This pair of rifle buttplates were found in a bucket of old Lepley gunsmithing hardware at the Alonzo Lepley estate auction that took place in the early 1970's in Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA. They are constructed of non-ferrous material (probably brass, judging from the verdigris). The tops of both buttplates are three-sided. Although the buttplates are similar, various details are different, and it is clear that they were not cast using the same pattern. One is notched for a patchbox.
The three photos below show details of the buttplate that is notched for a patchbox.
The three photos that follow show details of the buttplate that is not notched for a patchbox.
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