Repairing and making a key for a chapel rimlock

This antique rimlock was taken off a chapel undergoing renovation.  The key was lost back in the depths of time and the owner wanted to keep as much of the original fabric as possible.

The bolt and the stump needed hammering flat as vandals had damaged it during a break in years ago. The mainspring was completely snapped and needed replacing.  A similar era salvaged key was hand filed to work in the lock.

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Inside of lock. (Bolt already removed for hammering flat again. Most of the rubbish and spiders already cleared out).
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Lock with new key (obscured under penny for security reasons). Original broken mainspring below the hand file.


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