FALCON MA LOCK MANUAL

RELATED FAQS

Question
Answer
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...
The Falcon T Series lock does not have an RX switch available.
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...
Changes to the Falcon W501 latch offering were made on 2/13/2012.   Prior to 2/13/2012: The W501 entry lock was supplied with a restoring latch which causes the button to pop and unlock...
Schlage and Falcon double cylinder deadbolts have concealed screws to prevent tampering. The two methods used to conceal the thru-bolts are using screw caps or a faceplate. Use the below instructio...
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. 
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...
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 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 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? 
T381 Classroom Security Lock is not a "true" classroom security / Intruder lock function. The T381 is classified as a ANSI/BHMA F88 function: Defined as Grade 1, Apartment, Exit or Public Toil...
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...
SCHLAGE locks are available with the following backsets: Lock Series Lock Type                 ...
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 ...
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 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!!)
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 Falcon MA-Series requires a different cam for keyed functions than its predecessor the Falcon M-Series.
 
 
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 thumbturn will work but the spindles sit 90 degrees off from each other (Schlage is square, Falcon is diamond).  The result is the throw will end up 10 and 2 o'clock instead of 12 and 3. 
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.
No parts are compatible between the Falcon MA-Series and the obsolete Falcon M-Series.
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 will not fit a 1-3/8" thick door. 
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 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...
To disassemble an X lock, remove the inside knob and unscrew the inside collar and rose.  The X lock spanner wrench (012172-000-30) can be used to depress the knob catch as well as tighten/loo...
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.
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...