US 2597466 A
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May 20, 1952 T, R, FEUX 2,597,466
V TELESCO PPPPPPPPPP NT Filed Jan. 25, 1950 2 SHEETS- SHEET 1 mamas R. Fel/:v
May 20, 1952 T. R. FELIX TELESCOPE SIGHT MOUNT 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Filed Jan.. 25, 1950 Thomas l?. Fel/'x INVENTOR.
4 Patented May 20, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Y V.2,597,466 f A'rnLEscoPE sIGH'rMoUNfr Thomas'lf Felix, Meriden, Conn. Application January Z3, 1958, Serial No. 140,037
This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinements in mounts for telescope sights on firearms, and the principal object of the invention is to substantially minimize if not altogether prevent injury to the delicate sight resulting from the recoil of the rearm.
This object is achieved by the provision of the instant mount, the primary feature of which involves resilient shock absorbing means for protecting the telescope sight against recoil.
Another feature of the invention lies in the provision of means for expeditiously applying the mount to the firearm and removing the mount therefrom, this being achieved by a simple, quick movement.
Some of the advantages of the invention reside in its simplicity of construction, in its convenient and efficient operation, and in its adaptability to use in association with telescope sights and firearms of different sizes and types.
With the above more important objects and features in view and such other objects and features as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary side elevational view of a firearm; showing the invention installed substantially in the plane fof the line 3-3 in Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a group perspective view of the invention excludingV the mounting bracket.
Figure 5 is a longitudinal'sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 5-5 in Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective View showing the removable lmeans'for attaching the carrierA of the "invention to one of the mounting brackets, and
Figure 7 is a perspective'view of one of the mounting brackets per se.
Like characters of reference are employed to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.A
Referringnow to the accompanying drawings in detail, y the fgeneral reference character I0 designates a rearm on which is mounted aV telescope sight I2 byfa mount designated generally by thereference characterv I 4.
This mountV consists of a pair of suitable brackets I6 which are rigidly secured (in any suitable manner) at longitudinally spaced points tothe firearm Igand are employed for supporting an `elongated. carrier I8 which extends between the two brackets and is removably attached thereto by means hereinafter described,
The carrier- I 8 is in the form of a channel having'a U-shaped cross section and is open ended, although the end portions thereof have inturned extensions of the side walls so as to provide pairs of spaced guides 20 in the end portions of the carrier. as is best-illustrated in Figures 4 and 5.
A rectangular box 22` is provided intermediate the ends of the carrier and affords an elongated socket, while a resilientstrap or leaf spring 24 isinterposedbetween the :bottom of the carrier andthe `bottom of the box 22 so that it extends longitudinally from the box or socket in opposite directions to afford a pair of resilient fingers 26.
The fingers 26 project outwardly from the open ends of the carrier I8, that is, through the spaces between the respective guides 20, the latter preventing any tendency of the fingers to move laterally whileV upward and downward movement of the lingers is facilitated.
It is to be noted that the fingers 26 are of an arcuate jcross4 section and are engageable with arcuate cam surfaces 28 which are recessed in substantially semi-cylindrical upper portions 38 of the bracket l B., It is to be also noted that the cam surfaces 28 are provided'with seats 32 for the reception of the fingers 28, whereby the carrier VI8 may be removably attached to the brackets I 6.
Arpair of guides 34 are aixed to the opposite end portions of the carrier I8 to slidably receive thel tubular housing of the sight I2, the guides 34 preferably consisting of strips having overlapped endportions secured by a plurality of screws: V36 to the carrier. If desired, screw threaded blocks'38 may be provided in the opposite end Vportions `of the carrier for the re-v ception. of the. screws 36, as is best shown in Figure 5.
A clamp 40, equipped with clamping screws 42, is rigidly secured to the sightl I2 and is provided with a lateral projection orY keeper 44 which extends into the socket defined by the aforementoned box 22.
A U-shapedlslide 45,` movable longitudinally in the box orsock'et 22," encloses the keeper 44 and a pair of yieldable, resilient elements 48, such as for example, rubber blocks, or the like, are positioned in the box or socket 22 at opposite sides of the slide 46.
Before proceeding to describe the operation of the invention, it may be reiterated that the clamp 40 together with the keeper 44, the slide 4S and the sight I2 are slidable longitudinally with respect to the guides 34, bracket I6, carrier I8 and socket orv box 2.2 while the resilient elements 48 function as shock absorbers, so to speak, between the relatively stationary and slida'ble components. Accordingly, when the invention is placed in use and the rearm I0 recoils in the direction of the arrow 50, the carrier I8 together with the guides 34 recoils therewith, while the resilient elements 48 Iabsorb the shock so that, theoretically, the keeper 44 and the associated sight I2 remain s tationary while the guides 34 slide rearwardly thereon, thus protecting the delicate sight from possible injury.
