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Publication numberUS3164920 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 12, 1965
Filing dateDec 31, 1962
Priority dateDec 31, 1962
Publication numberUS 3164920 A, US 3164920A, US-A-3164920, US3164920 A, US3164920A
InventorsHaas Jr Charles P, Roebuck Willard E
Original AssigneeHaas Jr Charles P, Roebuck Willard E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handgrip for guns
US 3164920 A
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1965 c. P. HAAS, JR., ETAL 3,164,920

HANDGRIP FOR GUNS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Dec. 31, 1962 Char/es P. Haas, Jr.

W/l/ard E Roebuck INVENTORS BY Q4...

Jan. 12, 1965 c. P. HAAS, JR.'. ETAL 3,164,920

HANUGRIP FOR GUNS Filed Dec. 31, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Charles P- Haas, Jr. Willard E. Roebuck INVENTORS United States Patent Ofiice 3,164,926 HANDGRIP FUR GUNS Charles I". Haas, J12, 1447 S. Jones Blvd, Apt. 206E, and Willard E. Roebuck, 4-164 E. Paseo Grande, both of Tucson, Ariz.

Filed Dec. 31, 1962, Ser. No. 243,442 Claims. (Cl. 4271) This invention relates to a novel and useful rifle and shotgun grip attachment for assisting in pulling the butt end of a rifle or shotgun stock into tight seated engagement with the shoulder of a person firing the rifle or shotgun.

When firing high powered rifles and shotguns from the shoulder the recoil of the rifle or shotgun can severaly bruise a persons shoulder if the butt end of the stock is not tightly seated against the shoulder of the person firing the rifle or shotgun. In addition, when firing any rifle or shotgun it is extremely important that the butt end of the stock of the rifle or shotgun be firmly seated in engagement with the shoulder of the person firing the gun in order that the rear end of the gun will be held motionless relative to the person firing the gun. In this manner, with one end of the gun tightly seated against the shoulder of the person firing the gun, only the front end or muzzle end of the gun is moved when sighting on a target. Thus, the accuracy achieved when the butt end of the gun is held motionless far exceeds the accuracy which is possible if the butt end of the gun is also free to waver while sighting on a target.

It is therefore the main object of this invention to provide a grip attachment for a rifle or shotgun which, when properly mounted on the gun, will greatly assist in pulling the butt end of a rifle or shotgun into tight seated engagement with the shoulder of a person firing the rifle or shotgun. The attachment of the instant invention bears some similarity to the depending front grip normally found on a tommy gun or other types of machine guns. However, the front grip on a tommy gun is provided for a different purpose and its positioning relative to the butt end of the gun renders it almost completely inoperative for the intended purpose of the instant invention.

The front grip of a tommy gun is provided so that the person firing the gun may have a good grip on the Weapon in order that he may more readily overcome the tendency of the lower end of the gun to jump upwardly each time the weapon is fired. The front depending grip on a tommy gun is disposed closer to the butt end of the stock of the tommy gun than the attachment of the instant invention would be if it were properly secured to the weapon.

A person firing a submachine gun provided with a depending front grip from the shoulder may gnasp the front grip without substantially straightening the arm holding that grip. In fact, the angle subtended by the upper and lower arm portions of a persons arm holding the front grip of a tommy gun while the weapon is being fired from the shoulder is approximately 90 degrees. I The rifle and shotgun grip attachment of the instant invention is adapted for securement to the barrel of the weapon forwardly of the front end of the stock of the weapon so that a persons arm supporting the grip attachment will be substantially straightened when the weapon is fired from the shoulder. In this manner, the mere weight of the arm, because of the relatively large angle subtended by the upper and lower portions of the arm at the elbow, will be suflictient to cause a relatively large amount of tension to be placed on the arm thereby tightly drawing the butt end of the weapon into seated engagement with the shoulder of the person firing the Weapon.

A further object of this invention is to provide a rifle and shotgun grip attachment constructed in a manner whereby it is readily adaptable for securement to various types of gun barrels.

Another object of this invention is to provide a grip attachment constructed in a manner whereby the depending handgrip portion thereof may be adjustably positioned fore and aft of the longitudinal extent of the gun to which it is secured.

A final object of this invention to be specifically enumerated herein is to provide a rifle and shotgun grip attachment in accordance with the preceding objects which will conform to conventional forms of manufacture, be of simple construction and easy to use so as to provide a device that will be economically feasible, long lasting and relatively trouble free in operation.

