured together by transverse members b1, b2; a supporting base frame formed by two boards c c mounted on rollers c1 and by two bars d d secured to the said boards and provided with a number of recesses as hereinafter more particularly described; and a U-shaped buttress frame consisting of two side members e e and a transverse member f. The upright frame is pivoted at its lower end to the base frame as shown at g1 and the buttress frame is pivoted to the upright frame, at approximately half the height of the latter, as shown at g2, its transverse member f being held in position in recesses h1, provided in the bars d of the base frame through the intermediary of spring clips h2 secured in the said recesses. 1i are recesses provided in the forward ends of the bars d of the base frame, being suitably shaped to lool-r` in position the buttress frame e e f, when the latter, during the collapsing of the stand, is swung over the top of the upright frame and then downward to bring the three constituent frames of the stand into one single plane.

The uprights are longitudinally slotted on their inner surface, as shown at y', to provide a path for the displacement of the target frame. As will be seen a ledge-like projection i1 is left along the middle of the longitudinal slot to which a slide bar lc is attached in such a manner that its lateral edges remain free for engagement with the turned over edges l1 of slide clips Z secured at top and bottom on either side of the target frame.

The target frame consists of two side bars m m, and top and bottom bars n, and is adapted to be adjusted at the required height in the stand by an up and down displacement within the lon- .gitudinal slots a', any wobbling movement .being position, the latter being provided with a pair of holes intended for engagement with the said studs, prior to the top and bottom edges of the target being turned over the top and bottom bars of the target frame.

r is the rifle yoke by means oi which a dummy `rifle can be yoked to and maintained at a con- 'stant distance from the target, for which purpose the rifle may be connected in a detachable manner to the transverse bar of the yoke. This may be effected `by a hook secured to the bottom of the rifle and adapted to engage with the yoke by slipping the hook over the yoke at a reduced cross section of the latter as shown at r1 and then sliding the rifle along the transverse bar of the yoke. The rle yoke is hinged to the inside of the target frame, the thumb screws s by means of which the target frame is locked in its adjusted position on the stand being also adapted to serve as pivots for the yoke. When not in use,

the yoke hangs freely down, being raised into the pivotal connection in such a manner as to ensure ,l

that when the stand is in its collapsed position the yoke will clear the bottom bar of the target frame and come to lie in the single plane above referred to. It will also be seen from Figures 2 and 3, that when the stand is in that position the yoke is held down by the transverse bar b2 of the upright frame. p

In order to collapse the stand, the thumb screws s are loosened and the target frame, together with the yoke is adjusted in a high position of the upr right frame, so that when the upright frame is collapsed, the target frame is clear ofthe bottom rails d d; the buttress frame e e f is then disengaged from the clips h2 and swung around the pivots g2 over the top of the upright frame, the latter being at the same time swung downwards around its pivotal connections y1 with the base frame; towards the end of the latter movement, the transverse member f of the buttress frame engages in the slots thereupon the target frame together with the yoke is slid towards the bottom transverse bar b2, bringing the transverse part of the yoke underneath the latter bar, and causing the wedge member o provided with the bottom bar n of the target frame to engage in recesses t provided in the rear ends of the members d of the base frame; nally the thumb screws s are screwed down, whereby all the constituent parts of the stand, including the target frame are locked in position in a at and compact form.

The details for carrying the invention into effect may be modified in various respects without departing from its scope. i i Y We claim: f

l. A collapsible target carrying stand for use in target practice with dummy rifles comprising in combination: an upright frame; a target frame mounted within the upright frame; means for permitting a sliding movement of the target frame in the longitudinal direction of the upright frame; a rifle yoke pivoted to the target frame and capable of being swung to lie inthe plane ofthe upright frame; a supporting base frame to which the upright frame is pivoted at its lower end and is capable of being swung to lie in the plane or" the base frame; a U-shaped buttress frame pivoted at the-free ends of its limbs to the upright frame and capable of being swungto lie in the plane of `the base frame; means onithe base frame for engagement with'the. transverse `member of the U-shaped buttress frame, whereby said upright frame with its target frame and riiile yoke, the base frame and the buttress Vframe can be brought to lie in one single plane when the stand is collapsed; and means for interlocking all the said constituent parts in the single plane when vthe stand is collapsed comprising: means on the base frame for interlocking with the U-shaped buttress frame; means on the upright frame for locking the rie yoke; means on the base frame and on the target frame for interlocking them; and means for locking the rie yoke and the target frame to the upright frame. Y

2. A target stand as claimed in claim 1, in which the base frame comprises two side bars having recesses and spring clips in the said recesses for engagement with the transverse member of the U-shaped buttress frame for the purpose of securing the latter to the base frame.

