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Are there names for the parts of a brass triggerguard/handrest?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Dr.Rob, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    I almost told someone the hooked trigger guard was called a BrugerHoek :neener:
     
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    The triggerguards for American Longrifles follow the style of the rifle being made. Each style or school had certain designs that made it distinct from longrifles built in the next town or county. A Bedford County made longrifle is very different from a Lancaster County made longrifle. To get more confusing, sometimes individual gunsmiths built rifle contrary to the style of the school in which they were located. Peter White comes to mind.

    Johnston’s book and the Bivin’s books give decent photos showing the differences.

    The purpose of the triggerguard is to protect the trigger and provide a comfortable rest for the hand. The function of the guard is to provide the gunsmith with a way to distinguish his work.

    Kevin
     
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