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Ward-Burton tirgger plate screws

Posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Tuesday, 19 June 2012, at 10:54 a.m.

I am taking my WB rifle to the gunsmith as the front trigger plate screw is too tight to turn and I am too much the idiot to get it out. The rear trigger plate screw is missing and I bought a replacement musket/td screw from Red. Upon trying to install it I find that there is either a piece of added wood in the screw hole (perhaps to give the threads a grip) or else, it takes a unique screw. The latter does not make sense as with millions of tp screws available postbellum, why go to the added expense of machining a new type of screw? I will appreciate anyone with a WB checking to see if the rear trigger plate screw is the standard musket.td (said to be the longest used gun part in U.S. martial arms history-all the way to the M1 carbine). Thanks!


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