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US1338239A
US1338239A US18168917A US1338239A US 1338239 A US1338239 A US 1338239A US 18168917 A US18168917 A US 18168917A US 1338239 A US1338239 A US 1338239A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41GWEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING
    • F41G1/00Sighting devices
    • F41G1/32Night sights, e.g. luminescent
    • F41G1/34Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light
    • F41G1/35Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target, e.g. flash lights
    • 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

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J. MATYS.

SEARCHLIGHT FIREARM. APPLICATION FILED JULY 20,1911.

Patented Apr. 27, 1920.

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lazy 1 BY l/l A TTORNEY J. MATYS.

SEARCHLIGHT FIREARM.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 20,1912.

1,338,239, Patented Apr. 27, 1920.

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BY Inna ///,$A TTORNEY OFFICE.

JOSEPH MATYS, OF EAST BRIMFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

sEARcHLIeHT-rInEARM.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 27, 1920.

Application filed July 20, 1917. Serial No. 181,689.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Josnrrr Marys, a citizen of Russia, resident of East Brimfield, county of Hampden, and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Searchlight-Firearms, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in combined pistols and flash lights "for illuminating a target, thereby materially assisting in the aim of the pistol.

The principal object of the invention is to combine with a gun ot' the type described, a flashlight by means of which light rays may be directed toward the target automatically, the same being under control of the operator holding the gun.

These and other like objects are attained. by the novel construction and combination of parts hereafter described and shown in the accompanying drawings, forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a revolver of conventional type and indicating the application of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the same, parts being broken away to show the construction.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a similar enlarged transverse sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing the interior of the handle or hilt cover of the gun.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged transverse sectional View taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 2,

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the light socket, and

Fig. 8 is a fragmental side elevational view indicating a modification in construction.

As before indicated, the attachment is adapted to be applied to small arms of the explosive type illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 8, in which a revolver body, 10, having the usual barrel 11 and sights 12 are indicated, the cylinder 14 being actuated by the trigger 15, partially in the encircling guard 16, and having a handle 17, all the foregoing parts being of the conventional type.

As shown in Fig. 2, an appropriate opening is made in the front part of the body 10, below the barrel 11, the opening containing the convolutions of a square double lead thread 18, with which are engaged pins 19,

formed with a cylindrical socket 20, in the outer end 21 of which is inserted a lens 28, the same constituting a lamp, the filaments of which are contained within the casing 21, and from which extends one of the terminal wires 24, the other wire 25 making contact with the interior of the pistol body.

Contained in the hollow handle 17 is a battery 28, the same being held therein by springs 29 and 30, one of the terminals 32 of the battery being directly engaged with the body 10 of the pistol while the other terminal 33 extends into a space formed in the body in alinement with the contact 34, secured to the insulating block 35, one end of the contact engaging with the transmission wire 37, the same being covered by proper insulating material and extending through the body 10 toward the front, where its projection 38 makes contact with the terminal 24 of the flash light which is directed toward the muzzle of the pistol.

A push-button 40 is inserted through the inner side of the hollow handle 10, and forced normally outward by engagement with the spring contact 34, and so arranged that as the button or knob 40 is pressed inwardly, it makes contact with the terminal 33, thereby forming a complete circuit between the lamp 21 and battery 28.

In order to provide means whereby the battery 28 may be inserted or removed at any time as when it is desired to renew the same, a removable cover plate 42 is attached to the open end of the revolver hilt, the cover having at one end an upstanding,

hook shaped element 43, adapted to clip into engagement with a fiat spring 44, rigidly secured within the handle, while at the 0pposite end of a pair of lugs 46, having semicircular recesses 45 on the outer side are engaged by the enlarged diameters 47 of a pin 48, pressed normally outward by a spiral push spring 49, in such manner that by moving the pin 48 inwardly the lugs are released and the cover plate may be removed.

In the adaptation shown in Fig. 8 a sliding push button 50 is inserted through the side of the handle 17, the same being operated in a slot 51, and may be readily moved therein by the fingers so as to maintain the battery in constant engagement with the flashlight, so that a glow may be maintained so long as desired, while in the preferred form, light obviously will glow only when. the push button 40 is depressed.

