Falcon MA vs M

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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 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. 
The Falcon MA Series escutcheon is roughly 8.15" tall x 2.28" wide x 0.37" thick.
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 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!!)