Hunting weapon holder

  • US 5,769,372 A
  • Filed: 05/02/1996
  • Issued: 06/23/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A hunting weapon holder for use in supporting a hunting weapon on a trunk of a tree or similar support, said hunting weapon holder comprising a base which is engageable with a trunk of a tree, a strap which is connected with said base and is positionable around the trunk of the tree to retain said base against movement relative to the trunk of the tree, a support assembly having a first end portion pivotally connected with said base and pivotal relative to said base and the trunk of the tree about a first axis which extends along the trunk of the tree when said base is connected with the trunk of the tree by said strap, and a weapon hanger means connected with a second end portion of said support assembly for engaging the hunting weapon and for supporting the hunting weapon on said second end portion of said support assembly, said support assembly including an intermediate section which is pivotally connected with said base and is pivotal relative to said base about the first axis which extends along the trunk of the tree and an outer section which is disposed in a telescopic relationship with said intermediate section, said outer section being axially movable relative to said intermediate section to vary the extent of the telescopic relationship between said outer and intermediate sections to thereby vary the distance between said weapon hanger means and the trunk of the tree, said outer section of said support assembly includes an inner portion which is disposed in a telescopic relationship with said intermediate section of said support assembly, an outer portion which is connected with said weapon hanger means, and a pivot connection which interconnects said inner and outer portions of said outer section, said pivot connection including means for enabling said outer portion of said outer section to pivot about a second axis which extends parallel to said first axis.

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