rim lock


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rim lock

A face-mounted door lock. Compare with box lock.
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So it's amazing that the engineers at Kel-Tec managed to cram 33 rounds of .22 rimfire ammunition into a flushfitting magazine on the CP33--as it proves that with proper design, rim lock won't be the limiting factor in magazine capacity.
There are two types of acceptable door locks - the mortise lock, which fits into the door, or the rim lock which fits onto the surface of the door.
Use mortise locks on doors 45 cm or more in thickness .For thinner doors, rim locks are a good option.
The Pro Action 180 rim breaks away in every direction, not just forward, while a Detente mechanism keeps rim locked in place until at least 180 lbs.
Cylinders can be installed in tubular knob sets, lever locks, rim locks, and mortise locks in doors, as well as in cabinets, vending machines, cash drawers, transit-fare boxes, and padlocks.