"Contract Rifle" Flintlocks
This lock is so named because many of this style were used on Pennsylvania longrifles built between 1792 and the War of 1812, made to fill U.S. government contracts to arm U.S. Army Rifleman and as treaty gifts for Indians. This style of lock is also found on non-contract rifles and fowlers of the same time period. The lock has a short hammer throw, which results in very fast "lock time" for rapid ignition. This lock has been redesigned and now has a single throated cock and newly designed frizzen spring that more closely approximate the originals. Right hand only.
Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 1".
Double Throated Cock
This "double-throated" cock version is very nice to build the "Common Rifles" of the late 18th through the early 19th century period. Many locks of this style were built by gun makers for the military/militia use. Along with the double-throated cock, this lock features the very appropriate "Harpers Ferry" frizzen spring.