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Publication numberUS3138306 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1964
Filing dateMay 28, 1962
Priority dateJun 2, 1961
Also published asDE1244619B
Publication numberUS 3138306 A, US 3138306A, US-A-3138306, US3138306 A, US3138306A
InventorsJules Bare
Original AssigneeJules Bare
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gun case
US 3138306 A
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June 23, 1964 J. BARE 3,138,306

GUN CASE Filed May 28, 1962 Fl G2 INVENTOR JU LES BARE Wad/224W M M mm ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,138,306 GUN CASE Jules Bare, 14 Ave. Gabriel Faure, Forest, Belgium Filed May 28, 1962, Ser. No. 198,166 Claims priority, application Belgium June 2, 1961 1 Claim. (Cl. 224-2) The present invention relates to the manufacture of gun cases, used for carrying and storing rifles and carbines.

It is known that cases of this kind, which in general are luxury articles designed to protect Weapons of great value, are made to measure according to the guns for which they are to be used, which are themselves made to measure by taking into account the stature, the length of the forearm etc., of the proprietor of the gun.

This kind of manufacture to measure obviously involves considerable expense; and the object of the present invention is to obviate this disadvantage, and to provide a comparatively cheap gun case, which can be used for rifles and carbines of different types, different lengths and different calibres.

With this end in view, the gun case according to the invention, of the kind comprising two compartments, one for the barrel and the other for the butt, is characterised by the feature that it comprises, in each of the compartments, movable blocks, of appropriate shapes and dimensions, serving for the support and retention of the various parts of the gun.

In the practical construction of the invention, the compartment provided for the butt comprises a block the shape of which is appropriate for the front portion of the butt, whilst the compartment provided for the barrel comprises two blocks of appropriate form, one of which corresponds to the barrel chamber, and has a position which is ultimately fixed, whilst the other corresponds to the muzzle of the barrel, and is movable.

The block corresponding to the muzzle of the barrel is provided with a notch designed to accommodate a single barrel, or a double barrel with the barrels superposed, or a triple barrel (drylling), and is provided with a projecting stop plate, which is fixed to this block or integral with it, its object being to prevent the barrel slipping in its compartment. The block corresponding to the barrel chamber comprises a notch designed to accommodate the attachment hook of the barrel, in the case of a doublebarreled gun with juxtaposed barrels.

These various blocks are fixed, at the time of sale, by any appropriate means, in positions determined by the dimensions and type of the gun to be enclosed in the case.

One constructional example of a gun case according to the invention is illustrated by the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIGURE 1 shows a perspective view, the lid being raised;

FIGURE 2 shows a block for the accommodation of the chamber end for a double barrel, juxtaposed;

FIGURE 3 represents a block designed to accommodate and maintain the muzzle end of the barrel, whatever may be the type of barrel; and

FIGURE 4 shows a block designed to accommodate and maintain the front end of the butt.

As these figures show, the case consists of an elongated box 1, which may be of wood, metal or any other rigid material. The case may be either covered or not covered externally, but is lined inside with cloth or felt, and is 'ice provided wtih a hinged lid 2, equipped with fastening means, and with a handle 4, by which it can be carried.

The interior of the case is divided into two compartments 5 and 6, the first for accommodating the barrel of the gun, and the second for the butt of the latter, the division being effected by a longitudinal partition '7.

The compartment 6, designed to receive the butt, comprises a support 8, and a movable block 9 of appropriate shape, shown separately in FIGURE 4. The movable block 9 is represented in dotted lines in the compartment 6, as its correct position depends upon the dimensions of the butt, and this position is obtained by sliding the block 9 along the compartment 6, when the butt is in its place. The movable block 9 is then fixed in its correct position by adhesive or by any other suitable means.

The compartment 5 designed for the reception of the barrel is provided with two blocks 10 and 11 of appropriate shapes. The block 10, shown separately in FIGURE 2, is formed with a notch designed to accommodate the attachment hook of the barrel, and is fixed, at the time of sale of the case, into one end of the compartment 5, as represented by dotted lines in FIGURE 1. If the barrel is not provided wtih an attachment hook, the block 10 is simply removed.

The block 11, shown separately in FIGURE 3, comprises a cavity designed to accommodate a single barrel, or a double barrel superposed, or even a triple barrel (drylling), and is bounded by a small end plate 12, to prevent the barrel slipping in the compartment 5.

In the case of a juxtaposed double barrel, the latter is simply laid flat upon the block 11.

The position of the block 11 is determined by the length of the barrel, and is represented by dotted lines in the compartment 5.

The blocks It) and 11 are likewise fixed by adhesive or by any other suitable means, at the time of sale of the case.

I claim:

A gun case comprising an elongated container having a partition extending lengthwise thereof dividing the interior of the case into two compartments; the first compartment being adapted to accommodate the barrel having an attachment hook at one end and a muzzle at the opposite end, the second compartment being adapted to accommodate the butt, the first compartment having two blocks, the first block being mounted at one end of said compartment and having a notch at its upper surface to receive the attachment hook of said barrel and the second block being located an appropriate distance from said first block to secure the muzzle end of said barrel, said second block having a notch at its upper surface to receive said muzzle said notch being closed on the side opposite said first block to prevent said barrel from slipping longitudinally in said compartment; and the second compartment having a support structure mounted at one end for receiving the back of the butt and a block located an appropriate distance from said support structure to receive the front of the butt, the block being shaped to conform to the front of the butt such that said butt fits snugly.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,674,352 Adams June 19, 1928 2,121,982 Pugsley June 28, 1938 2,781,897 Dale Feb. 19, 1957

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/317
International ClassificationF41C33/06, F41C33/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41C33/06
European ClassificationF41C33/06