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US3468296A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41BWEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE; WEAPONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Sept. 23, 1969 w. R. DuvAL RUBBER BAND PROJECTING PISTOL Filed Feb. 3, 1967 i i. w E v WW ID /f/W z e M ,w c M W 2 W United States Patent O 3,468,296 RUBBER BAND PROJECTING PISTOL Wenceslau Ramirez Duval, 1229 de Bulliou, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Filed Feb. 3, 1967, Ser. No. 613,837

Iut. Cl. F411) 7/02; F41f 13/0 U.S. Cl. 124-19 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates to toy pistols of the type using rubber bands as a projectile.

In the hands of a child of age 4 to 6 years, there literally is no such thing as an indestructible toy. Indestructibility being unobtainable, the next 'best thing is to make the toy as inexpensive as possible so that frequent replacement will impose no bnrden.

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a toy pistol of the class described which not only will be so simple to load and operate as to present no problems in the age 4 to 6 group but which also may be made as cheaply as possible.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a toy aforesaid which may be made from very low cost material cut out of such material with minimum waste and assembled quickly and easily.

The above and other objects will vbe made clear from the following detailed description taken in connection with the annexed drawing, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of the toy pistol; FIGURE 2 is a side elevation of the pistol;

FIGURE 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of FIGURE 2;

FIGURE 4 is an exploded view showing the parts in position for assembly and final securement; and

FIGURE 5 is a detailed view similar to FIGURE 2, but certain parts broken away showing the operation of the firing mechanism.

In FIGURES 1 and 2, the pistol indicated generally by is made up of two exterior pieces 12 separated at their forward ends by a spacing member 16. A trigger member 18 is mounted between the exterior pieces 12 and intermediate the spacing members 14 and 16.

All of the pieces thus far described are die cut out of cardboard, the exterior pieces 12 being stamped from .020-inch to .030-inch board while the members 14, 16 and 18 are stamped from board of .030 to .040 inch caliper. The precise caliper chosen will depend on, of course, on the nature of the board and its strength and stifness relative to its thickness. The exterior pieces 12 are stamped out in a profile simulating any of a number of well-known "ice conventional weapons. The spacer 14 and the spacer 16 both are cut in identical profile with those portions of the exterior pieces 12 on which they will overlap. The spacer 14 and its right-hand end is cut away arcuately and the spacer 16 is similarly cut away at its left-hand end.

The trigger member 18 is formed with a pivotal aperture 20 and has die cut out along one margin of a series of trigger elements 22, 24 and 26. On the side opposite the trigger elements there is an arcuate die-cut 28 concentric with the pivotal aperture 20. It may be desirable to coat the outer surfaces of member 18 with paraffin or the like to lubricate its movement.

The front ends of exterior elements 12 and the spacer element 14 are formed with notches 30, 32, and 34, while adjacent the rearward portions of the exterior members 12 there are formed equivalent notches 30', 32' and 34'.

The toy preferably is assembled by first giving spacers 14 and 16 onto one of the members 12 and in profile registry therewith. The memiber 18 then is put into approximately correct position and the remaining member 12 glued to the remaining free surfaces of members 14 and 16 and in profile regstry therewith. The pivotal aperture 20 of the member 18 is then brought into regstry with punched apertures 36 in the exterior members 12 and the arcuate die-cut 28 of the member 18 s brought to lie between apertures 38 in the members 12. Rivets are placed through the apertures and properly headed over so that the member 18 pivots around rivet 40 in the apertures 36 while the rivet 42 penetrating the apertures 38 serves as a stop to limit the movement of the member 18 about a pivotal aperture 20.

In FIGURE 2, trigger member 18 has been swung as far as clockwise around the pivot 20 as the engagement of the slot 28 with the rivet 42 will permit. This places the trigger 26 in position for operation. The pistol is designed to handle three rubber bands 44 and, as shown in FIG- URE 2, all three bands may be engaged in the notch 32 or optionally divided between notches 30, 32 and 34, with the opposite ends of the bands in all cases occupying respectively notches 30', 32' and 34'. The portion 18' of the member 18 increases in radius progressively clockwise around the pivot 20 so that when the trigger 26 is pulled from the position of FIGURE 2, the edge 18" first dislodges a -band from the notch 30', the next trigger pull dislodges a band from the notch 32' and the last trigger pull dislodges a band from the notch 34'.

It will be noted that this toy pistol not only is easy to manufacture but so easy to load and use as to be well within the abilities of the 4 to 6 year old child. The blanks 12 are highly printable, the toy itself is so cheap to make that it easily may become a give-away as a carrier of advertising.

While certain specific details of construction have been illustrated herein, the invention is not to be limited to the details disclosed but only as set forth in the subjoined claim.

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1. A toy pistol using rubber bands as projectiles, said pistol comprising: a pair of outer members formed of sheet material and cut to overall pistol profile; forward and rearward spacing members formed of sheet material profiled to match said outer members in the area of overmeans engaging said slot and said outer members to limit 5 movement of said trigger member about its pivot; said outer members having at least one rubber band receiving notch at their front ends and a plurality of rubber band receiving notehes adjacent their rear ends, said trigger element having an edge of increasing radius rearwardly of said pivot and an edge forwardly of said pivot formed with a series of trigger simulating notehes Whereby rotation of said trigger mem'`be`r about its pivot will release rubber bands seriatium from said rearward notehes.

, i I References Cxted UNITED s'rATEs PATEN'TS 12/1932` Fisher l24-l'9 2/1949 Crnich 124- 19 FOREIGN PATENTS 12/1958 Netherlands.

6/ 1948 Canada.

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US9140517B2 (en) * 2012-06-22 2015-09-22 Bobco Designs, Llc Elastic band projectile toy gun and method of assembly
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USD767046S1 (en) * 2015-04-30 2016-09-20 Super Impulse USA, LLC Elastic band launcher
USD755309S1 (en) * 2015-04-30 2016-05-03 Super Impulse USA, LLC Elastic band launcher
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