US 2667274 A
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F. DIEBOLD Jan. 26, 1954 GUNRACK Filed Jan. 2l, 1955 INVENTOR. Fran/r D/'ebo/a' Patented Jan. 26, 1954 GUNBACK Frank Diebold, San Francisco, Calif.
YApplication January 21, 1953, Serial No. 332,170
This invention relates to improvements in furniture and has particular reference to a rack in which guns, such as shot guns and rifles, may be stored and held against accidental or unauthorized removal.
The principal object of this invention is to provide a rack which will retain one or more guns individually locked, in easily removable position, a rack which is neat in appearance and one which is economical to construct.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specication and in which like numbers are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my rack;
Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 4 is fragmentary perspective view showing the locking arrangement;
Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 5 5 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a modified form of locking member.
The average owner of a gun usually stores the same in a horizontal position either onpegs on the wall or on hooks, and from these hooks or pegs the gun may be readily removed, which is often a hazard when children are in the house, or if any person removes the gun without the permission of the owner. Therefore, it is well known that many owners of guns keep their guns locked up in cases, in which event they cannot use them as exhibition pieces, as many hunters like to do.
Applicant has devised a gun rack wherein one or more guns may be individually positioned in the rack and locked against removal, and by referring to the drawings, it will be noted that the numerals 5 and 8 designate the two end pieces of the rack which are joined by a head piece I and a shelf 8. The head piece I provides means whereby screws 9 may secure the frame thus formed to the wall or other supporting surface.
The end piece 6 has openings I l through Which the end of the barrel of the gun may be placed. The end piece 5 has curved recesses as shown at I2 and I3 in which the stock of the gun rests. Each one of these recesses has a slot as shown at Id and I6 respectively formed in its lower portion and in which is adapted to be positioned the trigger guard Il of the gun stock, a portion of which is shown at A in Fig. 3.
In order to prevent the removal of the gun.
when resting in the rack, I provide a pin I8 having a head I, which pin slides in the end 5 in such a manner as to traverse the slot Iii or If, as the case may be, and to have its extremity enter a slot 2| formed in the end 5. Each of these pins in turn has a notch 22 adapted to be engated by a locking bar 23 pivoted as at 253. The lower end of this locking member has an offset 23 for engagement with the tongue 2'I of a lock 2B (see Figs. 5 and 4) In order to keep the pins I 8 from rotating, I employ a cross piece 2Q which engages a cross slot 3| formed in the front edge of the end 5. The purpose of this is to keep the slot 22 in proper alignment to receive the locking bar 23.
In the modied form of pin shown in Fig. 6 I have shown a square pin 32 which fits in a square opening in the end 5. The function of the pin, however, is exactly the same as described for the pin I8.
In use the user employs a key which is placed in the lock opening 32', unlocking the lock, after which the locking bar is pivoted outwardly and then the locking pin I3 may be withdrawn from either the slots I4 or I6, after which the gun may be lifted out of its opening l I. `Of course, replacing the gun is merely a reverse operation, and when the parts are locked, the owner is assured that no person can remove the gun without his authorization.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A gun rack frame comprising a pair of spaced end pieces, one of said end pieces having openings formed therethrough for the reception of gun barrels, the other of said end pieces having recesses formed therein in horizontal alignment with said holes, a slot formed 1n each of said recesses adapted to position the trigger guard of a gun and locking pins slidable in said last mentioned end, onefor each of said slots and passing across said slots.
2. A gun rack frame comprising a pair of spaced end pieces, one of said end pieces having openings formed therethrough for the reception of gun barrels, the other of said end pieces having recesses formed therein in horizontal alignment with said holes, a,s1ot formed in each of said recesses adapted to position the trigger guard of a gunfand locking pins slidable in said end `and passing across each of said slots, each ofY said pins having a notch formed in the side thereof and a locking bar for engagement with said notch formed in said pins.
3. A gun rack frame comprising a pair of spaced end pieces, one of said end pieces having openings formed therethrough for the positioning of gun barrels, the other of said end pieces having recesses formed therein for the reception of the l A gun stocks, each of said recesses having arslot communicating therewith, pins slida'biy mounted in said end piece and one of said pins extending across each of said slots, means for preventing 4 rotation of said pins, a notch formed in one side of said pins, a pivoted locking bar carried by said last mentioned end piece, and adapted to engage the notch formed in said pins, and keycontrolled means for holding said locking bar against pivotal movement.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,204,813 Murray Nov. 14, 1916 Y1,569,136 Pardee 1 Jan. 12, 1926 1,676,623: i Turner July 10, 1928 1,951,255 Parker Mar. 13, 1934 Levy Nov. 4, 1952