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Publication numberUS3256872 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1966
Filing dateSep 27, 1963
Priority dateSep 27, 1963
Publication numberUS 3256872 A, US 3256872A, US-A-3256872, US3256872 A, US3256872A
InventorsKoser Robert F
Original AssigneeKoser Robert F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stand and stabilizer for archery bows
US 3256872 A
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June 21, 1966 R. F. KOSER STAND AND STABILIZER FOR ARCHERY BOWS R O T N E V m ATTORNEYS Filed Sept. 27, 1963 ROBERT E KOSEF? United States Patent 3,256,872 STAND AND STABILIZER FOR ARCHERY BOWS Robert F. Koser, Koser Silo Works, Almena, Wis. Filed Sept. 27, 1963, Ser. No. 312,206 2 Claims. (Cl. 124-23) My invention relates generally to archery bows, and more particularly to an attachment for archery bows for supporting the same between periods of use.

An important object of my invention is the provision of a stand which supports a bow in a generally upright position on the ground. 1

Another object of my invention is the provision of a stand which may be easily attached to a bow, and which does not interfere with proper action of the bow or the archer when the bow is in use.

Still another object of my invention is the provision of a stand as set forth, which acts as a stabilizer to aid the user in holding the bow'more steadily when shooting.

Another object of my invention is the provision of a stand and stabilizer which, when not in use, may be positioned or folded into close proximity to the adjacent limb of the bow, whereby to occupy a relatively small space.

-To the above ends, I provide a stand and stabilizer involving, a bracket adapted to be secured to the lower limb portion of a bow' below the grip thereof, a head pivotally secured to said bracket, means for releasably locking the head against pivotal movement relative to the bracket and the bow when the bracket is mounted on a bow, and a pair of stabilizer legs secured at their upper ends to said head and diverging in a direction generally downwardly from said head, the legs and the lower limb portion of the bow providing atripod, when said bracket is attached to the bow, for supporting the bow in a generally upright position on the ground.

The above, and still further highly important objects and advantages of my invention, will become apparent from the following specification, appended claims and attached drawings.

Referring to the drawings, which illustrate the invention, and in which like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several views:

FIG. 1 is a view in side elevation of an archery bow having my stand and stabilizer attached thereto and supporting the bow in a generally upright position;

FIG. 2 is a view in elevation, as seen from the left with respect to FIG. 1, on a reduced scale;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view corresponding to a portion of FIG. 2 with some parts removed, some parts broken away, and some parts shown in section; and

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary section taken substantially on the line 4-4 of FIG. 3.

Referring with greater detail to the drawings, an archery bow, indicated in its entirety by the numeral 1, is shown as comprising a central grip portion 2, upper and lower limb portions 3 and 4 respectively, and a bow string 5 operatively connected at its opposite end to the outer ends of the limb portions in the usual nocks 6 formed therein. The numerals 7 and 8 indicate respectively the back and belly surfaces of the bow 1.

The stand and stabilizer of my invention comprises a bracket 9, a head 10, and a pair of laterally spaced legs 11 having screw threaded upper end portions 12 that are screw threaded into threaded apertures 13 in the head 10. Preferably, and'as shown, the lower ends of the legs 11 are provided with ground-engaging feet or the like 14.

The bracket 9 comprises a metallic mounting plate or strip 15 having a laterally outwardly displaced central portion 16 to which is rigidly secured, by means of nutequipped screws or the like 17, a generally U-shaped member 18. Preferably, a backing strip 19 made from felt,

leather or the like, is adhered to the mounting strip or lice plate 15 for engagement with the back surface 7 of the bow 1 to prevent marring of the finish of the bow.