From the foregoing, it will be seen that a practical and eflicient device has been described, which, if the gun is to be used in the dark, is of material assistance in properl aiming the same.

aving thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a device of the character described, in combination, a pistol handle formed hollow throughout and open at its outer end, a lug projecting horizontally within said hollow handle, a pair of springs secured in said hollow handle and formed with yieldable projections at their lower ends, a battery supported upon the projections of said springs, a spring finger carried by said bat tery and engageable with said lugs, the wall of said handle having a slot, a pair of normally separated contact springs secured respectively to the inner wall of said handle and to said battery and a push button held projected out of said slot by one of said springs.

2. In a device of the character described, in combination, a hollow handle, open at its lower end, a spring finger secured to the inner wall of said hollow handle, a cap adapted to engage the edge of said hollow handle, a detent carried by said cap at one end adapted to engage said spring finger, a pair of hook members carried by said handle at its opposite end and a pin mounted in said hook members, substantially as described and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature.

JOSEPH MATYS.

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US2536484A (en) * 1948-02-26 1951-01-02 Robert J Avery Pistol type flashlight with trigger actuated switch
US3914873A (en) * 1973-02-27 1975-10-28 Jr John B Elliott Illuminated gun sights
US4777754A (en) * 1986-12-12 1988-10-18 Laser Products Corporation Light beam assisted aiming of firearms
US4856218A (en) * 1986-12-12 1989-08-15 Laser Products Corporation Light beam assisted aiming of firearms
US5237773A (en) * 1991-09-20 1993-08-24 Claridge Hi-Tec Inc. Integral laser sight, switch for a gun
EP0618421A1 (en) * 1993-03-24 1994-10-05 Chun-Chien Kan Revolver type spring gun
US5481819A (en) * 1993-06-08 1996-01-09 Teetzel; James W. Laser module apparatus
US5727346A (en) * 1997-01-15 1998-03-17 Lazzarini; Donald Lawrence Apparatus for quick-releasable attachment of a target illuminating device to a firearm
US6276088B1 (en) * 1997-12-05 2001-08-21 Laser Products Ltd. Firearms with target illuminators
US6378237B1 (en) 1997-12-05 2002-04-30 Surefire, Llc Firearms with target illuminators
US6574901B1 (en) 1998-07-02 2003-06-10 Insight Technology Incorporated Auxiliary device for a weapon and attachment thereof
US20040045207A1 (en) * 2002-09-09 2004-03-11 Mcnulty James F. Electrical discharge weapon for use as forend grip of rifles
US20050115142A1 (en) * 2003-11-13 2005-06-02 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount 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
US20050217162A1 (en) * 2004-04-06 2005-10-06 Surefire, Llc, A California Limited Liability Company Accessory devices for firearms
US20060156609A1 (en) * 2005-01-20 2006-07-20 Surefire, Llc (A California Limited Liability Company) Accessory mount for a firearm
US20060196099A1 (en) * 2004-04-06 2006-09-07 Surefire, Llc, A California Limited Liability Company Accessory devices for firearms
US7117624B2 (en) 2004-04-06 2006-10-10 Surefire, Llc Accessory devices for firearms
US20070019357A1 (en) * 2005-06-22 2007-01-25 Keely William A High efficiency power supply circuit for an electrical discharge weapon
US20070074443A1 (en) * 2005-10-05 2007-04-05 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US7237352B2 (en) 2005-06-22 2007-07-03 Defense Technology Corporation Of America Projectile for an electrical discharge weapon
US20070234628A1 (en) * 2006-03-29 2007-10-11 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US20170146315A1 (en) * 2015-01-09 2017-05-25 Hogue, Inc. Firearm handgrip assembly with laser gunsight system
US10578395B2 (en) * 2016-09-01 2020-03-03 Crosman Corporation Grip activation system for firearm accessory

