Sideplate - A decorative steel plate mounted to the side of a boxlock break-open gun, inletted into the receiver and into the wood just behind it, to make the gun resemble a sidelock in appearance and to provide a greater area for engraving. Sideplated guns, usually, can be recognized by the lack of action pins visible in the sideplates (although some sidelocks are built without pins and some sideplated guns are built with fake pins).
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