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The MA lock is field reversible.  The process involves three potential steps depending on what hand is needed. Rotating latchbolt - Changes swing of lock.  ex (RH to RHR) or inswing vs outswing ...
Depending on the door construction the minimum stile may differ but a safe dimension would be 4-3/4".  CUSTOMER must check door construction. The pocket depth requirements of the case is 4 1/2".
A lock is any device which prevents access or use by requiring special knowledge or equipment. Mechanical locks are mechanical devices which secure an opening by keeping a door closed until a relea...
Falcon is reintroducing the lever return spring for the discontinued Falcon M mortise series.  Effective November 1, 2014 the lever return spring is now available for purchase with a list pric...
The Falcon M series was discontinued 3/31/10 and was replaced by the Falcon MA series.
Interconnected Locks: a lockset whose trim provides a means of simultaneous retraction of two or more bolts which may also be operated independently Medium duty Commercial, government or multi-...
For T locks shipping mid-June 2013, the new latch can be identified by viewing the deadlatch profile. The profile of the deadlatch has changed from a "full moon" to a "half-moon". See figure below....
Incorrect timing of the lock can cause the outside lever to retract the latch when raised up.  See instructions here (Step 16 and 17) to time a T351, T381, T561, and T571.  Also applies to the same...
To verify the timing on a T561, function test the outside lever after locking it.  To lock the key should only rotate 180 degrees (Not 360 degrees as Schlage does) A properly timed lock will n...
Schlage does not have a stainless steel/non-ferrous lock series. The only option that Allegion provides is the Grade 1 cylindrical Falcon X-Series. To order the Falcon X with the stainless st...
Schlage offers Falcon Retrofit cylinders to fit many of Falcon's locks.  Table 1 below contains part number for T series locks.  Table 1 - Falcon retrofit cylinders  
The Falcon MA mortise lock is available with an occupancy indicator on the following functions: MA301, MA311, MA321, MA371, MA431, MA441(inside of door only), MA451, MA541, MA57...
Related solution: Is the MA indicator available separately? 
Falcon does not offer an "ADA style thumbturn.
To remove the M lock trim follow the steps below in reverse.       The M lock spanner wrench is 021415.  Although this wrench is no longer available from&n...
Falcon began offering an RX switch with its electrified functions beginning January 17th 2012.  To specify, add "RX" to the end of the part number. Example:  Storeroom Function, Fail Safe (EL), 12...
The MA RX features independent switches within the chassis that allow the customer to choose whether to monitor the inside or outside knob/lever.
Each switch is pre-wired to work with either normally open or normally closed systems, with color coded 5 ft long leads.
See Marketing announcement here
Solenoid: Black (2 wires) Case side RX Normally Open: Green Normally Closed: Orange Cover side RX Normally Open: Gray Normally Closed: Red Common: Yellow
Refer to the MA RX diagram here for more information.
See below for commonly requested dimensions on the MA lock.  Dimensions not found in other literature have a square around them. CL refers to "Centerline".  
The MA lock can be specified in a 12 or 24V DC configuration (default is 12V). Additionally, an AC power source may be used as long as a rectifier is installed in the circuit (not provided). He...
For additional details and a wiring diagram see the MA service manual page on electrical requirements here. 
The Falcon MA Series escutcheon is roughly 8.15" tall x 2.28" wide x 0.37" thick.
Unless otherwise specified on an order, the cam supplied on Falcon mortise cylinders will be the following: Non-IC mortise cylinder is the 5622-STD. IC mortise cylinder is the 5622-IC. Related...
Cams for other applications may be specified with no additional charge, see pricebook.
Causes for AA battery drain in AD-Series LOCKS Possible Cause Fix/Corrective Action 1)      One the four (or eight) AA was inserted reversed and the rese...
Information on low battery threshold and nuisance delay is noted below: New firmware now has improved levels. - These are approximate values/levels which change with measurement meters and measure...
AD400/AD200/AD250 After ADFwPkg 2.17.0 - June 2011 4 Battery Holder New batteries = 6.2 VDC Low battery threshold is 4.7 VDC for SM & MT - and 3.7 VDC for MAG and PROX (USB stops working at 4...
    AD400/AD200/AD250 After ADFwPkg 2.17.0 - June 2011 8 Battery Holder New batteries = 12.4 VDC Low battery threshold is 7.2 VDC Critical battery threshold is 6.9 VDC Coin cell = new/...
CO2004 Battery Holder (ONLY) New batteries = 6.2 VDC Low battery threshold is 4.2 VDC Critical battery threshold is 3.9 VDC Coin cell = new/full is 3.0 VDC, low is 2.8 VDC
CO2504 Battery Holder (ONLY) New batteries = 6.2 VDC Low battery threshold is 4.2 VDC Critical battery threshold is 3.9 VDC Coin cell = new/full is 3.0 VDC, low is 2.8 VDC
  CO200 & CO250 Disable coin cell Nuisance delay and blink, With CO.A.7 and SUS 4.10.2 or newer for CO200 and CO250, you can use the SUS/HHD, under Lock Properties, Edit, to de-select, DISABLE, t...
Mortise Locks: a lockset where the case is designed to fit in a mortise in the edge of a door Medium, high to extra heavy duty Commercial, multi-family and institutional applications Pros - ...
Grade 1 locks are tested and certified to be in compliance with the following ANSI/BHMA Standards: Cylindrical, Bored and Preassembled Locks & Latches 800,000 Certified Cycles ANSI/...
