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steelerzzz 
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01-11-09 12:25 PM - Post#662900    


Is there any advantage to swapping a stock GPR lock for a L&R replacement.(the rain sealing feature looks like a good idea for hunting).Also..is there any other replacement locks available for them...or is the stock lock as good as any?

 
karwelis 
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karwelis
01-11-09 12:40 PM - Post#662913    

    In response to steelerzzz

  • steelerzzz Said:
Is there any advantage to swapping a stock GPR lock for a L&R replacement.(the rain sealing feature looks like a good idea for hunting).Also..is there any other replacement locks available for them...or is the stock lock as good as any?


the stock lock is ok, i still have the stocker on mine. but the geometry is wrong and the flint hits low on the frizzen. the L&R doesnt do that. i have another rifle with an L&R and they are good locks! while your at it you might want to go with the davis "deerslayer" trigger replacement. as a matter of fact, i'd replace the trigger first. then shoot for a while and think about lock replacement.

 
Trench 
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Trench
01-11-09 01:49 PM - Post#662945    

    In response to steelerzzz


I installed an L&R Lock on my Traditions "Hawken" and love it. I like the rain draining and proofing features of the late flintlock era. However, I only replaced the original lock because it broke. I think I would hang on to the original for as long as it works to your liking.

 
ssettle 
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01-11-09 04:10 PM - Post#662994    

    In response to steelerzzz

I have two ,one on a 26 year old CVA and one on my sons Lyman. The CVA needed a good lock but the Lyman would of been fine with the one it had. If you have an opportunity compare them to one another. fire the L&R off in your hand and see how it sparks.... You know your going to have to remove a little wood to get the replacement to fit. Do yourself a favor and look around to get the best price. Some people swear they must be made of gold. Mine cost me $140 each. I got mine at RMC several years ago but the place has a new owner now and man is his prices out of this world.

 
karwelis 
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karwelis
01-11-09 04:55 PM - Post#663022    

    In response to ssettle

there about $125 direct from L&R

 
fyrfyter43 
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fyrfyter43
01-11-09 05:04 PM - Post#663028    

    In response to karwelis

According to L&R's price list, all flint locks are $135 plus $8 shipping and handling.

 
karwelis 
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karwelis
01-11-09 05:13 PM - Post#663035    

    In response to fyrfyter43

  • fyrfyter43 Said:
According to L&R's price list, all flint locks are $135 plus $8 shipping and handling.


i did say about. and its way cheaper than rmc

 
MikeBurnsie 
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MikeBurnsie
01-13-09 07:34 PM - Post#664116    

    In response to karwelis

I have a L&R in my GPR and luv it. I plan on a Davis deerslayer trigger set soon. A little wood has to be removed but overall a great fit.



 
karwelis 
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karwelis
01-13-09 08:14 PM - Post#664148    

    In response to MikeBurnsie

  • MikeBurnsie Said:
I have a L&R in my GPR and luv it. I plan on a Davis deerslayer trigger set soon. A little wood has to be removed but overall a great fit.




you know mike that lock looks soooo good, and i know they are better than the stock one from lyman. i gotta get me one, and the deerslayer triggers from davis! love davis triggers!

 
40 Flint 
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40 Flint
01-16-09 10:39 AM - Post#665261    

    In response to karwelis

I asked L&R to provide the REPL lock for my Renegade stock with a goose neck cock as opposed to the double throat. Sure the double throat is a little more hardy but I like the goose neck. Installation is not complete - yet.
TC

 
gungho 
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gungho
01-26-09 07:59 PM - Post#670606    

    In response to MikeBurnsie

how hard was it to get the new lock to fit in the GPR I would be interested in putting one in mine
thanks
Gung


 
Mark Lewis 
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Mark Lewis
01-26-09 09:10 PM - Post#670647    

    In response to gungho

The L&R lock for the T/C Hawken is a royal PITA to install IMO. Get a gunsmith to do it.

 
40 Flint 
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40 Flint
01-26-09 09:44 PM - Post#670670    

    In response to Mark Lewis

I'm certainly no gunsmith and no wood worker either. Also have done nothing with a GPR. Just completed inletting work to put a REPL in a Renegade stock. Spent less than $20 on a couple of cutting tools and went slow. The lock makes enough sparks to set a wet mule on fire!

TC

 
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