Checkered horn buttplate          Molded plastic buttplate                                                 Winchester "Shotgun" buttplate



Winchester "Crescent" buttplate                                                                                            Winchester "Carbine" buttplate


Swiss buttplate


   Winchester "Scheutzen" buttplate


Custom "skeleton" buttplate



Trapdoor buttplate covering compartments for two 12ga and four .22LR cartridges


  One gunmaker's idea for a custom made buttplate.


An assortment of buttplates.


Buttplate - A plate made of some material harder than the wood of the buttstock, fitted to the end of same, to protect it. It may be made of hardrubber, horn, plastic or steel. It may be shaped relatively flat like a Winchester "Shotgun" butt on a rifle, like a crescent, or with all manner of protruding appendages in the interest of achieving consistancy of mounting position as in a Swiss or scheutzen buttplate. It may be finished smooth, checkered, striated or engraved.

Or, a gun's but may be finished with no buttplate at all---just checkered directly



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