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Publication numberUS902083 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1908
Filing dateFeb 24, 1908
Priority dateFeb 24, 1908
Publication numberUS 902083 A, US 902083A, US-A-902083, US902083 A, US902083A
InventorsArthur H Hudson
Original AssigneeArthur H Hudson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 902083 A
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PlfLIcATIoN FILED 1113.24, 190s.

902,083. Patented oeuf/,1908. +4





To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ARTHUR I-I. HUDSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Salt Lake City, in the county of Salt Lake and State of Utah, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Revolver-Holsters, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to housings or holders for lire arms such as revolvers and pistols and refers particularly to holsters adapted to be carried upon the person.

The chief objects of the improvements which form the subject matter of this application are z-to provide a casing or holder for the purpose stated that will permit of the instant extraction of the weapon therefrom; to furnish a holder for revolvers that will occupy a small space and be lightly constructed in order that it may be convenient to carry, and to supply a holster for a weapon that will be simple in construction, and in which the operating mechanism for delivering the arm willbe conveniently reached for operating.

A further object of this invention is to provide an auxiliary .member adapted to form a connection between the holster and the butt or handle of la pistol, whereby the holster may be used as a shoulder rest for the purpose of steadying the weapon and thus increase the accuracy of the fire.

I accomplish the above results by the employment of the devices illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application, the details of construction being disclosed in the following` views.

Figure 1 is a front elevation of a preferred form of holster, only a portion of the suspending strap being shown; Figs. 2' and 3 are, respectively, rear and end elevations of the holster; Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4--4 of Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5 5 of Fig. 2; Fig. 6 is a reduced side elevation of the holster attached to a revolver by the auxiliary member, and Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view in section of the lower portion of the holster illustrating the manner of securing the auxiliary member thereto.

Referring to the details of the drawing, the numeral 10 indicates the front wall and 11 the rear wall of a casing or holster, adapted to contain. a revolver shown in dotted outlines at 12 in Fig. 1.

To supply the requisite rigidity to the structure I form the said walls of thin plates Specification of Letters Patent.

Application led February 24, 1908.

Patented Oct. 27', 1908.

Serial No. 417,370.

18, 14. These plates are preferably formed of sheet metal of suitable gage, and are provided with ears 15, 1G, formed integral with the said plates and bent at right angles therewith. These ears overlap when the plates are assembled, and are supplied with rivets 16a serving as pivots upon which the plates mutually swing so that their lower margins ference with the catches 18, and across the `lower part of said plate 14, upon the outer side, is mounted a transverse lever or latch 20, pivoted at its center to the said plate by a rivet 21. The ends of said lever are adapted to engage the hooks or catches 18 in the manner shown in Fig. 3. The outside face ofthe lever is supplied with a boss or lug 22 to afford a nger hold by means of which the lever may be readily swung upon its pivot to engage or disengage its ends from the catches 18. The lever 2O is made 'of spring metal of sufiicient resiliency to insure its retention in any adjusted position.

The ears 15, 16 are slightly separated from each other and upon the pivot therebetween `is mounted, upon either side, a coiled spring 23, having its ends 24 extended and engagiing holes in the opposite ears. The tendency `of these springs is to keep the lower mar- Igins of the plates 13, 14 separated so that `when the lever 2O is moved to release the catches 18 the plates will be quickly forced apart to permit the weapon `concealed therein to fallinto the operators hand which is held below the holster. Both plates are preferably covered with some suitable matefrial 25, and for this purpose I prefer leather Aor rubber fabric. The interior of the casing is supplied with a lining which may be similar to the material used for the covering. The upper opening of the holster is provided with a cover or flap 27 which may be formed of a separate piece or made continuous with the external and internal covers, as shown in the drawing. This Hap may be secured by a button 28 or other suitable fastening. For supporting the holster upon the body of the user, I supply the usual straps 29 secured to the casing by passing the ends through the wall plate 14k or in any preferred manner.

To afford a proper compartment for receiving the weapon the upper portion of the front plate and one vertical margin are bent conveXly, indicated in the drawing at 30. One of' said ears l5 is extended downwardly to form an end plate 3l. The lower margin of the front wall corresponding with the convex part is bent towards the rear as at A32, to form a closure or floor for the convex portion of the housing when the walls are approximated, and to support the pistol, the muzzle of which rests thereon when the casing is closed by the lever 20.

The holster being thus arranged and slung upon the shoulder of the wearer by means 'of the straps 19, the entire device may be concealed beneath the outer garment. IVhen the operator desires to release the weapon he places his finger upon the lug 22 and holds the hollow of his hand beneath the approximated lower margins of the casing walls. I-Ie then presses the lever 20 down with the finger until it disengages the catches 1S, when the walls will be instantly thrown apart by the action of the springs 23 and the weapon will fall by gravity through the opening thus formed and into the hand held in readiness below.

In order to utilize the holster as a shoulder rest for the weapon, I provide an auxiliary member or attachment, consisting of a bar ror arm 33, furnished with retaining lugs 34 near one end said lugs being adapted to engage holes 35 in the wall l0. The opposite end of the arm 33 is reduced at 36 to be received in a socket or mortise 37 formed in the handle of the revolver, a shoulder, 38 serving as a stop for the handle. To assemble the parts thus described the spring lever 2O is released and the arm 33 inserted between the plates so that the lugs 34 will engage the holes 35. The plates are then brought into apposition and locked by the lever 20, so that the arm 33 is firmly held between the casing walls. The revolver is then placed upon the reduced end 36 of' the arm as shown in Fig. 6 where it is held by friction, the said reduced portion being slightly tapered for that purpose.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is l. A holster, comprising plates, spring hinges connecting said plates near their upper ends, and a manually operated latch adapted to lock said plates when in appositlon.

2. A holster, including two plates arranged in apposition, ears attached to the plates and pivotally connected to form hinges, springs for the hinges tending to separate said plates, and a latch pivoted to one of said plates and adapted to engage,

lugs upon the opposite plate.

3. In a holster for a pistol, the combination of a casing formed in sections, hinges connecting the sections near their upper ends, springs for the hinges tending to separatey said plates, and a latch pivoted to one of the plates and adapted to engage suitable lugs upon the opposite plate. y

4t. A holster for a pistol, including a casing composed of opposite plates, ears bent at right angle to the plates, to form the ends of the casing, hinged connection between the ears, springs for the hinges, and a latch for locking the plates in apposition.

5. A holster for a pistol, including two plates arranged in apposition with each other, pivotal connection between said plates, springs tending to separate the plates, means for locking the plates in apposition, and a removable arm adapted to be inserted between said pla-tes and having means for engaging one of said plates.

6. In a holster, the combination of a cas-V ing comprising two opposed plates, ears eX- tending at a right angle from said plates and arranged to form ends for said casing, pivots connecting the ears, springs tending to separate the plates, a latch for retaining the. plates in apposition, and a cover for the casing.

7 In a holster, the combination of a casing comprising two plates hinged together, springs tending to separate the plates, means for locking the plates in apposition, a removable arm adapted to be inserted between said plates, retaining means for the arm, and a covering Hap for the casing.

In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationF41C33/0218, F41C23/12, Y10S224/912
European ClassificationF41C23/12, F41C33/02B2