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Publication numberUS924445 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1909
Filing dateFeb 11, 1909
Priority dateFeb 11, 1909
Publication numberUS 924445 A, US 924445A, US-A-924445, US924445 A, US924445A
InventorsHiram A Foss
Original AssigneeHiram A Foss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Light-projecting attachment for firearms.
US 924445 A
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924,445. 4 Patented Jun8,1909.



Lmn'r-Pnomc'rme n'rrncmmn'r FOR FIREARMS.

Specifieationof Letters Patent.

Patented June 8, 19.09. i

Application filed lifebruary 11, .1909. Serial 116377304.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known thatI, I'IIRAM A. Foss, a citizen of the United States, residing int-"Albion, in the county of Kennebec and State of Maine, have invented new and useful Ink provements in Light-Projecting Attachments for Firearms, of which the following is a specification.

. his invention relates to an attachment for firearms, whereby the latter can be used 1 for accurate shooting by night, there being a ray of light directed on the object aimed at.

The invention has for one of its objects toimprove and simplify the construction of devices of this character so as to beeompara:

tively simple and inexpensiveto manufacture, reliable and efficient in' use, and so designed as to be readil removed therefrom. v

Another object of the invention is the provision of a light-projecting device consisting of tube of telescopically arranged sections and novel means for attaching the ends of the tube, when extended, to the barrel of the firearm.

\Vith these objects in view and others, as will appear as the description proceeds, the

invention comprises the various novel features of construction. and arrangement of parts XVlllCh wlll be more fully described.

ereinafter and set forth with particularity;

in the claims appended hereto.

In the acconi anying drawing, which illustrates one em odiment of the invention,

Figure 1 is a side 'view of the device ap )lied to a rifle. Fig. 2 1s a central longitu lnal section of the device with an intermediate portion of the tube broken away Fig. 3 is aperspective view of-the rear attaching means for the tube. Fig. 4 is a pers ective view of the front attaching means. ig. 5 is a persp ective view of'the light retainer.

Similar reference characters are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout the gun, the tube. is preferably made in sec- 37 applied to a firearm or tions-a which telescope one within another. lnthe front end ofthe tube is a plug 2 having a light-eihitting opening 3. ger end'ofthe tube. is a suitable light such as In the rear lar a a -11 an incandescent lamp 1 connected with a battery 5 removablyj mounted in the tube and held thereinjbyz, retainer 6 hingedlyl connected with; the rear end of the tubeto 1 extend across the outer end of the battery.]

When I the device is used, the tube is ex -Q tended by pulling out the successive sec tionsto the position shown in Fig. 1, and the 1 it ends ofthe tube areattached to 'the'b'arrel. 61


The front end of the. tube is attached to the rifle barrel b sight 8 on the rifle barrel The rifle sight com rises a dove-tail base 9 formed with a stu 10 rising therefrom which has an open the attaching means. i shown in IFig. 4,'w1ieh"means consists of a bandor ring 7 embracing the front section of the tube and suitably secured to the front sight notch 11 in its top and a transverse aperture 12. The ring 7 is formed with spaced ears 13 for engaging op osite sides of the stud 10 and a bolt or astening screw 14 passes through the apertures 12 and 15 of l 1 the stud and ring, respectively. The screw 14 constitutes a pivot for-permitting the rear end of the tube to be raised or lowered to adapt the device for different ranges. Whenthe light projecting device is not in use, the fastening ring 7 canbe thrown down against the barrel of the rifle to be out of the way, and the sight 11: can be used in the usual manner. The base 9 of the front sight is set into a dove-tail transverse slot 16in the rifle barrel, as shown in Fig. 1.

The means for attaching the rear end of the tube-to the rifle. barrel consists of a spring 17 attached to-adove-tail base piece which is held in av correspondingly-shaped transverse groove 19 in the rifle barrel at the it i rear end thereof. On; the free end of" the spring is a hingedly-connected pawl 20 which is adapted toenga 'e in an one of a" series of" notches 21 on the barre whereby the spring can be raised or lowered for changing the ra e of the sighting device, there bein a note or peep sight 22 for use in connection withthe frontfsight when shooting in the daytime, Therear end of the tube is adapted to be connectedwith the rear sighting device by a U-shaped clamping spring '23 detachably connected by'a screw or equivalent means 24 to the spring 17.

. It will thus beseen that by; adjusting the I Froject device, means for attaching the 25 spring, the light-projectingw%ev1ce can be ront on of the device to the rifle, and set for any given range. en the light-' means for attac the rear end of the deprojecting device is not to be used in 'convice to the rear sig ,t for adjustment there- 6 nection with'the gun, the spring 23 can be with.

- readily detached so as not to be m the way. 2. The combination with the barrel of a 30 From the foregoing description, taken m fire-arm, of a light projecting tube, a ring for connection with the accompanying drawholding the tube ivotall connected at one ing, the advent es of the construction and end to the ba a tu tilt' member 10 of the method-o .operationwill be readil connected with the barrel and disposed at agparent to. those skilled in the art'to whic the opposite end of the tube from said ring, 35

t e invention 'appertains, and while I have means for ch the angle of the tilting described the principle of operation of member relative y to the barrel for varying invention, together with. the device w 'c 'the range, and a sfiring clasp connectin the 15 I now consider'to be. the best embodiment tube with the t' ting member for adjustthereof, I desire to have it understood that ment with the latter, the tube being detach- 40 the device shown is merely illustrative, and 'able from said ring and clas j that such cha es may be made when de- In testimonyiwhereof I aiiix my signature sired as are wit the scope of the claims in presence of two witnesses.

20 ap ended hereto.

aving thus described the invention, what HIRAM FOSS I claim is: I Witnesses:

1. The combination of a rifle, a front s' ht FRED EMEBY,

therefor, an adjustable rear sight, a lig t- LLOYD H; Eunnr.

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International ClassificationF41G1/34
Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/34
European ClassificationF41G1/34