US20120255212A1 - Cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating both a pistol and a revolver non-simultaneously - Google Patents

Cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating both a pistol and a revolver non-simultaneously Download PDF

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US20120255212A1
US20120255212A1 US13/066,026 US201113066026A US2012255212A1 US 20120255212 A1 US20120255212 A1 US 20120255212A1 US 201113066026 A US201113066026 A US 201113066026A US 2012255212 A1 US2012255212 A1 US 2012255212A1
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    • 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
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    • F41A23/18Rests for supporting smallarms in non-shooting position
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A cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver. The rest includes a frame, a head, and an apparatus that accommodates and replaceably attaches either the pistol or the revolver to the head. The frame rests on a support surface. The head is swively and pivotally attached to the frame so as to allow the head to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to the frame so as to allow either the pistol or the revolver to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to the frame, by virtue of the attaching apparatus, when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced.

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    1. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • A. Field of the Invention
  • The embodiments of the present invention relate to a cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating a short gun, and more particularly, the embodiments of the present invention relate to a cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver.
  • B. Description of the Prior Art
  • Numerous innovations for hand gun rests have been provided in the prior art, which will be described below in chronological order to show advancement in the art, and which are incorporated herein by reference thereto. Even though these innovations may be suitable for the specific individual purposes to which they address, nevertheless, they differ from the embodiments of the present invention in that they do not teach a cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver.
  • (1) U.S. Pat. No. 3,343,411 to Lee.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 3,343,411—issued to Lee on Sep. 26, 1967 in U.S. class 73 and subclass 167—teaches a pistol machine rest including a rectangular base member having a forward end and a rearward end. The forwarded end of the base member has a flat top surface and the rearward end has a bottom with a screw-receiving aperture therethrough. A transverse center wall defines the base forward and rearward ends. A pair of side walls are on the base member. One of the side walls has a lateral positioning bolt projecting therethrough into the base interior, rearwardly of the central wall. A pair of studs project upwardly from the base side walls, rearwardly of the central wall. A pistol-support movably mounted on the base has an elongated leg adapted to be positioned substantially horizontally over the flat top surface of the base forward end. The pistol-support has a depending rearward end portion positionable with a side face thereof abutting the lateral positioning bolt. A pair of trunnions project laterally from the rearward portion of the pistol-support, and are adapted to the rear on the base side walls in abutting relationship to the upright studs. The studs and the lateral positioning bolt provide contact elements for repeatedly accurately locating the movable pistol-support in a same position on the base. A flat, upright mounting arm is formed on the rearward portion of the pistol-support and projects upwardly therefrom. The arm has a plurality of tapped bores therein, which permits the hand grip of a pistol to be bolted thereto. A vertical adjustment bolt is threaded into the underside of the pistol-support horizontal leg adjacent the forward end thereof, and rests on the top surface of the base member. The bolt is adjustable to raise or lower the leg to align the pistol-support with a target.
  • (2) U.S. Pat. No. 4,819,359 to Bassett.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 4,819,359—issued to Bassett on Apr. 11, 1989 in U.S. class 42 and subclass 94—teaches a pistol machine rest provided with a horizontal member configured for replaceable positioning of a pistol securement member proximate a first terminal end thereof, and provided with a shock absorbency organization at the second end, with a pivoted securement of the horizontal member between the first and second ends. The horizontal member is vertically positionable to accommodate varying targets at varying distances, with a plurality of leg supports for stable securement of the pistol rest.
  • (3) U.S. Pat. No. 5,628,135 to Cady.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 5,628,135—issued to Cady on May 13, 1997 in U.S. class 42 and subclass 94—teaches a gun support including a base having a front end and a rear end, a front leg support assembly longitudinally movable between the front end and the rear end and having a pair of front support legs, and a rear leg support assembly at the rear end having a rear support leg. A gun forearm rest assembly is mounted to the front end of the base, and a gun butt support assembly is mounted to the rear end of the base. The front leg support assembly is so constructed so that the front legs are longitudinally movable relative to the rear leg support assembly and the gun forearm rest assembly, and so that the front legs are pivotable between downward and outward support positions and inward collapsed positions. The base is so constructed so that the rear leg support assembly is longitudinally movable so that the rear leg is longitudinally movable relative to the gun forearm rest assembly, and so that the rear leg is pivotable between a downward and outward support position and an inward collapsed position.
