US 3805390 A
A target marker for drawing targets by hand on paper such as discarded paper products including cardboard boxes, newspapers, paperbags, wallpaper, wrapping paper, and the like. The marker may be made from wood, paper, plastic or metal and has a straight edge on its righthand side. The lefthand edge has notches at 1 inch intervals. The marker is 2 inches wide and is provided with notches and a slot suitably located to mark the positions for the horizontal and vertical zero lines of a target. The marker has an anchor pin hole near the bottom to receive an anchor pin which can be inserted therethrough. A plurality of holes for admitting a pencil point are formed in the marker at spaced positions for marking targets.
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United States Patent [191 Craig Apr. 23, 1974 TARGET MARKER  lnventor: Henry A. Craig, 4310 S. Elm, Rapid City, S. Dak. 57701  Filed: May 2, 1973  Appl. No.: 356,358
 US. Cl. 33/27 C, 33/42, 33/108  Int. Cl B431 13/04, B431 13/20  Field ofSearch 33/27 C, 108, 104,107, 33/42  References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,742,684 l/l930 Bowman 33/104 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 297,782 6/1932 ltaly 33/108 560,382 4/1944 Great Britain .L. 33/27 C 1,143,056 9/1957 France 33/27 C Primary Examiner-William 1. Price Assistant Examiner--Bruce H. Bernstein Atla ta 18 M or F irm :Yisie J C0,
[5 7] ABSTRACT A target marker for drawing targets by hand on paper such as discarded paper products including cardboard boxes, newspapers, paperbags, wallpaper, wrapping paper, and the like. The marker may be made from wood, paper, plastic or metal and has a straight edge on its righthand side. The lefthandl edge has notches at 1 inch intervals. The marker is 2 inches wide and is provided with notches and a slot suitably located to mark the positions for the horizontal and vertical zero lines of a target. The marker has an anchor pin hole near the bottom to receive an anchor pin which can be inserted therethrough. A plurality of holes for admitting a pencil point are formed in the marker at spaced positions for marking targets.
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TARGET MARKER BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Field of the Invention The present invention relates to an instrument for marking targets.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The target marker is flat formed of wood, paper, plastic or metal with a long straight edge and aparallel edge formed with a plurality of notches at l inch intervals. An anchor pin in inserted through an anchorpin =hole throughone end forlining up the marker and a plurality of holesare formed in the marker at spaced intervals for marking targets.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a target marking tool to permit the formation of targets on any desired material.
Other objects and advantages will become apparent in the following specification when considered in light of the attached drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring .now to the drawings in detail, wherein like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures, the reference numeral 100 indicates generally a target markerconstructed of wood, paper,
, plastic or metal in accordance with the invention.
The target marker 100 is generally rectangular in form and includes an elongate straight edge 101. The opposite edge 102 of the marker 100 extends generally parallel to the edge 101 and is provided with 22 notches 103 arranged at one inch spacings and lettered alphabetically D through Y.
The marker 100 is 2 inches wide and has a notch 104 in its inner end intermediate the side 101, 102 and lettered C. A notch 105 is formed in the outer end of the marker 100 intermediate the sides 101, 102. A notch 106 is formed in the side 101 in aligned relation to the notch 103 lettered D. The notch 106 is lettered B.
A slot 107 is formed in the marker 100 and is lettered A.
An anchor pin bore 108 is formed intermediate the sides I01, 102 in aligned relation to the notches 103, 106, lettered D and B. An anchor pin 109 is provided for removeable insertion in the anchor pin bore 108. A plurality of spaced bores are formed in the marker 100 and are numbered on the marker from 1 to 19.
The notches 103 along the left edge of the marker 100 are used for laying out a 1 inch grid as illustrated in FIG. 4. The width of the marker 100 being 2 inches a 2 inch grid may be quickly and easily drawn for a 200 yard target. The 1 inch grid lines will represent I minute of angle for telescopic sight adjustment at 100 yards and the 2 inch grid lines will represent 1 minute of angle for telescopic sight adjustment at 200 yards. The notches and slots marked A, B, C, D and Z mark the positions for the horizontal and vertical zero lines indicated in FIG. 4. The anchor pin bore 108 in the marker is approximately three-sixteenthsinch indiameter and centered l tinch in from each side and 2 inches up from the bottom of the marker 100. From the anchor pin bore 108 theposition of all other holes of approximately one-eighths inch in diameter are located as follows:
Hole number 1 to anchor pin hole nine-sixteenths of an inch.
Hole number 2 to anchor pin hole 1 inch.
Hole number 3 to anchor .pin hole 1 7/16 inch.
Hole number 4 to anchorpin hole 2 inches.
Hole number 5 to anchoripin hole 2 inches.
Hole number 6 to anchor pin hole 3 inches.
Hole number 7 to anchor .pin hole 2 15/16 inches.
Hole number 8to anchor pinhole 3% inches.
Hole number 9 to anchor pinhole 4 inches.
I-Iole number 10 to anchor pinhole 5 inches.
I-Iole number 11 'to anchor pin hole 6 inches.
I-Iole number 12 to anchor pin hole 5 15/ 16 inches.
Hole number 13 to anchor pin hole 6 inches. Hole number 14 to anchor pin hole 8 inches.
Hole number 15 to anchor pin hole 9 inches.
Hole number 16 to anchor pin hole 10 inches.
