Maybe that third lock was the Golden Age flintlock by R. Gale? I believe all three were well regarded in their time, but only the Siler has continued in production. I think there was a Canadian lock, built in a similar style, which was available at that time as well. I pulled my 1973 Muzzle Blasts out of storage recently. I'll browse the ads and see what I can find.Back in the early 1970's , there were three pretty good locks on the market. Haddaway , Siler , and another guy whom I can 't remember his name. Of the three , the Had. was slightly less expensive. That's more than likely why I used them. Never had one fail to do what it was meant to do.........oldwood
My second build in the mid 70s was a long rifle with a 44" Douglas Golden Age barrel and Haddaway flintlock. One of the best locks I have every had. I did have to replace the frizzen because of poor sparking. My SIL still shoots it today as it is too heavy for me anymore.Can anyone out there tell me about a Haddaway Lock? Are they more valuable than a Siler?
Chamber's Siler was cured of the poor half cock problem . The German import locks like Siler where just utility affairs .Duelling pistols are light years better quality . But priced accordingly .Each a' Horse for a course'& never the twain would ever meet. Of the other offerings mentioned they where a matter of taste, or lack there of .