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Offline Ravenshurst

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R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« on: December 05, 2023, 07:18:30 PM »
Hi all
I realize the experts are probably tired of ‘early rifle’ questions.......but.......
I am curious......



 
What rifle would this trigger guard be appropriate on?  I REALLY like this.  Would this work on an ‘early Virginia smooth rifle’?
The grip rail certainly isn’t far from the stock...but...as there aren’t any examples.....
Opinions?
Thanks for any replies.

Offline rich pierce

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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2023, 07:20:42 PM »
This looks out of place on any colonial gun build in my personal view. It just doesn’t remind me of anything I’ve seen on early colonial guns. Just my reaction.
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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2023, 08:03:28 PM »
Ravenshurst;  This looks like something from a European gun of some sort.  I agree with Rich.
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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2023, 08:13:48 PM »
Rich and Blacksmoke... thanks for the fast replies. So, if a euro gun, what type or country or era?  I think I like it BECAUSE it is different.

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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2023, 08:28:24 PM »
It roughly represents a combination wood and metal guard found on some Jeager riles out of Central Europe. In solid brass it a really heavy blob. BJH
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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2023, 08:33:54 PM »
It roughly represents a combination wood and metal guard found on some Jeager riles out of Central Europe. In solid brass it a really heavy blob. BJH

This ^^^^. What he said. Time to start researching jaeger rifles.
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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2023, 09:15:55 PM »
Many years ago a gentleman had me replace the guard on a jaeger he had built with one of those.
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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2023, 11:44:33 PM »
Gentlemen, thank you very much for the information.

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Re: R. E. Davis ‘early ‘ trigger guard
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2023, 12:33:55 AM »
If it was made of horn, it would be appropriate for a German or perhaps Swiss gun.
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