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Sept. 25, 1951 R-rm 2,569,435
GUN REST Filed Jan. 24, 1949 Patented Sept. 25, 1951 UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in gun rests.
An important object of the invention is to provide a gun rest which is simple in construction, light in weight, strong, reliable and convenient in use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a gun rest which can be used for prone, sitting or standing shooting, said gun rest having hinged legs which are easily and readily shiftable for the desired type of shooting, and when in use will firmly support the palm and/or gun of the shooter.
A further object of the invention is to provide a gun rest having the above characteristics, in Which there is provided a pair of leg members having pointed ends for insertion in the ground, the leg members being hinged so as to be capable of wide spreading movement and fully collapsed for carrying from one location to another.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the new and improved gun rest in position for use;
Figure 2 is a front elevational view thereof;
Figure 3 is an exploded perspective view of the hinged elements and supporting brackets; and
Figure 4 is a front elevational view of the gun rest in folded or collapsed position.
Referring to the drawing for a more detailed description thereof, the new and improved gun rest which is generally designated by the reference numeral 5 is shown to include leg members 6 and 1 respectively, united at their upper ends by means of a hinge construction generally designated by the reference numeral 8. The free ends of the leg members 6 and 1 are tapered as indicated at 9 and support therein prong elements 10 which are held in position by means of ferrules or the like I I.
The upper ends of the legs 6 and 1 are united by mean of a strap type hinge 8. This hinge 8 includes a plate 12 secured to the leg member 6 by means of the bolts and nuts I3 and a second plate M which is attached to the leg I by similar bolts and nuts I5. The plates l2 and [4 are con nected by the usual knuckle l6 and pintle [6. The leg I is cut out as indicated at I! and supports therein by one of the bolts 15 the pair of angle-shaped brackets I8 and I9. It will be noted that the right angular legs of the brackets l8 and H! are formed with openings 20 which align with an opening 2| in the leg member I through which the uppermost bolt I5 extends. The bracket 18 has an arm 22 which curves outwardly therefrom, and the bracket l9 has a corresponding arm 23 which curves outwardly and downwardly from the leg portion thereof. These brackets l8 and I9, when joined to the leg member 1, form a support for a concave plate 24, said plate 24 being riveted or otherwise secured to the arms 22 and 23, as indicated at 25. The plate 24 has adhesively or otherwise secured thereto a similarly shaped sponge rubber pad 26, said pad forming a rest for the palm and/or gun of the marksman.
It is thought that the use and operation of the new and improved gun rest is readily obvious. The manner in which the upper ends of the leg members 6 and 1 are hingedly secured permits a wide range of adjustment whereby the gun rest can be raised or lowered to suit the height of the target or other object at which aim is to be made. The penetrating prongs [0 enable the gun rest to be firmly supported in the ground when the desired level has been attained. It is, of course, to be understood that the curved plate 24 and similarly curved sponge pad 26 provide a firm supporting surface for the palm and/or barrel of the gun. When not in use, the gun rest is collapsed to the position shown in Figure 4 of the drawing, and it is thereby readily transportable from one location to another. Rubber or cork tip-like members 21 are provided to be placed over the pointed ends [0 when the gun rest is not in use or when it is being carried from one location to another.
It is obvious that many changes may be made in the details of construction without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.
1. A gun rest comprising a pair of leg members, means including a strap hinge for pivotally connecting the upper end of said leg members, the upper end of one of said leg members having a notch formed therein, a pair of brackets, one of said brackets having an arm curving outward- 1y therefrom and overlying one leg member, the other of said brackets having an arm curving outwardly therefrom and overlying the other leg member, said brackets being held in abutting relation within said notched end by said hinge, and said outwardly extending arms forming a gun supporting surface.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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