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Publication numberUS3127075 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 31, 1964
Filing dateMay 24, 1961
Publication numberUS 3127075 A, US 3127075A, US-A-3127075, US3127075 A, US3127075A
InventorsMichael Yaveho
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gun holster
US 3127075 A
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March 3-1, 1964 M. YAVELLO GUN HOLSTER Filed May 24, 1961 INVENTOR. MICHAEL. Y/l VLLO 3M WQ W United States Patent 3,127,075 GUN HDLSTER Michael Yavello, 14 Woodward Heights, Pleasant Ridge, Mich. Filed May 24, 1961, Ser. No. 112,316 4 Claims. (Cl. 224-2) This invention relates to improvements in the gun holster art, and more particularly, to a novel and improved gun holster for firearms such as shot guns and rifles.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a novel and improved gun holster which is adapted to be worn by a hunter in a position similar to a pistol holster, whereby, the hunters arms will be relieved from supporting the weight of a gun and wherein the gun is held in a readily accessible position so that it may be quickly and easily brought into position for sighting and firing.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a novel and improved gun holster which is adapted to be carried by a waist belt and which is adapted to receive the butt of a gun and support the weight of the same without the need of supplementary supporting straps or other devices which may obstruct the movement of the hunters body. The gun holster is adapted to be adjusted on the waist belt to any desired position around the waist of the user.

It is still another object of the present invention to provide a novel and improved gun holster which is light in weight and formed from a uniquely shaped one-piece sheet of material, as leather or the like. The shaped one-piece of material is adapted to be formed into a socket member which is adapted to receive the butt of a gun with ease and release the same therefrom with ease and which is formed so as to maintain the gun in an upwardly pointing position for safety purposes,

It is another object of the present invention to provide a novel and improved gun holster which is economical of manufacture, simple and rugged in construction, efficient in operation and pleasing appearance.

Other objects, features and advantages of this invention will be apparent from the following detailed description and appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of the specification wherein like reference numerals designate corresponding parts of the several views.

In the drawing:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a gun holster made in accordance with the principles of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a plan view of a blank or single sheet of formed material from which the gun holster of FIG. 1 is formed;

FIG. 3 is a front end elevational view of the structure illustrated in FIG. 1 taken along the line 3-3 thereof and looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 4 is a rear end elevational view of the structure illustrated in FIG. 1 taken along the line 1-1 thereof and looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of the structure illustrated in FIG. 1 taken along the line 55 thereof and looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view of the structure illustrated in FIG. 3, taken along the line 6-6 thereof and looking in the direction of the arrows; and,

FIG. 7 is a front perspective view of the structure illustrated in FIG. 1, taken from a point along the front side of the holster and looking down into the same.

Referring now to the drawing, and in particular to FIGS. 1 and 2, the numeral 10 generally indicates a shaped blank from which the holster shown in FIG. 1 is formed. The blank 10 is preferably made from heavy saddle leather 3,127,075 Patented Mar. 31., 1964 'ice or like pliable material. The holster of the present invention includes the inner side vertical wall 11 and the outer side vertical wall 12 and these walls are generally trapezoidal in shape, The holster further includes the bottom wall indicated by the numeral 13 and this wall is substantially rectangular in shape. It will be seen that the bottom wall 13 is bent around the fold line 14 and the outer side wall 12 is bent around the fold line 15 so as to bring these walls into position relative to the inner wall 11 when the blank 10 is folded to form the holster. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the inner side wall 11 is provided with a pair of elongated, longitudinally spaced apart, substantially vertical belt holes or slots indicated by the numerals 16 and 17 which are adapted to receive a conventional mans belt for retaining the holster on the waist of a hunter.

As shown in FIGS. 2 and 7, the bottom wall 13 is provided with the hinged tuck flaps 18 and 19 on the ends thereof. As shown in FIG. 7, the tuck flaps 18 and 1? are adapted to be folded upwardly about the fold lines 20 and 2.1, respectively, and into a substantially vertical position. The inner surfaces of the flaps 18 and 19 are skived or thinned so that these flaps will fit between the flaps on the outer and inner side walls as more fully described hereinafter.

As shown in FIGS. 1 through 4, the inner side vertical wall 11 is provided with the tuck flaps 22 and 23 on the rear and front ends thereof, respectively. It will be seen from FIG. 2 that while the flaps 18 and 19 on the bottom wall 13 are substantially rectangular in shape, the flaps 22 and 23 on the inner wall 11 are generally trapezoidal in shape. The lower portion of the flaps 22 and 23 are substantially rectangular and the upper portions are substantially triangular. As shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the flaps 22 and 23 are adapted to be folded about the fold lines 24 and 25, respectively, and to overlap the bottom wall flaps 18 and 19, respectively.

