US 1557339 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
- J. R. SANDER PI STOL HOLDING DEVI CE Filed Jan. 31. 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 l/IIIIII/l/ 0J3. :S'ancler Oct. 13, 1925- 1,557,339
J. R. SANDER PISTOL HOLDING DEVICE Filed Jan. 31. 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIG. 4- FIG. 5. I F IG. 6
Patented Oct. 13, 1925.
UNITED STATES JOHN R. SANDER, or HARRIMAN, rmvnnssnn.
Application filed January 31, 1924. Serial No. 689,721,
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, JOHN R. SANDER, a
citizen of the United States of America, re
' cess to the pistol when use thereof is desired.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a holding device or mounting for a pistol that is normally concealed from view by a lock mechanism, which when released, automatically projects the pistol from hidden view to a position for ready grasping thereof and removal from the holding de vice.
lVith the above and other objects in view that will become apparent during the course of the following description, the same consists of the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings and claimed.
In the drawing, wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of a pistol holding device constructed in accordance with the present invention, the pistol being illustrated in full lines as hidden from view, and further illus trated by dotted lines in its automatically projected position for use,
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 11-11 of Fig. 1 showing the spring devices for automatically projecting the pistol support,
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional View taken on line IIIIII of Fig. 1 showing the shock absorbing members that function during the automatic projection of the piston Figure l is a front elevational view of the cover plate or looking door for the pistol holding device,
Figure 5 is a rear elevational view of the lock mechanism for the closure door,
Figure 6 is a vertical cross-sectional View taken through the locking door,
Figure 7 is a perspective view of the sliding latch plate for the lock mechanism,
Figure 8 is a perspective view of the connecting arm between the lock mechanism and the latch plate,
Figure 9 is a perspective view of the spring supporting arm for normally holding the latch plate in latching position, and
Figures 10 and 11 are perspective views of the adjustably connected plates for supporting the end of the pistol butt.
The pistol holding device is preferably associated with an instrument board desig nated by the reference numeral 1 having an opening formed therein at the desired'point for supporting the forward end of a casing 2 that projects forwardly of the instrument board to be hidden from view. For pur poses of clearness, the rear end of the casing 2 will be so referred to as supported in the instrument board 1. The rear end of the casing carries a frame 3 with which a door 4 hinged at its lower end as at 5 is associated.
A pair of rods 6 are anchored at one end to the frame 3 and project forwardly into the casing 2 and are connected at their forward ends by a cross arm 7. The pistol support or holder includes a longitudinalplate 8 carrying an upwardly directed forward end extension 9 to the upper end of which extension the lower leg 10 of an angle member is adjustably connected by the nut 11 threaded on the screw 12 projecting upwardly from the arm extension 9 and through the slotted opening 13 in the leg 10. The other leg 14 of the angle member carries a laterally extending plug 15 that is adapted to enter the outer end of the barrel of the pistol 16 for supporting the same. A guide plate 17 dependsfrom the forward end of the plate 8 and is provided with a pair of apertures to slidably receive the rods 6 as illustrated. The plate 8 and angle member embodying the legs 10 and 14 is normally rearwardly projected through the opening at the rear end of the casing 2 by the provision of coil springs 18 surrounding the rods 6 between the connecting arm 7 and the guide 17 while tubular cushion members 19 slide upon the rods 6 rearwardly of the guide member 17 cushion the rearward projecting movement of the pistol holder. Additionally coil springs automatically rearwardly project the pistol holder when the door 4 is open, the forward ends of the springs 20 being connected as at 21 to the arm extension 9 of the plate 8 while the rear ends thereof are connected as at 22 to the frame 3 as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
The pistol 16 is supported upon the plate 8 and angle member carried by said plate, the barrel of the pistol receiving at its outer end, the plug 15 while the lower end of the pistol butt is supported upon adjustable holders 23 and 24 carried by the plate 8. The holder 23 is slotted as at 25 and carries an upturned lip 26 at its forward end while guide lugs 27 project perpendicularly from the sides thereof The support 24 is longitudinally slotted as at 28 with the rear end thereof upturned as at 29, the support 24 being slidable over the support 23 with set screws 30 passing through the registering slots 25 and 28 and entering the plate 8 as shown in Fig. 2 for holding the supporting members 23 and 24 in an adjusted position engaging the butt of the pistol 16 as shown in Fig. 1.
The pistol supporting plate 8 being normally rearwardly projected under tension of the springs 18 and 20 is retained within the casing 2' by the hinged door 4. The lock mechanism for retaining the door 4 in the closed position illustrated in Figs, 4 to. 6 and for retaining the pistol supporting plate within the casing is carried by the inner face of the door and includes a sliding latch plate having a relatively large central opening 31 forming side bars 3,2,the upper edge wall of the opening 31 being provided with a vertical slot 33 that registers with the opening while the latch plate above the slot 33 is bent outwardly as at .34 with the outwardly bent portion carrying a latch lug 35 as clearly shown Figs, ,5 to (Z. The lower edge wall of the opening 31 in the latch plate carries an outwardly directed finger 36 having an opening 37 adjacent the outer end while spaced depending lugs 38 are carried by the lower end of the latch plate. The sliding latch plate is retained upon the inner face of the door 4 by buttons 39 respectively extending through the latch plate slot .33 and between the lugs 38 as shown in Fig. 5 To retain the sliding latch plate at its limit of upward movement with the latch lug 3.5 engaged with the frame 3 as Shown in Fig. 6 to hold the door 4 in a closed position, there is provided a pin 40 perpendicularly projecting from the inner face of the door 4 directly beneath the latch plate finger 3.6, .a vertical rod 41 carried by the pin 40 having the upper end thereof freely extending through the opening 37 in the latch plate finger while a coil spring 42 surrounding the rod 41 between the pin 40 and rounds the lock barrel 43 and has one end thereof anchored as at 46 to the door 4 while the other end is anchored as at 47 to the lock barrel for normally holding the handle- 44 in a vertical position. The connection between the lock barrel 43 and the sliding latch plate includes an arm 48 shown in detail in Fig. 8 having an opening 49 in one end thereof that facilitates the positioning of the screw .50 in the inner end of thebarrel 48 eccentrically thereof, the lower end of the arm 48 being angularly bent and bifurcated as at 51 for straddling the outer end of the linger .36 as shown in Figs. 5 and 6.
