(19)
(11)EP 2 880 352 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
09.09.2020 Bulletin 2020/37

(21)Application number: 13760076.3

(22)Date of filing:  05.08.2013
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
F16M 11/04(2006.01)
F16M 11/26(2006.01)
F16M 11/32(2006.01)
F16M 11/10(2006.01)
F16M 11/28(2006.01)
F41A 23/08(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/GB2013/000330
(87)International publication number:
WO 2014/020296 (06.02.2014 Gazette  2014/06)

(54)

A REST FOR SUPPORTING AN OBJECT

ABLAGE ZUM TRAGEN EINES GEGENSTANDES

ÉLÉMENT D'APPUI POUR SOUTENIR UN OBJET


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 03.08.2012 GB 201213860

(43)Date of publication of application:
10.06.2015 Bulletin 2015/24

(73)Proprietor: Spartan Boss Ltd
Southwater West Sussex RH13 9LA (GB)

(72)Inventor:
  • JEFFS, Simon
    Berkshire SL6 5LL (GB)

(74)Representative: Dean, John Paul 
JD IP Limited Spring Farm The Street
Regil Bristol BS40 8BB
Regil Bristol BS40 8BB (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2005/068894
US-A- 3 041 938
US-A1- 2004 118 985
US-A1- 2008 156 948
CN-Y- 201 100 511
US-A- 3 286 212
US-A1- 2008 011 344
US-A1- 2009 056 192
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description


    [0001] The present invention relates to a rest for supporting a rifle.

    [0002] Rests, including bi-pod rests, are available for rifles, but these tend to be bulky and, furthermore, require permanent fixture to the rifle, meaning that each rifle has to be fitted with its own rest.

    [0003] US-A-2008/0011344 discloses a walking staff apparatus having a tripod assembly that is removably fastened to a main shaft, and a magnetic-based mechanism for releasable attachment of an article, with the magnetic-based attachment mechanism including an anti-rotation device to achieve secure positioning of the article.

    [0004] US-A-3041938 discloses a gun rest which is provided with magnetic means thereon for coaction with metal members or portions of a gun so that the gun is held steady and preventing accidental sifting or movement.

    [0005] US-2008/0156948 discloses a tripod attachment assembly for attaching a pair of binoculars, and including a coupling assembly which is magnetically couplable to a support assembly.

    [0006] It is an aim of the present invention to provide an improved rest which is both relatively lightweight and easily removable to allow for interchangeable use with multiple rifles.

    [0007] In one aspect the present invention provides a rifle rest according to claim 1.

    [0008] In one embodiment the stand comprises two legs.

    [0009] In another embodiment the stand comprises three legs.

    [0010] In one embodiment each leg compromises at least one leg element and a foot.

    [0011] In one embodiment each leg comprises a plurality of leg elements, which allows for the legs to have different lengths.

    [0012] In one embodiment the leg elements are connected by a screw or magnetic coupling.

    [0013] In another embodiment the leg elements are telescopic or continuously extendable.

    [0014] In one embodiment each leg is comprised of composite materials.

    [0015] In one embodiment each foot is connected to the respective leg element by a screw or magnetic coupling.

    [0016] In one embodiment each foot includes a removable cap.

    [0017] In one embodiment the legs are each pivotably coupled to the support body about a respective pivot between a first, expanded or in use configuration and a collapsed configuration.

    [0018] In one embodiment the legs each include a pivot connector at one, upper end thereof which is pivotably coupled to the support body.

    [0019] In one embodiment the support body includes first and second magnetic elements, each adjacent to a respective outer side of one of the pivots, and the pivot connectors each include a magnetic element, whereby the magnetic element of the respective leg is attracted to the respective magnetic element of the support body, thereby maintaining the legs in the expanded, in use configuration during use.

    [0020] In one embodiment the magnetic element of the fixture coupling comprises a magnet.

    [0021] In one embodiment the magnetic element of the fixture coupling is provided as a magnet pair which is located to opposite sides of an axis of rotation of the stand.

    [0022] In one embodiment the rest fixture further comprises an attachment body which is in use fixed to the rifle.

    [0023] In one embodiment the attachment body comprises a plate which is attached by a fixing to the rifle.

    [0024] In one embodiment the attachment body includes an aperture through which the fixing is made to the rifle.

