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    Musket Trigger Guard?

    Found this today at a peanut field I have permission on. It is brass with an iron trigger and would measure about 7"s long if straight. It is missing a piece at the front. Half a screw hole remains. I can make out the numbers 0 2 on the back of the tang. They are upside down in the first picture. Any help IDing what gun it came from would be greatly appreciated.
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    Nice trigger guard but I'd say pretty hard to ID what it came off of.
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    there are a few different models that look close , some of the Springfield rifles and the Mississippi type rifles

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    According to Al Frasca, who is very knowledgeable in this area, my trigger guard is most likely from a Springfield carbine and that explains the lack of a provision for the sling swivel on the bow. The carbine had a slide ring on the side of the receiver.
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    The search is back on! I misread Mr. Frasca's e-mail. This guard is not from a Springfield. It is from a carbine or cadet rifle by some other maker.
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