The aforementioned extensions 30 of the brackets I6 afford auxiliary guides 52 for the slidable reception off the sight I2, and it is to be noted that the sight together` with the guides 34 and the` associated carrier I8 may be readily separated from` the brackets I6 by' simply rotating the sight through approx-imately'i()c as shown at 54 in Figure 6, so as to unseat the lingers 26 from the seatsv 32 and to` disengage the fingers from the cam surfacesV 28. Needless to say, the sight may` be reinstalledwith equal expediency by simply reversingA the above procedure.
It is to be also noted that in addition to its primary purpose. of` protecting the telescope sight against damage, the-invention will also eliminate conventionally experienced slipping of the sight in its mount on the barrel.
It isV believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly apparent from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this point is deemed unnecessary. 'Y
While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention, it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having described the claimed as new is:
l. Means for-mounting a telescopic sight comprising support means adapted to be mounted on a rifle for supportingv a telescopic sight, latch means adapted to be carried` by a telescope sight for. locking engagement with said support means, said support means including a pair of members spaced along a longitudinal axis, and means'responsive to relative rotation of the latch means and the support means for actuating the latch means, said latchl means including a longitudinally extending spring having a free end, one of said members having a recess receiving the free end of the spring tol resist relative rotation of the spring and said one member, said responsive means including said one'member having a cam surface slidably engaging the spring during relative rotation` of the spring and said one member, and an elongated body secured to the spring for rotation therewith, said body being slidably received between the members and having its opposite ends abutting the members when the free end or the, springl is received in the recess.
2. In a telescope sight; mounting assembly, an elongated channel-:shaped member including a invention, what is Iii' web portion connecting spaced upstanding legs, a pair of spaced upstanding guide loops carried adjacent the opposite ends for slidably receiving a telescope sight therethrough, a keeper received between the legs for longitudinal movement, means for securing the keeper to a telescope sight, and resilient means between the legs for yeldingly resisting longitudinal movement of the keeper relative tothe member.
3. In a telescope sight mounting assembly, an elongated channel-shaped member including a web portion connecting spaced upstanding legs, a pair of spaced upstanding guide loops carried adjacent, theopposite ends for slidably receiving a telescope sight therethrough, a keeper received between the legs for longitudinal movement, means carried by thekeeper for detachably securing* the same to a telescope sight, and resilient means between the legs for yeldingly resisting longitudinal movement of the keeper relative to themernber.
4. In a telescope sight mounting assembly, an elongated channel-shaped member including a web portion connecting spaced upstanding legs, a pair of spaced upstanding guide loops carried adjacent the opposite ends for slidably receiving a telescope sight therethrough, a keeper received between the legs for "longitudinal movement, means for securing the keeper to a telescope sight, means disposed between the legs for resiliently resisting longitudinal movement of the keeper relative tothe member, a pair of brackets adapted to be secured at longitudinally spaced positions on a rearm, said member being removably received between the brackets with the opposite ends oi the member engaging the brackets, and means for detachably securing the member to the brackets including a longitudinally extending leaf spring disposed between the legs with an intermediate portion of the spring being retained between the. web portion of the member and the last mentioned means, said brackets having recessesA therein, the opposite ends of the. spring being releasably received in said recesses.
5. In combination, a pair of brackets adapted to be mounted in longitudinally spaced positions on a rearm, a sight tube supported for longitudinal sliding movement on the brackets, an elongated carrier, guide means securing the tube to the carrier for relative longitudinal movement, means for resiliently cushioning the tube and the carrier against relative longitudinal movement, said carrier being removably received between the brackets with the opposite ends thereof abutting the brackets, land. a common means releasably latching thefcarrier to the brackets and also yeldingly urging the tube into engagement with the brackets.
6. In combination, a pair of brackets adapted to be mounted. in longitudinally spaced positions on a firearm, a sight tube supported for longitudinal sliding movement on the brackets, an elongated carrier, guide means securing the tube to the carrier for relative longitudinal movement, means for resiliently cushioning the tube and the carrier against relative longitudinal movement, said carrier being removably received between the brackets with the opposite ends thereof abutting the brackets,'and a common means releasably latching the carrier to the brackets and also yeldingly urging the tube into engagement with the brackets, said guide means'comprising a pair ofl loops carried bythe carrier slidably receiving the tube therethrough, said cushioning 5 6 means comprising a. laterally projecting keeper UNITED STATES PATENTS carried by :the tube. and resilient means carried Number Name Date by the carrier engaging the keeper. 1,083,288 Lowe Jan, 6, 1914 2,571,935. Pachmayr Oct. 16, 1915 THOMAS R' FELIX' 5 2,125,828 Turner Aug. 2, 1938 2,338,200 Patterson Jan. 4, 1944 The foliowilrcrlerss aTcDrecord in the 2475383 Foster July 5' 1949 me of th'is patent: I v FOREIGN PATENTS 10 Number Country Date 492,773 France 1919