John Bailes, right hand flint lock, by L&R
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1700
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Sometimes called a small Manton, baby Durs Egg, or small English flint lock. This smaller lock is a fine London design, in the style of John Bailes, gunmaker. Correctly used on English pistols, rifles and dainty fowlers of the 1770-1810 period. After about 1780 this improved style of lock is found on American guns, having been smuggled here from England in quantity.

More complex than the small Siler lock, notice that the cock jaws point directly into the semi-waterproof pan. The unusual frizzen flange fits and seals the pan, keeping priming dry. The well designed tumbler and sear have raised bearing rings turned around axles, to minimize friction. Lock makers sometimes call this a “frictionless" or “ghosted" lock, because you can see through its internals, if viewed sideways.

A fly detent is fitted to the tumbler's mortise, preventing the sear from accidentally engaging the half-cock notch when fired. Suitable for use with plain or set triggers. Similar in size to the small Siler lock, to fit straight or swamped barrels 3/4" to 1" octagon at the breech.

Notice the “cut away" tumbler and “swing out" link, which greatly simplify lock disassembly. As you examine the photographs, notice the tumbler's lower arm is made to catch the mainspring if the tumbler arm or link should break while being cocked. Indeed, in the early days of metallurgy, this was the “weakest link" in this style of lock. But even if the link fails, this lock will fire its one last shot. Obviously John Bailes, the old London lock maker, was conservative! You can depend of this nice lock to spark well! Primed with a small amount of GOEX FFFFg, it is sure to fire. Don't cover the vent with priming.

Yes, the photo shows just how tightly the frizzen fits the pan. This lock plate is nicely polished bright, inside. All exterior parts are bead blasted to a matte gray, ready for browning.

This lock exactly matches our left hand John Bailesflint lock.

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.


Flint lock, RIGHT, small London made lock in the style of Joseph Manton or John Bailes, by L&R.

Also see these matching L&R locks:
#LOCK-LR-1600 right percussion lock
#LOCK-LR-1700 right flint lock
#LOCK-LR-1800 left flint lock
#LOCK-LR-1900 left percussion lock
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Track's Catalog 18,
432 pages, full color,
filled with Exact Full Size Photos
of most gun parts.
Track's Catalog 18, 432 pages, full color, filled with Exact Full Size Photos of most gun parts.
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English gun flint, 5/8 x 3/4", small Siler, L&R Bailes, CVA, all Thompson Center flintlocks, Lyman Great Plains & Trade Rifles, Pedersoli LePage pistol
English gun flint, 5/8 x 3/4", small Siler, L&R Bailes, CVA, all Thompson Center flintlocks, Lyman Great Plains & Trade Rifles, Pedersoli LePage pistol
Part Number: FLINT-ENG-5
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Fly detent, steel, tempered, with hole for pivot
Fly detent, steel, tempered, with hole for pivot
Part Number: LOCK-LR-100-FL
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Stirrup link, wax cast steel, tempered, integral pins
Stirrup link, wax cast steel, tempered, integral pins
Part Number: LOCK-LR-100-LI
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Sear spring, die formed steel, tempered
Sear spring, die formed steel, tempered
Part Number: LOCK-LR-100-SS
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Sear spring screw, 6-40 thread
Sear spring screw, 6-40 thread
Part Number: LOCK-LR-100-SSX
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Tumbler screw, .400" head diameter, 6-40 thread
Tumbler screw, .400" head diameter, 6-40 thread
Part Number: LOCK-LR-100-TX
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Price: $3.75
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Frizzen screw, .79" length, inside mount, 6-40 thread
Frizzen screw, .79" length, inside mount, 6-40 thread
Part Number: LOCK-LR-900-FX
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Top jaw screw, slotted, 1.3", 1/4-28 thread
Top jaw screw, slotted, 1.3", 1/4-28 thread
Part Number: LOCK-LR-900-TJX
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bridle & sear screw, .625" length, 6-40 thread
bridle & sear screw, .625" length, 6-40 thread
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1100-BX
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frizzen spring, wax cast steel, tempered, with cam for roller
frizzen spring, wax cast steel, tempered, with cam for roller
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1100-FS
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frizzen spring screw, cut to .400", 6-40 thread
frizzen spring screw, cut to .400", 6-40 thread
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1100-FSX
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frizzen roller bearing & pin, tempered steel
frizzen roller bearing & pin, tempered steel
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1100-RP
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sear, wax cast steel, tempered, use 6-40 screw
sear, wax cast steel, tempered, use 6-40 screw
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1100-SE
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Tumbler, wax cast steel, tempered, tapped 6-40
Tumbler, wax cast steel, tempered, tapped 6-40
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1100-TU
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Bridle, wax cast steel, use 6-40 screws
Bridle, wax cast steel, use 6-40 screws
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1700-BR
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Price: $18.00
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Flint cock, wax cast steel, 1.30" throw
Flint cock, wax cast steel, 1.30" throw
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1700-CO
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Frizzen, as cast, cut for roller, requires fitting
Frizzen, as cast, cut for roller, requires fitting
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1700-FR
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Mainspring, wax cast steel, tempered
Mainspring, wax cast steel, tempered
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1700-MS
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Lock plate, .86 x 4.7", drilled & tapped
Lock plate, .86 x 4.7", drilled & tapped
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1700-PL
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Top jaw, .64 x .87", with .25" hole
Top jaw, .64 x .87", with .25" hole
Part Number: LOCK-LR-1700-TJ
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Mainspring Vise,
to safely compress a mainspring
Mainspring Vise, to safely compress a mainspring
Part Number: TOOL-VISE
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Mainspring Vise,
deluxe English style,
for safely compressing a mainspring,
made in the U.S.A.
Mainspring Vise, deluxe English style, for safely compressing a mainspring, made in the U.S.A.
Part Number: TOOL-VISE-DX
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