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Publication numberUS2744275 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1956
Filing dateNov 29, 1951
Priority dateNov 29, 1951
Publication numberUS 2744275 A, US 2744275A, US-A-2744275, US2744275 A, US2744275A
InventorsGeltner Bernard B
Original AssigneeGeltner Bernard B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Maintenance kit for firearms
US 2744275 A
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y 8, 1956 B. B. GELTNER 2,744,275

MAINTENANCE KIT FOR FIREARMS Filed Nov. 29, 1951 INVENTOR.

BERNARD B.GELTNER ATTORNEY My invention relates to a maintenance kit for the cleaning' and keeping in order of firearms of every character and more particularly those having comparatively long barrels;

One of the objects of-my invention is the provision of. a kit embodying a group of instruments, appliances and supplies for cleaning, oiling andmaintaining in order, firearms of every character.

' A further object of myqinvention is the provision of a kit of the foregoing character in which all of the appliances and supplies are compacted and accommodated within a casing of such size that it may be easily received within the space usually available in the stock of a gun or rifle or the carrying case therefor, so that the said kit may-' accompany'-the firearm, and therefore, always be conveniently ;at hand and available for use.

7 A further s'b ecref "myrnven ien is the provision of a kit of the' fdregoingcharacter which is low in cost, simple-in construction, 'easily'and-quicklyset up for use and easy to 'manipulate.-

Other-and further objects and advantages of my invention will become apparent from the following description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a kit in accordance with my. invention, incompletely assembled position and with parts broken away to show the different components and their relation when assembled together.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my invention on a reduced scale and showing the sections thereof locked in normal operative position.

Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 is a perspective view showing the kit positioned in the receiving bore in the butt stock of a gun or rifle.

Referring to the drawings, the numeral 10 indicates a supporting member substantially U-shaped having legs 19a and 10b. Hinged to the rearward end of the member 10 is a tubular container 11 which acts as a reservoir for cleaning and lubricating oil of the kind suitable for firearms. As will be apparent by reference to Figs. 2 and 3, the tubular container 11 is formed with an arcuate wall 12 and a fiat wall 13, the latter being adapted to lie contiguous to the member 10 when the parts are compacted in the condition illustrated in Fig. 3. Similarly hingedly connected to the member 10, is a trough-like receptacle 14 shaped in cross-section similarly to the tubular container 11. The open face of the receptacle 14 is adapted to abut the member 10 in the manner illustrated in Fig. 3 when the parts are in compacted relation. Thus, the parts 10, 11 and 14 when compacted define a structure which is substantially circular in crosssection as illustrated in Fig. 3, the said structure having a diameter ranging from 1 to 1% inches.

7 2,744,275 l atented May 8,- 1956 The oil reservoir 11 is provided with an opening '10 at the freeend thereof to receive -a stopper 17 from which depends a needle-like member 18 for carrying drops of oil to the various parts of the firearm'being oiled. The receptacle 14 serves as a means to retain swabs 19 made of pieces of fabric or the like.-

To push a swab back and forth through a rifle bore an elongated member ofsuitable rigidity is required. In carrying out my invention, I form such-a member 21 of a plurality of articulated sections generally indicated by 22, each of which may be formed of stamped sheet metal or plastic and preferably provided with a longitudinal rib 23 for rigidifying the section. I have illustrated the elongated member 21 as beingforincd of, four sections. The said member rod, of course, may be constructed of any desired number of sections toobtain a desired length. The ends of adjacent sections 22'are constructed, as illustrated in Fig. 5, with one of the sections having a resilient finger 24 at one end adapted to be received or engaged in a slot or detent 26 in the complemental end of the adjacent section. The complemental ends of adjacent sections are hingedly connected together by means of a suitable bolt and nut 27 or they may be suitably riveted together. The end section 22a is pivotally connected as by a bolt 28 to one of the legsltla of the member 10 in the manner illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, the said section lying Within the space between the two legs 10a and 10b of the member 10 and the point of connection to the leg 10a being spaced from the end thereof. The outermost section 22d'has theex-treme end 29 thereof directed at a right angle to the longitudinal axis-of the section and attached thereto as. by a suitable screw 30 is a member 31 provided with a transverse slot 32 throughwhich is threaded a strip of fabric 19 which serves as a swab. The end of the member 31 may be tapped as at 33 to receive one end of a complementary threaded brush, not shown, which may be utilized in the cleaning of the firearm. The member 31 may bev so attached to the section 22d that it may be permitted to rotate when the swab 19 is moved through a rifle barrel due to the rifling thereof. The screw 30 may be provided with a pointed end, asillustra'ted in Fig. 4 so thatwhen unscrewed from the member 31 it may serve as a useful appliance in the removal of pins in the firearm for the purpose of disassembling the same.

