With a milling machine and common gunsmithing tools, a quality one-piece, steel trigger guard can be made. No special jigs are required… just a pattern and a bit of careful craftsmanship, including the use of hand tools.
By Norman E. Johnson
This custom trigger guard was made for a Model 700 Remington action bedded into a Remington Model 40X modified stock. The loop is somewhat larger than the standard Model 700 or 40X aluminum trigger guard and much more durable. The part is made from a block of flat hot or cold rolled steel, the thickness matching the width of a standard factory trigger guard to fit the rifle’s stock mortise and guard screw hole pattern.