    [0025] In one embodiment the rest fixture is integrated into the rifle.

    [0026] The present invention also extends to a rifle, including the above-described rest, the above-described rest stand or the above-described fixture.

    [0027] Preferred embodiments of the present invention will now be described herein below by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

    Figure 1 illustrates an elevational view of a rest, in this embodiment a bi-pod rifle rest, in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention in an expanded, in use configuration;

    Figure 2 illustrates a front elevational view of the stand of the rifle rest of Figure 1 in a collapsed or rest configuration;

    Figure 3 illustrates a side elevational view of the stand of Figure 2;

    Figure 4 illustrates a cut-away, part-sectional view of one leg of the stand of Figure 2;

    Figure 5 illustrates a cap on the foot of one leg of the stand of Figure 2;

    Figure 6 illustrates a cut-away, part-sectional view of the coupling of the support body and the legs of the stand of Figure 2;

    Figure 7(a) and (b) illustrate plan and longitudinal sectional views of the rifle fixture of the rifle rest Figure 1;

    Figure 8 illustrates an elevational view of a rest, in this embodiment a tri-pod rifle rest, in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention in an expanded, in use configuration;

    Figure 9 illustrates an elevational view of a rest, in this embodiment a uni-pod rifle rest;

    Figure 10 illustrates an elevational view of a rest, in this example a uni-pod rifle rest; and

    Figure 11 illustrates an elevational view of a rest, in this example a uni-pod rifle rest.



    [0028] Figures 1 to 7 illustrates a rest, in this embodiment a bi-pod rifle rest, in accordance with the first embodiment of the present invention.

    [0029] The bi-pod rifle rest comprises a stand 3 which rests on a surface, such as the ground if prone or a raised object if kneeling or standing, and a rifle fixture 5 which is attached to a rifle 7 and removably receives the stand 3.

    [0030] The stand 3 comprises a support body 11, first and second legs 15 which are supported by the support body 11 and a rifle coupling 17 which is removably attatchable to the rifle fixture 5 on the rifle 7.

    [0031] In this embodiment the legs 15 are each pivotably coupled to the support body 11 about a respective pivot 16 between a first, expanded or in use configuration, as illustrated in Figure 1, and a collapsed configuration, as illustrated in Figure 2. By allowing for collapsing of the legs 15, the rifle rest allows for compact storage.

    [0032] In this embodiment each leg 15 comprises at least one leg element 21a, b and a foot 23.

    [0033] In this embodiment each leg 15 comprises a plurality of leg elements 21a, b, which allow for extension of the leg 15 to have different lengths.

    [0034] In this embodiment, as illustrated in Figure 4, the leg elements 21a, b are connected by a screw coupling 25. In another embodiment the leg elements 21 a, b could be coupled by a magnetic coupling.

    [0035] In an alternative embodiment each leg 15 could be continuously extendable, such as by a telescopic arrangement.

    [0036] In this embodiment each leg 15 is formed of mild steel. In one embodiment each leg 15 is formed of aluminium alloy. In another embodiment each leg 15 could be formed of composite materials.

    [0037] In this embodiment each foot 23 has a spike or point, in order to allow for stable resting on a surface.

    [0038] As illustrated in Figure 5, in this embodiment the feet 23 each include a cap 31, which serves to protect a user from the spike on the foot 23 and, where formed of a resilient material, such as a rubberised material, also can provide for a more secure fixing on a relatively-flat or polished surface.

    [0039] In this embodiment, as illustrated in Figure 4, the feet 23 are each connected to the respective leg element 21a, b by a screw coupling 33. In another embodiment the feet 23 could be connected to the respective leg element 21a, b by a magnetic coupling.

    [0040] In this embodiment the legs 15 each include a pivot connector 41 at one, the upper, end thereof which is pivotably coupled to the support body 11.

    [0041] In this embodiment the support body 11 includes first and second magnetic elements 45, each adjacent to a respective outer side of one of the pivots 16, and the pivot couplings 41 of the legs 15 each include a magnetic element 47, such that the magnetic element 47 of the respective leg 15 is attracted to the respective magnetic element 45 of the support body 11, thereby maintaining the legs 15 in the expanded, in use configuration during use.

    [0042] The rifle coupling 17 comprises a magnetic element 51 which attracts or is attracted to a counterpart magnetic element 69 of the rifle fixture 5, as will be described in more detail hereinbelow.