3. A target stand as claimed in claim 1, in which the base frame comprises two side bars having locking recesses formed in their forward ends for the purpose of receiving the transverse member of the U-shaped buttress frame and interlock the latter with the base frame when the stand is collapsed.

Ll. A target stand as claimed in claim 1 in which the means permitting the sliding movement of the target frame in the longitudinal direction oi' the upright frame comprise longitudinal slots formed in the uprights of the upright frame, a ledge-like projection left along the middle of the said longitudinal slots, a slide .bar secured to the said ledge-like projection and slide clips on the sides of the target frame having turned-over edges for sliding engagement with the lateral edges of the said slide bar.

5. A target stand as claimed in claim 1, yin which the target frame comprises a top and bottom bar having longitudinal recesses in combination with wedge members engaging in the said recesses and spring clips for the purpose of gripping a target sheet in the recesses and keeping the said sheet in a stretched position.

6. A target stand as claimed in claim 1, in which the target frame comprises a top and a bottom bar having longitudinal recesses in combination with wedge members engaging in the said recesses and spring clips for the purpose of gripping a target sheet in the recesses and keeping the said sheet in a stretched position, and positioning studs on one of the said bars ofthe target frame for the purpose of positioning the target sheet.

7. A target stand as claimed ink claim ,1, in which the rifle yoke is pivoted to the inside of the target frame and is slightly bent near its pivots in order to clear the target frame and come to lie in a single plane with the other constituent parts of the stand when the latter is collapsed. I v i 8.*A target stand as claimed in `claim 1, Yin which the rifle yoke is pivoted to thejinside of the targetV frame and is slightly bent near its pivots in order to clear the target frame and come to lie in a single plane with the other constituent parts of the stand when the latteris collapsed, and in which the upright frame comprises at its lower end, a transverse bar so arranged as to hold the rifle yoke down when the stand iscollapsed.

9. A target standA as' claimed in claim-1', Vin which the target frame comprises a top and a bottom bar having longitudinal rrecesses in combination with wedge members engaging ln-the said recesses, and spring clips for the purpose of gripping a target sheet in the recesses and keeping the said sheet in a stretched position, and in which the base frame comprises two side bars having locking recesses formed in their forward ends for the purpose of receiving the transverse member of the U-shaped buttress frame and interlock the latter with the base frame when the stand is collapsed, and recesses provided in the rear ends of the side bars for engagement with the wedge member associated with the bottom bar of the target frame when the stand is collapsed, whereby in the collapsed state of the target stand the base frame in addition to being interlocked with the U-shaped buttress frame is also interlocked with the target frame.

10. A target stand as claimed in claim 1, in which the target frame comprises a top and a bottom bar having longitudinal recesses in combination With wedge members engaging in the said recesses, and spring clips for the purpose of gripping a target sheet in the recesses and keeping the said sheet in a stretched position, and in which the base frame comprises two side bars having locking recesses formed in their forward ends for the purpose of receiving the transverse member of the U-shaped buttress frame and interlock the latter with the base frame when the stand is collapsed, and recesses provided in the rear ends of the side bars for engagement with the wedge member associated with the bottom bar of the target frame when the stand is co1- lapsed, whereby in the collapsed state of the target stand the base frame, in addition to being interlocked with the U-shaped buttress frame, is also interlocked with the target frame, and the target frame having locking screws which in addition to locking the target frame in the upright frame when adjusted therein, also serve to lock in position all the constituent parts of the stand When the latter is collapsed.

11. A target stand as claimed in claim 1, in which the upright frame comprises a bottom transverse bar having a recess so shaped as to serve as a support for the forward end of the dummy rie during a temporary interruption in the practice, with the rifle remaining yoked on to the yoke.

Z. DE LUBICZ-BAKANOWSKI. FREDERICK J. MINNS. G. W. G. NORMAN.

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US3998461 *Sep 26, 1975Dec 21, 1976Bennett William GArchery projector and target
US4029318 *Sep 19, 1975Jun 14, 1977Boss Richard KPortable, adjustable target stand
US4188031 *Oct 26, 1978Feb 12, 1980Fox Robert ZMultisport practice device
DE1003633B *Mar 25, 1955Feb 28, 1957Ernst Karl SpiethVorrichtung zum Fahren von Zielscheiben vom Ziel zum Schuetzenstand und zurueck
EP0514612A1 *May 24, 1991Nov 25, 1992Jean Marc BrunTarget holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification463/49
International ClassificationF41J1/10, F41J1/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41J1/10
European ClassificationF41J1/10