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Old 05-21-2005, 11:47 AM   #15
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Good photos, thanks for posting them. Guess we'll never know how little you got it for huh?
Would be nice to know exactly which models this was placed on. And was it exclusive to Airstreams or a common utility lockset for various trailers back in the dark ages?

Is this the infamous $575.00 piece? Seems that one was a KT if I recall.It is not what I am familliar with off many of the 70's era trailers. And I think those are in the "Rolex" range also.
If this lock is in great demand, wonder what some Chinese Knock-off Outfit could duplicate it for? Course that would long delay your windfall.

From what I have read the quality couldn't get much lower in China than it was in the 70's with KT manufacturing.

It sounds like Bargman was a far superior item to KT. I think Airstream switched prior to the Beatrice buy out (of AS). Wonder why they would cheapen such an important part of their trailers?
Isn't Bargman still in business? I think KT is long defunct.

Would be nice to have an accurate matrix chart of the locks thru the years. (Hint to Shari) or at least include it in her other AS matrix.

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Old 05-21-2005, 01:16 PM   #16
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If you need a local guy to make contact with either of these shops, let me know. I'd be glad to help out.

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I shot off a E-mail and so far it hasn't come back as undeliverable. See if he replies. He's actually In Tucson. I thought they were both in AZ but the other guy is in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

I did product reviews for both these guys several years ago and both are top notch machinists. The second guy is known for making $200 Bomb proof U-joints for 4x4's.
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Old 05-21-2005, 08:03 PM   #17
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btw....

I also picked up 2 shorter Bargman handles which I think are for the L-66 horizontal mount lock. I don't know if there's a market for these but they were just too purty to pass up.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:06 AM   #18
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Start the bidding!

I have listed one of the handles in the new auction feature which Andy just initiated.
http://www.airforums.com/class...cat.php?cat=33

Good luck to all and may the best bidder win.
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:40 PM   #19
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Silly me, I thought I found a very rare item that many members, including myself, were looking for now or in the past. I posted the find, offered one handle free for use as a prototype for reproduction, listed the other handle in the new auction feature, PM'd all members I knew of who had expressed a need for the handle, and posted an ad ad on both Airstream Central and VAC classifieds linking to the forums auction.
Result so far: 2 people have expressed interest by bidding $1 more than I paid for the handle.
I have the complete new lock back from the shop and it works fine. It and the other handle will go on eBay along with all the other bogus "original vintage Airstream" items, except mine will have a reserve price for snipers to figure out.
Andy cautioned me about listing such a hard-to-find item on the trial version of the new auction feature but silly me did it anyhow. I'll let it ride.

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Old 05-26-2005, 10:46 PM   #20
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With 11 days left before the auction ends Don't expect a lot of bids right away. I will be bidding for sure on both.

Still trying to find the one guy to see if he can make a billet version. His mail came back bad but I have somobody else that knows him and lives out that way trying to get in touch.
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Old 05-27-2005, 05:17 AM   #21
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You put it in for 11 days. Even an Ebay auction doesn't move until the last 30 minutes...wait, and you'll see it go up and up! We've been patiently waiting for the whole enchalada too!

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Old 05-28-2005, 12:21 PM   #22
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Patience is not one of my virtues. I'm not a big fan of online auctions. I like to hunker down and deal face to face with folks, like at a swap meet.
Toaster, if you're fairly sure you can get the handle duplicated, PM me. Price of the other handle I'm hoarding is $5 shipping for anyone who can assure that decent replacement handles will be made available to those who need them.
The L-66 handlles I bought have the same length in the midsection, but totally different mechanisms top and bottom.
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Old 05-28-2005, 02:30 PM   #23
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Patience is not one of my virtues. I'm not a big fan of online auctions. I like to hunker down and deal face to face with folks, like at a swap meet.
Toaster, if you're fairly sure you can get the handle duplicated, PM me. Price of the other handle I'm hoarding is $5 shipping for anyone who can assure that decent replacement handles will be made available to those who need them.
The L-66 handlles I bought have the same length in the midsection, but totally different mechanisms top and bottom.
I still havent managed to track this guy down. Let me main the other guy.
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Old 05-28-2005, 02:56 PM   #24
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Sent the Other guy a E-mail. Holiday weekend so I don't expect to hear back from him for a few days.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:07 AM   #25
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Update 6/02/05

I know that many vintage owners who need the handle I am offering for auction have not seen this thread or are waiting to snipe the auction in the waning moments.
I was hoping the auction would serve as a market survey for anyone who might have the capability of reproducing that handle.
Prompted by another member, Brian Jenkins, the guy who succesfully duplicated a different handle as mentioned on:
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ght=door+latch has offered to make the effort to have this L-77 handle duplicated if enough people are interested.
You can contact him at jenkins1924@hotmail.com. He has an original L-77 handle in posession and does not need mine.
He is not in the business of making obsolete handles available, just a fellow Airstreamer interested in helping out.
One other note that I need to mention here and on the auction ad:
People, please stop asking me to accept off-auction-site bids for the handle I have listed. I won't do it. That handle goes to the highest bidder on airstreamforums.com. Period. There goes my new home in the Bahamas.
Thank you.
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Old 06-19-2005, 07:28 PM   #26
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End of story

For those who haven't been keeping score but want to know the results, one handle sold on the forums auction for $50.02. The other handle sold on eBay for $228.50.
The lock sold on eBay for $505.00
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:18 AM   #27
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I'm looking for a handle for Bragman L-77a door assembly.

Sources?

I take it that a reproduction of the handle was never done?
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:57 AM   #28
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Hi Jeff. I didn't pursue having a handle reproduced because not enough people expressed interest and I have no need for that handle. The guy I mentioned in post #25 has mentioned in the past that he would pursue another run of reproduction handles if at least 6 people would commit to purchase. I don't know if anyone contacted him or if his offer is still open. Inland RV has kits to replace that lock assembly if you want to go that route.
If you click on the link I posted, you will find a lengthy discussion of the obsolete Bargman L-77 handle.
Welcome to the forums and good luck with your hunt.
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