Making a Custom Trigger Guard

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.

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