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US3209481A US353968A US35396864A US3209481A US 3209481 A US3209481 A US 3209481A US 353968 A US353968 A US 353968A US 35396864 A US35396864 A US 35396864A US 3209481 A US3209481 A US 3209481A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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Oct. 5, 1965 w. v. T. GILBERT 3,209,481

GUNSTOCK WITH AN ARGUATE ARM ENGAGING END PORTION Filed March 23, 1964 I NVENTOR.

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United States Patent 3,209,481 GUNSTOCK WITH AN ARCUATE ARM ENGAGING END PORTION William V. T. Gilbert, 3165 Ferndale, Las Vegas, Nev. Filed Mar. 23, 1964, Ser. No. 353,968 6 Claims. (Cl. 4271) This invention relates to gunstocks, and more particularly, to a plural gripping means therefor.

In the use of a conventional rifle having a gunstock butt which engages an operators shoulder, many operational problems arise. For example, the operators shoulder during firing, oftentimes becomes lacerated, bruised or eigen seriously damaged by the recoil or kick-back of the n e.

The present invention overcomes the above problems by providing a safe and comfortable means for supporting a rifle during firing of the same.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a safe and reliable means of supporting a rifle from the operators body in a manner that will insure good marksmanship and comfort to the operator.

Another object of the invention is to provide a gunstock means including a hand grip means adjacent the rear of the trigger housing for supporting a rifle during firing operation thereof.

A further object of the present invention is to provide an additional hand grip means adjacent the front of the gunstock for additional support and accuracy.

A further object of the present invention is to provide an extensible means on the gunstock adapted to selectively fit different lengths of an operators arm.

Another object of the invention is to provide gunstock means for supporting a rifle or the like which uses the body of the operator as a supporting and leverage means during the firing procedure.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention comprises certain novel details of construction and combination of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

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FIGURE 1 shows a longitudinal view of an exemplary modification of the new gunstock means of the present invention being held in firing position by an operator;

FIGURE 2 is a longitudinal view of a second modification of the new gunstock means;

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged partial longitudinal view of FIGURE 2 in which the butt portion of the gunstock is adapted to curve against the back profile portion of the operators upper arm;

FIGURE 4 is a longitudinal view of a third modification of the present invention;

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged partial longitudinal elevational view of the arcuate distal end of the gunstock of the embodiment of FIGURE 4;

FIGURE 6 is a partial longitudinal view of a device in accordance with the instant inventive concept having an additional hand grip means stationed at the forward end of the gunstock to facilitate in balancing the rifle during firing;

FIGURE 7 is a partial longitudinal elevational view of another modification of the new gunstock of the present invention comprising extensible butt means to comfortably fit various sizes and lengths of operators arms; and

FIGURE 8 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal sectional view of the butt end of the gunstock similar to that shown in FIGURE 2 and 3.

Like reference numerals designate like parts in the various similar views of the invention.

3,209,481 Patented Oct. 5, 1965 Referring to the drawings and more particularly to FIGURE 1, reference numeral 10 generally designates a rifle having telescopic sight means 10a and a gunstock means 11 in accordance with one embodiment of the instant inventive concept. The gunstock 11 includes a hand gripping means 12, and a rear arcuate contact or brace portion 14 adapted to be clamped against the operators arm 15a, as best shown in FIGURE 1. A suitable pad means 16, as shown in FIGURES 2, 3 and 8, may be usedfor comfort of the operator, if desired. Pad means 16 may be secured to portion 14 of the gunstock means 11, by conventional bolt means, glue means or the like.

In FIGURE 1, there is a steadying vectorial force as indicated by arrow means 18 between the back portion of operators upper arm 15a engaging against the arcuate gunstock portion 14 and the operators hand 15 grasping the hand grip means 12 to insure accurate and relaxed trigger pull which allows the recoil force of rifle means 10 to be transmitted through the hand 15 and the upper arm 15a to the shoulder pivot and the whole body of the operator preventing injury to the operators shoulder during firing as with conventional rifles.

Hand grip means 12 may have arcuate finger gripping depressions 20 therein to facilitate grasping the same.

The embodiment of FIGURE 2 has an additional hand grip means 12a with finger gripping indentations 20. This additional hand grip means 12a is utilized by the other hand of an operator for holding down the rifle barrel and selectively steadying the rifle to insure proper and reliable firing of the same.