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 fragmentary perspective view of the rifle shown with the grip attachment of the instant invention secured to the barrel forwardly of the front end of the stock of the nifie;

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 2-2 of FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 33 of FIGURE 2;

FIGURE 4 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 44 of FIGURE 2;

FIGURE 5 is an exploded perspective view of the grip attachment;

FIGURE 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of a rifle shown with a modified form of handgrip attachment secured thereto;

FIGURE 7 is a front elevational view of the embodiment illustrated in FIGURE 6;

FIGURE 8 is a perspective view of the extension member of the modified form of attachment; and 7 FIGURE 9 is a fragmentary side elevational view of the modified form of attachment shown with portions thereof being broken away and in section.

Referring now more specifically to the drawings, the numeral 10 generally designates a conventional form of bolt action rifle including a barrel 12 and a stock 14.

The stock 14 extends forwardly along the barrel 12 past a point which is usually gripped by one hand of the person firing the rifle 10 whose palm is facing upwardly so as to cradle the forward end of the stock 14 in the hand. The attachment of the instant invention is generally designated by the reference numeral 16 and includes an elongated upright tubular member generally referred to by the reference numeral 18. The upper end of the tubular member 18 has an upwardly opening semicircular recess 20 formed therein in which the undersurfaces of the barrel 12 are snugly received, A generally inverted U-shape'd abutment member referred to in general by the reference numeral 22 is provided and includes a pair of depending legs 24 and 26 interconnected at their upper ends by means of a semi-cylindrical bight portion 28. The U-shaped abutment member snugly receives the upper surfaces of the barrel 12 and the lower ends of the legs 24 and 26 are received in generally radially opening notches or flats 3t) and 32 formed in the upper end of the tubular member 18. The notches or flats 30, 32 are communicated with the upper end of the tubular member 18 and it will also be noted that the Patented Jan, 12, 1955 -39 tubular member 18 is provided with a transversely extending axially opening slot 34 which extends transversely of the semi-cylindrical recess 20.

An axial bore 36 is formed through the tubular member 18 and is communicated with the slot 34 at its upper end.

A force screw generally referred to by the reference numeral 38 is provided and is externally threaded on its lower end portion as at 4-8. A cross member 42 is carried by the upper end of the force screw 38 and the cross member 4-2 is generally cylindrical and provided with diametrically enlarged heads 44 and 46 on its opposite end portions.

The legs 24 and 26 are each provided with an L-shaped slot 48 having an upright leg 50 which terminates at its upper end in a laterally outwardly opening horizontal leg 52. The force screw 33 is passed through the bore 36 and the cross member 42 is seated in the lowermost ends of the legs 56 of the slots 43. The lower threaded end of the force screw 38 extends below the lower end of the tubular member 18 and a generally cylindrical force member referred to by the reference numeral 54 is provided and includes an axial blind bore 56 opening outwardly of its upper end. However, the force member 54 may be constructed of any material such as plastic which may be molded and a nut 58 is embedded therein provided with a threaded bore 69 which is coaxial with the bore 56. The force member 54 is slipped on to the lower end of the force screw 33 and the nut 58 is threadedly engaged with the externally threaded lower portion of the force screw 38. In this manner, the abutment member 22 and the tubular member l may be urged toward each other so as to clampingly engage the adjacent portions of the bow 12 therebetween.

It is, of course, to be understood that the recess 20 could have a different configuration and also that the bight portion 28 could have a different cross-sectional shape so as to conform to gun barrels having various cross-sectional shapes.

In operation, the attachment 16 is secured to the gun barrel 12 forwardly of the forward end of the stock 14 at a distance from the butt end of the stock 14 which will ensure that the arm of the person firing the gun holding the grip or attachment 16 will be substantially straightened. In this manner, the weight of the arm holding the attachment 16 will elfect sufficient tension to draw the butt end of the stock 14 into tight seated engagement with the shoulder of the person firing the gun or rifle 10.

With attention now directed more specifically to FIG- URE 6 of the drawings it will be seen a modified form of attachment generally referred to by the reference numeral 70. The attachment '70 is substantially identical to the attachment 16 and accordingly, corresponding prime numerals have been applied to the portions of the attachment 70 corresponding to the attachment 16.

The attachment 70 includes an elongated plate-like member 72 having an aperture 74 formed in one end. The end of the member 72 having the aperture 74 formed therein is clampingly secured between the force member 54' and the tubular member 18' of the attachment 7%. The force screw 38' passes through the aperture 74 and in this manner the apertured end of the member 72 is fixedly secured to the portions of the attachment 70 corresponding to the attachment 16.

