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I'm working on a rifle and I need to have a lock made, I have the side plate but need someone to reproduce a lock with the same dimensions. If anyone here knows someone who does this kind of work or has contact info it would be a big help.
 

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I finally had to make my own lock. Took paper and made a pattern based on lock mortise and then picked a hammer with correct throw. By careful adjustment on paper pattern got hammer hole correct and rest was fairly easy. make plate, drill hammer hole and use TC lock components to complete. Not perfect but shoots a ragged hole at 100 Yards.
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I'm working on a rifle and I need to have a lock made, I have the side plate but need someone to reproduce a lock with the same dimensions. If anyone here knows someone who does this kind of work or has contact info it would be a big help.
Why won’t a commercially available lock work?
 

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This is an older rifle and to this point, I haven't found a commercial lock that will fit the inlet. Here are some photos of the lock it's pretty small and I'd rather get one that fits vs re-inletting the stock.
 

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Curious, are you using the coil spring of a TC lock?
Yes. Used original TC lock for component location pattern. The coil spring works exceptionally well and maybe better/faster than original leaf spring it must have had when built FWIW its a .45 swiss match precision schuetzen from Biel where they used to shoot for $$$. Someone removed original lock long ago and came to me without it,
 
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You will never find a modern lock to fit the mortice.

Thanks for including a scale with the photos. That is a small lock. In order to shop locks to modify, pictures of the cock and frizzen are necessary. It would be nice to see the rifle to determine what style of lock is appropriate. Photos of the assembled lock internals are necessary too.

IF it were a historically important and has significant value it may be best to leave it alone.

Making lock plates is not a problem. It is relatively easy to make a new plate for an existing lock and swap the parts over.

There are many very fine craftsmen over at american long rifle dot com . You might have luck over there finding a person to do the job.
 
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A small Siler with the tail end filed to a round contour maybe as close as you can get. You can make a tracing of you lock plate and over lay it on the full size illustration that Track of the Wolf offers.
 

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You will never find a modern lock to fit the mortice.

Thanks for including a scale with the photos. That is a small lock. In order to shop locks to modify, pictures of the cock and frizzen are necessary. It would be nice to see the rifle to determine what style of lock is appropriate. Photos of the assembled lock internals are necessary too.

IF it were a historically important and has significant value it may be best to leave it alone.

Making lock plates is not a problem. It is relatively easy to make a new plate for an existing lock and swap the parts over.

There are many very fine craftsmen over at american long rifle dot com . You might have luck over there finding a person to do the job.
Unfortunately the plate is all I have no other parts. I will try the forum suggested.
 

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A small Siler with the tail end filed to a round contour maybe as close as you can get. You can make a tracing of you lock plate and over lay it on the full size illustration that Track of the Wolf offers.
I have considered that and may have to do that.
 

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I have used an oversize lock that can be reduced to original mortise. Key is hammer position and throw. Also fitting sear arm for engagement,
I wouldn't mind having to do some inletting to fit the sear and spring if it were necessary.
 

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I believe Jim Chambers makes their Siler lock available with what they call a builders plate. Basically a completed lock assembled to a square plate allowing the plate to be shaped to almost any configuration.

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