    [0043] In one embodiment the magnetic element 51 comprises a magnet, here provided as a magnet pair which is located to opposite sides of the axis of rotation of the stand 3. This arrangement has been found advantageously to facilitate smooth rotation of the rifle fixture 5, and hence the rifle 7, relative to the stand 3.

    [0044] In this embodiment the magnet is formed of a Neodymium-based material.

    [0045] In this embodiment the rifle coupling 17 comprises or has a circular or near-circular section, which allows for rotation of the rifle fixture 5, and hence the rifle 7, thereabout, allowing for smooth rotation of the rifle 7 about the stand 3 when planted on a surface.

    [0046] The rifle fixture 5 comprises an attachment body 61 which is fixed to the rifle 7. In this embodiment the attachment body 61 comprises a plate which is attached by a fixing 63 to the rifle 7. In this embodiment the attachment body 61 includes an aperture 65 through which the fixing 63, here a screw fixing, is made to the rifle 7.

    [0047] The rifle fixture 5 further comprises a stand coupling 67 which is connected to the attachment body 61 and to which the rifle coupling 17 on the stand 3 is fixed.

    [0048] In this embodiment the stand coupling 67 comprises a magnetic element 69 which attracts or is attracted to the counterpart magnetic element 51 of the rifle coupling 17 of the stand 3, as described hereinabove.

    [0049] In this embodiment the stand coupling 67 comprises or has a circular or near-circular section, which allows for rotation of the stand 3 thereto, allowing for smooth rotation of the rifle 7 about the stand 3 when planted on surface.

    [0050] In this embodiment the rifle fixture 5 is formed of mild steel.

    [0051] In this embodiment the rifle coupling 17 on the stand 3 comprises a male projection or coupling 17 and the stand coupling 67 on the rifle fixture 5 comprises a female recess or coupling 67 which receives the male projection or coupling 17 of the stand 3. In an alternative embodiment the rifle coupling 17 on the stand 3 could comprise a female recess or coupling and the stand coupling 67 on the rifle fixture 5 could comprise a male projection or coupling 67 which would be received by the female recess or coupling 17 of the stand 3.

    [0052] Figure 8 illustrates a rest in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention.

    [0053] The rest of this embodiment is very similar to the rest of the above-described embodiment, and thus, in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of description, only the differences will be described in detail, with the like parts being designated by like reference signs.

    [0054] The embodiment differs from the first-described embodiment in comprising a third leg 15, and providing a tri-pod rest.

    [0055] Figure 9 illustrates a rest.

    [0056] The rest of this embodiment is quite similar to the rest of the first-described embodiment, and thus, in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of description, only the differences will be described in detail, with like parts being designated by like reference signs.

    [0057] This embodiment differs from the first-described embodiment in comprising only a single leg 15, and providing a uni-pod rest. In this embodiment the pivot coupling 41 is omitted and the leg 15 is fixed to the support body 11.

    [0058] Figure 10 illustrates an example of a rest.

    [0059] The rest of this embodiment is very similar to the rest of the above-described first embodiment, and thus, in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of description, only the differences will be described in detail, with like parts being designated by like reference signs.

    [0060] This embodiment differs from the first-described embodiment in that the magnetic element 51 coupling 17 presents a part-spherical surface 75 to the magnetic element 69 of the rest fixture 5, which allows for rotation of the supported object about a horizontal axis.

    [0061] Figure 11 illustrates an example of a rest.

    [0062] The rest of this embodiment is very similar to the rest of the above-described fourth embodiment, and thus, in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of description, only the differences will be described in detail, with like parts being designated by like reference signs.

    [0063] This embodiment differs from the fourth-described embodiment in that the magnetic element 51 of the coupling 17 presents a part-spherical surface 75, here a convex surface, but could alternatively be concave, to the magnetic element 69 of the rest fixture 5, and the magnetic element 69 of rest fixture 5 presents a part-spherical surface 77, here a concave surface, but could alternatively be convex, which allows for rotation of the supported object about a horizontal axis.

    [0064] Finally, it will be understood that the present invention has been described in its preferred embodiments and can be modified in many different ways without departing from the scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.

    [0065] For example, component parts of the above-described rests and the rest stands 3 and the rest fixtures 5 thereof could be formed at least in part of composite materials.