The old Falcon M lock had 2 lever styles that were very similar in appearance; the Kim and Sutro.   The Kim lever was hollow with a plug on the end of the lever while the Sutro was solid (alumi...
Here are some of the major differences between the M and MA-Series.  Lever mounting post holes -  Locations have changed on door template.  (12 and 6 o'clock for M lock, MA lock is approx 1 and...
No parts are compatible between the Falcon MA-Series and the obsolete Falcon M-Series.
The MA lock does not have Vandlgard or a breakaway trim feature, however, the lever spindle on the MA lock will shear if too much force is applied in order to prevent internal lock damage and resis...
The following templates are for the MA lock.  Use the matrix in each template for the specific function.  See here for Sectional trim . See here for Escutcheon trim. 
The Schlage 09-509 rose style thumbturns will work but the spindle sits 90 degrees off from each other (Schlage is square, Falcon is diamond).  The result is the throw will end up 10 and 2 o'c...
The MA was launched 4/1/10 and replaced the Falcon M lock. Newer Marketing Bulletin added on 4/26/2010 (Some items not yet available!!)
The Falcon MA-Series requires a different cam for keyed functions than its predecessor the Falcon M-Series.
 
 
Schlage now offers modular style cams to operate the Falcon MA locks.  The following part numbers are cams for all MA locks (except the MA381): L583-638 for 1-1/8", 1-3/8", 1-5/8" length cylin...
Price Book 72A List Price $8.10
The B520-698 cam was designed for a Schlage IC mortise cylinder (see Figure 1) to operate a Falcon MA lock, all functions except the MA381.  There is no Schlage cylinder option ...
The Von Duprin 6210 electric strike was designed for retrofit applications and will not work with the Falcon MA series lock when strike and lock body are mounted at standard locations (centerline o...
The Falcon MA will not fit a 1-3/8" thick door. 
Grade 1 mortise lock
See Falcon MA lever assembly below: The spring mechanism (E) returns the lever to horizontal.  The parts are not sold separate, so if the lever sags, the entire lever assembly shoul...
Lever assemblies part numbers are found in the Pricebook.  Note they are handed.
Allegion order forms are only available to Authorized Distributor Partners.  Authorized Allegion Distributor Partners can view order forms and ordering information by logging onto the “My All...
MA581 is a Storeroom function mortise lock.
MA581 operation: Latchbolt operated by key from outside or by operating inside knob/lever. Outside knob/lever is always inoperative. Auxiliary latch deadlocks latchbolt when door is locked.
BAA/ARRA stand for Buy American Act and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A brief description of some of the federal requirements can be found in the BAA Catalog on the Allegion...
Country of Origin (COO) information can be found in the Buy American Act (BAA) brochure.
To obtain product certification forms:Download the BAA Catalog on the Allegion website Complete the information requested in the the BAA Catalog with a detailed copy of the prod...
The RU lock can accept a Schlage Full Size core, but the cylinder suffix must be specified as "J IC-SC" so the correct parts are supplied. The tailpiece will come with the lock. Example: RU581J IC-SC
The T lock can accept a Schlage Full Size core, but the cylinder suffix must be specified as "J IC-SC" so the correct parts are supplied (including the tailpiece) Example: T581J IC-SC
Schlage does not test their locks for ballistics or bullet resistance.
In mid-May 2013 the Falcon T-Series changed the slide and catch spring used in the chassis to improve overall durability.
Issue: One or both levers don't stay horizontal and droop down.Facts: Falcon T series locks in a high use application.Cause: Weak or broken springs within the springcage.Solution: Replacement sprin...
Refer to Table 1 for a list of T lock tailpieces for conventional cylinders.  Table 2 shows IC tailpieces. Table 1: T lock conventional tailpieces Table 2: T lock IC tailpieces
SCHLAGE locks are available with the following backsets: Lock Series Lock Type                 ...
The date of manufacture printed on the chassis cover (see below), will determine if you have a revised or old chassis. Chassis manufactured mid-June 2013 will have the new improvements. The first t...
The new Falcon T-Series latch, introduced mid-June 2013, will work with all available T lock strike options.  No changes have been made to the strikes.
For W lock levers, you can choose whether or not to install the mounting posts.  This will also affect how the door is prepped so be sure to determine how you will install the locks befor...
The RU series from Falcon is a pre-assembled unit lock designed to retrofit existing unit locks manufactured by Falcon, Corbin Russwin and Yale.  It exceeds ANSI Grade 1 specifications and is ...
Grade 2 locks are tested and certified to be in compliance with the following ANSI/BHMA Standards: Cylindrical, Bored and Preassembled Locks & Latches 400,000 Certified Cycles ANSI...
As of June 2011 the electrified T locks can support 12 or 24 Volts.  You do not need to specify 12 or 24 when ordering since the solenoid is capable of either voltage out of the...
Prior to June 2011 the T lock only supported 24V and the electrical requirements were as follows: 0.185 amp @ 24VDC Wire Gage 22 AWG See wiring diagram here - (Previous 2 wire versi...
The dimension between the center of the deadbolt bore and the knobset bore is 4".  See template FH100 attached here for more dimensions.
Only the lever return spring is available.
Related solution: What is the part number for the lever return spring for the old M series mortise lock?
MA531 (ANSI F20) Apartment Corridor Door Lock  Latch bolt operated by knob/lever from either side, except when outside knob/lever is made inoperative by buttons in face. Dead bolt operated b...