The end of the member 72 remote from the apertured end thereof is provided with a plurality of longitudinally spaced non-circular openings 78. A grip member 80 similar to the force member 54 is provided and includes an internally threaded upwardly opening blind bore 82. A headed fastener 84 has its externally threaded shank portion 86 passed downwardly through a selected one of the openings or apertures 78 and threadedly engaged in the bore 82. The fastener 84 includes a diametrically enlarged head portion 88 including a non-circular shoulder 96) which has a cross-sectional shape complementary to the cross-sectional shape of the apertures or openings 78. Accordingly, if the stock 14 extends too far forwardly along the barrel 12' of the rifle 10 the extension member 72 and the grip 81 may be utilized to properly position the handgrip relative to the butt end of the stock 14.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous 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 described, 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 ride and a shotgun grip attachment for assisting in pulling the butt end of a rifle or shotgun into tight seated engagement with the shoulder of a person firing the rifle or shotgun, said attachment comprising an elongated upright tubular member having an axially opening recess formed in its upper end adapted to seatingly receive the lower portion of a barrel moved laterally downwardly thereinto, a generally inverted U-shaped abutment member including a pair of depending legs interconnected at their upper ends by means of a bight portion, said bight portion and said legs being adapted to seatingly receive the upper portions of a barrel and embracingly receive the upper end of said tubular member, respectively, as said abutment member is advanced toward said barrel from above, a force screw dependingly supported from and extending between the lower ends of said legs and having a cross member at its upper end, said upper end of said tubular member having a transversely extending axially opening slot formed therein in which said cross member is received, said force screw depending through said tubular member, and a force member having a threaded bore formed therein threadedly engaged with the lower end of said screw member and operable to force said tubular member toward said bight portion for clamping a gun barrel therebetween.

2. The combination of claim 1 wherein said legs have registered generally L-shaped slots formed therein including a pair of corresponding upright legs closed at their lower ends and terminating at their upper ends in laterally outwardly openings legs by which said cross member may be laterally advanced into a seated position in the lower ends of the upright legs of said L-shaped slots.

3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said cross member extends through the legs of said U-shaped member and the terminal end portions thereof include diametrically enlarged heads of a size too large to be moved axially through said upright legs of said L-shaped slots.

4. The combination of claim 1 wherein said recess defines a groove extending transversely of the upper end of said tubular member, said slot extending at substantially right angles to said groove.

5. The combination of claim 1 including an extension attachment comprising an elongated member having an opening formed through one end, said one end of said attachment being clampingly secured between said tubular member and said force screw extending through said openmg.

6. The combination of claim 5 including a depending Eandle secured to the other end of said elongated mem- 7. The combination of claim 1 wherein abutment member legs are seatingly received in generally radially opening notches formed in and communicated with the upper end of said tubular member, the opposite ends of said slot opening outwardly into the last-mentioned notches.

8. The combination of claim 1 wherein said abutment member legs have registered generally L-shaped slots formed therein including a pair of corresponding upright legs closed at their lower ends and terminating at their upper ends in laterally outwardly opening legs by which said cross member may be laterally advanced into a seated position in the lower ends of the upright legs of said L-shaped slots, said cross member extending through the legs of said U-shaped member and the terminal end portions thereof including diametrically enlarged heads of a size too large to be moved axially through said upright legs of said L-shaped slots, said recess defining a groove extending transversely of the upper end of said tubular member, said slot extending at substantially right angles to said groove.

9. The combination of claim 8 wherein said abutment member legs are seatingly received in generally radially opening notches formed in and communicated with the upper end of said tubular member, the opposite ends of said slot opening outwardly into the last-mentioned notches.

10. A rifle and shotgun grip attachment for assisting in pulling the butt end of a rifle or shotgun into tight seated engagement with the shoulder of a person firing the rifie or shotgun, said attachment comprising an elon gated upright member having an axially opening recess formed in its upper end adapted to seatingly receive the lower portion of a barrel moved laterally downwardly thereinto, a generally inverted U-shaped abutment member including a pair of depending legs interconnected at their upper ends by means of a bight portion, said bight portion and said legs being adapted to seatingly receive the upper portions of a barrel and embracingly receive the upper end of said upright member, respectively, as said abutment member is advanced toward said barrel, and means operatively connected between said abutment memher and said upright member releasably urging said upright member toward said bight portion for clamping a gun barrel therebetween.

' References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 445,192 1/91 Nye et al 4271 2,472,804 6/49 Bird 4272 X 2,782,545 2/57 Schadeck 4271 2,826,848 3/58 Davies 4271 BENJAMIN A. BORCHELT, Primary Examiner.

Patent Citations
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US8931137Jan 24, 2013Jan 13, 2015Ra Brands, L.L.C.Bushing for a firearm grip screw
Classifications
U.S. Classification42/71.1
International ClassificationF41C23/00, F41C23/16
Cooperative ClassificationF41C23/16
European ClassificationF41C23/16