Fences - Hemispherical outgrowths of the receiver of a double gun that mate with the breech ends of the barrels. In this case, fences with Side clips.
The term derives from the flanges (or fences) in this position on a muzzle loading gun that were designed to protect the shooter's face from sparks and escaping gasses.
Sometimes the fences of fine guns are carved into a three-dimensional form --- Deeply chiseled fences as on the Dan'l Fraser and Greener guns above.
Some makers have their own distinctive "Signature-Style" Fences, such as:
James Woodward's "Arcaded Fences"
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