  • (4) U.S. Pat. No. 5,661,919 to Pryor.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 5,661,919—issued to Pryor on Sep. 2, 1997 in U.S. class 42 and subclass 94—teaches an adjustable holder for a handgun. The holder includes an elongated base having a U-shaped cross-section. The base has a pair of side walls, each with an inwardly projecting free edge. A pair of threaded fasteners are rotatably secured to the side walls, in opposition to one another, for engaging and clamping the handle of a handgun therebetween. An adjustable support member is slidably secured between the side walls, and has a notch at its upper end for receiving the barrel of the handgun. A set screw is rotatably secured to the support member and is for contacting the base and biasing the support member into engagement with the inwardly projecting free edges of the side walls so as to selectively fix the position of the support member on the base.
  • (5) U.S. Pat. No. 5,937,559 to Jennen.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 5,937,559—issued to Jennen on Aug. 17, 1999 in U.S. class 42 and subclass 94—teaches an auto stand for supporting a gun in an unassisted fashion. A magnet located within the auto stand attaches to the lower portion of the handle to provide the needed support.
  • It is apparent that numerous innovations for hand gun rests have been provided in the prior art, which are adapted to be used. Furthermore, even though these innovations may be suitable for the specific individual purposes to which they address, nevertheless, they would not be suitable for the purposes of the embodiments of the present invention as heretofore described, namely, a cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver.
  • 2. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • Thus, an object of the embodiments of the present invention is to provide a cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver, which avoids the disadvantages of the prior art.
  • Briefly stated, another object of the embodiments of the present invention is to provide a cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver. The rest includes a frame, a head, and an attaching apparatus that accommodates and replaceably attaches either the pistol or the revolver to the head. The frame rests on a support surface. The head is swively and pivotally attached to the frame so as to allow the head to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to the frame so as to allow either the pistol or the revolver to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to the frame, by virtue of the attaching apparatus, when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced.
  • The novel features considered characteristic of the embodiments of the present invention are set forth in the appended claims. The embodiment of the present invention themselves, however, both as to their construction and to their method of operation together with additional objects and advantages thereof will be best understood from the following description of the specific embodiments when read and understood in connection with the accompanying figures of the drawing.
  • 3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES OF THE DRAWING
  • The figures of the drawing are briefly described as follows:
  • FIG. 1 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention accommodating a pistol;
  • FIG. 2 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention accommodating a revolver;
  • FIG. 3 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 3 in FIGS. 1 and 2;
  • FIG. 4 is an enlarged diagrammatic perspective view of the head of the rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 4 in FIG. 3;
  • FIG. 5 is a diagrammatic perspective view of a first embodiment of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 5 in FIG. 3;
  • FIG. 6 is an enlarged diagrammatic perspective view of the mandrel of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 6 in FIG. 1 being inserted into the magazine cavity in the handle of the pistol;
  • FIG. 7 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the mandrel of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 7 in FIG. 5 being widened;
  • FIG. 8 is a diagrammatic perspective view of a second embodiment of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 8 in FIGS. 2 and 3; and
  • FIG. 9 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the vise assembly of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 9 in FIG. 8.
