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Offline Chris Evrard

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Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:19:39 AM »
Hey All,

I am going to start a new run of Bridleless Colonial Locks in the next 2 weeks or so. Delivery is about a month to six weeks out. These are Chambers Colonial VA locks, modified to be bridleless and use a different frizzen spring to approixmate the lock on rifle #138, pages 590-593 of RCA Volume II. In a addition they are tuned, polished, casting lines on the frizzen are removed, frizzens are timed, etc. There is a thread here: http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=47706.msg471507#msg471507 outlining the last batch built, with progress pictures of the build. There are a few testamonials in the original link as well. http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=45711.0

The locks are $260 ea. + shipping and any applicable pay pal fees.

I have 6 commitments already, but the more the merrier. Just let me know if you'd like to be put on the list by sending me an email at chris@chrisevrard.com 

Thanks!

Chris Evrard

PS. I am a recovering machinist ;) and one of the builders for Chambers Flintlocks, and have built over 2000 (ha! more like 2500 now!) locks during the past 4 years. Also, if you have anything you'd like to see, let me know.






Offline Chris Evrard

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 03:29:08 AM »
Oh, and I think I replied via PM or email to everyone who contacted me about getting in on this batch. If I missed you I DIDN'T MEAN TO!  :) Please just drop me a note at chris@chrisevrard.com.

Thanks,

Chris E.

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 02:41:53 PM »
These are fine quality locks.  I bought one from batch #2.  The reverse side photo doesn't do Chris' super machining and file work justice.  Best wishes, and God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 04:26:01 PM »
These are fine quality locks.  I bought one from batch #2.  The reverse side photo doesn't do Chris' super machining and file work justice.  Best wishes, and God Bless,   Marc

Thank you Marc!

Offline RED333

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 02:46:26 AM »
Any chance just one would be left hand?

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 05:08:32 PM »



I had a chance to get in my safe and get a photo for y'all of the delivered product.  My apologies for the dust.  Chris does fine work.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 04:23:45 AM »
Any chance just one would be left hand?

Sorry, no lefties for this model! Wish I could help you on that one.

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 04:29:10 AM »
Hey Guys,

Got a start on the new batch. Just a few pics for you as they come together.

Frizzens are set, and bridles have been chopped!





Lots of filing going on! All the pans are now roughed in. Got a lot more fine filing to do tomorrow before final frizzen fitting. After that, on to the internals.





Offline Metequa

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 07:34:02 AM »
Nice work Chris, thanks for the update!

Offline Brian Jordan

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 07:14:49 PM »
Very cool! I can see mine in the pile :)
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Offline J. Talbert

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 11:43:39 PM »
Chris,

Message sent.

Jeff
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Offline Chris Evrard

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 12:44:13 AM »
Alright guys, after two days of filing and paper the frizzens are set and fit and the pans are shaped. I still have to file all the casting lines off the frizzens on Monday, and then I can start working on the internals.

This is the point where you finally feel like you're making progress. Whoohoo!




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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #12 on: Today at 01:56:21 AM »
Just another update for the buyers.

Got the casting lines filed and sanded out of the frizzens this morning.



Then got to work on prepping the internals. Large and small tumbler axles were turned, and center drilled for subsequent drilling and tapping.



Bridles were drilled, reamed and countersunk.



And the whole pile of internals is getting close to being ready for fitting. Tomorrow I should get the fitting done so I'll probably get to heat treat tomorrow afternoon or Wed. morning. In the home stretch now!



Offline Brian Jordan

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Re: Bridleless Colonial Va. Locks for Sale
« Reply #13 on: Today at 11:53:03 AM »
Thanks for the update Chris!
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