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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Replacement Lock

Does anyone have experience with L&R replacement locks for T.C., Lyman, and/or Investarms flintlocks? I'm interested to know how they compare to the modern coilspring locks in terms of reliability, sparking, and speed/lock time. Thanks for your input!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 01:28 AM
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Re: Replacement Lock

My dad put one on his Thompson Center and was really pleased with it.
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I like my L&R lock on my RMC!!!

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Re: Replacement Lock

The folks at L&R understand flint lock geometry and proper steel alloys better than the big production folks. I have L&R locks on a few of my guns. They are first rate. Far superior to the average production lock. I have never used one of their replacement locks for a TC, Lyman etc. the locks I have are on custom and semi custom guns. I can't imagine why they would be any lesser quality. It is a fair chunk of change to make a production gun work the way it should in the first place.

RMC had the right idea using L&R locks to build their guns. I have several locks by various manufacturers, Davis, Siler (now made by Chambers), North Star, Cochran, L&R, Dixie, Miruko (sp?), CVA, Traditions, Lyman, TC, Goulcher, etc. L&R is right up there with Davis and Siler.

I do understand that the L&R replacement locks require rather minor fitting and aren't exactly drop in replacements.
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Re: Replacement Lock

I put one in my T/C Hawken and I love it. It took me about 2 hours to do the job. Not hard to do, just follow the instructions.
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Re: Replacement Lock

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I put one in my T/C Hawken and I love it. It took me about 2 hours to do the job. Not hard to do, just follow the instructions.
How much woodwork/gunsmithing did you need to do to replace it? I am leaning this way myself? Also, are the locks still $100? That`s what they were a few years ago, haven`t looked recently.

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Re: Replacement Lock

I was recently checking them out as i need to replace the one on my Hawken and Track of the Wolf has them for right around 150.00...That was for the Flintlock..
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My hunting buddy ordered one thru Track fo the Wolf last fall and it was bckordered so long he ended up cancelling the order. Something like 3 months. I would make darn sure it was a stock item or get a definite lead time for it up front. He was none to pleased and likely will never buy from them again.

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I was recently checking them out as i need to replace the one on my Hawken and Track of the Wolf has them for right around 150.00...That was for the Flintlock..

Wow-$150. They have gone up 50% in a few years. That`s worse than the grocery stores which prices are out of control.

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Re: Replacement Lock

I installed a RPL in a Hatfield longrifle, and it was way better than the original lock. I have L&R locks on 6 or 7 custom rifles I built. I think they're better than Siler/Chambers or Davis, but that's my opinion.

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