  • 4. LIST OF REFERENCE NUMERALS UTILIZED IN THE FIGURES OF THE DRAWING A. General
    • 10 cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of embodiments of present invention for accommodating either pistol 12 or revolver 14
    • 12 pistol
    • 14 revolver
    B. Overall Configuration of Cleaning, Maintenance, and Servicing Rest 10
    • 16 frame for resting on support surface 22
    • 18 head
    • 20 attaching apparatus for accommodating and replaceably attaching either pistol 12 or revolver 14 to head 18
    • 22 support surface
    C. Specific Configuration of Frame 16
    • 24 base of frame 16 for resting on support surface 22
    • 26 pair of intersected feet of base 24 of frame 16
    • 28 central internally threaded intersection of pair of intersected feet 26 of base 24 of frame 16
    • 30 free ends of pair of intersected feet 26 of base 24 of frame 16
    • 32 corner leveling assemblies of base 24 of frame 16 for assuring that base 24 of frame 16 is level on support surface 22
    • 34 locking knobs of corner leveling assemblies 32 of base 24 of frame 16
    • 36 central threaded shaft of frame 16
    D. Specific Configuration of Head 18
    • 38 lower yoke of head 18
    • 40 upper yoke of head 18
    (1) Lower Yoke 38 of Head 18
    • 42 transverse piece of lower yoke 38 of head 18
    • 44 pair of upright pieces 44 of lower yoke 38 of head 18
    • 46 boss of transverse piece 42 of lower yoke 38 of head 18
    • 48 central through bore through boss 46 of transverse piece 42 of lower yoke 38 of head 18
    • 50 pair of horizontally aligned threaded through bores 50 in pair of upright pieces 44 of lower yoke 38 of head 18, respectively
    • 52 threaded through bore horizontally through boss 46 of transverse piece 42 of lower yoke 38 of head 18
    • 54 pair of swivel locking knobs 54 of lower yoke 38 of head 18
    (2) Upper Yoke 40 of Head 18
    • 56 transverse piece of upper yoke 40 of head 18
    • 58 pair of upright pieces of upper yoke 40 of head 18
    • 60 central through bore in transverse piece 56 of upper yoke 40 of head 18
    • 62 pair of horizontally aligned through bores 62 in pair of upright pieces 58 of upper yoke 40 of head 18, respectively
    • 64 pair of pivot locking knobs of upper yoke 40 of head 18
    E. Specific Configuration of First Embodiment of Attaching Apparatus 20
    • 65 mandrel of attaching apparatus 20 for replaceable and snug insertion into magazine cavity in handle of pistol 12 once magazine has been removed therefrom, so in essence, mimics general configuration of magazine
    • 66 body of mandrel 65 of attaching apparatus 20
    • 67 magazine cavity in handle 69 of pistol 12
    • 68 threaded stem of attaching apparatus 20
    • 69 handle of pistol 12
    • 70 threaded locking knob of mandrel 65 of attaching apparatus 20
    • 72 screws of mandrel 65 of attaching apparatus 20
    F. Specific Configuration of Second Embodiment of Attaching Apparatus 20
    • 74 vise assembly of attaching apparatus 20 for releaseably holding barrel/handle 76 of revolver 14
    • 76 barrel/handle of revolver 14
    • 78 body of vise assembly 74 of attaching apparatus 20
    • 80 threaded stem of vise assembly 74 of attaching apparatus 20
    • 82 threaded locking knob of vise assembly 74 of attaching apparatus 20
    • 84 pair of jaws of vise assembly 74 of attaching apparatus 20
    • 86 hand wheel of vise assembly 74 of attaching apparatus 20
    5. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS A. General
  • Referring now to the figures, in which like numerals indicate like parts, and particularly to FIGS. 1 and 2, which are, respectively, a diagrammatic perspective view of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention accommodating a pistol, and a diagrammatic perspective view of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention accommodating a revolver, the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention is shown generally at 10 for accommodating either a pistol 12 (FIG. 1) or a revolver 14 (FIG. 2).
  • B. Overall Configuration of the Cleaning, Maintenance, and Servicing Rest 10
  • The overall configuration of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest 10 can best be seen in FIG. 3, which is a diagrammatic perspective view of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 3 in FIGS. 1 and 2, and as such, will discussed with reference thereto.
  • The cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest 10 comprises a frame 16, a head 18, and an attaching apparatus 20 for accommodating and replaceably attaching either the pistol 12 or the revolver 14 to the head 18. The frame 16 is for resting on a support surface 22. The head 18 is swively and pivotally attached to the frame 16 so as to allow the head 18 to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to the frame 16 so as to allow either the pistol 12 (FIG. 1) or the revolver 14 (FIG. 2) to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to the frame 16, by virtue of the attaching apparatus 20, when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced.
  • C. Specific Configuration of the Frame 16
  • The frame 16 comprises a base 24. The base 24 of the frame 16 is for resting on the support surface 22, and comprises a pair of intersected feet 26. The pair of intersected feet 26 of the base 24 of the frame 16 are horizontally oriented, cross each other to form a generally X-configuration for stability, have a central internally threaded intersection 28, and terminate in free ends 30.
