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SHOTGUN PLACE FINDER
SHOOTING FIELD PLACE FINDER
BUTT MARKER

A device used to choose the first shooting position in a game shoot.

The most common shape is similar to a Vesta case containing until 10 numbered ivory pegs, but examples are known in the shape of a cartridge or a flask containing numbered balls.



silver shotgun place finder

Any numbered peg is randomly inserted in the sheath and each shooter takes his turn to draw a peg revealing the number of the shooting position (butt) to use for the first drive.

Today we assist to a revival of interest on silver place finders that are highly researched by shooters looking for antique examples of Edwardian and George V production







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