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Quick-release lockable long gun case

Patent Number: 6,845,640

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Abstract
A quick-release lockable long gun case encloses the breech, trigger guard and trigger of a long gun allowing the barrel and stock to protrude through oppositely disposed openings. A keypad may be preprogrammed with a combination that must be entered to allow access to the long gun. A key operated override mechanism is also provided. An internal chamber contains a removable insert having the outer configuration conforming to the breech, trigger guard and trigger of the long gun. The lid is hinged to the body with a spring biasing the lid in the direction of opening. The latch mechanism includes a strike attached to the lid of the long gun case and a latch mounted within the body of the long gun case. The latch is pivotable and has upper and lower structures that are balanced about the pivot point thereof. The pull points used to actuate the latch are misaligned with respect to the pivot axis of the latch so that if the long gun case is dropped or jostled, such actions will not result in undesired opening of the lid. Two alternative actuating mechanisms are provided, a motor provided with a cable windable around the shaft of the motor, and a rotatable actuator rotated when a proper key is received within a keyhole.
Patent Number: 6,845,640
Issue Date: 2005-01-25

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