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Old 05-20-2005, 10:44 AM   #1
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Found....new Bargman door handle/lock for many '50s to '60s

I found this while rummanging through the stock of a small RV shop.
I'm quite sure it's the original lock so many folks are looking for and I bought it on the spot.
It's brand new. The size of the mounting plates is 9 1/2" X 2 1/4". The etchings are:
THEODORE BARGMAN CO
DETROIT MICH
L-77A-1

The one thing that puzzles me is that lifting the handle does not activate the plunger. Should it?
I'll post this item in the Classifieds section as soon as I figure that out.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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Fantastic catch!!!!

The striker bolt must move when you pull the handle.

If it does not, then somethings wrong.

Perhaps that might be the reason it is still around.

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Old 05-20-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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The striker bolt assy was on the wrong side when I found it. I took it apart (bad idea) to switch to the correct side, but I obviously reassembled it wrong.
I just dropped it off at the shop to see if they can fix it. I think the cam is just in the wrong position but I'm too klutzy to tinker with it any more.
I looked around the shop again and found 2 exterior handles for the same lock.
I'll put those in the Classifieds too.
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Old 05-20-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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Let the bidding begin!

Maybe you could send a PM to everyone that wanted a new handle in the old '59 door handle' thread. Your call. I would put them up for bids.
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Let the bidding begin!

Maybe you could send a PM to everyone that wanted a new handle in the old '59 door handle' thread. Your call. I would put them up for bids.
I think "high bidder wins" is the fairest way to do it. I'll post the ad when I get the lock back on Monday.
The two handles are in my vault, alongside the gold ingots.
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If they can't get it to work, send me a msg. I can take mine apart and send you some pictures of the correct assembly.
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:26 PM   #8
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I might need to take you up on that offer, Don. The gal at the RV shop was trying very hard to find a diagram when I left.
They are like a Mom and Pop store but have been in business since 1958 and have a lot of old Bargman stuff. If anyone is looking for hard-to-find Bargman lock cylinders or such, let me know and I'll see if they might have it.
Their shop reminds me of an old-fashioned hardware store, you know, the kind where the clerk would go get you one !/4" locknut instead of directing you to aisle #89 where you might find a sealed box of 100.
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WOW!! A shiney new one. That's a thing of beauty. Good find Rog. Wish there were more of those Mom & Pop RV shops around.

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Before any of those originals get damage wee need to see if we can find a machine shop to make one out of billet. I was going to have mine duplicated but I found that is about to fail and not true.
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:46 AM   #11
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Before any of those originals get damage wee need to see if we can find a machine shop to make one out of billet. I was going to have mine duplicated but I found that is about to fail and not true.
Toaster, I would have no problem with providing one of the new handles as a prototype for possible reproduction.
I posted a wanted ad on these forums about 3 years ago when I had a '60 Overlander with a broken handle, so I know that forlorn feeling of not being able to find a part you desperately need.
If you think you can find someone who can make these handles available at a reasonable price, I'll be glad to work with you.
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wow, those are a sweet find. I love it when I find things like that digging around in an old shop or swap meet !
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I'm trying to find a guy that I did some product reviews for a couple years ago. He's in Phoenix. Did a lot of Aero space stuff. I think he has the equipment that would do it. He had to close shop do to lack of work. I also know of another top notch machinist in the same area if I cant find the first guy.
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Hey Toaster -
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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