The head 10, which is preferably made from metal, is received within the generally U-shaped member 18, and is provided with a transverse aperture 20 which receives a machine screw or bolt 21 that also extends through suitable aligned apertures in opposite sides of the generally U-shaped member 18 for mounting the head 10 for pivotal movements relative to the bracket 9 on a generally horizontal axis. At one end, the screw 21 is provided with a head 22 that engages one side of the generally U-shaped member 18, the opposite end of the head 22 being threaded to receive a washer-equipped clamping nut 23 that engages the opposite-side of the U-shaped member 18 to releasably lock the head 10 and legs 11 carried thereby in any desired position of pivotal movement of the head 10 about the axis of the screw 21. Preferably, the U-shaped member 18 is sufficiently resilient so that the opposite sides thereof are clamped against, the adjacent ends of the head 10 when the clamping nut 23 is tightened, to prevent pivotal movement of the head 10.

As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the bracket 9 is secured to the bow 1 by placing the bracket against the back surface 7 of the lower limb portion 4, with the backing strip 19 lying against the back surface 7. Bindings 24 are wound about the opposite end portions of the mounting strip 15 and the adjacent portions of the lower limb 4 to anchor the bracket 9 to the bow 1. The bindings 24 may be made from any suitable material, such as heavy thread, string, tape or the like. This means of mounting the bracket 9 to the how does not weaken the bow nor interfere with the normal action thereof.

It will be noted, with reference to FIGS. 2 and 3, that the legs 11 diverge in a direction generally downwardly from the head 10. With this arrangement, when the head 10 is disposed in the bracket 9 to cause the legs 11 to slope forwardly and downwardly. with respect to the bow, the legs 11 cooperate with the lower bow limb 4 to provide a tripod which supports the bow in a generally upright position on the ground. Thus, it is not necessary for the archer to lay the bow on the ground or find other means of support for the bow during intervals of nonuse, nor does the archer need to carry the bow to the target area when it is desired to retrieve the arrows previously shot from the bow.

One of the important advantages of the present invention lies in the ability thereof to act as a stabilizer during operation of the bow. I have'found through prolonged testing, that the weight of the attachment, being applied to the lower portion of the bow, reduces the tendency of the archer to tilt the bow laterally, as indicated by dotted lines in FIG. 2, when shooting. Thus, with the bow held vertically, as shown by full lines in FIG. 2, the archer is materially aided in producing uniform shots, and more accurate shooting results.

For storage, the clamping wing nut 23 may be loosened and the legs 11 swung toward a generally parallel relationship to the lower limb 4; or, if desired, the legs 11 may be unscrewed from the head 10 and otherwise stored.

While I have shown and described a preferred embodiment of my stand and stabilizer for archery bows, it will be understood that the same is capable of modification without departure from the spirit and scope of the invention, as defined in the claims.

What I claim is:

1. A stand and stabilizer for archery bows having a central handgrip portion and opposite bow string receiving ends, comprising:

(a) a bracket,

(b) means for securing said bracket to a portion of a bow intermediate the handgrip and one of the ends (c) a head pivotally mounted in said bracket on a genof the bow, erally horizontal axis,

(c) a head pivotally mounted in said bracket for rota- ((1) means releasably locking said head against pivotal tion on a generally horizontal axis, movements relative to said bracket, and

(d) and a pair of independent generally downwardly 5 (e) a pair of stabilizer legs having inner ends rigidly diverging stabilizer legs having upper ends indesecured to said head and diverging in a direction pendently releasably secured to said head, outwardly from said head, said legs and said lower (e) said legs and said bow providing a tripod, when limb portions providing a tripod for supporting said said bracket is secured to the bow, whereby said bow bow in a generally upright position on the ground. is supported in a generally upright position on the 10 ground. References Cited by the Examiner 2. In combination with an archery bow comprising a UNITED STATES PATENTS central grip portion and elongated upper and lower limb 1,820,841 8/1931 Soref 248 463 portions extending longitudinally from opposite ends of said grip portion and having opposed belly and back 15 V FOREIGN PATENTS surfaces: 354,66-1 5/1905 France.

(a) a bracket, i (b) means securing said bracket to the back surface RICHARD PINKHAM P r y Examine"- of said lower limb portion, 7 W. R. BROWNE, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification124/23.1, 211/60.1, 248/463
International ClassificationF41B5/00, F41B5/14
Cooperative ClassificationF41B5/14
European ClassificationF41B5/14