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Publication numberUS2783896 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1957
Filing dateMay 4, 1955
Priority dateMay 4, 1955
Publication numberUS 2783896 A, US 2783896A, US-A-2783896, US2783896 A, US2783896A
InventorsAgostini Victor A, Winters James R
Original AssigneeAgostini Victor A, Winters James R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gun rack
US 2783896 A
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March 5, 1957 v. A. AGOSTINI ETAL 2,783,895

GUN RACK Filed May 4, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet l /04 ,r I I 98 /00 [08 I4 I mg 12* /02 F "#0 l Fig. 2

Victor A. Agosfini James R. Winters INVENTORS.

L.. I v BY March 5, 1957 v. A. AGO'STINI EI'AL 2,783,896

GUN RACK Filed May 4, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Vic/of A. Agosfini James R. Winters,

IN VEN TORS.

United States Patent GUN RACK Victor A. Agostini, Bennington, and James R. Winters, Vergennes, Vt.

Application May 4, 1955, Serial No. 505,932 4 Claims. (Cl. 211-64) This invention generally relates to a gun rack and more specifically provides improved and novel structure for securing a gun rack to the floor board between the front and rear seats of a vehicle for positioning firearms in this area.

An object of the present invention is to provide a gun rack including a base and a standard detachably secured thereto and upstanding therefrom wherein the base is secured to the floor board and the standard is removably attached thereto wherein the standard is utilized for supporting a plurality of guns having the butt end thereof reclining upon the floor board of the vehicle.

Another object of the a gun rack including novel gun rests adjustably supported on the vertical portion of the gun rack for positioning guns having various characteristics of size and shape.

A still further object of the present invention resides in an adjustable pistol rest on the upper end of the gun rack thereby providing a support for small firearms such as pistols.

Other objects of the present invention will reside in its simplicity of construction, ease of adjustment, ease of installation, effectiveness for its particular purpose and its relatively inexpensive manufacturing cost.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the gun rack of the;

present invention installed vehicle;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of one of the gun rests mounting rods showing the configuration thereof;

Figure 3 is a transverse, plan sectional view taken sub stantially upon a plane passing along section line 3-3 of Figure 1 illustrating the construction thereof;

Figure 4 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 44 of Figure 1 illustrating the construction of the base and the standard and means for securing the standard to the base and the base to the floor board;

Figure 5 is an exploded perspective view illustrating the details of the interconnecting means for the base and standard.

Referring now specifically to the drawings, it will be seen that the numeral generally designates the gun rack of the present invention for positioning on the floor board 12 of a vehicle generally designated by the numeral 14 wherein the gun rack 19 is positioned rearwardly of the back of the front seat 16 and forwardly of the front of the rear seat 18 and normally engages the convex drive shaft tunnel 20 normally found in floor boards 12 of vehicles 14. While the device is specifically illustrated as being attached to the upper on the floor board of a present invention is to provide surface of the convex tunnel 20, it will be understood that the device may be attached to a flat floor board or on a flat portion of a floor board if desired.

Secured to the floor board 12 is a generally rectangular base member 22 having a concave bottom surface 24 for engaging the convex tunnel 20 of the-floor board 12. The base member 22 is provided with a horizontally disposed open ended recess 26 together with a slot 28 in communication therewith extending into the top wall of the base 22 a distance generally equal to the depth of the recess 26. In the bottom of the recess 26 is a pair of apertures 30 for receiving suitable fastening means such as screw threaded fasteners 32. Extending upwardly from each edge of the slot 28 adjacent the open end of the recess 26 is a pair of spaced aligned lugs 34 having apertures 36 therein which are in alignment with threaded bores 68 which each other for receiving a lock bolt 38 that is provided with a headed end 40 and a threaded nut 42 together with a lock member 44 having the locking portion thereof extending through an aperture 46 in the threaded end of the bolt 38 thereby assuring that the nut 42 will be retained on the bolt 38 for a purpose described hereinafter.

