Adjustable and Locking Rifle Mounting System.
Patent Application, Field 31 Mar 99,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A mounting system for a cylindrical object such as a spotting rifle is provided. First and second U-shaped brackets are coupled to a base such as a launching device. Each U-shaped bracket has first and second legs extending from a common base. The two U-shaped brackets are oriented such that the first and second legs of one U-shaped bracket are perpendicular to the first and second legs of the other U-shaped bracket. Each U-shaped bracket slidably receives a sleeve between its first and second legs. Each sleeve is attachable to the brackets common base such that the position of the sleeve relative to the brackets common base is adjustable. A locking mechanism is provided with each U-shaped bracketsleeve combination to lock the sleeve laterally between the first and second legs of the U-shaped bracket. The two sleeves are coaxially aligned.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints