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L Series Grade 1 Mortise Lock

The L Series lock is the strongest and most versatile of Schlage locks with over 40 functional options, 33 lever designs and 12 finishes.


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Designed for security, beauty, and flexibility, L Series features the most comprehensive list of functional, design, and trim options Schlage has to offer. Able to withstand the rigors of daily use without fail, these locks will stand the test of time and can serve the needs of all opening types. L Series includes standard single-point mortise, multi-point, electrified and electronic locks all supported by some of the most secure key and credential systems in the industry. You can use L Series as part of a common aesthetic. They are made to suite with other Allegion products to present a quality, complete door hardware solution and provide a consistent user experience throughout your building or campus. L Series does all this while lowering the total cost of ownership through maintenance ease, key system flexibility and beautiful finishes that are made to last.

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  • Tested and certified to ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 operational and security standards
  • UL listed for 3-hour fire door; spring-loaded fusible link inside lock case provides fail secure mode in case of fire      
  • Deadbolt features include anti-saw pin in bolt to prevent cut-through
  • Security blocking hub prevents lock access by removing levers
  • Vandlgard® option allows the outside lever to rotate freely down to prevent damage from excessive force while in a locked state
  • Lock monitoring options include request to exit (RX), latchbolt (LX), door position (DPS), and deadbolt (DM) (availability varies by function)
  • Patented Everest 29™ S123 keyway is provided standard which prohibits unauthorized key duplication 
  • Restricted geographically exclusive Primus upgraded security options offer advanced key control and exceptional physical security



  • 33 lever styles constructed of solid brass or solid stainless steel offer a strong-yet-comfortable feel 
  • Additional style options include two knobs, five roses, and two escutcheons
  • 12 available finishes (depending on lever style) with options for antimicrobial coating
  • Locking lever bushing eliminates exposed screws on inside levers
  • 180-degree visibility indicator trim option for locked/unlocked status available for most functions
  • Lock status indication trim option uses red and white backgrounds to ensure quick readability for color blind individuals (see L Series Grade 1 Mortise Indication Trims web page for details)
  • All levers suite with Von Duprin exit devices, along with related products: electrified L Series mortise lock, multipoint locks, and LT Series tubular locks



  • “The Original” universal lock case allows creation of 7 functions from a single lock body  
  • 42 keyed and non-keyed functions
  • Six mechanical functions offer optional key override of the inside thumbturn when it is being held in the locked position to stop unwanted barricade situations
  • Nine L Series electrified mortise lock functions (see separate web page for details)
  • Ten mortise deadbolt functions (see separate web pages for details)
  • Custom functions available - contact us for information


Built to Last

  • Two piece anti-friction tongue in latch bolt reduces wear
  • Breakaway spindle keeps door secured in the event of vandalism    
  • Field reversible latch bolt allows handing change without opening case
  • Every Schlage lock undergoes intensive testing to determine its ANSI grade level including: cycle, resistance, door impact, warped door and bolt strength tests 

All functions listed beginning with L/LV can be ordered with or without Vandlgard option. Functions with 180-degree visibility indicator trim options are marked (*). See L Series Grade 1 Mortise Indication Trims for details. Optional key override is a safety feature, available on six functions, that allows the outside key to retract the deadbolt and/or latchbolt, depending on function, to override the inside thumbturn when it is being held in the locked position. 