  • The base 24 of the frame 16 further comprises corner leveling assemblies 32. The corner leveling assemblies 32 of the base 24 of the frame 16 are disposed at the free ends 30 of the pair of intersected feet 26 of the base 24 of the frame 16, respectively, are operated by locking knobs 34, respectively, and are for assuring that the base 24 of the frame 16 is level on the support surface 22.
  • The frame 16 further comprises a central threaded shaft 36. The central threaded shaft 36 of the frame 16 threads vertically into, and extends up from, the central internally threaded intersection 28 of the pair of intersected feet 26 of the base 24 of the frame 16.
  • D. Specific Configuration of the Head 18
  • The specific configuration of the head 18 can best be seen in FIG. 4, which is an enlarged diagrammatic perspective view of the head of the rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 4 in FIG. 3, and as such, will be discussed with reference thereto.
  • The head 18 comprises a lower yoke 38 and an upper yoke 40. The lower yoke 38 of the head 18 is swively attached to the central threaded shaft 36 of the frame 16 so as to allow the head 18 to swivel horizontally so as to allow either the pistol 12 (FIG. 1) or the revolver 14 (FIG. 2) to swivel horizontally relative to the frame 16, by virtue of the attaching apparatus 20, when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced. The upper yoke 40 of the head 18 is pivotably attached to the lower yoke 38 of the head 18 so as to allow the head 18 to pivot vertically relative to the frame 16 so as to allow either the pistol 12 (FIG. 1) or the revolver 14 (FIG. 2) to pivot vertically relative to the frame 16 when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced.
  • (1) Lower Yoke 38 of Head 18.
  • The lower yoke 38 of the head 18 is generally U-shaped, and as such, has a transverse piece 42 and a pair of upright pieces 44.
  • The transverse piece 42 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18 has a boss 46 defining a central through bore 48. The central through bore 48 in the transverse piece 42 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18 rotatably and height adjustably receives the central threaded shaft 36 of the frame 16 so as to allow the lower yoke 38 of the head 18 to swivel 360° relative to the base 24 of the frame 16 and be at a desired elevation on the central threaded shaft 36 of the frame 16.
  • The pair of upright pieces 44 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18 have a pair of horizontally aligned threaded through bores 50, respectively.
  • The boss 46 of the transverse piece 42 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18 has a threaded through bore 52 extending horizontally therethrough.
  • The lower yoke 38 of the head 18 has a pair of swivel locking knobs 54. The pair of swivel locking knobs 54 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18 pass threadably into the threaded through bore 52 in the boss 46 of the transverse piece 42 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18, from opposite sides of the boss 46 of the transverse piece 42 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18, and when tightened against the central threaded shaft 36 of the frame 16, maintains the head 18 in a desired horizontal position, which in turn maintains either the pistol 12 (FIG. 1) or the revolver 14 (FIG. 2) in the desired horizontal position by virtue of the attaching apparatus 20.
  • (2) Upper Yoke 40 of Head 18.
  • The upper yoke 40 of the head 18 is generally U-shaped, and as such, has a transverse piece 56 and a pair of upright pieces 58.
  • The transverse piece 56 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18 has a central through bore 60. The central through bore 60 in the transverse piece 56 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18 interchangeably receives the attaching apparatus 20.
  • The pair of upright pieces 58 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18 have a pair of horizontally aligned through bores 62, respectively. The pair of horizontally aligned through bores 62 in the pair of upright pieces 58 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18, respectively, align with the pair of horizontally aligned threaded through bores 50 in the pair of upright pieces 44 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18, respectively.
  • The upper yoke 40 of the head 18 has a pair of pivot locking knobs 64. The pair of pivot locking knobs 64 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18 pass freely into the pair of horizontally aligned through bores 62 in the pair of upright pieces 58 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18, respectively, and threadably into the pair of horizontally aligned threaded through bores 50 in the pair of upright pieces 44 of the lower yoke 38 of the head 18, respectively, to function as pivots of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18, and when tightened, maintains the upper yoke 40 of the head 18 in a desired vertical pivotable position, which in turn maintains either the pistol 12 (FIG. 1) or the revolver 14 (FIG. 2) in the desired vertical pivotable position by virtue of the attaching apparatus 20.
