Old Rim Lock

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I found this piece last week and decided to do electrolysis on it this past weekend. It came out pretty good, I think it's an old rim lock?
Thanks for looking!
 

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Yep, an old rim lock. I dug one a while back and did a restore job on it. It came out good as well, despite being a chunk of concretion.
 

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At first I thought that was a piece of my wife's meatloaf. Lol.
Great job on the electrolysis!
That really did the trick.
I never knew those were called rim locks. I've been calling them antique door locks. Ya learn something new here all the time.
 

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Good Afternoon!
I found this piece last week and decided to do electrolysis on it this past weekend. It came out pretty good, I think it's an old rim lock?
Thanks for looking!
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Yep, an old rim lock. I dug one a while back and did a restore job on it. It came out good as well, despite being a chunk of concretion.
It's the first one I've dug and it's crazy how things can clean up pretty good.
 
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At first I thought that was a piece of my wife's meatloaf. Lol.
Great job on the electrolysis!
That really did the trick.
I never knew those were called rim locks. I've been calling them antique door locks. Ya learn something new here all the time.
Lol! I know, my brother said it looked like it came up from the titanic. Thank you!! Lol I thought it was a door lock too until I did some research
 

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Cool find and nice restoration.
 

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Cool find and nice restoration.
Just in case. If you decide to do lock restorations, Grainger's sells flat spring steel to make replacement springs. Mixed sizes etc. Price is great considering I have repaired tons of locks, and made probably several sets of lock picks & still have half a package left. Making your own picks will save you $25 or $30 over buying from the locksmith supply.

Again, you did good on your restore!
 
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If you dont mind me sharing, I will show you my lock and restoration.....Before, After and what it would have looked like new. sorry I didnt know that these would come out so huge......
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Just in case. If you decide to do lock restorations, Grainger's sells flat spring steel to make replacement springs. Mixed sizes etc. Price is great considering I have repaired tons of locks, and made probably several sets of lock picks & still have half a package left. Making your own picks will save you $25 or $30 over buying from the locksmith supply.

Again, you did good on your restore!
Thank you so much!! I have considered that while cleaning this one up. Thank you so much for the info!! Ill let you know if I do it!!
 
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