US 3685661 A
A vertical post is provided with a relatively large lower disc with means to support the stocks of a plurality of guns in spaced relation and a smaller spaced upper disc with means to support the barrels of said guns in spaced relationship. The post and discs are rotatable manually about the post axis whereby a user can rotate same to obtain access to any gun desired.
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United States Patent  3,685,661 Kimmel 1451 Aug. 22, 1972 REVOLVING GUN CABINET 505,320 9/1893 Meadows ..21l/64  Inventor: Ray Kimmel Ashland 2,131,807 10/1938 Jerum ..312/135 X  Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, FOREIGN PATENTS 0R APPLICATIONS New Ymk, 17,657 1893 Great Britain ..211/64  Filed: Nov. 12, 1970 Em R D Primary mineroy Frazier  Appl 88893 Assistant Examiner-Abraham Frankel I Attorney-A. H. Caser  US. Cl. ..2ll/64, 211/70, 211/144  Int. Cl. ..A47f 7/00, A47b 81/00  ABSTRACT  new of Search 7fgg A vertical post is provided with a relatively large lower disc with means to support the stocks of a plurality of guns in spaced relation and a smaller spaced upper  References Cltgd disc with means to support the barrels of said guns in UNITED STATES PATENTS spaced relationship. The post and discs are rotatable manuallyabout the post axis whereby a user can ..21 X t t d d 3,140,132 7/1964 Jackson ....312 59 x m e Same o access 0 any 9 2,158,623 1 5/ 1939 Fischbacher ..21l/64 X 2 Clains, 4 Drawing Figures SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In my invention a vertical post is rotatably disposed in a cabinet. A relatively large horizontal disc is secured to and centered on the post and is provided with means for supporting the stocks of a plurality of vertically stacked guns extending essentially parallel to the post and disposed peripherally thereabout. A relatively small horizontal disc disposed vertically above the large disc and also centered on the post is provided with means for supporting the barrels of the guns. The discs and post form an integral unit which can be manually rotated by any user having access to the in terior of the cabinet to index any selected gun for ease of removal and replacement thereafter.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of my invention;
FIG. 2 is a side view thereof; FIG. 3 is a view taken along line 3-3 in FIG. 2; and FIG. 4 is a view taken along line 44 in FIG. 2.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIGS. 1-4, a vertical post manually rotatable about its axis extends through the center of a lower relatively large horizontal disc 12 hav ing a periphery in the shape of a regular octagon with a raised peripheral lip 14. The post also extends through the center of an upperrelatively small horizontal disc 16 vertically spaced above disc 12. Disc 16 has an octagonal periphery, but each side has a concave curvature as shown at 18. The discs and post form an integral unit and can be disposed if desired in a cabinet.
Eight rifles or other guns can be stacked vertically extending essentially parallel to the post with the butts of the stocks 20 being supported on disc 12 and extending radially outward and the barrels 22 resting in the curved portions of the periphery of disc 16 whereby rotation of the unit enables a user to gain ready access to any selected gun.
Considering the invention in a bit more detail, it may be seen that the lip 14 is rounded on its upper side, being thus adapted, as shown in FIG. 2, to engage the concavely curved end of a rifle stock in order to support the rifle. Each segment of lip (corresponding to a side of the polygonal outline of disc 12), together with the center post 10, defines a more or less triangularly shaped support area for one or more rifle stocks. To insure support for more than one rifle, or for rifles of larger widths, in such a support area, each concavely curved side 18 of the upper disc 16 is made extra long to receive the barrels of two rifles or the double barrel of a double-barrelled rifle. It may also be seen that the post 10 is recessed at both ends, the purpose being to engage these recesses on a bearing surface (not shown) to promote smooth rotation of the rack. And it will be noted that the upper end of the post is free of extensions of any kind, especially horizontal extensions, so as not to impose a barrier to rifle barrels of extraordinary length.
While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as 5 5%? t is flie s nfi ihis invention, what is asserted as new is:
1. A'revolvable gun rack for holding and displaying a I group of sportsmens rifles of diverse lengths and widths comprising a vertical post manually rotatable about its axis,
a lower relatively large horizontal disc having a central bore through which the post extends, the disc being rigidly secured to the post and rotatable therewith, said disc having a periphery whose outline is in the form of a regular polygon, each side of said polygon, together with said post, defining a more or less triangularly shaped support area for one or more rifle stocks, said disc also having on the upper surface thereof a raised peripheral lip having the outline of said polygon, said lip having a rounded edge portion which engages the concavely curved end of a rifle stock to support the same,
said post having a recessed extension below the disc for engagement with a bearing surface to promote smooth rotation of the rack,
a vertically spaced relatively small upper horizontal disc rigidly secured to and rotatable with the post and having a central bore through which the post extends, said upper disc having a periphery whose outline is in the form of a polygon corresponding to that of the lower disc, the sides of the polygon of the upper disc being concavely curved to receive one or more rifle barrels of varying width and being in registration with the sides of the lower disc,
said post extending above the upper disc for a distance and terminating in a free end portion which does not impose a barrier to rifle barrels of extraordinary length, and said free end portion having a recess for engagement with a bearing surface to promote smooth rotation of the rack.
2. A rack as set forth in claim 1 wherein said polygon is an octagon.