I know this is a dumb question, but I am just too curious. I was out metal detecting and came across this butt plate for a gun. I would think it isn't that old or it would be in far worse shape. I found it in a rock pile at an old mining site here in Missouri. To me it almost looks like it belongs to a winchester but all the ones I seen don't have the extra metal at the back bottom of the plate as shown in the first photo. Usually they come to a smooth point. Anyways another one of those countless things I find digging in the ground that I may never truely know what it went to.