CABt WALTER HASrSOK, OF COATICOQK, QUEBEC, CANADA.
Specification, of letters Patent. Patented Sept. S3, 1919.
Application filed February 13, 1919. Serial Ho. 276,725.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Carl W. Hanso-n, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Coaticook, Province of Quebec, 5 Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Target Apparatus; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled
10 in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The present invention relates to shooting galleries and more particularly to a target apparatus for registering the impact of bul
15 lets fired from a rifle by a marksman. An object of the present invention is to provide an electrically operated indicator which will register the impact of the bullet fired at the target so as to register the accuracy of the
With the above and other objects in view which will hereinafter appear as the description continues, the invention consists of the novel features of construction,
25 combination and formation of parts as will
be hereinafter more fully described andj
particularly pointed out in the appended
In the accompanying drawings has been
SO shown a simple and preferred form, of the invention, it being, however, understood that no limitation is necessarily made to the precise structural details herein exhibited, but the right is hereby reserved to any changes,
85 alterations or modifications to which recourse may be had that come within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing the efficiency of the same.
40 In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a diagrammatical perspective view of the apparatus when installed in a shooting gallery; Fig. 2 is a diagrammatical view of the
45 electric system used in connection with the target;
Fig. 3 is a detail section view of the support and of the movable sections of the target;
5® Fig. 4 is a rear elevation of the same;
Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of one; of the supporting brackets;
Fig. 6 is a detail sectional view through one of the guide bars.
55 Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings wherein like and
corresponding parts are designated by similar reference characters throughout the several views.
In Fig. 1 I have diagrammatically illus- 60 trated a shooting gallery containing the proposed invention. At one end of the gallery there is raised a suitable support 1 carried on a back plate 2. This back plate has mounted thereupon a target 3 compris- 65 ing a plurality of movable sections. Arranged within the opposite end of the gallery is a suitable counter or support 4 for supporting the guns or rifles 5. The marksman is to stand in front of this counter 4 70 and fire at the target 3. When the bullet fired from the rifle strikes one of the movable sections of the target the exact section that moved will cause a light to appear on the miniature target or registering 75 device 6 which is arranged in close proximity to the counter 4. The lines of this miniature target 6 are arranged in an electrical circuit and the wires included in this electrical circuit are housed within the pipe 80 moldings 7. A switch box 8 is provided having a plurality of s_witches 9 arranged therein which are also included within the electrical circuit so as to break the circuit after the bullet impact has been registered 85 upon the miniature target 6.
The target 3 may consist of as many movable sections 10 as desired, but for the sake of illustration in the drawings I have only illustrated a target being provided with 8 SO movable sections. Each movable section comprises a plate 10 having screwed to the rear band thereof a bracket 11 and the long arm of this bracket extends through the opening 12 formed within the support or 95" rear plate 2 of the target support. Connected to this long arm of the bracket 11 is a swinging bar 13 and the opposite end of this bar 13 extends through the opening 14 formed within a bracket 15 which is screwed 10° to the plate 2 and is pivotally connected to this bracket as at 18. Arranged on each side and adjacent the swinging end of the bar 13 are a pair of bolts 17 which are supported by a projecting bracket from the 105 plate 2. ^ccentrically mounted upon these bolts 17 is a sleeve 18 and these sleeves 18 are set on each side of the bar 13 so as to form a 'guide therefor, thereby preventing any lateral swinging of the free end of the 110 bar 13 so that the plates 10 will swing back into their normal position after once being