    Claims

    1. A rest for supporting a rifle (7), the rest comprising:

    a rifle fixture (5) which is in use attached to a rifle (7), wherein the rifle fixture (5) comprises a stand coupling (67) which includes a magnetic element (69) for removable attachment of a rest stand (3); and

    a rest stand (3) for resting on a surface, wherein the rest stand (3) comprises a support body (11), at least one leg (15) which is supported by the support body (11) and a fixture coupling (17) which includes a magnetic element (51) for removable attachment to the stand coupling (67) on the rifle (7);

    wherein the fixture coupling (17) comprises one of a circular or near-circular projection or a circular or near-circular recess and the stand coupling (67) comprises the other of a circular or near-circular recess or a circular or near-circular projection, characterized in that said fixture coupling and said stand coupling comprising said circular or near-circular projection or said circular or near-circular recess provides for smooth rotation thereabout around a single, vertical axis when the rest stand (3) is planted on the surface and the rest is supporting the rifle.


     
    2. The rest of claim 1, wherein each leg (15) comprises at least one leg element (21a, b) and a foot (23), optionally each leg (15) comprises a plurality of leg elements (21a, b), which allows for the legs (15) to have different lengths, optionally the leg elements (21a,b) are connected by a screw or magnetic coupling (25), optionally the leg elements (21a, b) are telescopic or continuously extendable, optionally each foot (23) is connected to the respective leg element (21a, b) by a screw or magnetic coupling (33), optionally each foot (23) includes a removable cap (31).
     
    3. The rest of any of claims 1 to 2, wherein each leg (15) is comprised of composite materials.
     
    4. The rest of any of claims 1 to 3, wherein the magnetic element (51) of the fixture coupling (17) comprises a magnet.
     
    5. The rest of claim 4, wherein the magnetic element (51) of the fixture coupling (17) is provided as a magnet pair which is located to opposite sides of an axis of rotation of the rest stand (3).
     
    6. The rest of any of claims 1 to 5, wherein the rifle fixture (5) further comprises an attachment body (61) which is in use fixed to the rifle (7).
     
    7. The rest of claim 6, wherein the attachment body (61) comprises a plate which is attached by a fixing (63) to the rifle (7), optionally the attachment body (61) includes an aperture (65) through which the fixing (63) is made to the rifle (7).
     
    8. The rest of any of claims 1 to 5, wherein the rifle fixture (5) is integrated into the rifle (7).
     
    9. The rest of any of claims 1 to 8, wherein the rest stand (3) comprises two or three legs (15).
     
    10. The rest of claim 9, wherein the legs (15) are each pivotably coupled to the support body (11) about a respective pivot (16) between a first, expanded or in use configuration and a collapsed configuration, optionally the legs (15) each include a pivot connector (41) at one, upper end thereof which is pivotably coupled to the support body (11).
     
    11. The rest of claim 10, wherein the support body (11) includes first and second magnetic elements (45), each adjacent and to a respective outer side of one the pivots (16), and the pivot connectors (41) each include a magnetic element, whereby the magnetic element (47) of the respective leg (15) is attracted to the respective magnetic element (45) of the support body (11), thereby maintaining the legs in the expanded, in use configuration during use.
     
    12. The rest of any preceding claim in which the fixture coupling on the rest stand comprises a male projection or coupling and the stand coupling on the fixture comprises a female recess or coupling.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Eine Auflage zum Tragen eines Gewehres (7), die Auflage aufweisend:

    eine Gewehr-Befestigung (5), die im Gebrauch an einem Gewehr (7) befestigt ist, wobei die Gewehr-Befestigung (5) eine Ständerkupplung (67) aufweist, die ein magnetisches Element (69) zur lösbaren Befestigung eines Auflagen-Ständers (3) umfasst; und

    einen Auflagen-Ständer (3) zum Ruhen auf einer Oberfläche, wobei der Auflagen-Ständer (3) einen Stützkörper (11) aufweist, mindestens ein Bein (15), das an dem Stützkörper (11) gelagert ist, und eine Befestigungskupplung (17), die ein magnetisches Element (51) zur lösbaren Befestigung an der Ständerkupplung (67) an dem Gewehr (7) umfasst;

