Replacement lock for GPR

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Walkingeagle

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L&R Lock Co. makes the RPL replacement lock. I got mine from Track of the Wolf. Around $135.00 I believe.
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L&R not exactly "drop-in" as some inletting/wood removal is required to get it to operate properly.
 

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Correct, I forgot that I needed to inlet for the leaf spring as the original is coil.
 

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From what I remember it fit perfect. Had to use a Dremmel to inlet behind the lock to fit the leaf spring area was all.
 

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Boomerang said:
Does anyone make a drop in replacement caplock for a Lyman GPR?

I understand upgrading the lock on a GPR flinter but what is the gain on replacing the lock on a percussion?
 

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40 Flint said:
Boomerang said:
Does anyone make a drop in replacement caplock for a Lyman GPR?

I understand upgrading the lock on a GPR flinter but what is the gain on replacing the lock on a percussion?
I don't like where the half cock position is on the factory lock. It has the hammer almost touching the nipple. So you have to put on full cock to put a cap on.
 

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I don't like the half cock position either, but I wouldn't spend the $$$ to replace a perfectly sound, fast lock. The coli spring, though not HC/PC, doesn't bother me a bit.
 

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Had gaps, at least with a GPR flint lock I installed on a kit gun. There also was a copious amount of wood removal for the spring. For what it is worth, once the installed, a real improvement over the factory lock. Had two in flint. Other than aesthetics, see little performance improvement when it comes to the percussion lock. Had one a while back, but long gone. Only have one flint right now. Love it.
 

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I don't like where the half cock position is on the factory lock. It has the hammer almost touching the nipple. So you have to put on full cock to put a cap on.

There are two options....

1. shorten the nipple

2. Get over it...

I full cock most of my guns to cap the nipple and then lower the hammer to half cock.. :idunno:
 
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