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Publication numberUS2657303 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1953
Filing dateJun 18, 1951
Priority dateJun 18, 1951
Publication numberUS 2657303 A, US 2657303A, US-A-2657303, US2657303 A, US2657303A
InventorsDickens Le Roy L
Original AssigneeDickens Le Roy L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Light projecting attachment for firearms
US 2657303 A
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LE- ROY DICKENS LIGHT f-ROJECTING- ATTACHMENT FOR FIREARMS- Dct. 27, 1953 Filed June 18, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet l Lefiay L. Dickens INVENTOR.

BY mytwqfiM Oct. 27, 1953 LE ROYL. D-IQKENS 2,657,303

LIGHT PRQJECTING ATTACHMENT FOR FIREARMS Filed June 18, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Lefioy L. Dickens INVENTOR.

BY nan/Wavy Ma Patented Oct. 27, 1953 OFFICE LIGHT PROJECTING ATTACHMENT FOR FIREARMS Le Roy L. Dickens, De Ridder, La.

Application June 18, 1951, Serial No. 232,151

(01. Mil-6.41)

4 Claims.

The present invention relates to improvements in attachments for firearms and more particularly to a light projecting attachment which is adapted to be carried by the barrel of a firearm.

An object of the present invention is to provide a light projecting attachment for firearms wherein the spot light is mounted in a multihinged member which is pivotally carried by the member secured to the barrel on a gun, the multi-hinged member being adjustable for directing the beam of light in a preselected direction.

A further object of the present invention resides in the novel construction of the member which is adapted to be attached to the barrel of a gun whereby light projecting means can be vertically and horizontally adjusted relative to the barrel of the fiirearm whereby the same can be employed as a sight for night firing.

Still another object of the present invention resides in the provision of means whereby the elongated member can be carried by the firearm, that means including a pair of finger clamps which are adapted to engage the forward ends of the filler tube for preventing relative movement between the attachment and the filler tube.

Various other objects and advantages will become apparent from the detailed description to follow. The best form in which I have contemplated applying my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure l is a side elevational view of the attachment of the present invention shown mounted on the firearm;

Figure 2 is a bottom plan view of the attachment of the present invention;

Figure 3 is a detail perspective view of the attachment per se;

Figure 4 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the plane of line 4--4 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the plane of line 5--5 of Figure 2;

Figure 6 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken substantially along the plane of line 6--6 of Figure 4; and,

Figure 7 is a horizontal longitudinal sectional view taken substantially along the plane of line 1--1 of Figure 1.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, wherein like numerals designate like parts throughout, the numeral l0 designates generally 2 l the conventional firearm while the numeral I 2 designates generally the attachment of the present invention. The attachment I2 is comprised of an attaching member I4, light projecting means l6, and battery holding means l8.

As seen best in Figures 1 and 3, the attaching member I4 is comprised of an elongated longitudinally recessed member having a substantially arcuate recess 22 formed in the upper surface 24 thereof. The forward end of the member 2!! has arcuat portions 26 integrally formed therewith to provide a substantially circular opening whereby the barrel 28 of the firearm can be received therethrough.

Figures 3 and 7 show the opposite end of the member 2!! being formed with a pair of vertically disposed bearing bosses 30 and 32 on opposite sides of the member 20 and having their axes in parallel relation to each other. A pair of finger clamp elements 34 and 36 are pivotally carried by pins 38 and 40 which are axially disposed in the bearing bosses 30 and 32, respectively. The filler tube 42 ha its forward end provided with a C-clamp 44 which has its leg portions clampingly held together by means of the screw 46 above the filler tube 42. The free ends 48 of the C-clamp 44 are adapted to embrace the barrel 2 8 of the firearm Ill. The clamp 44 also has a pair of lugs 50 and 52 extending therefrom and on opposite sides of the filler tube 42.

Each of the finger clamps 34 and 36 has a flat spring 54 or 56 engaged thereagainst, the springs 54 and 56 being carried by the member 20 at 58 and 60. It will thus be seen that the rear end of the member 28 can be clampingly held by the filler tube 42 since the ends 62 and 64 will be engaged on the C-clamp 44 and the lugs 50 and 52 on the C-clamp 44. Thus, downward pivoting of the member 28 relative to the barrel will be prevented by the lugs while longitudinal movement will be prevented by the C-clamps main body portion.

Looking now at Figures 2 through 4, the light projecting -means It will be seen to comprise a first hinge member 66 and a second hinge member 68. The first hinge member 56 has first and second leaves 10 and i2 hingedly connected together at 14, the first leaf in being pivotally carried by the member 20 by the screw elements it, 18. The second leaf i2 01 the first hinge 66 has a substantially conventional lamp mounted therein, the lamp 80 including a reflector 82, lens 84, retaining flange for the lens 84, whereby the lamp 80 can be secured to the secnd leaf I2 and 88, a bulb socket 90 and a conventional loop 92. Conductors 9d and 95 for the bulb 92 extend upwardly through the first leaf III of the first hinge 0B and up into the member which is provided with bores in which the conductor wires can be disposed. Figure 6 shows the member 20 with the conductors 94 and 96 extending therethrough.

The second hinge 68 has a first leaf 98 and a second leaf I00 hingedly secured thereto at I02. The second leaf I00 is angulated and has its outer portion I04 hingedly connected to the second leaf I2 of the first hinge 66 at I06.

Figure 4 shows the first leaf I0 provided with a screw I08 fixedly carried thereby and extending through the slot IIQ formed in the first leaf 98 of the second hinge. A wing nut H2 is threadably engaged on the screw I08 whereby the first leaf 98 can be longitudinally adjusted relative to the first leaf It for varying the inclination of the second leaf 72 carrying the amp 80.

