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Publication numberUS2463107 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 1, 1949
Filing dateDec 10, 1947
Priority dateDec 10, 1947
Publication numberUS 2463107 A, US 2463107A, US-A-2463107, US2463107 A, US2463107A
InventorsHoward B Holroyd
Original AssigneeHoward B Holroyd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shooting sling for rifles
US 2463107 A
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March 1, 1949. H. 1.3. HOLROYD SHOOTING SLING FOR RIFLES 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Dec. 10, 1947 Ha word 5. Ho/roya' arch 1949. H. B. HOLROYD 2,463,107

SHOOTING SLING FOR RIFLES Filed Dec. 10, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I :1 Pen tor Haward B. Ho/roya' Patented Mar. 1, 1949 UNETED S SHOOTING SLING FOR RIFLES Howard B. Holroyd, Ames, Iowa Application December 10, 1947, Serial No. 790,917

6 Claims. 1

This invention appertains to novel and useful improvements in devices for supporting and steadying the arm in the proper position for shooting rifies, or other firearms, in order to realize great precision in aiming.

An object of this invention is to provide extensible or adjustable means adapted to be positioned about the arm near the shoulder.

Another object of this invention is to provide means for securement about the wrist of the shooter.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide improved, extensible means for attaching the means engaging the arm near the shoulder and the wrist engaging means.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide means for adjusting the eiiective length of said attaching means.

Another object of this invention is to provide means for anchorage to a selected article of wearing apparel.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide an extremely simple device of the character described which may be simply, easily, and quickly rendered operative, when so desired.

Ancillary objects and features of novelty will become apparent to those skilled in the art, in following the description of the preferred form of the invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of the present invention;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of a slightly modified form of the invention;

Figure 3 is a perspective View of the first form of the invention, showing the same utilized in association with a persons arm;

Figure 4 is a .perspective view .of the securing means forming a part of the present invention; and

Figure 5 is a side elevational view of the invention in use.

Referring now in detail to the illustrated preferred form of the present invention as well as to the modification thereof, like reference characters are used throughout to indicate identical elements.

This invention has been conceived and developed to provide a supporting and steadying device, for giving precision in aiming, which may be made operative instantly. This invention is especially effective when firing from the prone, sitting and kneeling positions, and it gives some steadying effect when firing from the standing position. The instantly operative character of this device is obtained by attaching it to the arm of the shooter, and not to the rifle, or other firearm.

It is within the purview of the present invention to provide a device which is not cumbersome in use, and which is not cumbersome to transport when the device is not actually serving its intended function. Further, numerous adjustments are utilized in association with the invention, whereby it may be adapted for use by many individuals of different characteristics.

Referring now to the first embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a strap in having a plurality of apertures l2 at one end thereof and a conventional buckle M at the opposite end. This of course renders the strap adjustable relative to the effective length thereof. As is readily apparent from an inspection of Figure 3, the said strap It is positionable about the arm of an individual near his shoulder.

Means for securing the said strap to a selected article of clothing, such as a shirt, jacket or the like is provided. This means may be seen as the loop 55 which is stitched or otherwise secured to the said strap l0, having a second loop i8 extending therethrough. These loops should be of rather close fit in order that lost motion is substantially obviated in this connection. Also, the said loop [8 extends over the 'body of the strap it? and thesaid loop i6 is used for the purpose of stabilizing the construction. Means for .fastening the said loop ill to the article of clothing is provided. The preferable means is a plurality of clips. or snap fasteners 20 and 2 2 respectively which attach to each other as Well as attach to another snap fastener on the shirt, jacket or coat of an individual.

A band 2 having a plurality of apertures 26 adjacent one end thereof is provided. A conventional buckle 28 is secured to the opposite end of said band 25 and is selectively associated with the said apertures 26 for adjusting the useful length thereof. A pair of slots 3i? and .32 respectively are provided in the said band 24 for interweaving the terminal portion of the said band therethrough. This of course adds to the strength and rigidity of the construction when the invention is in the operative position.

Means for connecting the band and the strap is provided. It is in this connecting means that the distinguishing characteristic of the first and second embodiment of the invention is manifest. A tongue 36 is secured to the said strap Ill and has a loop 38 stitched at the terminal thereof. Extending through this loop is a ring 40 having a strip 42 adjustably secured thereto. This adjustment is eifected by the hitch or looped tying means 44 at the end thereof. The opposite end of the strip 42 is similarly connected to a second ring 46 which is firmly retained on the band 24 through the medium of the loop A hook 5D is secured to the said tongue by any suitable securing means and is detachably connectable with a ring 52 which is positioned on said strip 42. The said ring 52 may be associated with the said strip 42 through the medium of a strip or loop 54.

