While many people produce hand forged iron mounts, and I have been doing that for many years; not many people forge weld trigger guards. All the original trigger guards I have studied were forge welded, but most contemporary builders braze guards. I did that also. I would forge braze my guards as I do my butt pieces; but that was never quite good enough for me. After a good bit of extra work, I am now forge welding my iron guards. I have even figured out how to forge weld those three piece East Tennessee guards.