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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2015, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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L&R flintlocks

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?
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Re: L&R flintlocks

Yes, but is not browned or blued.

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Re: L&R flintlocks

Like was said it will be bare metal...





Some guys say they wax the metal...some oil...some leave it go to develop a patina of its own...some brown...some blue...

Could also polish it...engrave it etc...

Its a sandblasted type finish...


Its leaps and bounds better than any TC lock IMO...



I was going to cash in on mine...but figured one day my L&R might go down in the middle of a season or trip at camp...will be nice to have a back up lock...till I get another flinter...
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Re: L&R flintlocks

You'll have to remove some wood inside the lock mortise. The L&R has different internal parts than the TC lock.

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Re: L&R flintlocks

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.
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Re: L&R flintlocks

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.
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Re: L&R flintlocks

Browning or bluing the lock is actually easy. Use my learning curve from my rebuild.

https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...17#Post2925417

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.

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Re: L&R flintlocks

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...
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