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US1278027A
US1278027A US23850918A US23850918A US1278027A US 1278027 A US1278027 A US 1278027A US 23850918 A US23850918 A US 23850918A US 23850918 A US23850918 A US 23850918A US 1278027 A US1278027 A US 1278027A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41CSMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS, RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
    • F41C23/00Butts; Butt plates; Stocks
    • F41C23/12Auxiliary stocks for stabilising, or for transforming pistols, e.g. revolvers, into shoulder-fired guns
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A19/00Firing or trigger mechanisms; Cocking mechanisms
    • F41A19/06Mechanical firing mechanisms, e.g. counterrecoil firing, recoil actuated firing mechanisms
    • F41A19/10Triggers; Trigger mountings
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A21/00Barrels; Gun tubes; Muzzle attachments; Barrel mounting means
    • F41A21/06Plural barrels
    • F41A21/08Barrel junctions
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41CSMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS, RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
    • F41C23/00Butts; Butt plates; Stocks
    • F41C23/22Stocks having space for the storage of objects
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41CSMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS, RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
    • F41C33/00Means for wearing or carrying smallarms
    • F41C33/006Clips, hooks or the like, for carrying the weight of smallarms

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P. R. SAUNDERS.
PISTOL CLAMP.
APPLICATION msn JUNE 6.1918.
1 ,278,027 Patented Sept. 3, 1918.
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g PIEBCY R. SAUN'DEES, 0F ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA, CANAIDAd IISTGL-CLAMP.
To all 'whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, PERCY R. SAUNDERS, a subjectl of the King of Great Britain, re-
siding at Antigonish, inthe Province of Nova Scotia,`Dominion of Canada, have invented a new and useful Pistol-Clamp; and I do hereby declare 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.
y The present invention relates to a pistol attaching means for guns, and has for its objectto provide a device of this character which embodies novel features of construction whereby a pistol can be securely mounted upon the barrel of a` military rifle and actuated when the rifle is in position for a bayonet charge without the necessity of shifting or releasing the grip upon the fore arm and stock.
fFurther objects of the invention are to provide a pistol attaching means for rifles which can be utilized to secure any standard make or construction of pistol to the barrel of any standard gun, which supports the pistol in such a position that the shots fired therefrom will clear a bayonet iXed upon the muzzle of the gun, and which will admit of the pistol being actuated while making a bayonet charge without interfering with the necessary firm grip upon the gun, and which will thereby practically double the offensive powers of the soldier when making a bayonet charge.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel combinations `and arrangements of the parts as will more fully appear as the description proceeds, the novel-'features thereof being pointed out in the appended claims.
For Va full understanding of the invention,rreference is to behad to the following description and accompanying drawings, in Which:- y
Figure 1 is an enlarged side elevation of a pistol supporting` bracket constructed in accordance with the invention, showing the same as utilized to mount an automatic pistol upon a gun and barrel, portions being broken away.
Fig.l 2 is a front elevation of the pistol supporting means. y Fig. 3 is a plan view of-the handle clamping ring of the pistol supporting means.
Specification of Letters Patent;
Application filed. June 6, 1918. Serial No. 238,509.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view through a portion of the pistol supporting bracket, taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1, and
Fig. 54 is a side elevation of a military rifle provided with an auxiliary pistol which is mounted upon the barrel thereof by a pistol supporting bracketconstructed in accordance with the present invention.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated inall the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
Referring to the drawings, the reference character A designates a conventional military rifle which is adapted toV have a bayonet B fixed upon the muzzle end of the barrel thereof so that the rifle can be used effectively in a bayonet charge. In accordance with the ideas of the' present invention an auxiliary pistol C, preferably having an automatic action, is mounted upon the barrel of the gun in such a position that the shots from the pistol willclear the bayonet, said pistol being adapted to be fired by means of a finger piece 1 which can be manipulated by the hand grasping the fore arm of the rifle without the necessity of releasing or shifting the grip of the soldier upon the rifle. The soldier can thus use the pistol as well as the bayonet and the. effectiveness of the riie for offensive purn poses is practically doubled. The support ing bracket may be of any suitable construction, being shown in the present instance as including a clamping band 2 which fits around the handle of the pistol C and engages a. frame D extending upwardly on one side of the pistol and rigidly secured to the barrel of the rifle by means of clamps 3. This. frame D is shown as provided at the lower end thereof with a tang el which enters a socket 5 at the front end of the clamping band 2 and'is rigidly fastened therein by a set screw 6. The upper end of the frame terminates in two spaced arms 7 which are rigid with the lower halves of the hinged clamping members 3. The clamping members 3 are shaped to fit around the barrel of the rifle and the jaws thereof terminate at their free ends in outstanding ears 8 which are connected by clamping bolts 9. This construction enables the bracket to be rigidly secured to the gun barrel, and the pistol C is supported under the gun barrel in a parallel relation thereto So that theshote fired therefroiriwill' "hait/elf? the same general direction as the rifle bar? rel and clearfthe bayonetrB. f The. .l'ewvgerf-y portion of the frame D is formed with aA channel shapedV side bar" 10 which' receiveS1` the triggei1 Y guard of the VpistolV C and she-pecl to vfit,fa-irbiind?thiefsame.