In operation it is quite apparent that the ring 52 is engageable with the hook 58, thereby retaining the arm of an individual in a position similar to that shown in Figure 5. When the firearm is to be carried, the invention is reduced to the construction shown in Figure 3 by disconnecting the hook 50 and ring 52.

A second embodiment of the present invention is identical to the first embodiment however, the strip 12 is obviated in favor of a second strip 56. The second strip is secured directly to the strap In by means of Stitching or the like and the hook 513 is adjustably secured to the end of the second strip by means of a hitch construction 44. The hook 58 is detachably associated with the said ring 46 which is positioned on the wrist band 24.

Of course, the preferred materials of construction are leather, fabric, metal and the like. However, it is quite apparent that variations may be made such as choice of materials and rearrangements of elements. Therefore, limitation is sought only in accordance with the scope of the appended claims.

Having described this claimed as new is:

1. A sling for use in operating firearms comprising a strap positionable about an arm near the shoulder, means for selectively adjusting the effective length of said strap, a band positionable about the wrist, means for adjusting the effective length of said band, means for connecting said strap and said band, means for selectively adjusting the length of said connecting means, said connecting means adjusting means including a strip having adjustable end portions, a hook associated with said strap, and a keeper secured to said strip positionable in said hook.

2. A sling for use in operating firearms comprising a strap positionable about an arm near the shoulder, means for selectively adjusting the effective length of said strap, a band positionable about the wrist, means for adjusting the effective length of said band, means for connecting said strap and said band, means for selectively adjusting the length of said connecting means, said connecting means adjusting means including a strip having adjustable end portions, a hook associated with said strap, a keeper secured to said strip positionable in said hook, and means invention, what is associated with said strap for attachment to an article of clothing.

3. In a sling, a strap adapted to be positioned about an arm near the shoulder, means for selectively adjusting the length of said strap, means for preventing rotation and slipping of the strap about the arm, a band adapted to be positioned about the wrist, and means for adjusting the length of said band, and adjustable detachable means for connecting said band and said strap.

4. In a sling, a strap adapted to be positioned about an arm near the shoulder, means for selectively adjusting the length of said strap, means for preventing rotation and slipping of the strap about the arm, a band adapted to be positioned about the wrist, means for adjusting the length of said band, and adjustable detachable means for connecting said band and said strap, said slippage prevention means including a loop secured to said strap for receiving and retaining a fastening member.

5. In a sling, a strap adapted to be positioned about the arm near the shoulder, means for selectively adjusting the length of said strap, means for preventing rotation and slipping of the strap about the arm, a band adapted to be positioned about the wrist, means for adjusting the length of said band, adjustable detachable means for connecting said band and said strap, said slippage prevention means including a loop secured to said strap for receiving and retaining a fastening member, said connecting means including a strip having a fastening means associated therewith.

6. In a sling, a strap adapted to be positioned about an arm near the shoulder, means for selectively adjusting the length of said strap, means for preventing rotation and slipping of said strap about the arm, a band adapted to be positioned about the wrist, means for adjusting the length of said band, adjustable detachable means for connecting said band and said strap, said slippage prevention means including a loop secured to said strap for receiving and retaining a fastening member, said connecting means including a strip having a fastening means associated therewith, said strip being extensibly adjustable.

HOW'ARD B. HOLROYD.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 32,185 Daniels Apr. 30, 1861 889,658 Burnaugh, Jr. June 2, 1908 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 4,974 Great Britain 1881 56,495 Germany Get. 31, 1890 113,443 Germany Sept. 21, 1900

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US5353538 *Jan 5, 1994Oct 11, 1994Jon HakedalRifle sling
US5685103 *Apr 19, 1996Nov 11, 1997Charles Eric RabonGun support
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US6647656 *Sep 5, 2001Nov 18, 2003Samuel A MazzagettiGun holding apparatus
US20120285062 *May 14, 2012Nov 15, 2012Cama Mark RRecoil reduction and sighting-in system for a firearm
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Classifications
U.S. Classification42/94, 224/913, 42/85
International ClassificationF41C33/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41C33/001, Y10S224/913
European ClassificationF41C33/00B