US3556072A - Multiple load rubberband gun - Google Patents

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US3556072A
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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
    • F41B7/00Spring guns
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An elastic band gun toy having on its upper rearward portion elastic band engaging and retaining means in multiple permitting the stretching of a plurality of elastic bands between the front end of the gun and the retaining means, and a length of flexible material having both ends anchored and being slack to permit portions thereof to be associated with the elastic band retaining means. The flexible material serving as a trigger which when suitably pulled will successively displace portions thereof and successive elastic bands.

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United States Patent lnventor Gilbert B. Levin 1910 Corinth Ave. Apt. 4, Los Angeles, Calif. 90025 Appl. No. 796,748

Filed Feb. 5, 1969 Patented Jan. 19, 1971 MULTIPLE LOAD RUBBERBAND GUN 1 Claim, 2 Drawing Figs.

US. Cl 124/19, 124/35 Int. Cl F41b 7/02 FieldofSearch..... 124/19, l8, 17, 35, 41

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,483,304 2/1924 Heffner..... 1,890,403 12/1932 Murdock Primary Examiner-Richard C. Pinkham Assistant ExaminerWilliam R. Browne Attorney-Allan D. Mockabee ABSTRACT: An elastic band gun toy having on its upper rearward portion elastic band engaging and retaining means in multiple permitting the stretching of a plurality of elastic bands between the front end of the gun and the retaining means, and a length of flexible material having both ends anchored and being slack to permit portions thereof to be associated with the elastic band retaining means. The flexible material serving as a trigger which when suitably pulled will successively displace portions thereof and successive elastic bands.

PA TENTEU JAN 1 9 Ian NVENTOR .M ZEZET 1 MULTIPLE LOAD RUBBERBAND GUN This invention relates to an elastic band gun of a type commonly known as a rubberband gun used by children at play.

While elastic band guns of many types have been made and previously patented, it is an object of the present invention to provide a multiple shot gun which will successively release elastic bands which are so placed and triggered that they can be shot very rapidly or at selected intervals. The gun includes a simply constructed body having simple yet efficient elastic band retaining means and elastic band releasing means in the form of a length of flexible material having a slack portion defining a trigger" which can be pulled by the trigger finger to effect the release of the elastic bands. g

The above and other objects will appear-from the following description in connection with the accompanying drawing.

H6. 1 is a side elevational view of an embodiment of the invention showing several elastic bands in position for discharge;

, PK]. 2 is a top plan view of the gun.

The gun comprises a body 4 having a barrel portion 6 with a notch 8 in the front end thereof. Rearwardly of the barrel portion is a chamber portion 10 downwardly from which extends a handle or grip 12.

The chamber portion along its upper side is provided with a plurality of notches 14 which extend transversely of the upper surface and define a series of shoulders 16 whose faces preferably slant upwardly and rearwardly,

A length of flexible material, such as a woven strip 18, has one end anchored as by a nail 20 to the upper rear portion of the chamber portion 10. The flexible ,strip 18 extends forwardly over the notches 14 and thence downwardly through.

the body of the gun through an aperture 22. The flexible strip 18 is of such length of that its other end can be anchored as at 24 to provide a loop or slack portion 26 for convenient engagement by the trigger finger of the user.

Portions of the flexible strip of member 18 are successively insertable in the notches 14 starting at the rearrnost notch and working forwardly, the strip portions being thus insertable by positioning portions of successive elastic bands in the notches with the flexible strip portions beneath them.

When each of the notches has an elastic band portion positioned therein with the opposite portion of the band in the muzzle notch 8, the elastic banding the foremost notch will overlie the other bands and each band will overlie the next rearwardly disposed band.

When the bands are discharged, the trigger finger is inserted in the loop 26 and pulled rearwardly causing that portion of the flexible strip or member 18 to displaced from the forously. However, the loop 26 can be pulled only a short distance to discharge only the rubberband in the foremost of the notches 14. Likewise, successive elastic bands can be individually discharged or released by the user.

