Strap holder for rifles
US 3083885 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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Filed July 13, 1960 ATTORNZ? April 2, 1963 J. P. WARE STRAP HOLDER FOR RIFLES 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 13. 1960 INVENTOR. J E SSI E WAR E 5 ATTORNEY United States Patent s,oss,sss STRAP HOLDER FOR RIFLES Jesse P. Ware, 605 Rankin Road, Brielle, NJ. Filed July 13, 1960, Ser. No. 42,680 1 Claim. (Cl. 224-) This invention relates to the art of strap holding devices and more particularly concerns a retainer for slings of guns, cameras, knapsacks and the like.
A principal object of this invention is to provide a strap holder adapted for retaining the strap in a fixed position on the shoulder of a wearers garment.
A further object is to provide a quick detachable strap holder for a garment, the holder being adapted to prevent lateral movement of the strap while permitting ready removal of the strap from the holder when required.
Another object is to provide a strap adapted to wedge the strap therein and prevent longitudinal and lateral movements of the strap, the holder permitting quick removal of the strap therefrom.
Another object is to provide a strap holder with a base having a plurality of inclined gripping and guiding elements thereon for removably securing the strap thereon.
Another object is to provide a strap holder with a base having a plurality of gripper elements thereon for holding straps of various widths and thicknesses, the straps being prevented from lateral and longitudinal movement on the base, the base being provided with a pinning member whereby the holder is removably attachable to a wearers clothing.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a strap holder embodying the invention, mounted on a hunters shoulder.
FIG. 2. is a perspective view of the strap holder per so on an enlarged scale.
FIG. 3 is a side elevational view of the strap holder.
FIG. 4 is a top plan view of another form of strap holder according to the invention.
FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of FIG. 4.
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of another strap holder according to the invention.
FIG. 7 is a further perspective view of still another strap holder.
FIG. 8 is an end elevational view of both the strap holders of FIGS. 6 and 7.
FIGS. 9-12 are views similar to FIG. 7 showing various Ways of using the holders of FIGS. 7 and 8.
Referring to the drawings, there is shown in FIGS. 1-3 a strap holder 2%) in the form of an elongated body having a flat, generally rectangular base 22 formed of rigid material such as wood, plastic, metal, etc. Embedded in the base and extending therethrough is one arm 23 of a wire pin 24. Arm 23 terminates at opposite ends outside of the base in a bent head 25 and at the other end in a coil 26 serving as a spring means for biasing outwardly the other arm 28 of the pin. Arm 28 has a pointed end 29 for penetrating a garment of a wearer. Thus, in FIG. 1 the strap holder is held on the shoulder S of a hunters coat C, since the arm 28 of the pin passes through the shoulder S and its pointed end 29 is engaged in the head 25 of the pin.
integrally formed with the base 22 are a pair of upstanding fingers 30 inclined toward each other to provide portions overhanging the flat central section 32 at the top of the base. A single or double strap 34 of a gun sling can be fitted underneath and between the fingers 30 on section 32 and will there be held against lateral movement so that the strap cannot slip off the shoulder of the person carrying the gun 36. The width of the strap should be larger than the distance D between the closest points of the fingers 30 as indicated in FIG. 3. The edges of the strap will then be wedged underneath the inclined surfaces 30 of the fingers to prevent longitudinal movement of the strap on the wearers shoulder. By a twisting and upward movement of the strap it can readily be removed from the engagement with the fingers of the strap holder. The strap holder can readily be removed from the garment by disengaging the end 29 of arm 28 from the head 25 of the pin. The arm 23 can be embedded in the base 22 while molding or casting the base during fabrication of the holder.
In the form of the invention shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, fingers 31, 33 of holder 20 are similar in cross section to fingers 30 but the fingers 31, 33 are elongated in a direction perpendicular to the width of the base 22. Base 22 is wider than base 22. Pin 24 is carried by the base 22 in the same manner as shown for base 22. The advantage of the holder construction of FIGS. 4 and 5 is that the strap 34 is prevented from twisting in the plane of the upper surface 32 of the holder by the long fingers 31, 33 which extend the full width of base 22-.
Strap holder 26 shown in FIG. 6 has a structure like holder 20 with the addition of a further inner pair of elongated fingers 35 and 37 on base 22*'. As shown in FIG. 8, inner finger 35 is closer to outer finger 33 than the distance of inner finger 37 to outer finger 33. Thus, four strap retaining widths DI-D4 are defined by the strap holder as indicated in FIG. 8. Distance D1 is the shortest and permits retaining a narrow strap 34 therebetween as shown in FIG. 12. Distance D2 is the widest between fingers 31, 33 and permits retaining widest strap 34* as shown in FIG. 9. Distance D4 is Wider than distance D1 and smaller than distance D3. Thus, strap 34 can be retained between fingers 31, 37 as shown in FIG. 10 and strap 34 can be retained between fingers 33, 35 as shown in FIG. 11. Strap 34 is Wider than strap 34 but narrower than strap 34 FIG. 9 shows that two straps 34 and 34 of narrow and wide widths can be retained simultaneously on the strap holder. Strap 34 could support a camera while strap 34 could support a gun. Straps 34 34 and 34 will all arch over and rest on the intervening fingers 35 and/or 37 of the strap holder. This provides a firmer grip between the outer retaining fingers because the strap is placed under some tension in addition to being wedged between the outer retaining fingers.
The elongated shapes of the fingers extending the full widths of base 22 insure that the straps retained cannot twist laterally in the holder at the same time that the straps are prevented from slipping laterally out of ihe holder and are prevented from longitudinal movement by being wedged under tension between the inclined fingers.
FIG. 7 shows a further form of the invention similar to FIG. 6 and when viewed in end elevation is identical thereto. Strap holder 20 has spaced pairs of fingers 31 33 35 and 37 on base 22 all similar in model of operation to the correspondingly shaped fingers 31, 33, 35, 37. The spacing of the inner fingers from each other and from the outer fingers in the direction of length of base 2-2 is the same as for the fingers on base 22 so that the distances Dl-D4 indicated in FIG. 8 are applicable to holder 20.
All holders Lil -2d are provided with detachable pins 24 in the same manner as explained in connection with 3 holder 20. Other forms of quick detachable pins may be used.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patcut is:
A strap holder, comprising a rigid, elongated, substantially rectangular flat base, a first pair of opposed spaced fingers on the base inclined toward each other and defining angular recesses, a second pair of opposed spaced fingers on the base inclined toward each other and defining further angular recesses, said recesses providing means for receiving straps of various widths between selected fingers and arched over other fingers so that the straps are retained under tension and wedged between said selected fingers, said fingers being elongated and substantially coextensive in length with the width of said base, and a pin having one arm embedded in said base and another free arm adapted to engage in a head on said one arm extending outside of said base for quick removable attachment of the base to a support.
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