The embodiment of FIGURES 4 and 5 is directed to a gunstock 11 having a hooked or arcuate rear end portion 14a formed like a cane or the like for receiving the arm of an operator. It will be seen that the configuration of this part of the gunstock may be varied during manufacture as desired. Also, padding (not shown) may be incorporated into the curved portion 14a if necessary for comfort to the operator.

The embodiment of FIGURE 7 comprises a gunstock means 11b, and has a downwardly extending butt portion 22 with a plurality of apertures 23 adapted to be received in a cooperating hollow arm clamp means 14b having a pad means 16a attached thereto, and which has an aperture 24 therein cooperating with apertures 23 to re- Ceive a conventional pin means therethrough to permit adjustment of the gunstock for accommodating difierent lengths of the operators arms. Of course, it is to be understood that any adjustable telescoping means may be used between member 22 and 14b of FIGURE 7, within the purview of this invention.

While the new gunstock models of this invention have been shown as adapted for use with a bolt-action rifle, it will be readily seen that with slight modification within the spirit and scope of this invention, the new gunstock models herein may be used with a pump-action shotgun, rifle or the like.

It is to be also understood that this invention may be made for operation by right-handed or left-handed operators or ambidextrous operators, as desired.

From the foregoing, it will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved type of gunstock gripping means for bolt-action rifles and the like which accomplishes all the objects of this invention and others, including many advantages of great practical utility and commercial importance.

As many embodiments may be made of the embodiments of this inventive concept as desired by those skilled in the art without departing therefrom, it is, therefore, to be understood that all matter herein disclosed is to be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

I claim:

1. In combination with a rifle including a barrel, a gunstock including a hand grip portion underlying said barrel, and a stock portion extending beyond the end of the barrel and lying in substantially the same vertical plane therewith when the rifle is in position for use, said stock having an arcuate arm engaging end portion extending horizontally out of the plane of said stock and barrel when the rifle is positioned for use and dimensioned to encircle the rear of the upper arm of the user, the portion of the stock immediately adjacent said arcuate portion being adapted to be clamped between the upper arm and the body of the user when in firing position.

2. A gunstock means as in claim 1, wherein the hand grip portion comprises a rear hand grip means adjacent the trigger housing of the rifle and a front hand grip means adjacent the forward portion of the gunstock.

3. A gunstock means as in claim 2, wherein said hand grip means comprises at least two downwardly extending hand grip means adapted to be engaged by both hands of the operator during firing of the rifle.

4. A gunstock means as in claim 1, wherein at least one of the hand grip means thereof extends generally downwardly during the firing operation of the rifle.

5. A gunstock means as in claim 1, wherein said arm engaging end portion is adjustably extensible to comfortably engage the back portion of the operators arm.

6. A gunstock means as in claim 1, wherein said arm engaging arcuate portion includes a padding means adapted to comfortably conform to the back portion of an operators arm during firing.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 899,617 9/08 Renfors et al. 4272 1,386,247 8/21 Fordyce 4271 X 1,475,761 11/23 Fisher 4271 X 2,435,217 2/48 Howell 42--72 2,667,005 1/54 Weis 4274 2,807,113 9/57 Ivy.

2,956,343 10/60 Shaffer 4273 X BENJAMIN A. BORCHELT, Primary Examiner.

