A relatively slender forend on an over & under gun (as opposed to a beavertail forend). Over & Under counterpart of a Splinter Forend.
Field Forend on a Browning Superposed. It still must be of a certain thickness because it must wrap around the sides of the barrels and still retain enough substance to avoid breakage.
Field Forend on a Merkel. In order to make the forend as slim as possible and to avoid the possibility of detritus catching between it and the void along the side ribs, it is made in three pieces. Two fitted slivers of wood are screwed to the side ribs; only the bottom section is easily removable for dismounting the barrels.
Field forends are better than beavertail forends because the closer one's hand is to the line of the bore and to the line of sight, the better one's hand-eye coordination.
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