Stock Oval


Oval - A small oval plate of nickel, silver or gold, usually inletted flush into the underside of the buttstock of a fine gun on which the owner's initials, monogram or coat of arms my be engraved. Somtimes, it is installed, but left vacant, ready for your own initials. Also: escutcheon, but this term is usually used when the silhouette of the plate is more decorative, such as in the shape of a shield, rather than a simple oval.


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