A reetscrew-fi 11 is threaded in this. channel Shaped side bar l0 of the frame andarrangfed''toen?V gage the trigger guardof.thelpistoh .sa-id l Set :screwfboperatiiig ,with the. handle 1 Clamp? 2 to hold tliepistlG firmly in .poSition Without interfering.. 'with' the proper func'- tioningrof'rthe dilferent parts ofth Pietel.,
There are. no set. s'creweor clampingmembers toengagevthe barrel lof, the pistol, and. the lattemiefree to slide rearwardlyunder' the recoil,A ofi .the discharge 'if. the pistol shoulda, be of z hatwtyp/e Whi slidahlymounted barrellf l The linger Apiece lffordiiring theipis'tol fh'! includes" a I is pivot/ally1connected fat .l2 "ttliefrear end Y offaj rod .l3. ;which,eXtendS along @the Aside of 4 the 4 gun.` barrel, the' forward; end of the rod .being offsetrdwnwardlyf atfl'f and l'ooselyfy receiY-ed Witliinjxa pair ofeafrs projecting fromf thel frame The' pi}\i otall Iniountingfof :the: finger;V piece .x1 f enable it toL be .foldedwhenrnot :inV use; ias/ indicated bydotted lines on'lig; l, andaspringll normallyutends to slidethe rodil 13 ifforwardl'f` Vto .holdfantrigger op eratinggi;;v arm,.17 in'ino'p-l Y erativeposition.. The armnliisarranged to' be; normally vpositioned. directly. infront of` theftrigger 1 8 o the pistol: @i-the upper endof the. armrbeinglbijfurcated and formed Y Witha pair osleeves 19 Whichlare adjustable upon the rodifl. Set screws QOf'may be utilized. tehold the Vslee'v'esj'l)v manl adjusted" position', andthe) arrangement" irs/ such@ that the arm lis out of engagement With the Y Y trigger k18 -under normal conditions, `although bypulling rearwardly uponthe finger piece l thejamn 17v canbe brought into engagement v.with the trigger 18 and the pistoli'ed in the usual. andlWell-kno'wnumanner-- yAS parts- Will be yreturned :to their normal position'. byV the action, of the spring 16;U and 4Where th'epistol Csis automatic in its action the vpisto'l ie VreadyJto bewagainred furthenpulliupon the finger piece. The rear end' ofthe slide l13,-
,pass t vr'rougli zusuifr'-V able guide member 21 upon the" fore 'f' arm fof the.Y rifle, tlierebyxhold-ihgf the rod in fpiroperrposition .andrliyrecting the .same in Y .ite sliding, movements. Y Thefigeixpiecel can: bereadily, engaged'gby/one 0ftheiigers tlie'reonv 'solid-ier', tliue' equiieped;iifillffhave much-'greater condence in himself, for the reasentliatftheg-oieneive powers ef hisl rifle are'practically doubledand he has a great ad'f'tiitage over an adversary Whose gun merely equipped Withv a bayonet/and Carr onlyfffbefiire'd'by shifting the grfipthfereon in a manner which would be Very dangerous 3 upwardly on one side' ofthe 'pistol and; rigid with the handle clamp,A means" onfth side pistol, elainpingrniembeieat upper end @jure .Sdegffarfie fofigengging 1 the gujn 3.' Thecombinatin'wi'tlfa gun and )apie- "toigi off Clamping@ member' epgagnguie bar feeevingthetrigger*guvfdfoffheipistoi, clamping i means'A at the u'ppeb end ff? the Siege; fame fqgj engagiiiggithegiinbrr@ siidenionted' upbnithlagid'frame; L Vger engaging arm "carried''byjthe 'slid projecting VfrontEef"the tiiiggerf'f ofi? the pistol, and;` mearisj.i fer: "operating, the slide fromme' s eeekiof megan: f
r v"firs tol7V ofia fclampingl member engagingthe handle" of the pitl'andiformed-with a soclrfet; side frame, formed "with Va tang which.`y is clamped WithinA 'the 'socket k of f the proyidedfwith means ffor engagingfthe tri'g-V g gef guard of 'the pistiifoimp'in'g, the upper end ofthe ramelfren iso and projecting in front of the trigger of the pistol, and means for operating the slide from the stock of the gun.
