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J. R. KEADLE SLINGSHOT GUN May 19, 1953 Nr Kw@ Filed July 23, 1951 ATTORNEYS J. R. KEADLE SLINGSI-IOT GUN May 19, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 23, 1951 INVENTOR. c/a/Wes Kandi?,
ATTD RN EYE Patented May 19, `1953 7 UNIT-ED rS'IATES" PATENT OFFICE ,2;6as,s85
sLINGfsHoT James Its-Keatille,v lderson, Va. Y Application July 23,1951, serial No. 238,076
This invention relates to toy guns ofthe typehaving `means for shooting a projectilaand in particular a gun in the form of a pistol or riflev end of` a barrel and adapted to be held betweenjaws of a slider wherein with the jaws actuated by a trigger the band is released for a projectile. j
Various types of toy guns have been provided with rubber bands, springs, and the like` for shooting` darts, arrows, and other projectiles, however, ithas been found difficult to provide means for holding small projectiles such as BB shot so that the shot may be discharged or projectedl witha rubber band. With this thought in mind -this inventionfcontemplates a pair of holding jaws pivotally-mounted on a slider carried by a toy-rie or pistol and wherein the jaws are opened by a trigger to release the band and pro--v jectile.
The object of this invention is, therefore, -to provide means whereby a small projectile-such as a BB shot maybe temporarily held in a rubberinvention is to provide in view the invention embodies a stock havinga breechwith a barrel extended therefrom with a manually actuated breech blockhaving jaws pivotally mounted thereon positioned in --the breech and adapted to be actuated by a-trigger operated sear for releasing the jaws-to releasea rubber band with-a shot therein in which the` ends of the rubber band are secured tothe outer end of the barrel. f
Other features and advantages of taken in connection with the drawings wherein? Figure 1 is a side elevational view showing the toy gun with parts broken away and shown in section.
Figure-2 isa plan view of the gun with the parts in the position as shown in Figure l.
Figure 3 is a view similar toy that `shown in Figure 1 showing the breech block drawn to the firing position and also showing a rubber band held between jaws of the breech block Vand stretched ready for iiring. y l
, Figure 4. isa cross section through the rearm taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a detail showing a sectional plan takenon line 5 5 of Figure Sand illustrating a latch for holding the breech block in the ring position.
`discharging the inven-l tion will appearirom the following description 5 claims. (o1. 124420)) Figure 6 is a cross section through the outer end of the breech taken on line 6-6 of Figure 3. Figure '7 is a cross section taken on line '1 -'I of Figure 3 showing the rubber attaching brackets on the outer end of the barrel.
Figure 8is a cross section through the breech and breech block of the gun taken on line 8--8- of Figure 2.
Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the-improved toy gun of this invention includesy a breech ID having -a stock I I at one end with the barrel I2 extended from the opposite end, a breech block I3 slidably mounted in a slot -.I4 in the breech and-having gripping jaws I5 and I6 pivotally mounted thereon and a knob I'I- extended from one side, and rubber bands I8 and I 9 extended from arms 20 and 2I of a bracket carried by the outer end of the barrel I2 andl connected, at their opposite ends to a sling 22.
The parts 20 and 2I of the rubber band mounting bracket are carried on the outer ends of arms-23 and -2-4 which extend from an eye 25 that is secured -in an annular groove 25 which is.
spaced-from the outer end of the barrel I2 of the gun. The parts 20 and 2l are held in posi'- ti-on by braces 2'! and 28, the ends of which extend into openings 29 and 3u; respectively, in the sides of the gun barrel.
The sling 22 in the elastic bands I8 'and I9 is positioned to extend into an opening'3I between the outer ends 32 and 33 of the jaws 'I5 and IB and with the jaws clamped in the position shown in Figure 2 by an arm 34 a shot placed in the sling 22 is positioned in the opening 3i to prevent the sling sliding outwardly through the ends 32 and 33 until the jaws are released.
The jaws I5 and I6 are pivotally mounted on the breech block I3 by pins 35 and 35, respective- 1y and the pins, which extend downwardly through the breech block I3, as shown in Figure 8, are secured together by a link 31 that is posi-- Out' under surface of the block I3, as shown in Fig-y ure 1.- l
With the parts arranged in this manner the breech block I3 is drawn rearwardly by the knob I'I that is mounted on the outer end of an arm on a pin 43, is moved inwardly to the position 3 shown in Figure 5 to retain the breech block I3 in the ring position as shown in Figure 3.
With the breech block in the position as shown in Figure 3 the trigger liS pivotally mounted in an opening 50 on a pin 5I actuates a sear 52, that is pivotally mounted on a pin 53, and as the upper arm 5l# of the sear is moved upwardly the arm` 43 is moved upwardly whereby the arm 34 moves from the position between the ends of thejaws l5 and Iii whereby the jaws are released and the parts in the position shown in lgure` 3,. and that:
extends outwardly over thel upper surfaceof the barrel I2 when the breech block is-moved forwardly.
