Siler small right Flint Lock, by Jim Chambers
Part Number: LOCK-SS-FL-RH
Availability: Item is currently sold out.
Price: $250.00
Siler small right Flint Lock

One of the first small flint locks made for scratch builders, Siler’s flint lock is our most popular.

This lock is modeled after a fine hand made original lock by the famous American gunmaker, Jacob Dickert. Few other American gunmakers made their own locks. He may have made and sold locks to others. We have examined a few rifles by Dickert, and none of these locks are exactly alike, nor were any exactly the same as the Siler lock. This lock captures the styling used on many American longrifles. Most flint locks were imported from England or Europe, for use by American gunmakers. A fine original "hand forged" flint lock, in Siler style, would make a very desirable prize for a gun collector.

We recommend our 5/8" gun flint in most small Siler locks. Track’s small Siler flint locks are tuned to allow the use of our 5/8" standard flint. Older small Siler locks assembled from kits, or by other suppliers, may have a subtle geometry error. These older locks may require our short 5/8" square flint. Check your half-cock clearance.

Machined from the fine parts designed by C. E. Siler, Track’s right hand Siler lock is assembled and well tuned. Working parts are fitted as necessary for best action and minimum friction. Evidence of the lock maker’s skill is obvious in the tight fit of the pan, internal parts, and the smooth action. A fly detent allows set triggers, if desired.

A pan bridle arm supports the frizzen, a feature not always found on early American flint locks. Many of our stocks are pre-inlet for our small Siler flint and percussion locks.

We recommend that you order a dozen Flint-#ENG-5 English 5/8" gun flints, too.

This lock is shown at exact-full-size, in Track's new catalog for gunmakers and gunsmiths.
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Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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