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Baldwin Brass Hardware Depot - Baldwin Brass mortise body example

Baldwin Estate mortise body examples - This is an example of a typical Baldwin full mortise body. This type of body is used in all Baldwin Estate series full mortise locks. These bodies are 5.5" tall and either 3.5" or 4.0" deep depending on which backset is specified. This body has to be cut in, or "mortised" in the edge of the door. It contains all the mechanics of the lock, meaning the latch and the deadbolt. As you can see the deadbolt is a large and very secure bolt. It is essential that an experienced installer work with this type of hardware, it's not for an amateur to attempt to install. An improperly installed mortise lock will never work smoothly and be as secure as it should be.

Baldwin mortise body


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There are two sizes of Baldwin mortise bodies that are commonly used on conventional residential doors as shown below. You determine which one is right for you by how much room you have on your door "lock stile" and which trimset you have selected. Baldwin mortise bodies are available in 2-3/4", 2-1/2", 2.0" and 1-1/2" backset. What you can use depends on the width of your door stile. See the PDF files on this page for specifics. 

The illustration below is a Baldwin mortise body with a 2.5" backset. This means that the CENTER of whatever trimset style you select will be 2.5" from the edge of your door. This body must be cut into the door edge approx 3.75" deep.

The illustration below is a Baldwin mortise body with a 2.75" backset. This means that the CENTER of whatever trimset style you select will be 2.75" from the edge of your door. This body must be cut into the door edge approx 4.25" deep.

 
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