Image Number 3 for United States Patent #6306040.
A telescopic baton having an elastic multi-claw retaining means for holding a telescoped shaft of the baton in place is provided. The baton includes a handle, a middle shaft adapted to slide into the handle, a front shaft adapted to slide into the middle shaft, and a fixing cap screwed to a rear open end of the handle. The multi-claw retaining means is punched into the fixing cap by a suitable means to firmly adhere to an inner rear end of the fixing cap. The claws of the elastic retaining means extend forward and are bent into predetermined shape to elastically and frictionally grip a rear end of the front shaft from different radial directions when the front and the middle shafts are fully telescoped into the handle.