Non-keyed functions

  • L9010 Passage latch (ANSI F01)
  • L9025 Exit or communicating lock (ANSI F31)
  • L/LV9040 Bath/bedroom privacy lock (ANSI F22) (*)
  • L/LV9040 with XL11-446 Privacy with thumbturn both sides (*)
  • L/LV9044 Privacy with coin turn outside (*)
  • L9412 with XL11-907 Exit lock with deadbolt
  • L/LV9440 Privacy with deadbolt (ANSI F19) (*)
  • L/LV9444 Privacy with deadbolt and coin turn outside (*)


Non-keyed dummy functions

  • L0170 Half dummy trim
  • L0172 Full dummy trim
  • L9110 with XL11-741 Full dummy trim with active levers
  • L9175 Half dummy trim with lock case
  • L9176 Full dummy trim with lock case


Keyed non-deadbolt functions

Single cylinder

  • L9026 Exit lock with cylinder
  • L/LV9050 Entrance/office lock (ANSI F04) (*)
  • L/LV9056 Entrance/office lock with automatic unlocking (*) and optional key override feature
  • L/LV9070 Classroom lock (ANSI F05) (*)
  • L/LV9076 Classroom holdback lock (ANSI F06) (*)
  • L/LV9080 Storeroom lock (ANSI F07)  and optional key override feature
  • L/LV9081 Accessible storeroom lock

Double cylinder

  • L/LV9060 Apartment entrance lock (ANSI F09) (*)
  • L9066 with XL11-897 Store lock 
  • L/LV9071 Classroom security lock (ANSI F32) (*)
  • L/LV9077 Classroom security holdback lock (*)
  • L/LV9082 Institution lock (ANSI F30)


Keyed deadbolt functions

Single cylinder

  • L/LV9453 Entrance/office lock with deadbolt (ANSI F20)
  • L/LV9456 Corridor lock with deadbolt (ANSI F13) (*)  and optional key override feature
  • L9460 with XL11-635 Cylinder x thumbturn deadbolt with fixed levers (*)
  • L9460 with XL11-886 Cylinder x thumbturn deadbolt with inside active lever (*)
  • L9464 with XL11-886 Single cylinder deadbolt with inside active lever (*)
  • L9465 Closet/storeroom lock (*)
  • L9473 Dormitory/bedroom lock (ANSI F21) (*)
  • L/LV9480 Storeroom lock with deadbolt (*) and optional key override feature
  • L/LV9485 Faculty/hotel restroom lock with deadbolt (*) and optional key override feature
  • L9485 with XL11-557 Prison function lock
  • L/LV9486 Faculty/hotel restroom lock with chevron indicator and optional key override feature
  • L9496 Corridor lock with chevron indicator and optional key override feature

Double cylinder

  • L/LV9457 Classroom security lock with deadbolt (ANSI F33) (*)
  • L/LV9458 Classroom security lock with deadbolt and auxiliary latch(ANSI F34) (*)
  • L9462 with XL11-886 Double cylinder deadbolt with active inside lever (*)
  • L9466 Utility room/storeroom lock (F14) (*)
  • L/LV9482 with XL11-543 Institution lock with deadbolt


Mortise deadbolt functions



  • Case: Cold Rolled Steel (CRS) with corrosion resistant zinc dichromate plating
  • Case size: 4-7/16" x 6 1/16" x 1" (113 mm x 154 mm x 25 mm)
  • Spacing: knob or lever to cylinder 3-7/8" (98 mm); knob or lever to thumbturn hub 2-11/16" (68 mm)
  • Door thickness: 1-3/4" (44 mm) standard; 1-3/8" (35 mm) minimum; specify door thickness if over 1-3/4" and position in door (EE, EI, EO, ED)
  • Field reversible handing


Trim Options

  • 33 lever designs made of forged brass or cast Stainless Steel
  • Two knob designs made of heavy-duty wrought brass or Stainless Steel
  • See Healthcare Solutions or Lock Status Indication Trims for other trim options
  • Knurled tactile warning available on 02, 03, M51, M52, and M81 lever designs; milled tactile warning available on 01, 05, 06, 07, 12, 17, 18, ME1, ME2, and ME3 lever designs 
  • L escutcheons: 7 15⁄16” x 1 3⁄4” x 7⁄16” (202 mm x 44 mm x 11 mm); cold-forged brass and Stainless Steel 
  • N escutcheons: 7 7⁄8” x 2 1⁄2” x 7⁄16” (200 mm x 64 mm x 11 mm); heavy wrought reinforced brass, and Stainless Steel
  • Roses: A 2-1/8" (54 mm), B 2-9/16" (65 mm) , C 2-5/8" (67 mm) - wrought brass and stainless steel; AVA 2-5/8" (67 mm) and MER 2-5/8" (67 mm) - forged brass
  • Combinations: available with knob or lever on both sides or in combination; roses cannot be combined with escutcheons
  • Available 1/8" thick lock case lead lining option for use in X-ray or other rooms with radiation concern
  • Three thumbturn styles available: standard ADA, large ADA (not available on L9463), and basic



