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Offline DD4lifeusmc

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ASM flintlock part
« on: February 12, 2014, 03:26:07 PM »
Got a customer that isn't absolutely sure of what he has.
Believes it is made by ASM.
Kentucky style  45 cal flintlock
What I need to know assuming ASM is correct, who would most likely made the lock.
Possible a source for the lock if parts are not available.
What we need is the main leaf spring
Attached are a couple photos of the lock.
Thanks
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 04:12:53 PM »
Do you need to replace a missing spring?

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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 05:14:02 PM »
yep if I can find one guaranteed to fit.
That's why I'm need the other info also.
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 05:56:57 PM »

What I need to know assuming ASM is correct, who would most likely made the lock.


That would be ASM. Dixie Gun Works probably has a spring to fit.
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 07:30:13 PM »
they made them in both flint and cap, should look like mine, dont know about parts, but I know where an entire flintlock version is sitting, been in the basement of a local shop for 40+ years,
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 07:45:35 AM »

What I need to know assuming ASM is correct, who would most likely made the lock.


That would be ASM. Dixie Gun Works probably has a spring to fit.
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We are presuming it is a ASM. Being about 20 years old it is possible.
Asm may have done like others have known to do, install someone elses lock.
But even if they did manufacture the lock who's design  Siler, chambers, davis, keth, etc.
Yes Dixie might have it but they also require more info.
Hopefully the customer can come with something to confirm the maker.
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 07:54:35 AM »
 DD4, does your customer have just the lock, or the entire gun? There should be stamping on the barrel to identify the maker.

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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 08:18:24 AM »
DD4, does your customer have just the lock, or the entire gun? There should be stamping on the barrel to identify the maker.
He has the gun. I got to get with him so I can look it over. He only brought the lock the other day.
Hopefully Saturday.
Dixie only shows a generic spring for this situation. So still looking to get better info.
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 09:40:09 AM »
 

  Here's another thought:  Send those pictures with lock dimensions to Track of the Wolf.  They're usually pretty helpful.

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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 11:12:40 AM »
yep thought of that too. But at this point think I will wait till I have gun in hand and can ascertain it definitely is or is not a ASM.
We might be resigned to a generic and make fit.
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 03:32:21 PM »
If you measure from the spring pin hole in the lock to the middle of the tumbler, you should be able to find a good fitting replacement mainspring.

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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 07:14:31 PM »
If you measure from the spring pin hole in the lock to the middle of the tumbler, you should be able to find a good fitting replacement mainspring.
Yep, but to do that I still need to get the gun itself. Maybe Saturday
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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 01:14:43 PM »
@ DD
as a last resort you could have a new spring made. I made my own, as shown in "forging a main spring"

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Re: ASM flintlock part
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 01:50:30 PM »
DD4, anything new to report?