Is the 1500 from AR the one with the round cylinder?
Anyway, on a serious note, I would be interested to find out how you make out if you use a locksmith to re-key the current lock. I would think, from what I have seen and the little that I know about the locks, that re-keying should be a pretty simple proposition.
I have replaced one of the round cylinders before, and there are a couple little tricks to changing them, but they are simple to work with. Somewhere along the lines I have accumulated two of the lock cylinders with no keys. I may take them both in to get keys for future projects, depending on how much of a process it really is. Finding replacements is not always easy, and anyone that has anything at all made by Bargman these days thinks they have the hottest thing since buttered popcorn and wants a FORTUNE for it... even things that were throw-away parts a few short years ago.
Yes, the 1500 is from Alabama. You have a good memory. I thought it would end up a parts camper but it was savable. As with all my projects, I am overdoing the repairs. I thought I might be the member who breaks that magical $2 an hour on labor...but not the way I'm going.
We will keep the Airflyte & Forester for now. At least until I find the "next" one. The way the market for restoration candidates is going, the next one may never come. There has been a lot of high dollar trash for sale lately.
Any tips on getting the round cylinder out? It looks like there is a round brass retaining clip?
Post by montanablue on Dec 21, 2015 7:21:19 GMT -8
If you need help with your Bargman L-66 or other Bargman locks like the L-77, L-55, L-100, L-200, L-300 or L-400 I can help you. I have parts and new or used locks. I have a good stock right now. I also have the OEM Rebuild kits for most models as well. I can also provide you with a pdf of most models. Rick firstname.lastname@example.org
Post by bellflower62 on Oct 23, 2016 10:00:42 GMT -8
OMG - guys are saints! This is so helpful...and yes, I'll avoid the words "vintage lock" when my locksmith calls back. I'll print off the schematic and tell him of this tutorial. Are there places to find replacement latches, too, as mine came broke. AND I have no key...just a pretty handle in great shape that won't work. Any suggestions? There is only 1 locksmith in town.
I know VTS and others sell the notched cylinder replacement for the L66. Unfortunately I have one L66 that has the round lock.
Has anybody used a locksmith to rekey one of these? A replacement cylinder used on ebay is almost $80. Ouch!
I have one L66 with the notched cylinder that I bought from TrailerTrasher (thanks) but I'm saving it for the next camper.
HELLO - Call this guy. I have the newer model L66 round lock, too (no square on the outside lock-that's the older style). He's out east and will fix your L66 and mail it back you. Rick, a real nice guy: (864) 380-7523