  • E. Specific Configuration of a First Embodiment of the Attaching Apparatus 20
  • The specific configuration of a first embodiment of the attaching apparatus 20 can best be seen in FIGS. 5-7, which are, respectively, a diagrammatic perspective view of a first embodiment of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 5 in FIG. 3, an enlarged diagrammatic perspective view of the mandrel of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 6 in FIG. 1 being inserted into the magazine cavity in the handle of the pistol, and a diagrammatic perspective view of the mandrel of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 7 in FIG. 5 being widened, and as such, will be discussed with reference thereto.
  • As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the first embodiment of the attaching apparatus 20 includes a mandrel 65. The mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 has a body 66. The body 66 of the mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 is interchangeably attached to the upper yoke 40 of the head 18, and is sized and shaped for replaceable and snug insertion into the magazine cavity 67 in the handle 69 of the pistol 12 once the magazine has been removed therefrom, so in essence, mimics the general configuration of the magazine.
  • As shown in FIG. 5, the body 66 of the mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 is interchangeably attached to the upper yoke 40 of the head 18 by a threaded stem 68. The threaded stem 68 of the mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 depends from the body 66 of the mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20, enters freely and downwardly into the central through bore 60 in the transverse piece 56 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18, and then threadably into a threaded locking knob 70, which when tightened, maintains the mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 on the head 18.
  • It is to be understood that the mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 is a plurality of interchangeable mandrels 65 so as to have a mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 that is sized and shaped to match each specific magazine cavity 67 in the handle 69 of the pistol 12 once the magazine has been removed therefrom so as to assure a snug fit (FIG. 1).
  • As shown in FIG. 7, if none of the mandrels 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 provide a snug fit, than screws 72 on the closest fitting mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 are extended to increase the width of the closest fitting mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 20 until a snug fit of the closest fitting mandrel 65 of the attaching apparatus 60 in the magazine cavity 67 in the handle 69 of the pistol 12 is achieved (FIG. 6).
  • F. Specific Configuration of a Second Embodiment of the Attaching Apparatus 20
  • The specific configuration of a second embodiment of the attaching apparatus 20 can best be seen in FIGS. 8 and 9, which are, respectively, a diagrammatic perspective view of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 8 in FIGS. 2 and 3, and a diagrammatic perspective view of the vise assembly of the second embodiment of the attaching apparatus of the cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest of the embodiments of the present invention identified by ARROW 9 in FIG. 8, and as such, will be discussed with reference thereto.
  • The second embodiment of the attaching apparatus 20 includes a vise assembly 74. The vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 is for releaseably holding the barrel/handle 76 of the revolver 14.
  • The vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 has a body 78. The body 78 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 is interchangeably attached to the upper yoke 40 of the head 18 by a threaded stem 80. The threaded stem 80 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 depends from the body 78 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20, enters freely and downwardly into the central through bore 60 in the transverse piece 56 of the upper yoke 40 of the head 18, and then threadably into a threaded locking knob 82, which when tightened, maintains the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 on the head 18.
  • The vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 further comprises a pair of jaws 84. The pair of jaws 84 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 extend upwardly from, and move laterally along, the body 78 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20, and are self-centering for releaseably holding the barrel/handle 76 of the revolver 14.
  • The vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 further comprises a hand wheel 86. The hand wheel 86 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 is operatively connected to the pair of jaws 84 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20, and when rotated, spaces the pair of jaws 84 of the vise assembly 74 of the attaching apparatus 20 from each other a desired amount for releaseably holding the barrel/handle 76 of the revolver 14.
  • G. Impressions
  • It will be understood that each of the elements described above—or two or more together—may also find a useful application in other types of constructions differing from the types described above.
  • While the embodiments of the present invention have been illustrated and described as embodied in a cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver, nevertheless, they are not limited to the details shown, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions, and changes in the forms and details of the embodiments of the present invention illustrated and their operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the embodiments of the present invention.