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US2536484A (en) * 1948-02-26 1951-01-02 Robert J Avery Pistol type flashlight with trigger actuated switch
US3914873A (en) * 1973-02-27 1975-10-28 Jr John B Elliott Illuminated gun sights
US4856218A (en) * 1986-12-12 1989-08-15 Laser Products Corporation Light beam assisted aiming of firearms
US4777754A (en) * 1986-12-12 1988-10-18 Laser Products Corporation Light beam assisted aiming of firearms
US5237773A (en) * 1991-09-20 1993-08-24 Claridge Hi-Tec Inc. Integral laser sight, switch for a gun
EP0618421A1 (en) * 1993-03-24 1994-10-05 Chun-Chien Kan Revolver type spring gun
US5481819A (en) * 1993-06-08 1996-01-09 Teetzel; James W. Laser module apparatus
US5727346A (en) * 1997-01-15 1998-03-17 Lazzarini; Donald Lawrence Apparatus for quick-releasable attachment of a target illuminating device to a firearm
US6378237B1 (en) 1997-12-05 2002-04-30 Surefire, Llc Firearms with target illuminators
US6276088B1 (en) * 1997-12-05 2001-08-21 Laser Products Ltd. Firearms with target illuminators
US6574901B1 (en) 1998-07-02 2003-06-10 Insight Technology Incorporated Auxiliary device for a weapon and attachment thereof
US20040045207A1 (en) * 2002-09-09 2004-03-11 Mcnulty James F. Electrical discharge weapon for use as forend grip of rifles
US6782789B2 (en) * 2002-09-09 2004-08-31 Mcnulty, Jr. James F. Electric discharge weapon for use as forend grip of rifles
US20050188827A1 (en) * 2002-09-09 2005-09-01 Mcnulty James F.Jr. Electrical discharge weapon for use as a forend grip of rifles
US20050115142A1 (en) * 2003-11-13 2005-06-02 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US20070068060A1 (en) * 2003-11-13 2007-03-29 Kim Paul Y Slide stop apparatus for a firearm
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US7591098B2 (en) 2004-04-06 2009-09-22 Surefire, Llc Accessory devices for firearms
US7117624B2 (en) 2004-04-06 2006-10-10 Surefire, Llc Accessory devices for firearms
US7360333B2 (en) 2004-04-06 2008-04-22 Surefire, Llc Accessory devices for firearms
US20050217162A1 (en) * 2004-04-06 2005-10-06 Surefire, Llc, A California Limited Liability Company Accessory devices for firearms
US7325352B2 (en) 2004-04-06 2008-02-05 Surefire, Llc Accessory devices for firearms
US20070074444A1 (en) * 2004-04-06 2007-04-05 Kim Paul Y Accessory devices for firearms
US20060196099A1 (en) * 2004-04-06 2006-09-07 Surefire, Llc, A California Limited Liability Company Accessory devices for firearms
US20060156609A1 (en) * 2005-01-20 2006-07-20 Surefire, Llc (A California Limited Liability Company) Accessory mount for a firearm
US7334365B2 (en) 2005-01-20 2008-02-26 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US7237352B2 (en) 2005-06-22 2007-07-03 Defense Technology Corporation Of America Projectile for an electrical discharge weapon
US20070019357A1 (en) * 2005-06-22 2007-01-25 Keely William A High efficiency power supply circuit for an electrical discharge weapon
US7218501B2 (en) 2005-06-22 2007-05-15 Defense Technology Corporation Of America High efficiency power supply circuit for an electrical discharge weapon
US20070074443A1 (en) * 2005-10-05 2007-04-05 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US7334366B2 (en) 2005-10-05 2008-02-26 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US20070234628A1 (en) * 2006-03-29 2007-10-11 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US7395627B2 (en) 2006-03-29 2008-07-08 Surefire, Llc Accessory mount for a firearm
US20170146315A1 (en) * 2015-01-09 2017-05-25 Hogue, Inc. Firearm handgrip assembly with laser gunsight system
US10156423B2 (en) * 2015-01-09 2018-12-18 Hogue, Inc. Firearm handgrip assembly with laser gunsight system
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