The member 20 has a screw H4 fixedly carried thereby and extending through the arcuate slot I I0 formed in the first leaf 50 of the first hinge 66. A wing nut H8 is threadably carried by the screw H4 and is employed for adjustably securing the first leaf 70 in preselected angular relation to the bottom of the member 23 whereby the horizontal adjustment of the lamp 83 can be accomplished.

Looking now at Figure 5, the battery holding means I8 will be described in detail. The battery holding means I8 includes an elongated cylindrical casing I20 having an open end 22 closed by the cover I24. The cover I26 has the conductor 36 connected thereto. and a spring I23 is engaged against the cover I24 for urging the batteries I28 and I30 against the end wall I32 of the cylindrical casing I20. The end wall 132 has a con-. tact point I34 formed thereon for engagement with the center post of the battery I30, the con ductor 94 being connected to the contact point I34. A conventional switch I36 is disposed on the side face I38 of the member 20 and is interposed in the conductor 34. for opening and closing the circuit for the lamp 80 and the batteries I28 and I30. The casing I20 is fixedly secured to the member 20. by means of the connecting wall I38 which extends longitudinally of the casing I20 and is integrally secured to the member 20,

In view of the foregoing description, taken in conjunction with the drawings, it is believed that one skilled in the art will readily understand the manner in which the attachment can be mounted 7 on the firearm and the manner in which the lamp 80 can be adjusted relative to the axis of the barrel 28 of the firearm I0.

The attachment is held in one hand while the firearm I0 is moved so that the barrel 28 slides in the recess 22 with the end of the barrel engaged beneath the arcuate portion 26 of the member 20. The finger clamps 34 and 36 are then engaged over the C-clamps M and the lugs and 52. The attachment is then ready for adjustment of the lamp 80. The vertical adjustment of the lamp 80 is accomplished by longitudinally moving the first leaf 98 of the second hinge 68 and clamping the wing nut H2 at the desired amount of inclination. The horizontal adjustment of the lamp 80 is accomplished by pivoting the entire light projecting means about the pivot screws I6, I8 and clamping the attachment in its desired position by means of the wing nut H8.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A light projecting attachment for a firearm having a barrel and a filler tube comprising an elongated longitudinally recessed member adapted to abut the underside of the barrel of the firearm, one end of said member having a loop integrally formed therewith for embracing the barrel, the opposing end of said member having a pair of finger clamp elements pivotally carried thereby for clamping engagement with the juxtaposed end of the filler tube of the firearm, battery holding means carried by one end of said member, light projecting means carried by the other end of said member, and switch means for controlling the circuit for the light projecting means, said light projecting means including a first hinge having first and second leaves, said first leaf being adjustably pivotally connected to said member and said second leaf having a lamp carried thereby.

2. A light projecting attachment for a firearm having a, barrel and a filler tube comprising an elongated longitudinally recessed member adapted to abut the underside of the barrel of the firearm, one end of said member having a loop integrally formed therewith for embracing the barrel, the opposing end of said member having a pair of finger clamp elements pivotally carried thereby for clamping engagement with the juxtaposed end of the filler tube of the firearm, battery holding means carried by one end of said member, light projecting means carried by the other end of said member, and switch means for controlling the circuit for the light projecting means, said light projecting means including a first hinge having first and second leaves, said first leaf being adjustably pivotally carried by said member and said second leaf having a lamp carried thereby, a second hinge having first and second leaves, said first leaf of said second hinge being longitudinally adjustably movable relative to said member, and said second leaf of said second hinge being angulated and having its free end hingedly connected to the free end of said second leaf of said first hinge whereby longitudinal adjustment of said second hinge efiects adjustment of the inclination of the lamp.

3. A light projecting attachment for a firearm having a barrel and a filler tube comprising an elongated longitudinally recessed member adapt ed to abut the underside of the barrel of the firearm, one end of said member having a loop integrally formed therewith for embracing the barrel, the opposing end of said member having a pair of finger clamp elements pivotally carried thereby for clamping engagement with the juxtaposed end of the filler tube of the firearm, said member supporting a light projecting means. and source of electrical power therefor, said light projecting means being carried by the forward end of said member and including a first hinge having first and second leaves, said first leaf being adjustably pivotally connected to said member and said second leaf having a lamp carried thereby.

4. A light projecting attachment for a firearm having a barrel and a filler tube comprising an elongated longitudinally recessed member adapted to abut the underside of the barrel of the firearm, one end of said member having a loop inte grally formed therewith for embracing the barrel, the opposing end of said member having a pair of finger clamp elements pivotally carried thereby for clamping engagement with, the juxtaposed end of the filler tube of the firearm, said member supporting a light projecting means and source of electrical power therefor, said light projecting means being carried by the forward end of said member and including a first hinge having first and second leaves, said first leaf being adjustably pivotally carried by said member and said second leaf having a lamp carried thereby, a second hinge having first and second leaves, said first leaf of said second hinge being longitudinally adjustably movable relative to said member, and said second leaf of said second hinge being angulated and having its free end hingedly 6 connected to the free end of said second leaf of said first hinge whereby longitudinal adjustment of said second hinge effects adjustment of the inclination of the lamp.

LE ROY L. DICKENS.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 10 1,029,951 Seely June 18, 1912 1,552,346 Riley Sept. 1, 1925 2,128,526 Eslick Aug. 30, 1938 2,539,321 Phillips Jan. 23, 1951

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/191, 362/110
International ClassificationF41G1/00, F41G1/35
Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/35
European ClassificationF41G1/35