  • Without further analysis, the foregoing will so fully reveal the gist of the embodiments of the present invention that others can by applying current knowledge readily adapt them for various applications without omitting features that from the standpoint of prior art fairly constitute characteristics of the generic or specific aspects of the embodiments of the present invention.

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1. A cleaning, maintenance, and servicing rest for accommodating either a pistol or a revolver, comprising:
a) a frame;
b) a head; and
c) means for accommodating and replaceably attaching either the pistol or the revolver to said head;
wherein said frame is for resting on a support surface; and
wherein said head is swively and pivotally attached to said frame so as to allow said head to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to said frame so as to allow either the pistol or the revolver to swivel horizontally and pivot vertically relative to said frame, by virtue of said means, when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced.
2. The rest of claim 1, wherein said frame comprises a base; and
wherein said base of said frame is for resting on the support surface.
3. The rest of claim 2, wherein said base of said frame comprises a pair of intersected feet.
4. The rest of claim 3, wherein said pair of intersected feet of said base of said frame are horizontally oriented; and
wherein said pair of intersected feet of said base of said frame cross each other to form a generally X-configuration for stability.
5. The rest of claim 3, wherein said pair of intersected feet of said base of said frame have a central internally threaded intersection.
6. The rest of claim 4, wherein said base of said frame comprises corner leveling assemblies; and
wherein said corner leveling assemblies of said base of said frame are for assuring that said base of said frame is level on the support surface.
7. The rest of claim 6, wherein said pair of intersected feet of said base of said frame terminate in free ends; and
wherein said corner leveling assemblies of said base of said frame are disposed at said free ends of said pair of intersected feet of said base of said frame, respectively.
8. The rest of claim 6, wherein said corner leveling assemblies of said base of said frame are operated by locking knobs, respectively.
9. The rest of claim 5, wherein said frame comprises a central threaded shaft.
10. The rest of claim 9, wherein said central threaded shaft of said frame threads vertically into said central internally threaded intersection of said pair of intersected feet of said base of said frame; and
wherein said central threaded shaft of said frame extends up from said central internally threaded intersection of said pair of intersected feet of said base of said frame.
11. The rest of claim 9, wherein said head comprises:
a) a lower yoke; and
b) an upper yoke.
12. The rest of claim 11, wherein said lower yoke of said head is swively attached to said central threaded shaft of said frame so as to allow said head to swivel horizontally so as to allow either the pistol or the revolver to swivel horizontally relative to said frame, by virtue of said means, when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced.
13. The rest of claim 11, wherein said upper yoke of said head is pivotably attached to said lower yoke of said head so as to allow said head to pivot vertically relative to said frame so as to allow either the pistol or the revolver to pivot vertically relative to said frame, by virtue of said means, when being cleaned, maintained, or serviced.
14. The rest of claim 11, wherein said lower yoke of said head is generally U-shaped, and as such, has:
a) a transverse piece; and
b) a pair of upright pieces.
15. The rest of claim 14, wherein said transverse piece of said lower yoke of said head has a boss; and
wherein said boss of said transverse piece of said lower yoke of said head defines a central through bore.
16. The rest of claim 15, wherein said central through bore in said transverse piece of said lower yoke of said head rotatably and height adjustably receives said central threaded shaft of said frame so as to allow said lower yoke of said head to swivel 360° relative to said base of said frame and be at a desired elevation on said central threaded shaft of said frame.
17. The rest of claim 14, wherein said pair of upright pieces of said lower yoke of said head have a pair of horizontally aligned threaded through bores, respectively.
18. The rest of claim 15, wherein said boss of said transverse piece of said lower yoke of said head has a threaded through bore extending horizontally therethrough.
19. The rest of claim 15, wherein said lower yoke of said head has a pair of swivel locking knobs.
20. The rest of claim 19, wherein said pair of swivel locking knobs of said lower yoke of said head pass threadably into said threaded through bore in said boss of said transverse piece of said lower yoke of said head, from opposite sides of said boss of said transverse piece of said lower yoke of said head, and when tightened against said central threaded shaft of said frame, maintains said head in a desired horizontal position, which in turn maintains either the pistol or the revolver in the desired horizontal position by virtue of said means.
