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Restoring Rim Lock

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Restoring Rim Lock

Postby Fixerupper10 on Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:42 pm

I'm trying to repair a rim lock from an 1840-ish door. Please look at the attached photo. Above the keyhole there's a horizontal bar and above that a much thinner bar at an angle Those 2 pieces are underneath the deadbolt. Are they supposed to move? The deadbolt isn't working and I'm trying to figure out why. These 2 pieces currently don't move and I'm wondering if they're rusted to the body of the lock.
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Re: Restoring Rim Lock

Postby Sombreuil_Mongrel on Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:21 am

Yes it should move. The key lifts it up so the tab is lifted out of the notch in the bolt bar, as the key engages with and moves the bolt bar in or out.
I think that's a Carpenter lock.
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