lVith the pistol holding device positioned as illustrated by full lines in Fig. 1, the rear end of the longitudinal plate 8 is engaged by the hinged door 4 to be retained within the casing 2. for supporting the pistol 16' as illustrated. The door 4 is retained in a locked position by the latch lugs 35 engaging the upper edge of the frame 3 as shown in F igs. '5 and 6. When the lock mechanism in the barrel .43 is released by a key, the handle 44 rotates the barrel 43 and in View of the eccentric mounting for the arm 48, the lower end of said arm'engaging the finger 36 carried by the latch plate lowers the latter against t' 1e tension of the spring 42 and disengages the latch lugs 35 from the frame 3. At this time, the springs 18 and 20 automatically rearwardly project the plate 8 supporting the pistol 16 as illustrated by dotted lines in Fig, 1 to a position for ready grasping thereof. lVhen pressure is removed from the handle 44, the spring returns the 831 .9 to its set position to elevate the arm 48 while the spring 42 elevates the latch plate to a position whereby the latch lug 35 will automatically engage the frame 3 when the door 4 is moved to its closed position, WVhile the invention disclosed herein is described as associated with an automobile, it is to be understood that broader application thereof is contemplated, such as supporting the pistol upon shelves or counters of banks, or in any place where ready access to a pistol for protection would be desired.
While there is herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of the present invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein without departing from, the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is 1. In a device of the class described, acasing, a closure door for the oasing,a tensioned article support slidable in the casing and normally retained in the casing against spring tension by the closure door, key-open ated lock mechanism for the door includinga sliding latch plate and manually operable means for the latch plate, the pistol support including guide rods, a plate supporting the pistol slidable on the guide rods, springs surrounding the rods for normally forcing the plate outwardly of the casing, like springs extending between the plate and open end of the casing, an angle member carried by the plate, a plug carried by the angle member entering the barrel of the pistol for supporting the same and an ad.- justable support for the butt of the pistol.
2. In a device of the class described, a casing, a closure door for the casing, a tensioned article support slidable in the casing and normally retained in the casing against spring tension by the closure door, a tensioned sliding latch for retaining the door in a closed position, a key-releasable rotatable barrel, means for rotating the barrel, a finger projecting outwardly from the latch plate, an arm eccentrically connected to the barrel and engaging the finger to slide the latch plate, and a spring associated with the barrel for returning the same to normal position and setting the latch plate.
3. In a pistol holding device, a casing, a closure door for the casing, a tensioned pistol support slidable in the casing and normally retained in the casing against spring tension by the closure door, a sliding latch for retaining the door closed, and a rotatably tensioned key-controlled lock bar-- rel for shifting the latch to permit spring tension on the door to open the latter.
4. In a pistol holding device, wherein a casing having a hinged door is adapted to slidably hold a pistol with the pistol tensioned in its sliding movement toward the door, a sliding support for the pistol including an adjustable stock support and a bracket arm carrying a plug to be received in the end of the pistol barrel to support the same.
5. In a pistol holding device, wherein a casing having a hinged door is adapted to slidably hold a pistol with the pistol tensioned in its sliding movement toward the door, a sliding support for the pistol including an adjustable stock support, and a longitudinally, adjustable bracket arm carrying a plug to be received in the end of the pistol barrel to support the same.
6. In a pistol holding device, wherein a casing having a hinged door is adapted to slidably hold a pistol with the pistol tensioned in its sliding movement toward the door, a sliding support for the pistol including an adjustable stock support, a bracket arm carrying a plug to be received in the end of the pistol barrel to support the same, said support including a plate, tubular bearings carried by the plate, a pair of rods upon which the bearings are slidably mounted, coil springs on the rods engaging the bearings for shifting the plate, and coil springs connecting the plate to the casing for projecting the sliding support and pistol when the casing door is opened.
7. In a pistol holding device, wherein a casing having a hinged door is adapted to slidably hold a pistol with the pistol tensioned in its sliding movement toward the door, a sliding support for the pistol including an adjustable stock support, a longitudinally adjustable bracket arm carrying a plug to be received in the end of the pistol barrel to support the same, said support including a plate, tubular bearings carried by the plate, a pair of rods upon which the bearings are slidably mounted, coil springs on the rods engaging the bearings for shifting the plate, and coil springs connecting the plate to the casing for projecting the sliding support and pistol when the casing door is opened.
In testimony whereof I afix my signature.
JOHN R. SANDER.