Cleaning and Repairing an Antique Mortise Door Lock


Step 15: Secure the lock case.

Picture of Secure the lock case.
The main lock body should be cast and fairly durable. The lock face is likely brass and is therefore easy to dent and even bend. Use a vise to hold the case body so you can clean the face, but do not over-tighten the vise or clamp directly to the brass face, or you will damage your lock.
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