    wobei die Befestigungskupplung (17) eines von einem kreisförmigen oder annähernd kreisförmigen Vorsprung oder kreisförmige oder annähernd kreisförmige Ausnehmung aufweist und die Ständer-Kupplung (67) das andere aus einer kreisförmigen oder annähernd kreisförmigen Ausnehmung oder einem kreisförmigen oder einem annähernd kreisförmigen Vorsprung aufweist, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannte Befestigungskupplung und die genannte Ständerkupplung den genannten kreisförmigen oder annähernd kreisförmigen Vorsprung oder die genannte kreisförmige oder annähernd kreisförmige Ausnehmung zur gleichmäßigen Rotation in diesem Bereich um eine einzige vertikale Achse herum aufweist, wenn der Auflagen-Ständer (3) auf die Oberfläche gestellt ist und die Auflage das Gewehr trägt.


     
    2. Die Auflage nach Anspruch 1, wobei jedes Bein (15) mindestens ein Beinelement (21a, b) und einen Fuß (23) aufweist, optional weist jedes Bein (15) eine Mehrzahl von Beinelementen (21a, b) auf, die es dem Bein (15) ermöglichen, verschiedene Längen zu haben, optional sind die Beinelemente (21a, b) mittels einer Schraube oder einer magnetischen Kupplung (25) verbunden, optional sind die Beinelemente (21a, b) teleskopisch oder stufenlos verlängerbar, optional ist jeder Fuß (23) mit einem jeweiligen Beinelement (21a, b) mittels einer Schraube oder einer magnetischen Kupplung (33) verbunden, optional umfasst jeder Fuß (23) eine abnehmbare Kappe (31).
     
    3. Die Auflage nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 2, wobei jedes Bein (15) aus Verbundmaterial besteht.
     
    4. Die Auflage nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei das magnetische Element (51) der Befestigungskupplung (17) einen Magneten umfasst.
     
    5. Die Auflage nach Anspruch 4, wobei das magnetische Element (51) der Befestigungskupplung (17) als ein Magneten-Paar gebildet ist, das an entgegengesetzten Seiten einer Rotationsachse des Auflagen-Ständers (3) ausgebildet ist.
     
    6. Die Auflage nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, wobei die Gewehr-Befestigung (5) weiterhin einen Befestigungskörper (61) aufweist, der im Gebrauch an dem Gewehr (7) befestigt ist.
     
    7. Die Auflage nach Anspruch 6, wobei der Befestigungskörper (61) eine Platte aufweist, die mit einer Befestigung (63) an dem Gewehr (7) befestigt ist, optional umfasst der Befestigungskörper (61) eine Öffnung (65), durch die die Befestigung (63) am Gewehr (7) angebracht wird.
     
    8. Die Auflage nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, wobei die Gewehr-Befestigung (5) in das Gewehr (7) integriert ist.
     
    9. Die Auflage nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 8, wobei der Auflagen-Ständer (3) zwei oder drei Beine (15) umfasst.
     
    10. Die Auflage nach Anspruch 9, wobei die Beine (15) alle um eine jeweilige Achse (16) schwenkbar an den Stützkörper (11) gekoppelt sind zwischen einer ersten ausgedehnten Konfiguration oder Gebrauchskonfiguration und einer eingeklappten Konfiguration, optional umfassen alle Beine (15) einen Schwenkverbinder (41) an einem oberen Ende, der schwenkbar an den Stützkörper (11) gekoppelt ist.
     
    11. Die Auflage nach Anspruch 10, wobei der Stützkörper (11) erste und zweite magnetische Elemente (45) umfasst, von denen jedes an einer Außenseite neben einer der Achsen (16) ist, und die Schwenkverbinder (41) umfassen jeweils ein magnetisches Element, wobei das magnetische Element (47) des jeweiligen Beines (15) zu dem jeweiligen magnetischen Element des Stützkörpers (11) hingezogen ist und dabei die Beine während des Gebrauchs in der ausgedehnten Gebrauchskonfiguration hält.
     
    12. Die Auflage nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Befestigungskupplung auf dem Auflagen-Ständer einen männlichen Vorsprung oder eine männliche Kupplung umfasst, und die Ständerkupplung an der Befestigung eine weibliche Ausnehmung oder eine weibliche Kupplung umfasst.
     


