US 2623639 A
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Dec. 30, 1952 W G, LEVY 2,623,639
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This invention relates to gun racks and is particularly concerned with a new and improved locking type of gun rack for holding a number of rifles` or shot guns upright in side by side relation.
There has been a great need by Sportsmen for simple and inexpensive gun racks for holding their iirearms under lock and key in the home to prevent removal of the guns by unauthorized persons, especially young children.
It is a principal object of my invention to provide a new and improved gun rack of the type described which will be simple and inexpensive to manufacture and which will nevertheless assure that the weapons held therein will at all times be securely locked and available only to authorized persons.
Another object of the invention is to provide a gun rack for the sportsman to keep in his home which will be attractive in appearance, adaptable to hold a variety of sizes and shapes of rifles and shot guns and embodying a novel locking mechanism for securely locking the weapons in the rack.
With the foregoing and other objects, features and advantages in mind, the invention consists of the novel arrangement and combination of parts as more particularly described in the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment thereof taken together with the accompanying drawings in which like numerals refer to like parts in the several views, and in which Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a gun rack according to the invention;
Fig. 2 is a sectional View on line 2--2 of Fig. l;
Fig. 3 is a section on line 3--3 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 4 is a view of the removable locking drawer taken on line 4--4 of Fig. 1.
The rack frame consists of a base I0, a pair of uprights l2 and i4 attached to opposite ends of the base and a rear panel I6. The uprights l2 and i4 are joined together near their tops by an apertured bar I3, the holes of which are adapted to accommodate the barrels of the rifles or shot guns to be held in the rack.
At a suitable distance below the bar I8, depending generally upon the lengths of the rearms to be accommodated, there is mounted a horizontal panel 22 which has directly beneath each opening 20 an outwardly facing slot as indicated by the numerals 24a, 24h, etc. Beneath the panel 22 is mounted a horizontalrrest 26 to support the butts of the guns. Optionally between the gun rest 26 and the base board I0,
I may provide one or more drawers 28 and 3 to hold revolvers, ammunition, gun cleaning equipment, etc.
In the space between the rest 26 and the slotted panel 22, I provide a false drawer 32 having a slotted upper panel 3A, as best seen in Fig. ll. The slots 36a, 36h, etc. in the panel .lil correspond in spacing and size with the slots 24a, Zib, etc of the panel 22 but facing in the lopposite direction. In addition the false drawer 32 is provided with a lock 38 to hold it in closed position.
It will be apparent, therefore, that in operation the guns may rst be placed upright in side by side relation in the rack, their barrels protruding through the openings 20 in the bar lil, their butts resting on the panel |26 and with the lower portions of their stocks inserted in the slots 24a, 24h, etc of the panel 22. The false drawer 32 is then inserted, the stocks being received in the corresponding slots 36a, 36h, etc. By locking the lock 33, the false drawer 32 is made into a locking member which eiectively prevents withdrawal of any gun without a key. The specific locking action takes place as best seen in Fig. 2 between the rear -of a slot 24a and the front of a slot Ela since the stock narrows rapidly in a direction away from the butt, and consequently, no gun may be lifted from the rack. when locked.
Optionally, I may provide slots 24a, 24h, etc. and 36a, 3th, etc. of varying widths in order to accommodate weapons having stocks of diierentl widths. Thus slots 2M and 36d are wider than the other slots.
While I have herein described a preferred embodiment of the invention, it will be seen that the same is susceptible of various modications and changes within the spirit and scope of the appended claims I claim:
l. A locking gun rack for holding a number of guns upright in side by side relation, said rack comprising a frame including a base and a pair of spaced uprights extending upwardly from either side of said base, a transverse bar connecting the tops of said uprights to each other, said bar having a series of generally vertically facing openings each adapted to receive the barrel of a gun, a horizontal rest mounted between the lower portions of said upright for supporting the `butts of said guns, a horizontal shelf mounted between said uprights above said rest and below said bar, said shelf having a series of frontwardly opening slots adapted to receive the stocks of said guns,
each of said slots being beneath a corresponding opening in said bar, and a locking member insertable in said frame from the front thereof adjacent said shelf, said locking member comprising a generally horizontal panel having a series of f rearwardly opening slots each in alignment with a corresponding slot in said shelf when said member is in place and cooperating with such slot to form a restricted opening receiving the stock of a gun but of lesser depth than the gun butt to prevent upward withdrawal of the gun therethrough, and a lock for retaining said member in place.
2. A locking gun rack for holding a number-Hofe guns upright in side by side relation, said rack comprising a frame including a base and a pair of spaced uprights extending upwardly from 1 either side of said base, a transversebar cbnnect` ing the tops of said uprights to each other, said bar having a series of generally vertically facing openings each adapted to receive the barrel of a gun, a horizontal rest mounted between the lower portions of said uprights for supporting the butts of said guns, a horizontal shelf mounted between said uprights above said rest and below said bar, said shelf having a series of frontwardly opening slots adapted to receive the stocks of ,said
10 opening receiving the stock of a` gun but ,of lesser depth than the gun butt to prevent upward withn drawal of the gun therethrough, and a lock for 4-etaining Said drawer in said frame.
WIILIAM G. LEVY.
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