After releasing the jaws' so that'the shotfor other devicer is projected the breech blockI is A'released by pressing on a button 60 on the'outer end of the-latch 46 whereby the inner end of the latch moves outwardly thereby releasing the'breech' block.
A' guard 5I is provided'ior coverin'glor` protect-- ing the trigger e9, and the breech i5 may bepro vided with aside plate iithat is secured'in posi-- tion by screws The'latch'e' is positioned in the' side plate 62- and the end of the latch may be provided with aY projection te to limit' inward movement thereof With the parts arranged inV this manner BB shot, or oti er types of projectiles may be posi tioned inthe sling it andk held as shown in Figure 2y whereby'with the breech block withdrawnfto' the position shown` in Figure 3' the sling with the projectile therein may be released by the trigger. It will be understood that modincationsmay be made in the design and arrangement ofthe partel without departing from the spirit ofthe invention.
What is claimed is:
1; Aslingshot gun comprising a stock having ahandle'on one end withA a barrel extended from the opposite end, means mounting an elastic band on the end of the barrel, a breech block'slidably` mounted in the stock, gripping jaws pivotally mounted on thel breech block and' positioned'to retain'a projectiley heldin the'saidelasti'c band, a' searmounted in the stock in the path of move# ment of said breech block,` and a triggerfor actuating the said scar to actuatethe said-jaws'to release the'projectile and elastic band.r
2. A sling shot gun comprising Vastock having a handle on one end with a barrel extended from' the opposite-end, means'mounting an elastic band on the end of the barrel, a breech blockslidably mounted in the stock, gripping jaws pivotally mounted on the breech block and lpositionedV to retain a projectile held in the said elastic band, a latch positioned in the stock for retaining the breech block in a firing position, a lever pivotally mounted'on the breech block in engagement-with said jaws, a sear mounted in the stock in the path" of travel of the breech block, and a trigger engaging said Sear for actuating the lever to disengage the lever from the said jaws to release the projectile and elastic band.
3. A sling shot gun comprising a stock having a handle onvone endwith a barrel extended from the opposite end, means mounting an elastic band on the end of the barrel, a breech block slidably mounted in the stock, gripping jaws pivotally mounted-on the breech block and positioned to retain a projectile heldin the saidelastic band, a latch positioned in the stock for retaining the breech block in a firing position, a lever pivotally mounted on the breech block in engagement with said jaws, a sear mounted in the stock in the path of travel of the breech block, a knob extended fromV one side of the breech block by which the breech blocklis kactuated by hand to stretch the elastic band for firing, and a trigger engaging said Sear for actuating the lever to disengage the lever from the said jaws to release the projectile and elastic'band.
4f In a sling shot gun, the'combination which comprises av stock having a' handle on one end and a barrel extended fromv the opposite end, said stockhaving a slot inthe upper'surface, a breech block sli'dably mounted.y in the slotinthe upper surface of'v the stock, aV latch' DiS/'Otani' mounted in the stock and positioned to retain thebreeclr block inthe firing position, jaws pivotally mounted on the breech block and having coacting outerends positioned' to retain an' object in the recess therein, an arm pivotally mounted in the breech block andpositioned to retaink the said' jaws in gripping relation, a trigger pivotally mounted in the; stock, a' sear also pivotally mountied in the'stock'and positioned to actuate the armh'oldi'ng thev jaws pivotally mounted on the breech block for releasing the-jaws, said'searpositioned to be actuated by the trigger, a bracket having f extended arms mounted on the outer end ofithe barrel with an elastic'band'secnred tothe ends of the'bracket on theend of 'the barrel and' posi-- toned 'to extend around an object positioned between the said gripping jaws.
5. In asling shotgun, the` combination lwhichv comprises a stock having a handle on onev end and a barrel extended from the oppositev end, said stock havinga slotin the' upper surface', a breech block slidably mounted in thek slot in the=upper surfaceof the stock',v a latch -pivotally mounted in the stock and positioned to retain the breech block in the iiring position, jaws pivotallymounted' on the breech block and having coacting outer ends positioned to retain an object in recesses therein, an arm pivotally mounted in the breech block and positioned to retain the saidA jaws in gripping relation, a trigger pivotally mounted in the stock, a' seanalso pivotally mounted inthe stock and positioned to actuate the arm holding the jaws pivotally mounted on the breech blocky for releasing the jaws, said sear positioned' to be actuated by the trigger, a sling, elastic'bands connecting the sling'to the ends of arms on brackets oniY theend ofthe barrel, and a knob extended from one side'of the breech block for manually withdrawing the breech block to stretch the elastic bands.
JAMES R. KEADLE'.
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