I'm trying to replace a very old lockset on an exterior front door. It would be great if you all could help me figure out a replacement.
From what I know, I would guess this is a 2-1/2" or 2-3/4" mortise backset? I also know that the faceplate size is typically very important so they can fit into the existing mortise hole, otherwise it turns into far too much work. Left Handle vs Right Handle I see sometimes matters on the lockset since some of the old locksets had the lock on the bottom, where mine has it on the top.
Do replacements exist without breaking the bank? Seems like I'm seeing some in the $60-$100 range, then others in the $300+ range.
Possible Product 1: Segal SE 27580 2-1/2 In., Backset, Entrance Mortise Lockset, Wrought Solid Brass I would rather not gold/brass, but if its a direct replacement I would be fine with the color. The lock faceplate here is 1", I need to double check if that is the same.
Possible Product 2: 2.5 in. Satin Chrome Left Hand Entry Mortise Lock Set with Backset and 2 SC1 Keys The backplate looks very different from how it looks now, but again if a direct replacement would be fine with it. The lock faceplate here is 1-1/8" which may be too big.
Alternative Plan: If I can't find a replacement, I'll be forced to remove, fill with wood blocking and bondo, and cut an entire new door handle/lock, and strike, and would then simply buy a more modern setup. With the idea of a replacement mortise setup saving me a lot of time, I'd prefer that route. Otherwise, the alternative harder plan will be in place.
Any tips on what I'm looking for, and if either of those 2 possible products will work. Other tips or feedback appreciated.