I am finishing a remodel and have a brand new uncored front door! I am trying to decide on three scenerios, a Baldwin mortise, a Schlage A series knob and 660 Deadbolt or a E series handleset with a 660 deadbolt. The E series has an encorporated cylinder in the handleset. I like the Schlage E series the best but it is discontinued and the only one I have found is a display model at a local locksmith. It is in clean condition. He wants $300 for it and the deadbolt combo. Problem is, he tells me that parts are not readily available for it but this lock style was produced for 50+ years before beind discontinued. What is likely to go wrong with it and how hard will it likely be to get parts. I like it because it seems sturdier than a Baldwin mortise. Also if the deadbolt were to be left open by mistake and the door closed, it is not likely to bend or damage the mechanism as it could with the Baldwin. I am confused. Does it make sense to core a new door for a lock like this that is no longer produced?
19 years ago