US Design 18966
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES A. DAVIS, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
DESIGN FOR A REVOLVER-HANDLE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 18,966, dated March 19, 1889.
Application filed February 7, 1889. Serial No. 299,081. Term of patent 14 years,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES A. DAVIS, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Washington, District of Columbia, have invented and produced a new and original Design for a Revolver Handle or Grip, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.
Figure I is a view of the left side; Fig. II, of the right side. Fig. III represents a rear
view of the revolver-grip, these views being deemed necessary to fully illustrate my design.
In the design a pistol-grip is made to conform to the shape of the human hand as it naturally grasps the implement.
As ordinarily made, the two sides of a revolver-handle are uniform in outline of surface.
As a characteristic feature of my design, the two sides or cheeks of the handle present contours that are very dissimilar each to the other. The left side or cheek, Fig. I, is provided with transverse and curved ridges C and depressions a b, that form distinct finger and thumb indentations, into which the fingers and thumb naturally fit when the weapon is grasped. The right side or cheek is provided with a central ridge extending nearly the length of the handle. This ridge, with some ramifying branches and consequent depressions, is shaped to conform to the transverse lines in the palm of the hand. On this side the finger-depressions appear (between the ridges C) only where the cheek rounds into the front of the handle.
What I claim is—
The design for a revolver-handle herein shown and described.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES A. DAVIS.
W. C. DUVALL,
CHARLES G. RINGWALT.