"antique" lock repair (only 2 parts ugh)

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Old 06-21-06, 05:51 AM
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"antique" lock repair (only 2 parts ugh)

I have an old style lock - I'm not sure if its considered a mortise lock - its square and does NOT go inside the door it attaches to the side.

Other then the latches there are only 2 moving parts, a small spring and a flat piece of metal that is V shaped.

I can't figure out where either of the parts goes - I'm to the point were I'm considering changing the door - but it is a custom size/width and would be really costly.
 
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Old 06-21-06, 07:03 AM
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Sounds like an old fashioned rim lock....you say there are only 2 moving parts... is there a keyhole and a locking bolt?

Is there a spindle hole (for a handle to operate the latch)?

The V shaped piece of metal sounds like the internal feather spring, which is designed to hold tension on the internal locking lever.

More info required...please?
 
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Old 06-21-06, 07:29 AM
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Sorry - my mistake - THere are several parts that remained in place when lock was dismantled I can't figure out where the 2 parts mentioned belong.

THere is a spindle hole for latch (with a piece of hardware for handle to go through which moves the latch). There is also a lock - but it appears is operational w/o these 2 parts.

I believe the small spring needs to be placed behind regular latch to allow the latch to open & close. I also think the "V" shaped metal is for tension, unfortunately there are no scratch marks in interior that would help me figure out where this was originally.

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Sounds like an old fashioned rim lock....you say there are only 2 moving parts... is there a keyhole and a locking bolt?


Is there a spindle hole (for a handle to operate the latch)?

The V shaped piece of metal sounds like the internal feather spring, which is designed to hold tension on the internal locking lever.

More info required...please?
 
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Old 06-25-06, 11:49 AM
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Check out this site and tell me if it resembles anything similar please?

http://www.eddonaldson.com/rimlocks4.htm#rim thumbnail 1
 
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