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1. IN COMBINATIN WITH A RIFLE INCLUDING A BARREL, A GUNSTOCK INCLUDING A HAND GRIP PORTION UNDERLYING SAID BARREL, AND A STOCK PORTION EXTENDING BEYOND THE END OF THE BARREL AND LYING IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME VERTICAL PLANE THEREWITH WHEN THE RIFLE IS IN POSITION FOR USE, SAID STOCK HAVING AN ARCUATE ARM ENGAGING END PORTION EXTENDING HORIZONTALLY OUT OF THE PLANE OF SAID STOCK AND BARREL WHEN THE RIFLE IS POSITIONED FOR USE AND DIMENSIONED
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US3324588A (en) * 1965-09-27 1967-06-13 William V T Gilbert Gunstock
WO1981002925A1 (en) * 1980-04-01 1981-10-15 P Theodore Firearm stabilizing device
US4296566A (en) * 1979-08-28 1981-10-27 Conrad Campos Arm or shoulder attachment for gunstocks
US5333404A (en) * 1993-07-12 1994-08-02 Lingyak Linda S Long gun stabilizer
US6250009B1 (en) 1999-06-29 2001-06-26 Michael I. Leontuk Gun brace
US20050039368A1 (en) * 2003-08-04 2005-02-24 John Crawford Rifle forearm assist brace
US20090288324A1 (en) * 2007-10-11 2009-11-26 Ashbury International Group, Inc. Tactical firearm systems and methods of manufacturing same
US20090313872A1 (en) * 2008-06-23 2009-12-24 Samuel Dean Goertz Firearm with underarm gun stock
US20110107642A1 (en) * 2009-11-10 2011-05-12 Godard Michael B Long Arm Grip Enhancing Device
USD676095S1 (en) 2008-10-14 2013-02-12 Ashbury International Group, Inc. Monolithic rail with integral receiver height adapter
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US1386247A (en) * 1918-01-22 1921-08-02 Emil P Pierson Firearm
US1475761A (en) * 1920-11-05 1923-11-27 Bessie M Fisher Automatic gun
US2435217A (en) * 1945-05-02 1948-02-03 Jr Cleves H Howell Firearm and stock structure therefor
US2667005A (en) * 1950-09-30 1954-01-26 Gilbert C Weis Shock pad for gun butts
US2807113A (en) * 1956-05-18 1957-09-24 Jessie T Ivy Automatic reloading mechanism for bolt action rifle
US2956343A (en) * 1958-09-26 1960-10-18 Daniel H Shaffer Trigger pull length checking gauge for firearms

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US1386247A (en) * 1918-01-22 1921-08-02 Emil P Pierson Firearm
US1475761A (en) * 1920-11-05 1923-11-27 Bessie M Fisher Automatic gun
US2435217A (en) * 1945-05-02 1948-02-03 Jr Cleves H Howell Firearm and stock structure therefor
US2667005A (en) * 1950-09-30 1954-01-26 Gilbert C Weis Shock pad for gun butts
US2807113A (en) * 1956-05-18 1957-09-24 Jessie T Ivy Automatic reloading mechanism for bolt action rifle
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US4296566A (en) * 1979-08-28 1981-10-27 Conrad Campos Arm or shoulder attachment for gunstocks
WO1981002925A1 (en) * 1980-04-01 1981-10-15 P Theodore Firearm stabilizing device
US5333404A (en) * 1993-07-12 1994-08-02 Lingyak Linda S Long gun stabilizer
US6250009B1 (en) 1999-06-29 2001-06-26 Michael I. Leontuk Gun brace
US20050039368A1 (en) * 2003-08-04 2005-02-24 John Crawford Rifle forearm assist brace
US7028427B2 (en) 2003-08-04 2006-04-18 John Crawford Rifle forearm assist brace
US9506708B2 (en) * 2007-10-11 2016-11-29 Ashbury International Group, Inc. Tactical firearm systems and methods of manufacturing same
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US20090288324A1 (en) * 2007-10-11 2009-11-26 Ashbury International Group, Inc. Tactical firearm systems and methods of manufacturing same
US8091264B2 (en) 2008-06-23 2012-01-10 Samuel Dean Goertz Firearm with underarm gun stock
US20090313872A1 (en) * 2008-06-23 2009-12-24 Samuel Dean Goertz Firearm with underarm gun stock
USD676095S1 (en) 2008-10-14 2013-02-12 Ashbury International Group, Inc. Monolithic rail with integral receiver height adapter
USD705885S1 (en) 2008-10-14 2014-05-27 Ashbury International Group, Inc. Monolithic rail with integral receiver height adapter
US20110107642A1 (en) * 2009-11-10 2011-05-12 Godard Michael B Long Arm Grip Enhancing Device
US9453699B1 (en) 2013-01-03 2016-09-27 Barnett Outdoors, Llc Crossbow with retractable support lever
USD728722S1 (en) 2013-04-29 2015-05-05 Ashbury International Group, Inc. Forend for modular tactical firearms
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US9664477B1 (en) * 2016-01-15 2017-05-30 Johnson Paul Reavis, III Handgun brace

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