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Publication numberUS2674428 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 6, 1954
Filing dateOct 9, 1952
Priority dateOct 9, 1952
Publication numberUS 2674428 A, US 2674428A, US-A-2674428, US2674428 A, US2674428A
InventorsWilliam H Davis, George F Millstead
Original AssigneeWilliam H Davis, George F Millstead
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Light attachment for revolvers
US 2674428 A
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April 6, 1954 w. H. DAVIS ETAL 2,674,428

LIGHT ATTACHMENT FOR REVOLVERS Filed 06T.. 9. 1952 "Fig I INVENTQR. Wi//iam /v Dov/s. By George M//sead L e uw Patented Apr. 6, 1954 LIGHT ATTACHMENT FOR REVOLVERS William H. Davis and George F. Millstead, San Francisco, Calif.

Application IOctober 9, 1952, Serial No. 313,910

2 Claims. 1

This invention relates to light attachments for revolvers and has particular reference to means for quickly securing and removing a flashlight to a revolver.

A further object is to provide a device which will not interfere in any manner with the accuracy of the revolver.

A further object is to provide means whereby the light may be used in the ordinary manner and yet be capable of being attached to the re- Volver on a moments notice.

A further object is to provide means for adjusting the attaching means so that the light may be properly focused with relation to the travel of the bullet within reasonable bounds.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numbers are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary side elevation of a revolver having a light and our attachment secured thereto;

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is across sectional View taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the attaching plate, and

Fig. 5 is a cross sectional View taken on the line 5 5 of Fig. 4.

Many times public defenders, such as police, are required to enter darkened areas in order to ascertain whether a prowler may be present.

When it is necessary to hold a flashlight in one hand, it becomes apparent that if a revolver is used, one hand has to focus the light on the object, while the other hand aims at the object to be fired upon. Due to binocular vision, a variance in the focal points can easily take place.

Therefore applicants have devised a means for quickly securing a ashlight, hereafter referred to as a light, to a firearm, such as a revolver, so that by quickly attaching the light to the revolver, both will be aimed in the same direction, thus saving time and assuring accuracy.

A police ofiicer usually carries the flashlight in a trouser pocket and a revolver in his holster;

therefore he has to withdrawn the revolver with one hand and the light with the other and fasten them together.

With applicants arrangement, this action is almost automatic and practically instantaneous. In the accompanying drawings, wherein for 2? the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral 5 designates the barrel of a revolver having an upstanding sight 6 and a frame 'I in which the chamber 8 revolves.

This construction is common to al1 firearms of this character.

The numeral IE! designates a light casing of the ashlight type. Our invention consists of a plate 9 which is adapted to be interposed between the revolver and the light and is provided with upstanding parallel ribs II and I2, and I3 and It. These serve to center the light casing on the top of the plate and to be held thereagainst through the medium of adjustable strips IB and Il.

Secured to the plate through the medium of a keeper I 8 is a spring member IB which is so bent as to cross itself and to terminate in rearwardly extending arms 2l and 22 which have in turn downwardly extending hooked ends 23 and 24 respectively. Mounted in the underside of the plate is a spring 26 which is adapted to contact the top of the frame I so as to exert an upward force on the plate, thus causing the ends 23 and 24 to have a positive grip on the frame, as will be noted in Fig, 3.

An adjusting screw 21 permits the forward end of the plate to be raised or lowered for sighting purposes. A slot 28 is formed in the forward end of the plate so as to receive the sight 6.

The result of this construction is that when the plate is secured to the light it will not interfere with the ordinary handling of the light, but when it is desired to attach the light to the revolver, it is merely necessary to bring the plate down on the revolver so that the sight t enters the slot 28 and by pushing downwardly the spring member IS will act in such a way that its ends will surround and drop over the bridge portion of the frame 'i at a point just in front of the top of the rotatable chamber, thus locking the plate to the revolver in such a manner that it will be properly aimed at the target and so held that it cannot be jarred loose by any outside force normally encountered, such as hitting the revolver against an obstruction, yet can be quickly removed bypinching the spring member I9 at the points A and B, thus spreading the two hooks and permitting the entire structure to be removed from the revolver.

It is to be understood that the form of our 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 our invention, We claim: 1. A light attachment for a revolver having an upstanding front sight and a frame, of a plate removably secured to a light casing, said plate having a slot formed therein for engaging the front sight of the revolver, spring means secured to said plate and terminating in downwardly extending hooked extremities for the engagement of said revolver, a second spring carried by the opposite side of said plate from said first-mentioned spring and bearing against the frame of said revolver to place tension on said hooked j extremities.

2. A light attachment for a. revolver having an upstanding front sight and a frame, of a casting forming a plate, said plate having a slot engaging said front sight, a spring secured to said plate, said spring` having crossed arms ar- References Cited in the file 0f this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,234,833 Walter July 31, 1917 1,352,708 Waegel Sept. 14, 1920 1,423,119 King July 18, 1922 1,427,042 Wetmore Aug. 22, 1922 1,452,651 Norrlin Apr. 24, 1923 1,702,101 Basterreix Feb. 12, 1929 1,807,501 Alexander May 2,6,4 1931

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US4897768 *Feb 27, 1989Jan 30, 1990Thul Andy JFlashlight holder and mounted flashlight
US5035390 *Apr 11, 1990Jul 30, 1991Joseph SandersAdapter for attaching an animal call to a firearm
U.S. Classification248/229.1, 362/191
International ClassificationF41G1/387, F41G1/35, F21V33/00, F41C3/14
Cooperative ClassificationF41G11/004, F21V33/00, F21L7/00, F41G1/35
European ClassificationF21V33/00, F21L7/00, F41G1/35, F41G11/00B6