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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2019, 01:04 PM
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I have had L&R locks and they are as good as their reputation. There are a few custom locks out there that are even better. I had one of Curly Gostomski's locks on a trade gun he built. For a single trigger, it was very light, maybe 6 oz and the lock was incredibly fast for a large lock. But the geometry was so perfect, that the flints lasted for more then dozens of shots. I used the same flint for almost 7 years of small game hunting and some match shooting. Another flint lasted longer but I really did not keep track or use the gun as regularly then.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2019, 01:24 PM
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Wow! Thats a whole bunch of shots! A lot to be said for quality equipment!

As soon as Im well enough to head back to the range Ill be setting up the Lyman replacement barrel from the recall, and Ill count the shots the flint is good for with the L&R. Dont expect to do as well as the custom lock you have.

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Curley died about 25 years ago. Lost the gun in a fire 4 years ago. Those who have guns built by Curley don't part with them, their estates do, and even then the kids don't realize what they have and sell it off as a musket. I keep looking.
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Thats too bad, it sounds like he was one of the greats, and most unfortunate that you had a fire, which is devastating in its own rite, but even more so to lose a flinter of that quality and nearly unreplaceable.
Good luck in finding another, not wishing anyone to move on, just when it might happen providence shine on you.

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Good to hear that L&R stands behind their locks. Only ever owned one L&R and it was a step-up from the Thompson Lock on my PA Hunter it replaced. Have since owned Silar and IMO they are a notch or 2 above L&R.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 08:16 PM
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They are a Great company to do business with. I have 3 of their locks.
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