Hole number 17 to anchor pin hole 12 inches. Hole number 18 to anchor pin hole 18 inches.
Hole number 19 to anchor pin hole 21 inches. Materials required to form a target are as follows: target marker, black lead pencil, white lead pencil, black dye and applicator and cardboard box.
To illustrate the procedure for laying out a target the two hundred yarn military type target is used.
Step I lay a cardboard box on its side and place the target marker flat on the box with anchor pin hole in center of target area. lnsertanchorpin I (I9 through anchor pin hole securing marker to box. Swing marker in a complete circle making sure marker swings freely.
Step 2 hold marker firmly in a vertical position and mark slots A, B, C, D and Z. Remove anchor pin and marker from box.
Step 3 place straight edge of marker in alignment with marks A & C, make a vertical mark the full length of target.
Step 4 place straight edge of marker in line with marks 8 & D, mark target horizontally full width of target.
Note: Steps 3 and 4 provide the vertical and horizontal center lines and must be made accurate.
Step 5 replace marker and reinsert anchor pin. Holes 11, 17, 18, and 6 are used to form the 200 yard military target. Hole 6 forms the V ring and hole 1 l is the outer edge of the bulls-eye. Always draw the outer edge of the bulls-eye first.
Step 6 insert black lead pencil in. hole 11 and swing marker in a complete circle. This is the bulls-eye and has a point value of 5 points.
Step 7 the four point ring is made the same way as step 6 except you use hole 17.
Step 8 the three point ring is made the same way as step 6 except you use hole 18.
Step 9 remove anchor pin and marker from target and blacken bulls-eye with black dlye.
Note: When bulls-eye is dry proceed to Step 10.
Step 10 replace marker and anchor pin and with a white lead pencil repeat step 6 except you use hole 6. Hole 6 is a V ring and has a point value of 5 the same as the rest of the bulls-eye. The 200 yard target is now ready for use. Ifa grid is desired you would proceed to the grid marking instructions.
Grid marking instructions The purpose of the grid lines is to indicate how many inches from center zero the bullet struck the target, permitting the shooter to make quick and accurate sight adjustments. The marker will lay out one or two inch grids of the shooters choice. To mark a one inch grid proceed as follows:
Step 1 hold marker in a vertical position and center anchor pin hole over the extreme left horizontal zero line, insert anchor pin to secure marker to target.
Step 2 while holding marker in upright vertical position mark notches D through Y. This will produce a 1 inch grid, if a 2 inch grid is desired mark every other notch starting with D, F, H, J and etc.
Step 3 swing marker down to vertical position and mark notches D through Y. Remove marker and pin.
Step 4 hold marker in a vertical position and center anchor pin hole over the extreme right horizontal zero line, insert anchor pin to secure marker to target.
Step 5 repeat steps 2 and 3.
Step 6 place straight edge of marker across corresponding notch marks and connect each set of marks with a white pencil. You now have the horizontal grid lines.
Step 7 center anchor pin hole over the extreme upper edge of the vertical zero line and insert anchor pin to secure marker to target.
Step 8 hold marker in a left hand horizontal position and mark notches D through Y.
Step 9 swing marker to right to a horizontal position and mark notches D through Y. Remove marker and pm.
Step 10 center anchor pin hole over the extreme lower edge of vertical zero line and insert anchor pin to secure marker.
Step 1 1 repeat steps 8 and 9.
'Step 12 place straight edge of marker across corresponding notch marks and connect each set of marks with a white pencil. You now have the vertical and horizontal grid lines completed.
Large bore rifle targets.
LARGE BORE RIFLE TARGETS Yards Hole Point Description Pencil value 50' 3 5 Bull's-Eye Black 5 4 Black 8 3 Black 2 Area outside last None ring lOO 7 8 Bull's-eye Black 9 7 Black 10 6 Black l2 5 Black Black in bull'seye 1 l0 X-ring White 2 l0 White 4 9 White 200 l l 8 Bulls-eye Black l4 7 Black l6 6 Black Black in bull's-eye 2 l0 X-ring White 4 10 White 9 9 White 200 l l 5 Bull'smye Black Military 17 4 Black 18 3 Black Black in bulls-eye 6 5 V-ring White 300 Same as 200 yard military target Military 500* 15 5 Bullseye Black [9 4 Black in bull's-eye ll 5 V-ring White 3 Area outside last ring *You may make this a military type target by adding an outer circle of inches in diameter. This would be the 3 point value ring.
FIGS. 3 and 4 disclose the work of the marker as described above with the marker shown in FIG. 3 in diagrammatic form since the illustration is too small to show all of the openings therein.
Having thus described the preferred embodiment of the invention it should be understood that numerous structural modifications and adaptations may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the inven- [101'].
What is claimed is:
l. A target marking instrument comprising an elongate flat generally rectangular member having an elongate straight edge and a second edge extending generally parallel thereto, a plurality of evenly spaced notches formed along the second edge of said member with each of said notches including a pair of converging edges one of which is perpendicular to said second edge, an anchor pin, an anchor pin bore formed centrally of said member adjacent one end thereof, a plurality of bores arranged in said marker in spaced apart relation to receive a marking implement, notches formed in opposite ends of said marker and adjacent one end of said straight edge for marking targets with each of said last named notches including a pair of converging edges one of which is parallel to said second edge, an elongate notch formed in said member adjacent said anchor pin hole, and each of said holes, said notches and said slots being indicia identified on said member.