    Revendications

    1. Assise pour une carabine (7), l'assise comprenant :

    un équipage (5) de carabine qui, en utilisation, est attaché à une carabine (7), l'équipage (5) de carabine comprenant un coupleur (67) à un support qui comprend un élément magnétique (69) permettant sa liaison amovible à un support (3) de l'assise ; et

    un support d'assise (3) destiné à reposer sur une surface, le support d'assise (3) comprenant un corps de soutien (11), au moins une branche (15) qui est supportée par le corps de soutien (11) et un coupleur d'équipage (17) qui comprend un élément magnétique (51) pour la liaison amovible du coupleur de support (67) à la carabine (7) ;

    le coupleur d'équipage (17) comprenant l'un parmi une protubérance circulaire ou à peu près circulaire et un renfoncement circulaire ou à peu près circulaire, et le coupleur de support (67) comprenant l'autre parmi un renfoncement circulaire ou à peu près circulaire et un protubérance circulaire ou à peu près circulaire, caractérisé en ce que ledit coupleur d'équipage et ledit coupleur de support comprenant ladite protubérance circulaire ou à peu près circulaire ou ledit renfoncement circulaire ou à peu près circulaire assurent une rotation progressive sur ceux-ci autour d'un axe vertical unique lorsque support d'assise (3) est installé sur la surface et l'assise supporte la carabine.


     
    2. L'assise de la revendication 1, dans laquelle chaque branche (15) comprend au moins un élément de branche (21a,b) et un pied (23), où optionnellement chaque branche (15) comprend une pluralité d'éléments de branche (21a, b) permettant aux branches (15) d'avoir différentes longueurs, où optionnellement les éléments de branche (21a, b) sont reliées par un couplage à vis ou magnétique (25), où optionnellement les éléments de branche (21a, b) sont télescopiques ou extensibles de façon continue, où optionnellement chaque pied (23) est relié à l'élément de branche respectif (21a, b) par un couplage à vis ou magnétique (33), où optionnellement chaque pied (23) comprend une coiffe amovible (31).
     
    3. L'assise de l'une des revendications 1 et 2, dans laquelle chaque branche (15) est composée de matériaux composites.
     
    4. L'assise de l'une des revendications 1 à 3, dans laquelle l'élément magnétique (51) du coupleur d'équipage (17) comprend un aimant.
     
    5. L'assise de la revendication 4, dans laquelle l'élément magnétique (51) du coupleur d'équipage (17) présente la forme d'une paire d'aimants située sur les côtés opposés d'un axe de rotation du support d'assise (3).
     
    6. L'assise de l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, dans laquelle l'équipage (5) de carabine comprend en outre un corps de liaison (61) qui, en utilisation, est fixé à la carabine (7).
     
    7. L'assise de la revendication 6, dans laquelle le corps de liaison (61) comprend une plaque qui est reliée par une fixation (63) à la carabine (7), où optionnellement le corps de liaison (61) possède une ouverture (65) à travers laquelle la fixation (63) à la carabine (7) est réalisée.
     
    8. L'assise de l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, dans laquelle l'équipage de carabine (5) est intégré à la carabine (7).
     
    9. L'assise de l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 8, dans laquelle le support d'assise (3) comprend deux ou trois branches (15).
     
    10. L'assise de la revendication 9, dans laquelle les branches (15) sont chacune montées de façon pivotante sur le corps de soutien (11) autour d'un pivot respectif (16) entre une première configuration, épanouie ou d'utilisation, et une configuration rétractée, où optionnellement les branches (15) comprennent chacune à une extrémité supérieure de celles-ci un connecteur de pivot (41) qui est couplé de façon pivotante au corps de soutien (11).
     
    11. L'assise de la revendication 10, dans laquelle le corps de soutien (11) comprend des premier et second éléments magnétiques (45), chacun adjacent à un côté extérieur respectif de l'un des pivots (16), et les connecteurs de pivots (41) comprennent chacun un élément magnétique, de telle sorte que l'élément magnétique (47) de la branche respective est attiré sur l'élément magnétique respectif (45) du corps de soutien (11), de façon à maintenir les branches dans la configuration épanouie, d'utilisation, pendant l'utilisation.
     
    12. L'assise de l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle le coupleur d'équipage situé sur le support d'assise comprend une protubérance ou coupleur mâle, et le coupleur de support situé sur l'équipage comprend un renfoncement ou coupleur femelle.
     




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