Detachably supported on the base 22 is a vertically elongated upstanding member or standard 48 having a generally enlarged bottom end 50 that is conformed to horizontally slide into therecess 26. The upstanding member 48 is provided with channel-shaped edge members 52 of metallic construction and the lower end of one of the channel-shaped members 52 as Well as the upstanding member 48 is provided with a transverse opening 54 for receiving the bolt 38 therethrough for securely locking the upstanding member 48 to the base 22 with the bottom 5% of the upstanding member 48 being disposed in the recess 26 and the bottom end of the upstanding member 48 projecting upwardly through the horizontal slot 28. The lock 44 will assure that the standard 48 will be secured The upstanding member 48 projects vertically upwardly substantially to a position above the upper edge of the front seat 16 of the vehicle 14 and the channel-shaped members 52 terminate in a transverse rounded portion 56 wherein the channel-shaped members 52 are continuous. The outer edges of the channel-shaped members 52 and the upstanding member 48 is provided with a plurality of inwardly extending sockets 58 that are disposed in vertically spaced relation and in vertical alignment. The side edges of the channel-shaped members 52 are provided with a plurality of vertically spaced and aligned threaded bores 60 and the upstanding member 48 is provided with bores 62 immediately under the are in communication with the inwardly extending sockets 58. A setscrew 64 is screw threaded into certain projecting into the inwardly extending socket 58'With which it is associated. it will be noted that the threaded bores 60 and the sockets 58 are disposed in the same horizontal plane and are spaced vertically from each other. The set screws 64 are in the form of thumb screws for hand operation thereof. Positioned in certain of the sockets 58 is a supporting rod generally designated by the numeral 66 for supporting a gun rest generally designated by the numeral 63, The gun rest 68 is generally a fiat body member 70 having a U-shaped recess 72 in the a mounting plate securing the rod 66 to the gun rest 68 in adjusted posi- P atented Mar. 5, 1957 to the base 22 thereby securely retaining the upstanding standard 48 in position" of the threaded bores 60 for tion. The support rod 66 is generally of double-U-shaped construction having oppositely disposed bight portions 82 and 84 joined by a common central leg 86 and provided with remote legs 88 and 90 which are generally in parallel relation to each other and generally parallel to the central leg 86. it will be -noted that the remote leg 88 is longer than the remote leg 99 and the remote leg 90 is disposed in the inwardly extending socket 58 for contact with the thumb setscrew 64 and the elongated remote leg 88 is received in the bore 78 in the boss 76 and engaged by the thumb setscrew 80 for adjusting the gun rest 68 on the support rod 66. As illustrated at the upper end of the standard 48,- the central leg 86 may abut against the surface of the channel-shaped member 52 on the side thereof adjacent the gun rest 68 on which it is supported thereby forming a support therefor. By adjusting the thumb setscrews 64 and '80, the vertical and lateral position of the gun rest68 may be adjusted thereby adapting the gun rest 68 for supporting gun 92 with the butt end thereof disposed on the door board 12 wherein the guns 92 will be supported in the desired position in order to prevent accidental injury to those riding in the same car with the gun by the gun being moved, around due to the movement of the vehicle or the occupants thereof.

The upper end of the upstanding member 48 and the transverse portion 56 of the channel members 52 is provided with an upstanding internally threaded socket 94 having an elongated externally threaded shank 96 projecting therefrom wherein a pair of transverse shafts 98 of substantially Z-shape are independently adjustably supported in a block 97 having sockets and setscrews 99 for mounting shafts 98 on the upper end of the shank 96 for independent swinging movement. A pair of parallel rods 109 are longitudinally adjustably secured to the outer end of each transverse shaft 98. This is accomplished by providing a block 102 through which each shaft 98 extends and through which extends a setscrew 194 for locking the body 102 to the shaft 98. The rod 100 also extends through the block 102 and another setscrew 106 is provided for locking the rod 100 in adjusted relation to the block 102. At each end of each of the rods 100 is disposed a U-shaped clip 108 having a mounting portion 110 which is slidably received on the rod 100 and secured thereto by a setscrew 112 thereby forming adjustable U-shaped clips 108 for engaging and supporting a pistol or similar small firearm for retaining such firearms in a desired position.

It will be seen that the present invention provides an improved and novel gun rack construction which may be utilized for supporting elongated firearms such as rifies or shotguns and also small firearms such as pistols in a safe and readily accessible position wherein the device is adapted to be mounted on the rear floor board area of a vehicle in order to eliminate damage to the guns during transportation and possible injury caused thereby.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, sincenumerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and de- 4 scribed, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A gun rack comprising a base adapted to be secured to the floor board of a vehicle, an upstanding standard detachably mounted on said base, a plurality of U- shaped gun rests mounted on said standard, said gun rests disposed in outwardly facing relation and in vertically aligned pairs for positioning a gun having the butt end thereof resting on the floor board of a vehicle, and means for adjustably supporting said gun rests for vertical and lateral adjustment thereof, said standard including edges having a plurality of inwardly extending sockets having transversely extending threaded bores communicating with the interior of each socket, said gun rest supporting means including a rod having an angulated end portion selectively positionable in said sockets, and a setscrew in a selective bore threaded for engaging the end portion of the rod for securing the end portion of the rod in the socket and permitting adjustable swinging movement thereof.

2. A gun rack comprising a'base adapted to be secured to the floor board of a vehicle, an upstanding standard detachably mounted on-said base, a plurality of U-shaped gun rests mounted on said standard, said gun rests disposed in outwardly facing relation and in vertically aligned pairs for positioning a gun having the butt end thereof resting on the floor board of a vehicle, and means for adjustably supporting said gun rests for vertical and lateral adjustment thereof, said standard including edges having a plurality of inwardly extending sockets having transversely extending threaded bores communicating with the interior of each socket, said gun rest supporting means including a rod having an angulated end portion selectively positionable in said sockets, and a setscrew in a selective threaded bore for engaging the end portion of the rod for securing the end portion of the rod in the socket and permitting adjustable swinging movement thereof, each of said rods being generally double U-shap'ed with oppositely facing open portions defined by a pair of remote legs and a common central leg, one of said remote legs being inserted in one of said sockets, each of said gun rests having a sleeve for receiving the other of said remote legs, and a Setscrew for locking the gun rest on the other ofsaid remote legs to permit vertical and lateral adjustment of said gun rests;

3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said central leg rests against the outer surface of the standard.

4. The combination of claim 2, wherein said base is prt ivided was a recess for slidably receiving the enlarged lower end of the standard, and means for locking the lower end of the standard in said recess,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/64, 224/540, 224/557, 224/547, 224/552, 224/567, 248/125.3
International ClassificationB60R7/14, B60R7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB60R7/14
European ClassificationB60R7/14