As will be apparent by reference to Fig. 2, the sections 22 are arranged in stepped relation in a direction away from the leg 10a of the member 10. Thus, when the several sections are collapsed one upon the other, they are easily accommodated in the space between the legs 143a and 10b of the member 10, as illustrated more clearly in Figs. 1 and 3. When so collapsed the end 29 of the section 22d overlies the ends of some of the other sections and positions the member 31 substantially in the middle of the space between the leg memberslOa and 10b. Thus, all of the sections 22a, b, c and d, and the member 31, are confined within the space between the legs 10a and 10b of member 19 and when the container 11 and receptacle 14 are in closed relation, as illustrated in Fig. 3, the device is compacted in substantially cylindrical form and is of such size as to be accommodated in a recess provided in the butt stock of a rifle.

In order to prepare the device for use it is merely necessary to extend the sections 22 to the position illustrated in Fig. 2, remove a section of fabric 19 from the receptacle 14 and thread the same through the slot in the member 31. It will be apparent that the parts are always in assembled condition and ready to be set up for use and that when set up the parts 10, 11 and 14 serve as a convenient handle for manipulating the elongated member 21 and swab 19.

I claim:

1. A kit for cleaning .firearms comprising a pair of spaced members rigidly connected together only at one end in a side by side relationship, receptacles hingedly connected to said members on opposite sides thereof, each of said receptacles having an arcuate shaped outer wall,

. one of said receptacles adapted to contain a lubricant, the

other of said receptacles adapted to contain a fabric cleaning element, an elongated articulated member formed of sections pivotally connected together, one of said sections being pivotally connected to one of said spaced members, another of said sections adapted to removably support said fabric cleaning element, said sections being foldable upon each other and when so folded, lying in the space between said spaced members so that when said receptacles lie face to face immediately adjacent opposite sides of said spaced members, the device assumes a substantially cylindrical form, saidreceptacles when in face to face relation immediately adjacent said spaced members affording therewith a handle support for said articulated member when the same is extended.

2. A kit for cleaning firearms comprising a pair of spaced members rigidly connected together only at one end in a side by side relationship, semi-circular shaped receptacles of semi-cylindrical form hingedly connected to, said members on opposite sides thereof, an elongated articulated member formed of a plurality of sections pivotally connected together, one of said sections being pivotally connected to one of said spaced members, another of said sections adapted to support a cleaning element in cleaning position, said sections being foldable upon each other and when so folded, lying in the space between said spaced members so that when said receptacles lie face to face immediately adjacent opposite sides of said spaced members, the device assumes a substantially cylindrical form, co-acting means associated with adjacent sections for locking said sections in extended position and one of said receptacles being a normally closed receptacle and adapted to contain a lubricant therewithin, said one of said receptacles supporting a needle shaped member therewithin.

3. A kit for cleaning firearms comprising a pair of spaced members rigidly connected together only at one end in a side by side relationship, semi-circular shaped receptacles of semi-cylindrical form hingedly connected to said members on opposite sides thereof, one of said receptacles being a normally closed receptacle to contain a lubricant therewithin, an elongated articulated member formed of a plurality of sections pivotally connected together, one of said sections being pivotally connected to one of said spaced members, said sections being foldable upon each other and when so folded, lying in the space between said spaced members so that when said receptacles lie face to face immediately adjacent opposite sides of said 4. A kit for cleaning firearms comprising a supporting member, receptacles hingedly connected to the bottom of said supporting member on the opposite sides thereof and adapted to swing outwardly therefrom, one of said receptacles being a normally closed receptacle and adapted to receive therewithin a lubricant, the other of said receptacles adapted to support a' removable cleaning element, an elongated articulated member formed of a plurality of sections connected together, one of said sections connected to said supporting member, another of said sections having a slotted portion adapted to removably support the cleaning element, said sections being collapsed upon each other and adapted when so collapsed, to lie adjacent each other and said supporting member and to be confined between said receptacles to form a compact unit.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/18, 15/185, 15/211, 15/104.165, 401/118, 15/148, 15/209.1, 15/105, 15/144.3, 401/128, 42/95, 42/90, 15/104.2, 42/71.1, 206/229
International ClassificationF41A29/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41A29/00
European ClassificationF41A29/00