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Old 08-01-2018, 07:22 AM   #1
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Schwepper door lock?

Anyone had to replace the lock mortise on a sliding door? The one in my Eastbay no longer keeps a secure connection. The hooked tang on it is too long, possibly from fatigue or wear.

When I pulled it out of the boat and disassembled it there were no part numbers to be found. Inside the faceplates I see "Schwepper Germany 60" stamped into the metal.

Anyone had a lock of this kind? Know of a supplier?

When I pulled it apart further it's possible that just the hook part could be replaced. But it's a molded/cast metal part and no doubt unique to the vendor. I wouldn't expect it to be available as a part, but wouldn't refuse a less expensive fix!
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:38 AM   #2
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It looks like the tang has worn to a "sloped" shape - no wonder it won't hold. If it can be filed to be at a right angle it could hold again.


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Old 08-01-2018, 08:49 AM   #3
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Yes, the underside of the tang is definitely both sloped and wider than I've seen on another example. But the plate in the jamb does not show an excess of wear. I'd have expected to see at least similar gouging/scraping. But as we're not the first owners I can't say for sure what's been done to it in the past. Could be the jamb plate was replaced and the lock was on somebody's "to do" list.

I don't know how readily the metal could be repaired/filled. I mean, I suppose that might be worth pursuing if the lock proves to be difficult or wretchedly expensive to replace in it's entirety. The labor to fiddle with it, figure out the correct depth, etc, might add up to more than a whole replacement.

I'd entertain a change to a different mortise/hook arrangement if it could be done without requiring an excess of change to door/jamb. The way the hook extends makes it a bit of a hazard to clothes/skin if people don't pay attention. Such is the nature of trying to secure a sliding door, I suppose.
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Anything here help?

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Maybe this will help!

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