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Author Topic: L&R locks ?  (Read 52 times)

Online bldtrailer

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L&R locks ?
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:31:44 PM »
My sons flinter is a Traditions Tennessee 24 inch barrel 1-66 shoots/groups great with 80rn 3ff pt rb , but the lock isn't very good . L&R show a replacement lock (small for cva, traditions) does anyone know if it's a drop in( or needs to be fitted)  and how good are R&L locks?

Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: L&R locks ?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 04:02:41 PM »
i've installed three L&R locks into GPR's and they are quite good.  L&R makes top shelf locks, for sure. 

imo, no aftermarket lock is a "drop in" fit and all will require a little bit of proper mortise/inlet fitting.  not a big deal at all for most of us.

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Re: L&R locks ?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 07:10:11 PM »
I will herald Robs opinion on L&R locks.  They were on of the first mfg's to really go after production locks short of Siler.  You might need to "touch" one up a bit but in general they are great. 

As to being replacement locks quite frankly I have no experience in that endeavor.....

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Re: L&R locks ?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 10:10:49 AM »
I have posted this before; I put a L&R RPL lock in a TC Renegade, it was anything but a drop in. It took some serious gunsmithing skills to fit the lock and get it working. I also sent the lock back to L&R twice because of manufacturing flaws. When I got it back the second time it still wasn't right (tumber wouldn't turn) but I fixed it myself rather than send it back again.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 10:11:05 AM by Eric Krewson »

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Re: L&R locks ?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 01:25:02 PM »
I have posted this before; I put a L&R RPL lock in a TC Renegade, it was anything but a drop in. It took some serious gunsmithing skills to fit the lock and get it working. I also sent the lock back to L&R twice because of manufacturing flaws. When I got it back the second time it still wasn't right (tumber wouldn't turn) but I fixed it myself rather than send it back again.

I seem to recall that experience, Eric... Let's hope with L&Rs reputation, that was a 1-off situation and if the OP buys one the most he'll have to do is to scrape and fit a bit of wood and all will be well!