I am new to this forum, but not to muzzle-loading having caught the bug back in the 1980's.
I am hoping someone can help me, I have a custom made .61 cal Jaeger rifle and I am trying to identify the maker of the lock. Unfortunately my friend from New Zealand who made the rifle for me passed away some years ago so I cannot ask hem. I have attached a photo of the lock, the only markings on it is a D in a circle stamped on the back of the lock, just above the mainspring. I did not take a photo of the back as it is quite hard to see.
I would be most grateful for any help.
It appears to be an R.E. Davis jaeger lock from what I can tell. I'm often wrong but the Davis jaeger lock looks very much like your lock. It might be a custom lock. If so, I'm at a loss.
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Thanks very much Hanshi!, I know that it is not a custom lock and I know that my mate in NZ liked R.E. Davis locks. Just wanted to lay in a spare frizzen and frizzen spring, just in case.
Hiya! Hanshi & Sgt!
You are correct, Hanshi, that is a Davis lock. His id touch mark is a D inside of a circle, so getting the spare parts should be no problem. You can go to his web page and send them a message with photo's of both sides of the lock and an order for the parts wanted.
Hope this helps!
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Thanks Crossfox & Hanshi for your help, I have been to the RE Davis website to drool over their locks!
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