Dec. 24, 1946.‘ ' > M. WINANS ' ‘ 2,413,090 TOY GUN ' Filed March 14, 1945 l 4”” v. (a . ' INVENTOR. I ' Jhré Wad/8.5 gwwb A TTOk/VEY Patented Dec. 24, 1946 2,413,090 UNITED STATES OFFICE 2,413,090. f TOY GUN Mark Winans, New York, N. Y. Application March 14, 1945, SerialNo. 582,630.. 1 1 Claim. This invention relates to new" and-useful im provementsin a toy gun. This is a re?le of‘ my original application ?led November 27, 1943, Serial Number 511,933. More speci?cally, this invention proposes the construction of a toy gun characterized by a mem ber simulating a gun barrel and stock and winch is provided with a recess at the trigger area with— (Cl. 46-191) 2 . gun stock I‘Z. These parts‘are securely attached together by several screws I3 extended: between thesejparts. Thegim'stock I"? is formed with a recess Ill in the vicinity of*its trigger‘ area. .A support member #5 formed with an integral trigger guard IE is mounted across the open side of the recess I4. The support member is secured in position by several screws H which pass in which a toy cricket having a resilient and ?ex through openings in the end of the support l5 ible noise-making blade is disposed in a manner 10 and which are threadedly engaged into the gun to have its blade ?exed to make a noise simulat stock l2. ing the report of a conventional gun. One of the screws It‘ may extend above the Another object of the invention proposes the barrel and simulate a gun sight. provision of a trigger mounted upon a support po A toy cricket [8 is disposed within the recess sitioned across the open side of the recess and hi and is formed with a ?exible and resilient blade which has an inner arm engaging the blade of 19. The blade when it is ?exed is capable of mak the cricket for ?exing the same when the trigger ing a noise similar to that of the report of a con is pivoted. ventional gun. The resiliency of the blade re Still another object of the invention proposes stores it to its normal starting position after it arranging the device so that the resiliency of has been ?exed. the ?exible blade will be employed in a manner A trigger 20 is pivotally mounted on the sup to return the trigger to its normal position after port l5, This trigger 20 is formed with an inner it has been ?exed. arm 2! which extends along the blade IQ of the A further object of the invention proposes the cricket I8. Thus, when the trigger 25! is pulled provision or a means for adjustably mounting the cricket longitudinally relative to the trigger so that its position with relation to the trigger may be adjusted to be ?exed more easily by the trigger. It is a further object of this invention to con struct a toy gun which is simple and durable and which may be manufactured and sold at a rea sonable cost. For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, ref erence will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended in the conventional manner, the free end of its arm 2| will move upwards and ?ex the blade H! to make the gun noise. When the trigger is re leased the resiliency of the blade l9 will return the blade, the trigger 20 and the arm 2| back to their normal position as shown in Fig. 2. The junction of the trigger 20 and the arm 2| is pivotally supported upon a pin 22 extended between a pair of spaced lugs 23 formed on the inner face of the support [5. The trigger 2i! ' extends from the recess l4 through an opening 24 formed in the support l5 between the ad J'acent face of the lugs 23. claims in which the various novel features of the The front end of the gun barrel II has a cap invention are more particularly set forth. In the accompanying drawing forming a mate 40 25 made of metal, plastic or other material mounted thereon and secured in position by means rial part of this disclosure: of a single screw 26. The top of the cap 25 is Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a toy gun formed with a sight 21, and the front face of constructed in accordance with this invention. the cap has several spots 28 painted thereon or Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical sectional View of a portion of Fig. 1. drilled to simulate that the gun barrel has sev eral openings. The gun may also be manufac Fig. 3 is an enlarged partial horizontal sec tured without the cap 25, and a screw used as tional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. a sight. Fig. 4 is a partial horizontal sectional View taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1. A detailed operation of the gun is not believed Fig. 5 is an end elevational view looking in the to be necessary as it is believed that those versed direction of the line 5—5 of Fig. 1. in the art will be fully aware or the manner in Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but illustrat which the gun operates. ing a modi?cation of the invention. In Fig. 6 a modi?cation of the invention is The toy gun, according to this invention, includes illustrated in which means is provided forad a member ID having a separate gun barrel H and 55 justing the position of the cricket l8 longitu 2,413,090 dinally with relation to the arm 2| of the trigger 20. This means‘is characterized by a bracket 30 formed on the inside face of the support l5 and through which the front end of the cricket ‘I8 is slidably extended. A clamp screw 3| is thread edly engaged through a portion of the bracket 30 and is engageable against the cricket [8 for locking it in position on the bracket. Shifting understood that I do not limit myself to the pre cise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modi?cations com ing within the scope of the invention as de?ned in the appended claim. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is: A toy gun, comprising a member simulating a gun barrel and stock and having a recess formed the position of the cricket l8 causes the free end 10 at the trigger area, a trigger guard and support of its blade l9 to be adjusted with relation to mounted across said recess, a toy cricket disposed the arm 2| to vary ?exing of the blade l9 when within said recess and having a resilient and flex the trigger 20 is pulled and thus change the noise ible noise-making blade, and a trigger pivotally that will be produced by the blade. ' mounted on said guard and support and having 15 Adjusting the position of the cricket l8 may an inner arm engaging said blade for ?exing be accomplished by removing the support l5 from the same when the trigger is pulled, whereby said the gun stock [2 to expose the clamp screw 3|. blade will move said trigger forwards when said In other respects this form of the invention is trigger is released, and means for longitudinally similar to that previously shown and like refer ence numerals identify like parts in each of the 20 adjustably mounting said cricket on said trigger several views. - While I have illustrated and described the pre ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be guard and support. MARK WINANS.