These broken trigger guard pieces were found in a bucket of old Lepley rifle parts and gunsmithing tools in Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA. Note that the one at the top is designed for screw attachment to the stock, rather than the conventional tab and pin retention method. These broken trigger guards remind us that in he old days guns were used in different ways than we do now that subjected them to damage, such as carrying them on horseback.
The next four pictures show the broken screw retained guard (first guard in the upper photo above) in more detail.
The next four pictures show the tab and pin retained guard (second guard in the upper photo above) in more detail.
The next six pictures show a break in a trigger guard that was repaired with a riveted on strap that eventually failed.
The next two pictures show fragments from broken guards. One of them has the splayed shape common to the area.
The next two pictures show another fragment from a broken guard.
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