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Item # 4485

Drop in Lock

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Full Mortise Lock

Product Info
  • Sold each
  • Supplied with one Antique-bronze finish steel key.
  • Material: Steel
  • Use on drawers or doors hinged on right
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
  • Insert Escutcheons:#0242,#0237 or #0253  can be used with this lock

  • Lock Size
    Measurement diagram below
  • Backset: 11/16"
  • Overall: 1" x 1-1/2", 5/16" Thick
  • Rounded Sides
  • Selvedge: 5/16" x 1", Rounded
  • Bolt Projection: 1/4"
  • Key Size: Barrel: 3/16" D x 1-3/8", 2-5/16" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 3/8"

  • Drop In Locks  are authentic replacements for furniture made in the 1900's. Use on drawers and doors hinged on the right. Designed to drop into a pocket cut by a router or machine. Once installed lock should fit tightly. It will be encased with wood on both sides only selvedge edge will show. 

    This is a very reasonably priced lock, as such: locking mechanism is average, not as smooth as finer made brass locks, yet is serviceable. Made in Asia.

    When replacing locks: Lock-backset must match keyhole-location in furniture. This is critical so that key can be inserted through door front into lock-keyhole. If these 2 measurements do-not match, it will not be possible to insert key through keyhole in door into lock.

    For help measuring and selecting full mortise locks, we recommend reading: How to select, measure and install full mortise cabinet locks.

    Understanding Full Mortise Locks for furniture and cabinets

    If Using Brass Wood Screws

    Care is required when installing brass screws. While these screws are the best match for most antique hardware however they are not as strong as steel screws. The screw is easily damaged if the hole is not properly prepared.

    The best practice is to first drill a pilot hole. Use a drill bit slightly smaller than the overall width of the screw, including threads, to drill the hole. Then use a steel screw, the same size as brass screw, to “cut threads” in pilot hole, by screwing steel screw into and then out of hole.

    When will my order ship?


    Orders normally leave our warehouse in 1 – 2 business days

    Ground delivery usually takes 3-5 business days depending upon your location. We ship out of Maryland

    Ground Shipping is Free on Orders over $99 to the 48 contiguous states, USA

    Low $6.95 flat-rate shipping for orders less than $99 to the 48 contiguous states, USA

    Air and International shipping is calculated according to carrier rates, box size and weight. Please call or email for assistance.

    Returns are accepted within 60 days of receipt for a full merchandise refund - your original payment method will be credited for the merchandise amount.


    If you need assistance, we are happy to help! 800-241-9741

    Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time

    Email: support@paxtonhardware.com

    Customer Reviews

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    Draw locks

    Great product

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    Drop-in Locks

    I am restoring a secretary that is about 100 yrs. old. The locks matched the old ones very well.

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    Drop In Locks - Drop In Locks, Backset 3/4

    The locks were what I was looking for, but they do not work as expected. The bolt does not lock in the locked posistion. You can push it back down with light pressure. The original locks on my piece cannot be pushed back down, and the key is needed to open.

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