As shown in FIGS. 1 through 7, the outer side wall 12 is provided with the locking flaps 26 and 27 which are adapted to be folded about the fold lines 28 and 29, respectively, and into an overlapping engagement with the outer surfaces of the inner wall side flaps 22 and 23. It will be seen that the front end wall of the holster is formed by the flaps 19, 23 and 27 and the back end wall of the holster is formed by the flaps 18, 22 and 26. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 3. the flaps 19, 23 and 27 are fixedly secured together by any suitable means as by means of the rivets 313. The rear flaps 18, 22 and 26 are also fixedly secured together by any suitable means, as by means of the rivets 31.

It will be seen that the holster of the present invention may be quickly and easily formed from a blank as indicated by the numeral 10. Experience has shown that a holster made in accordance with the present invention provides added enjoyment of a gun. The holster of the present invention provides a hunter with a means whereby he may carry his gun in a relaxed manner with no weight of a gun on his arms and yet be in a position ready for instant aiming and firing. A gun holster of the instant type provides a holster which is pleasing in appearance when made from heavy tanned saddle leather.

While it will be apparent that the preferred embodiment of the invention herein disclosed is well calculated to fulfill the objects above stated, it will be appreciated that the invention is susceptible to modification, variation and change without departing from the proper scope or fair meaning of the subjoined claims.

What I claim is:

1. A gun holster, comprising: an inner vertical sidewall means for attaching the holster to the body of the wearer;

a bottom wall having the inner edge hingedly connected to the lower end of said inner vertical side wall; an outer vertical side wall spaced apart outwardly from said inner vertical side wall and having the lower end thereof hingedly connected to the outer edge of said bottom wall; said outer and inner vertical side walls and said bottom wall each having a flap hingedly connected to the forward ends thereof and being folded sidewardly inwardly to form a front end wall for said holster to enclose the space between said side walls and the flaps on the outer and inner side walls overlapping each other with the flap on the bottom wall disposed therebetween; said outer and inner vertical side walls and said bottom wall each having a flap hingedly connected to the rear end thereof and being folded sidewardly inwardly to enclose the back end of the holster to form a back end wall and the flaps on the outer and inner side walls overlapping each other with the flap on the bottom wall disposed therebetween; and, means for fixedly connecting together the flaps forming the front end wall of the holster and the flaps forming the rear end wall of the holster.

2. A gun holster, as defined in claim 1, wherein: the

upper edge of said outer vertical side wall tapers rearwardly and downwardly from the front end thereof.

3. A gun holster, as defined in claim 1, wherein: the upper edges of the front and back end walls taper downwardly and sidewardly outwardly from the inner vertical side wall.

4. A gun holster, as defined in claim 1, wherein: the upper edge of said outer vertical side wall tapers rearwardly and downwardly from the front end thereof; and, the upper edges of the front and back end walls taper downwardly and sidewardly outwardly from the inner vertical side wall.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,406,326 Andrews Feb. 14, 1922 1,932,429 Wellman Oct. 31, 1933 1,946,554 Sutherland Feb. 13, 1934 2,200,320 Zalkind May 14, 1940 2,635,246 Olson Apr. 21, 1953 2,647,667 Brown et al Aug. 4, 1953

Patent Citations
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US1406326 *Mar 31, 1921Feb 14, 1922Andrews Paul IBox holder for berry pickers
US1932429 *Apr 1, 1930Oct 31, 1933Charles P WellmanDisplay receptacle
US1946554 *Apr 29, 1932Feb 13, 1934Sutherland Paper CoContainer
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Referenced by
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US3321118 *Dec 13, 1965May 23, 1967Henry F NeuselGun holster
US4103807 *Mar 7, 1977Aug 1, 1978Lyon John ACompound bow holsters
US4754904 *Sep 22, 1986Jul 5, 1988Fischer Alan GCarrier assembly for compound bow or firearm
US4911345 *Sep 1, 1989Mar 27, 1990Remington Arms CompanyGun caddy
US5765732 *Apr 1, 1996Jun 16, 1998Brandt; Darrell WayneBelt supported gun rest
US8540126Apr 19, 2010Sep 24, 2013Peregrine Outdoor Products, LlcGun holster
Classifications
U.S. Classification224/149, 224/913
International ClassificationF41C33/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41C33/003, Y10S224/913
European ClassificationF41C33/00F