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Publication numberUS880378 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 25, 1908
Filing dateNov 17, 1904
Priority dateNov 17, 1904
Publication numberUS 880378 A, US 880378A, US-A-880378, US880378 A, US880378A
InventorsHermann Geis
Original AssigneeMax Haeussler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for aiming from cover.
US 880378 A
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DEVICE roie IA IMI NG- mom covert.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 25, 1908.

Application filed November 17. 1904. Serial No. 233.146-

' the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The present invention relates to an improved device for aiming from cover and consists of the details of construction hereinaf ter set forth and particularly pointed out in the claims In order to render the present specification easily intelligible reference is had to the accompanying drawing in which similar letters of reference denote similar parts throughout the several views 2-- i Figure 1 is a side elevation showing the manipulation of the device, Fig. 2 is a detail side elevation of the device itself drawn to a larger scale and Fig. 3 is a plan of Fig. 1.

In order to be easily affixed to or taken off a rifle, the whole device is advantageously mounted on a saddle a having a steel bow b hinged to it at one side and adapted to grip under and around the barrel and stock and be fastened at the other'side by means of an e e c mounted by means of its stem (1 ina s eeve e and retained therein by means of a spring. When the saddle is laid on the rifle between the sight and the breech block, the

bow b is laid round under thebarrel and stock and the spring retained eye is stretched,

against the tension of its spring, by means of the handle f and engaged-over the hook g of the other end of the ow at the opposite side of the saddle and secures the latter securely to the rifle.

An upright bar it is rigidly attached to one side of the saddle a, on which bar a sleeve 7c is vertically adjustable by means of a handle '5 and the said sleeve carries an arm I bent in several directions as hereinafter explained. .The arm Z carries a mirror m which is so arranged that the lower part of its reflecting surface lies behind the breech sig ii so that a line (dotted line shown) 'drawn along the front and breech sights indicating a ray of it can be easily carried by a soldier.

light will be reflected on to a second mirror n rangement of the mirrors, the whole surface of both mirrors is utilizedland a wide range of sight through the same is attained. The mirror m may also be adjustably mounted on the arm Z either by friction or by means of set screws as will be readil understood. The sleeve 7c is ad'ustable on t e bar It either by friction or the andle 'imay be in the form of a set screw. The arm Z is so bent as to carry both the mirrors and enable them to be adjusted to the positions shown in the drawings.

If the rifle is to be used without themirrors,

- the Whole arm is simply slid up-the-bar'h and the rifleman can take aim below the mirrors without being disadvantageously influenced by the same.

Instead of the mirrorsftwo angular prisms,

-may be employed which reflect the ray in a similar manner to that already described, and

if desired the risms may be combined to'a single prism. or prisms from rain or the sun they are advantageously inclosed in suitable housings, leaving the reflecting surfaces uncovered as will be readily understood.

As the herein described device is very light The device can be easily adapted for other kinds of weapons and particularly for machine guns.

I claim as my invention -1. A device for aiming from cover consisting of two mirrors, one in the lineof sight and the other laterally of the wea on, an arm to sup ortthe same a bar detac ably mounted on t e weapon and means for adjustablyattaching said arm on said bar.

2. A device for aiming from cover, coi lsislt n order to protect the mirrors tachably mounting the same on the Weapon, said bar for upward and downward adjustand means for adjusting the said arm on the 1 ment. 10 said vertical bar. In testimony whereof I hereunto eflix m y 3. A device for aiming from cover consist signature in the presence of two Witnesses.

5 ing of tWo mirrors, one inthe line of sighta-nd HERMAN N GEIS.

the other laterally of the weapon, an arm to Witnesses: support the same, a bar mounted on the ULYSSES J BYWATER, Weapon, and means attaching said arm on I ABRAHAM SOHLESINGER.

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Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/30