21. The rest of claim 17, wherein said upper yoke of said head is generally U-shaped, and as such, has:
a) a transverse piece; and
b) a pair of upright pieces.
22. The rest of claim 21, wherein said transverse piece of said upper yoke of said head has a central through bore; and
wherein said central through bore in said transverse piece of said upper yoke of said head interchangeably receives said means.
23. The rest of claim 21, wherein said pair of upright pieces of said upper yoke of said head have a pair of horizontally aligned through bores, respectively.
24. The rest of claim 23, wherein said pair of horizontally aligned through bores in said pair of upright pieces of said upper yoke of said head, respectively, align with said pair of horizontally aligned threaded through bores in said pair of upright pieces of said lower yoke of said head, respectively.
25. The rest of claim 23, wherein said upper yoke of said head has a pair of pivot locking knobs.
26. The rest of claim 25, wherein said pair of pivot locking knobs of said upper yoke of said head pass freely into said pair of horizontally aligned through bores in said pair of upright pieces of said upper yoke of said head, respectively, and threadably into said pair of horizontally aligned threaded through bores in said pair of upright pieces of said lower yoke of said head, respectively, to function as pivots of the upper yoke of said head, and when tightened, maintains said upper yoke of said head in a desired vertical pivotable position, which in turn maintains either the pistol or the revolver in the desired vertical pivotable position by virtue of said means.
27. The rest of claim 22, wherein said means includes a mandrel.
28. The rest of claim 27, wherein said mandrel of said means has a body;
wherein said body of said mandrel of said means is interchangeably attached to said upper yoke of said head; and
wherein said body of said mandrel of said means is sized and shaped for replaceable and snug insertion into the magazine cavity in the handle of the pistol once the magazine has been removed therefrom, so in essence, mimics the general configuration of the magazine.
29. The rest of claim 28, wherein said body of said mandrel of said means is interchangeably attached to said upper yoke of said head by a threaded stem.
30. The rest of claim 29, wherein said threaded stem of said mandrel of said means depends from said body of said mandrel of said means, enters freely and downwardly into said central through bore in said transverse piece of said upper yoke of said head, and then threadably into a threaded locking knob, which when tightened, maintains said mandrel of said means on said head.
31. The rest of claim 27, wherein said mandrel of said means is a plurality of interchangeable mandrels so as to have a mandrel of said means that is sized and shaped to match each specific magazine cavity in the handle of the pistol once the magazine has been removed therefrom so as to assure a snug fit.
32. The rest of claim 28, wherein said mandrel of said means includes screws;
wherein said screws of said mandrel of said means threadably engage in said body of said mandrel of said means; and
wherein said screws on a closest fitting mandrel of said means are extended to increase the width of said closest fitting mandrel of said means until a snug fit of said closest fitting mandrel of said means in the magazine cavity in the handle of the pistol is achieved, if none of said plurality of mandrels of said means provides a snug fit.
33. The rest of claim 22, wherein said means includes a vise assembly; and
wherein said vise assembly of said means is for releaseably holding the barrel/handle of the revolver.
34. The rest of claim 33, wherein said vise assembly of said means has a body; and
wherein said body of said vise assembly of said means is interchangeably attached to said upper yoke of said head by a threaded stem.
35. The rest of claim 34, wherein said threaded stem of said vise assembly of said means depends from said body of said vise assembly of said means, enters freely and downwardly into said central through bore in said transverse piece of said upper yoke of said head, and then threadably into a threaded locking knob, which when tightened, maintains said vise assembly of said means on said head.
36. The rest of claim 34, wherein said vise assembly of said means comprises a pair of jaws.
37. The rest of claim 36, wherein said pair of jaws of said vise assembly of said means extend upwardly from, and move laterally along, said body of said vise assembly of said means; and
wherein said pair of jaws of said vise assembly of said means are self-centering for releaseably holding the barrel/handle of the revolver.
38. The rest of claim 36, wherein said vise assembly of said means comprises a hand wheel.
39. The rest of claim 38, wherein said hand wheel of said vise assembly of said means is operatively connected to said pair of jaws of said vise assembly of said means, and when rotated, spaces said pair of jaws of said vise assembly of said means from each other a desired amount for releaseably holding the barrel/handle of the revolver.
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