REVOLVING GUN CABINET
United States Patent 3685661
A vertical post is provided with a relatively large lower disc with means to support the stocks of a plurality of guns in spaced relation and a smaller spaced upper disc with means to support the barrels of said guns in spaced relationship. The post and discs are rotatable manually about the post axis whereby a user can rotate same to obtain access to any gun desired.
The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc. (New York, NY)
A47B81/00; A47F5/02; A47F7/00; (IPC1-7): A47F7/00; A47B81/00
Field of Search:
Frazier, Roy D.
Having thus described this invention, what is
asserted as new is
1. A revolvable gun rack for holding and displaying a group of sportsmen's rifles of diverse lengths and widths comprising
2. A rack as set forth in claim 1 wherein said polygon is an octagon.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
In my invention a vertical post is rotatably disposed in a cabinet. A relatively large horizontal disc is secured to and centered on the post and is provided with means for supporting the stocks of a plurality of vertically stacked guns extending essentially parallel to the post and disposed peripherally thereabout. A relatively small horizontal disc disposed vertically above the large disc and also centered on the post is provided with means for supporting the barrels of the guns. The discs and post form an integral unit which can be manually rotated by any user having access to the interior of the cabinet to index any selected gun for ease of removal and replacement thereafter.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of my invention;
FIG. 2 is a side view thereof;
FIG. 3 is a view taken along line 3--3 in FIG. 2; and
FIG. 4 is a view taken along line 4--4 in FIG. 2.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
Referring now to FIGS. 1-4, a vertical post 10 manually rotatable about its axis extends through the center of a lower relatively large horizontal disc 12 having a periphery in the shape of a regular octagon with a raised peripheral lip 14. The post also extends through the center of an upper relatively small horizontal disc 16 vertically spaced above disc 12. Disc 16 has an octagonal periphery, but each side has a concave curvature as shown at 18. The discs and post form an integral unit and can be disposed if desired in a cabinet.
Eight rifles or other guns can be stacked vertically extending essentially parallel to the post with the butts of the stocks 20 being supported on disc 12 and extending radially outward and the barrels 22 resting in the curved portions of the periphery of disc 16 whereby rotation of the unit enables a user to gain ready access to any selected gun.
Considering the invention in a bit more detail, it may be seen that the lip 14 is rounded on its upper side, being thus adapted, as shown in FIG. 2, to engage the concavely curved end of a rifle stock in order to support the rifle. Each segment of lip (corresponding to a side of the polygonal outline of disc 12), together with the center post 10, defines a more or less triangularly shaped support area for one or more rifle stocks. To insure support for more than one rifle, or for rifles of larger widths, in such a support area, each concavely curved side 18 of the upper disc 16 is made extra long to receive the barrels of two rifles or the double barrel of a double-barrelled rifle. It may also be seen that the post 10 is recessed at both ends, the purpose being to engage these recesses on a bearing surface (not shown) to promote smooth rotation of the rack. And it will be noted that the upper end of the post is free of extensions of any kind, especially horizontal extensions, so as not to impose a barrier to rifle barrels of extraordinary length.
While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.