5. The combination with a gun and a pistol, of a clamping member engaging the handle oi' the pistol, a side frame rigid with the clamping member and extending upwardly on one side of the pistol, said side frame being formed with a channel shaped bar receiving the trigger guard of the pistol, a set screw threaded in the channel shaped bar and engaging the trigger guard, clamping means at the upper end oit' the side frame for engaging the gun barrel, a slide mounted upon the frame, a trigger engaging arm carried by the slide, and means for operating the slide from the stock of the gun.
6. Thecombination With a gun and a pistol, of a clamping member engagi the pistol handle and formed with a soc et, a
Copies of this patent may be obtained for ive cents each, by addressing the Wilmington, D. 0.
side frame formed with a tang which is clamped Within the said socket, said frame extending upwardly on one side of the pistol and being formed with a channel shaped member receiving the trigger guard of the pistol, a set screw threaded in the channel shaped member and engaging the trigger guard, clamping means at the upper end of the side frame for engaging the gun barrel, a slide mounted upon the frame, a trigger engaging arm carried by the slide, and means for actuating the slide from the stock of the gun.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
PERCY R. SAUNDERS.
Witnesses:
C. F. MoIsAAo, C. M. HENRY.
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US2970398A (en) * 1959-07-15 1961-02-07 Rudolph A Donatelli Mechanism to enable firing of shotgun with one arm
US3279114A (en) * 1964-09-25 1966-10-18 Colt S Inc Grenade launcher
US5048215A (en) * 1990-08-30 1991-09-17 Calico Light Weapon Systems Front grip for a firearm
US20050188827A1 (en) * 2002-09-09 2005-09-01 Mcnulty James F.Jr. Electrical discharge weapon for use as a forend grip of rifles
WO2006093522A1 (en) * 2004-07-15 2006-09-08 Taser International, Inc. Electric discharge weapon
US20090211140A1 (en) * 2008-02-27 2009-08-27 Bernard Hope Rolfe Center balanced gunstock with pistol grip and trigger actuator rod and folding front foregrip
US20090313874A1 (en) * 2003-08-05 2009-12-24 Todd Griffin Weapon grip assembly
US8789306B1 (en) 2013-04-24 2014-07-29 Paul D. Mazzoni Pistol holster bracket kit and method of manufacture
US10161696B2 (en) * 2016-05-06 2018-12-25 Edward R. Teitel Slide assister system for a firearm
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2970398A (en) * 1959-07-15 1961-02-07 Rudolph A Donatelli Mechanism to enable firing of shotgun with one arm
US3279114A (en) * 1964-09-25 1966-10-18 Colt S Inc Grenade launcher
US5048215A (en) * 1990-08-30 1991-09-17 Calico Light Weapon Systems Front grip for a firearm
US20050188827A1 (en) * 2002-09-09 2005-09-01 Mcnulty James F.Jr. Electrical discharge weapon for use as a forend grip of rifles
US20090313874A1 (en) * 2003-08-05 2009-12-24 Todd Griffin Weapon grip assembly
US7698847B2 (en) * 2003-08-05 2010-04-20 R/M Equipment, Inc. Weapon grip assembly
US8056277B2 (en) 2003-08-05 2011-11-15 R/M Equipment, Inc. Weapon grip assembly
WO2006093522A1 (en) * 2004-07-15 2006-09-08 Taser International, Inc. Electric discharge weapon
US20090211140A1 (en) * 2008-02-27 2009-08-27 Bernard Hope Rolfe Center balanced gunstock with pistol grip and trigger actuator rod and folding front foregrip
US8789306B1 (en) 2013-04-24 2014-07-29 Paul D. Mazzoni Pistol holster bracket kit and method of manufacture
US10161696B2 (en) * 2016-05-06 2018-12-25 Edward R. Teitel Slide assister system for a firearm
US10941997B2 (en) * 2018-08-06 2021-03-09 James R. Trimble Corner shot firearm

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