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Offline BarryE

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Davis locks
« on: January 23, 2022, 10:18:47 PM »
What has been your experience with R. E. Davis, specifically M&G locks regarding workmanship and function?  Thanks!

Offline Stoner creek

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Re: Davis locks
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 10:51:13 PM »
M&G are very good locks. The two best are the Classic and the Albrect. What is desirable about these two locks is that they have thick bolsters. They are fast too. Iíve used the Continental in the past but it doesnít perform at the level of the previous two.
 Iím pretty much a Chambers devotee nowadays.
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Offline bowkill

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Re: Davis locks
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 10:55:00 PM »
I have used a couple of them and I really like them. They are good locks, and well made.
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Offline Frank

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Re: Davis locks
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 02:07:58 AM »
Jim Chambers and Jim Kibler locks for me. Superior workmanship and quality control.

Offline borderdogs

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Re: Davis locks
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 02:17:07 AM »
I have bought 3 late Ketland Chamber's locks from various sellers here which I have planned projects for each. I have used Davis, L & R, and they are good but I think the Chambers locks are very good. I have no experience with Kibler locks
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Re: Davis locks
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 02:31:31 AM »
Hi Barry,
Here is what I did to an M&G Albrecht lock that was not up to par.  Keep in mind, I was remaking it to match the Edward Marshall rifle, but it was a mediocre lock to begin with.

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=63967.msg641297#msg641297

Keep in mind, most locks can be made into very fine locks.  It is just that some require a lot more work. 

dave

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Offline deepcreekdale

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Re: Davis locks
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 03:10:01 AM »
I have used several M&G locks from Larry and they were all great when I got them. They are very well assembled and finished. I have never had to do any more than a little polishing of the inner lock plate and some of the mating surfaces but much less than a straight Davis and much much much less than an L&R. I love Chambers locks as well, but they don't make styles for everything. Kiblers locks are great too but pretty much match in appearance others that are already out there, ie pretty much the same as the Chambers Lake Ketland and Round Face Virginia lock.
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