Amerock always used another manufacturer for the
"guts" of their locksets ( the last Manufacturer, National,
). The trim looked very much the same mounted over each of the "guts".
- Schlage. Used for the first "year" of their
lock program. A good lock with a five pin tumbler brass cylinder.
Key blank SC-1
- Arrow. Used for most of the life of the
Amerock Lock Program. An excellent lockset using a six pin tumbler brass
cylinder. Key Blank AR-4
- National. Used for a couple of years at the
end of the Amerock Lock Program. More nearly a "commodity" lock. Used a
five pin tumbler zinc cylinder. The lock "guts" are no longer made. Key
( Click on pictures to enlarge )
Patterns or collection names:
Carriage House Collection
Please see section on entrance handle set problems / solutions further down
Charter Collection Locks
Monterey Collection Locks
Bonaventure Collection Locks
for deadbolt and keyed knob shown. Interior lock
backsets would be "F" series ...... written on the "barrel" of the latch.
for exterior locks. Left to right, Top to bottom:
2 & 3/4" Multiple security backset; 2 & 3/8" Multiple security backset.
2 & 3/4" keyed knob backset; 2 & 3/8" keyed
knob backset. 2 & 3/4" drive-in keyed knob backset; 2 & 3/4" deadbolt
backset; 2 & 3/8" deadbolt backset.
Keyed knob backset extension; keyed knob
backset extension shown installed on 2 & 3/8"
keyed knob backset.
Arrow Backsets for interior locksets, both passage
and privacy. Left to right: 5" drive-in backset; 2 & 3/4" backset; 2 & 3/4"
drive-in backset; 2 & 3/8" backset; 2 & 3/8" drive-in backset.
Top to bottom, left group: 2 & 3/8" deadbolt (
some made adjustable to 2 & 3/4" ); drive in latch for interior
locksets with extender to 2 & 3/4" beside it ( can also use extender on
backsets for keyed knobs ); drive-in backset for keyed knobs .... 2
3/8" shown; backset for 2 & 3/8 keyed knob. Right group .....
top: Passage Latch for entrance handle set, 2 & 3/4"; bottom: Passage
Latch for 2 & 3/8" entrance handle set.
Lock "guts": Left: Arrow "guts"
Multiple Security Lockset. Right top: Arrow "guts" keyed knob; bottom;
National "guts" keyed knob.
Carriage House Entrance Handle
Entrance Handle Sets ( Arrow guts ) with
a lever interior ( 9073-Finish ). Lever breakage is the most
common problem. If you have a passage lever set on a closet, using the
interior half of that set as a replacement should solve the problem. Then to
solve the missing lever problem call me to see if I have a knob available
for use inside your closet ( keep the lever on the outside ). Next fix is to
go to a carriage house knob for the inside of the door. The knob has a
smaller back plate. You can use the old back plate as a trim piece by
cutting a hole in it to fit over the new knob. I do remanufacture some
plates from time to time for customers. Also ....... I recommend changing
the backset at the same time that you replace a knob or a lever. It is good
to start again with new parts.
lever or knob is having trouble functioning the latch. Shown in this picture
is the same mechanism used in many of the Carriage House Entrance Handle
sets. This is the latest version of the Arrow "guts" locks.
The small piece of metal underneath the screw
head ( in this case ) must hold what I call the spindle on the post.
Call the piece of metal under the screw head a spindle retainer.. The
spindle rides on the post and has two ears. One of the ears engages the
spindle when the thumb piece is depressed and thus makes the latch function.
One ear works for a left hand door, and the other for a right hand door. You
will get wear only on one side .... the working side. If an ear wears out or
fails then a machine shop should be able to fashion a new one for you to
match the unused ear.
On earlier models in place of the spindle
retainer being held on by a screw it was held on by a rivet. Sometimes this
rivet would work loose and the spindle ear would no longer engage to make
the latch function from the outside ..... with the thumb piece. The
interior knob or lever would still function the latch with its driver.
This is corrected by either driving the rivet back into the post ..... or
drill out the rivet hole and tap for a screw .... you may have to grind the
screw head down a bit to make it fit inside the spindle. I usually do the
screw thing ....... be careful to drill enough .... but not thru the surface
on the other side ...... and not to bottom out with the tap and break it off
in the hole.
Deadbolt problems: Normally the bolt will
break in the "flipper mechanism" near the very back on the top side. The
solution is to purchase a new bolt ..... the lock should be good with a new
The second problem .... not nearly as common
is a broken "driver" ...... the part that sticks out the back of the
cylinder and engages in a slot in the bolt or backset. turning the key
rotates the driver which in turn throws or retracts the bolt. Can't happen
without the driver. Replacements are available for most locks.
Amerock Deadbolt Double Cylinder. ARROW
Amerock Entrance Handle Set ARROW GUTS
Carriage House Keyed Knob ARROW GUTS
Carriage House Passage Lever ARROW GUTS
Please call if I can help.
Thank you !