Part name: Trigger Guard
Part Function: The Trigger Guard
is used to keep a soldier from inadvertently
discharging his weapon should he snag an otherwise
exposed Trigger on a branch, clothing, or other
impediment. On the M1 Garand the Trigger
Guard also locks the weapon together and
is capable of cocking the hammer for field stripping.
It also provides a mount-point for the winter trigger
and guides the safety.
Special Notes: There are two
types of Trigger Guards commonly
seen on M1 Garand Rifles. The Trigger Guard pictured
above is a milled variety.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: W.W.II KA-BAR Knife.
In this picture you can see the hilt area of a KA-BAR
Marine Combat Knife. These wonderful knives were
probably one of the better knives ever made.
Guard assembled in Trigger Group
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002