Because of the manner in which the elastic bands are arranged and by reason of the length of flexible material which provides the trigger loop 26, the gun can be reloaded after the discharge of only a part of the elastic bands or after they have all been discharged.

The device has no moving parts except for the length of flexible material 18 and the elastic bands themselves. Consequently, it is economical to produce and is not subject to mechanical defects.

It will of course be understood that various changes can be made in the form, details, arrangements and proportions of the various partswithout departing from the spirit of the invention.

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1-. An elastic band gun comprising a body having a barrel portion, a chamber portion and a grip, wherein the improvement comprises: said chamber portion having a plurality of elastic band retaining means spaced longitudinally herealong,

and means carried by said body and disposed adjacent said elastic band retaining means for successively releasing the elastic bands therefrom, said body having a chamber portion, said means for successively releasing said elastic bands comprising a length of flexible material having portions positionable in said elastic band retaining means beneath the elastic bands, one end of said length of said flexible material being anchored to said body, and said flexible material when pulled, successively displacing the elastic bands from said elastic band retaining means, said length of flexible material having said one end anchored to the rearmost end of the body rearwardly of said elastic band retaining means and extending forwardly beyond said elastic band retaining means, said body having guide means through the body guiding said flexible material downwardly from a position forwardly of the elastic band retaining means to a point beneath the chamber portion of said body, said flexible material being of a length to provide one continuous U-shaped trigger beneath said chamber portion and having its other end anchored to the body of the gun below the body, and said trigger being positioned to receive the finger of the user, and which when pulled thereby, displacing portions of the flexible material successively from said

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1. An elastic band gun comprising a body having a barrel portion, a chamber portion and a grip, wherein the improvement comprises: said chamber portion having a plurality of elastic band retaining means spaced longitudinally therealong, and means carried by said body and disposed adjacent said elastic band retaining means for successively releasing the elastic bands therefrom, said body having a chamber portion, said means for successively releasing said elastic bands comprising a length of flexible material having portions positionable in said elastic band retaining means beneath the elastic bands, one end of said length of said flexible material being anchored to said body, and said flexible material when pulled, successively displacing the elastic bands from said elastic band retaining means, said length of flexible material having said one end anchored to the rearmost end of the body rearwardly of said elastic band retaining means and extending forwardly beyond said elastic band retaining means, said body having guide means through the body guiding said flexible material downwardly from a position forwardly of the elastic band retaining means to a point beneath the chamber portion of said body, said flexible material being of a length to provide one continuous U-shaped trigger beneath said chamber portion and having its other end anchored to the body of the gun below the body, and said trigger being positioned to receive the finger of the user, and which when pulled thereby, displacing portions of the flexible material successively from said elastic band retaining means.
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US4580560A (en) * 1984-02-16 1986-04-08 Straith Richard E Drain inserter
US4676219A (en) * 1986-09-15 1987-06-30 Tony Miller Repeating rubber band pistol
USD755309S1 (en) 2015-04-30 2016-05-03 Super Impulse USA, LLC Elastic band launcher
US9562737B2 (en) 2015-04-30 2017-02-07 Super Impulse USA, LLC Elastic band launcher

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US1483304A (en) * 1923-10-15 1924-02-12 Augustus C Heffner Toy gun
US1890403A (en) * 1931-11-02 1932-12-06 Clifford J Murdock Toy gun

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US1483304A (en) * 1923-10-15 1924-02-12 Augustus C Heffner Toy gun
US1890403A (en) * 1931-11-02 1932-12-06 Clifford J Murdock Toy gun

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4580560A (en) * 1984-02-16 1986-04-08 Straith Richard E Drain inserter
US4676219A (en) * 1986-09-15 1987-06-30 Tony Miller Repeating rubber band pistol
USD755309S1 (en) 2015-04-30 2016-05-03 Super Impulse USA, LLC Elastic band launcher
US9562737B2 (en) 2015-04-30 2017-02-07 Super Impulse USA, LLC Elastic band launcher

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