I'm working on putting together a TC frankenflint. I have a nice TC Renegade stock and a TC roundball barrel off of a Hawken Flinter in 54 cal. Now I'm looking for a lock, but they are friggin pricey on the Ebay and Gunbroker when they come up. An L&R Lock from Track of the Wolf seems to be the way I'm heading but Im not sure if the L&R lock itself is ready to go out out of the box or if I need to "do anything" to it prior to installing it in the stock. I know I would need to remove some wood to fit it properly, but is an L&R lock itself ready to go out of the box?
It took me 2 hours with a pen knife to install the first one and 1 hour with the proper small chisel for the next one. They are easy to do, just follow the instructions that come with the lock. Good luck.
it took a little over an hour for me to install an L&R lock on my CVA mountain rifle and what a difference it made. Had to do a little in letting and I had to file a little off the sear bar. A much better lock than the old CVA lock.
Far from an expert, but the thread goes over the major steps in some detail. So if your starting from a standing start, this provides information and the courage to take on a relatively simple project.
Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
Thanks for the tips guys. I did order the L&R lock and it came in today. The thing is sturdy and well made. I'll second that it is a world apart form the TC lock. Now on to fitting it and then blueing...