Flintlock Muskets, Pistols, Muzzleloaders, Gunsmith
Gun Repair for Good Old Guns

LOCKS & PARTS

HAND FORGED LOCKS

These locks are ideal for the gun builder who wishes to have a hand forged lock.  OK, I know what you're thinking..."This could be a great back-up or replacement lock for the India made gun I already have".  Well, you know how no two snowflakes are alike?  Hand forged stuff is the same way.  When a replacement is fit into your already existing mortise there could be tight and loose spots around the edges because the hand forged nature is not perfect to a mold like modern poured cast locks.  Again, these locks are hand forged and best suited for new builds.


You have two options...The first is that you purchase the lock in the "rough" and you do your own thing.  You touch a file, Dremmel or buffing wheel to it and it's not returnable as "new" so please be sure before you tinker.


The second is that you have our shop do our Standard Lock Service where we break it down, polish the inside of the lock plate and harden the tumbler, sear and frizzen, then tweak out the bugs. This service is $50.00





What sort of bugs might need tweaking?  Could be most anything or nothing at all.  I have seen many come through with no work needed aside from the polish and hardening of the lock parts and frizzen.  On the other hand I have seen a variety that needed finish work such as....


Stripped screws

Geometry tweaking

Pan cover not fitting tightly

Spring not springy enough

trigger pull too heavy

Tumbler notches need adjustment

etc.

etc.

etc.

Be prepared


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British TOWER Lock                                         Shown with grease removed

Grease  on = $100.00

Grease off = $125.00

Grease off with Lock service = $175.00

Shipping = $12.00 (includes $100.00 insurance. please specify if you require additional insurance value in case of loss.)

PARTS

Parts are not available at this time.  It's something we are working on and MIGHT have in the future.  When and if we do, they will be of a hand forged nature and will require skill on the part of the gunsmith or buyer to modify and install.  You may be required to anneal, stretch, bend, and temper the parts.  We'll keep you posted here of any progress on availability in the future.
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Double Throated Dog Lock                                Shown with grease removed

Grease  on = $100.00

Grease off = $125.00

Grease off with Lock service = $175.00

Shipping = $12.00 (includes $100.00 insurance. please specify if you require additional insurance value in case of loss.)

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1690s French Lock                                          Shown with grease removed

Grease  on = $100.00

Grease off = $125.00

Grease off with Lock service = $175.00

Shipping = $12.00 (includes $100.00 insurance. please specify if you require additional insurance value in case of loss.)

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1777 French Lock                                          Shown with grease removed

Grease  on = $100.00

Grease off = $125.00

Grease off with Lock service = $175.00

Shipping = $12.00 (includes $100.00 insurance. please specify if you require additional insurance value in case of loss.)

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Early Jacobean Dog Lock                                   Shown with grease on

Grease  on = $100.00

Grease off = $125.00

Grease off with Lock service = $175.00

Shipping = $12.00 (includes $100.00 insurance. please specify if you require additional insurance value in case of loss.)

This is a good example of what the lock might look like with the grease still on.  It tends to start drying on and collects dust and dirt.  Sometimes they are less greasy and sometimes more.

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Do not use grease as a rust preventative in your lock!  It will slow the lock speed and as it drys eventually stop your lock from working at all.

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Early British TOWER Lock                                      Shown with grease removed

Grease  on = $100.00

Grease off = $125.00

Grease off with Lock service = $175.00

Shipping = $12.00 (includes $100.00 insurance. please specify if you require additional insurance value in case of loss.)

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Approx. 6 3/4" Long


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Slightly straighter across the bottom of the plate.


Approx. 6 7/8" Long


Lightly curved banana shape across the bottom of lock plate.


Approx. 6 1/2" Long


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