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NOV- 10, 1964 R. M. sTr-:vENsoN ETAL 3,156'062 GUN REST Filed Nov. 20, 1963 Ff'y INVENTOR.
W /JM W United States Patent O 3,1%,662 GUN REST Ralph Maxwell Stevenson, 2%10 Union Bank Rldg., Pittshurgh, Pa., and Emil W. Knight, Slippery Roch, lfa. Filed Nov. 2d, 1963, Ser. No. 325,4)46 4 Clams. (Cl. 42-94) This nvention relates to new and useful improvements in gun rests and it is among the objects thereof to provide a gun rest having a supporting standard with ground gripping spikes and an adjustable arm having spaced cradles mounted on said standard for sliding moverneut thereon, the standard and adjustable arm being in parallel relation to distribute the weight of the gun on bearing points at the top and bottom of the gun support and to eliminate binding of the adjusable arm when it is moved to any adjusted position.
The nvention will become more apparent from a consideration of the accompanying drawing constituting a part hereof in which:
FIGURE 1 is an isometric view of a gun standard and adjustable arm embodying the principles of this nvention;
FIGURE 2 is a front elevational view thereof with the arm in its down position; and,
FIGURE 3 a similar view of the arm in its extended position.
With reference to the several figures of the drawing, the numeral l designates a standard preferably of square cross section, to prevent turning of the adjustable arm thereon, the standard 1 being secured to a bracket 2 having spikes 3 and 4 for inserting into the ground, the standard being secured to the bracket at 5 and 6 by welding, as shown. A cross bar '7 prevents the ground spikes 3 and 4' from becoming distorted as the gun support is placed and removed from the ground. The top of the standard 1 is provided with a plate 8 secured to the standard 1, as by welding, the plate having a rectangular opening 9 for receiving an adjustable arm iii, the latter being provided with a bottom plate li to which it is vsecured by welding, as shown at 12. Plate il has a rectangular opening 13 for sliding engagement with the standard 1 and a set screw 14' is provided to lock the plate 121. in any adjusted position along the Vertical axis of the standard i. The top of the adjustable arm iii is provided with a cradle 15 which is a metal member 16 covered by suitable padding 17 such as rubber. A similar Cradle 18 is secured to the plate ll, as shown at 19, the rubber padding being broken away to show the metal bar Ztl. The cradle, although substantially rigid, may be pliable to the degree of permitting adjustment to the particular size or Shape of the |fore end of the rifie used.
A clip 21 may be secured to the top plate 8 of the standard 1 by spot welding, as shown at 22, the clip serving to attach the gun support to the belt of the user.
In FIGURE 1 the gun rest is shown in its lowered position, iu which position the shooter could rest his gun on the lower cradle 1'8 in what would be termed the prone position when he is Iying down. In the same lowered liatented Nov. 10, 1964 ice position of the gun rest, the upper cradle 15 could be used When the shooter is in the sitting position. In either position, the adjustable arm 1d is secured against. displacement at both the top and bottom, as shown in FIG- URE l, and similarly because of the parallel relation of the standard 1 and the adjustable arm 14), the cradles and the guns that they support are in a solid fixed position, there being no play between the gun rest or cradles and the standard support because of the sliding contact of the arm lt with the opening in plate 8 and the opening 13' of plate il in sliding engagernent with the standard i. This parallel relation of the standard and adjustable arm is maintained for any position of the cradles and as shown in FIGURE 3, because of the ofiset position of the standard il, the cradles are substantially in line with the center of the supporting bracket 2, thereby effecting an even vdistribution of the weight of the gun on the spikes 3 and 4 to prevent tilting of the support.
The above-described gun rest is intended for varmint, big game and target shooting rifles. The rest enhances the accurate placement of the bullet for all types of rifles.
Although one embodiment of the nvention has been herein illustrated and described, it will be evident to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made in the details of construction Without departing from the principles herein set forth. For example, round stock may be used in parts of the gun rest, although the use of the rectangul-ar or square guides prevents easy displacement of the gun rest once it is set up. Also, the shape of the Cradle and the padding thereof may be altered as desired.
1. A gun rest comprising a standard in. the shape of a rectangular bar mounted to extend vertically on a ground bracket having a pair of spikes for inserting into the ground, said standard having a cross plate at the top thereof, an adjustable arm having a plate at the bottom thereof with an opening complementary to| the Shape of the Vertical standard for sliding movement thereon, said top plate having a recess for receiving the adjustable arm, a Cradle for resting a gun barrel at the top of said adjustable arm and a similar cradle on the bottom plate of said adjustable arm and a set screw for securing the bottom plate of the adjustable arm to any position along the axis of the Vertical arm of said standard.
2. A gun rest as set forth in claim 1 in which the cradle on the bottom plate is off-set to clear the plate at the top of the adjustable arm when in upper position.
3. A gun rest as set forth in claim 1 in which the standard is a bar shaped to prevent angular movement of the adjustable bar When moved vertically thereon.
4. A gun rest as set forth in claim 1 in which the cradles are adjustable to the shape and size of the fore end of the rifie.
No references cited.
ENIAMIN A. BORCHELT, Primary Examner.