  • Backset: 2-3/4" (70 mm) only
  • Armor: Standard - 1-1⁄4" x 8" x 7⁄32" (32 mm x 203 mm x 6 mm); Optional - 1-1⁄16" x 8" x 7⁄32" (27 mm x 203 mm x 6 mm)
  • Deadbolt: 1" (25 mm) throw stainless steel
  • Latch: 3⁄4" (19 mm) throw stainless steel with anti-friction tongue
  • Strike: ANSI curved lip strike 1-1⁄4" x 4-7⁄8" (32 mm x 124 mm) standard; dust box included
  • Strike lip length: 1-3⁄16" (30 mm); optional strike lip lengths - 7⁄8", 1", 1-1⁄2", 1-3⁄4", and 2"


  • ANSI/BHMA A156.13-2017 Series 1000, Grade 1 operational and security
  • With FSIC interchangeable core cylinders: Grade 1 operational, Grade 2 security
  • With SFIC interchangeable core cylinders: Grade 1 operational, Grade 3 security



  • Complies with ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities



  • UL 10C and CAN/ULC-S104 listed 3-hour fire door (except L9076 and L9077)
    • A label single doors, 4' x 10' and pairs 8' x 10'
    • Letter F and UL symbol on latch front indicate listing
  • UL 437 listed when using Primus high-security UL 437 cylinder


California Fire Code

  • All levers with a return to door of 1/2" (64 mm) or less comply (formerly Title 19, California State Fire Marshal Standard)



  • Miami-Dade NOA and Florida Building Commission listings
  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for impact and non-impact applications


  • Meets BAA (Buy American Act)


Mortise lock and cylinder front housing finishes

605 Bright brass

605 Bright brass


606 Satin brass


609 Antique brass


612 Satin bronze


613 Oil rubbed bronze


619 Satin nickle


622 Matte black


625 Bright chrome


626 Satin chrome


626AM Satin chrome with antimicrobial coating


629 Bright stainless steel


630 Satin stainless steel


630AM Satin stainless steel with antimicrobial coating 


643e Aged bronze (simulated equivalent)

Key cylinder, plug and core face finishes


606 Satin brass


522 Bronze (simulated equivalent)


622 Matte black


626 Satin chrome

Open keyways upgradeable to Primus RP


Patented keyways upgradeable to Primus XP

  • Everest 29™ S keyways include S123 (default keyway)
  • Everest 29™ T restricted keyways 
  • Everest 29™ R restricted keyways as SL cylinders in conventional or FSIC formats with the same A2 pinning style of an SFIC cylinders
  • Everest 29™ keyways gain restricted, geography exclusivity in a Primus XP cylinder
  • Available in Conventional and FSIC cylinder formats


Small Format Interchangeable Cores (SFIC)

  • Everest 29™ R restricted keyway family


Master Keying

  • Factory master keying available

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Carrying on the legacy of the groundbreaking push-button lock, Schlage changed the game again with its descendent in 2019—the ALX Series. This series features a patent-pending chassis and revolutionary new modular design.

Case Study

Tarrant County College

Tarrant County, TX

Tarrant worked with Allegion to increase security on campus by choosing the Schlage Everest Primus XP key system and aptiQ multi-technology readers.

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