Gravity & Spring Latches for Gates

Gravity & Spring Latches for Gates

  • This section contains gate latches which latch using gravity or spring action.
  • Over 30 different gate latches can be found in this section.

4" Gate Latch Bar

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  • Gate bar for self latching gate latches
  • Measurements:
    • 4-1/4" long
    • 3/8" diameter rod material
    • 1-5/8" by 9/16" flattened mounting area
  • Made from steel
  • Available in two finishes
    • Zinc chromate finish
    • Black powder coat
  • Uses #10 round or pan head screws (not included but offered for purchase during checkout).
  • Note: Black screws are not available for this item from us and we do not know of a supplier for black #10 screws. We recommend using #10 stainless steel pan head screws (they are offered for purchase during checkout) and painting the head black after installation.
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Gate Latch, Surface Mounted, with Cable

Gate Latch, Surface Mounted, with Cable
  • Self latching gate latch, opens easily from either sideof the gate.
  • Includes 16" cable for opening from outside of gate.
  • Padlock eye for extra security.
  • Mounting plate for this latch measures 1-5/8" tall by 1-1/2" wide. It projects out 2-3/8". The strike arm is 5-3/4" long.
  • Installs on the hinged side of the gate.
  • For single acting gates (gates that swing in only one direction).
  • Steel base material.
  • Matching screws are included.
  • Available in Zinc Plated or Black Coated finishes.
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Drop Bar Latch, Solid Bronze

Drop Bar Latch, Solid Bronze
  • Solid Bronze Drop Bar Latch for Gates
  • This solid bronze gate latch is greatfor use in coastal areas or anywhere a rustic old world design is desired.
  • From our "Solid Bronze Collection".
  • Latch surface mounts on the gate and post.
  • Overall dimensions of latch are approximately 2" tall by 5" wide.
  • Comes with matching stainless steel wood screws.
  • Bronze is an old world material that does not deteriorate in coastal or other regions. The Bronze finish, however, is a "living" finish. Please read more about this by clicking on the link.
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5/8 Inch Chain Bolt

5/8 Inch Chain Bolt
  • Chain bolt for gates, doors, etc.
  • The chain bolt may be used on the top or bottom of the gate or door, or on both the top and bottom (if two are purchased).
  • Chain bolt provides a method of securing a gate or door in the open (or closed) position.
  • The bolt is made of 5/8" square steel. It is spring loaded and it is beveled on the latching end. The bevel allows the bolt to automatically retract and then lock when the bolt hits the strike.
  • The strike is also beveled to help the bolt retract.
  • An 18" chain is attached. The chain is used to release the bolt from the strike, thereby freeing the gate or door.
  • Dimensions of chain bolt:
    • Throw of bolt is 7/8".
    • Mounting plate measures 2" x 7-3/8".
    • Projection is 3/4"
  • Included are mounting screws, strike and chain bolt.
  • Mounting plate and its screws are black. Bolt, strike, chain and strike screws are zinc plated.
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Gate Safety Hook and Eye

Gate Safety Hook and Eye
  • Simple Hook and Eye for Gates
  • Features safety bail to help keep hook securely on screw eye.
  • Great for livestock or other gates where only a simple closure is needed.
  • Dimensions:
    • Hook measures approximately 6" by 2-1/2" at widest point.
    • Three link chain is approximately 4" in length.
    • Screw eyes are approximately 2-3/4" tall, made from 5/16" diameter rod
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Gate Latch, Post Type, Heavy Duty

Gate Latch, Post Type, Heavy Duty
  • Post gate latch for wood gates
  • Gate can be easily opened from either side
  • Features padlock eye for extra security
  • Spring loaded action for positive latching
  • Latch measures about 11" wide and 5.5" tall. Strike bar is 6.5" long and 3/4" in diameter.
  • Minimum gap required between post and gate is 1/2".
  • Latch is reversible for left hand or right hand gates. To reverse handing simply remove the spring and hex head pivot bolt. Flip the fence post attachment plate upside down and reattach spring and pivot bolt.
  • Steel base material
  • Black lag screws are included

Finishes:

  • Black coated
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Gate Latch, Top Mount

Gate Latch, Top Mount
  • Gate latch mounts on top of gate and post.
  • Works for single or double acting gates (swings both in-and-out or just one way).
  • This gate latch operates with a spring for positive latching (rather than gravity).
  • Steel base material.
  • Matching screws are included.
  • Measures approximately 6-3/8" x 1-1/2".
  • Both top mount and side mount strikes are included.

Finishes:

  • Black coated
  • Zinc plated
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Gate Latch, Outswinging

Gate Latch, Outswinging
  • Gate latch is self closing and opens easily from either side of gate
  • For outswinging gates, latch mounts on inside of gate and strike bar mounts on post.
  • Padlock eye for extra security
  • Screws are included
  • Steel base material
  • For single acting gates (gate swings only in one direction)

Finishes:

  • Zinc chromate plated
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Gate Latch, Heavy Duty, Adjustomatic

Gate Latch, Heavy Duty, Adjustomatic
  • Gate latch is heavy duty, made from 1/4" thick steel
  • Latch is designed for flush stockade-type gates with spacing between post and gate
  • Suitable for fences, horse barns, cattle gates and other heavy-duty uses
  • For right or left hand installations
  • Hole punched in release lever is for rigging cord release from opposite side.
  • Release lever is 1/2" steel by 7-3/4" long
  • May be locked with padlock
  • Lag screws are included

Finishes:

  • Zinc Plated
  • Black Coating over Zinc Plating
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Gate Latch, Ring Type

Gate Latch, Ring Type
  • Ring type gate latch is available in two sizes; large or small.
  • Latch is simple and features a smooth operation
  • Can be used on left or right hand opening gates and can be opened from either side.
  • Latch is made up of three parts; the stop bar, the lift lever, and the ring and housing.
  • The small model (SKU 504150) will fit a maximum post size of 3-1/2" thick. The large model (SKU 504151) will fit a maximum post size of 5-1/2" thick.
  • The stop bar measures; 7-3/8" by 1-1/4" (large model) and 5-3/4" by 3/4" (small model)
  • The lift lever measures; 8" long (large model) and 7-1/4" long (small model)
  • Made from steel base material, lag screws are included
  • The large model is shown in the photo to left. The small model has a slightly different design. Click on link below to see differences.

Finishes:

  • Zinc Plated
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Gate Latch, Bar Type

Gate Latch, Bar Type
  • Gate latch latches automatically when strike bar hits latch mechanism.
  • For in-swinging gates
  • For right or left hand swinging gates.
  • Available in black coated or zinc plated finishes
  • Floating bar feature adjusts to compensate for any gate sag.
  • Can be padlocked and can be rigged with a pull cord to open gate from the outside.
  • Screws are included.

Finishes:

  • Zinc Plated
  • Black coated over Zinc Plate
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Gate Latch, Barn Door Latch, Surface Mounted

Gate Latch, Barn Door Latch, Surface Mounted
  • Two models available: Regular door and Thick door.
  • Regular door model fits door thicknesses from 3/4" to 2-1/4".
  • Thick door model fits door thicknesses from 2" to 3".
  • After installation mark spindle and cut off excess with a hacksaw.
  • Grip handle and turn to open
  • Features spring latch similar to an interior door latch
  • Installs easily by drilling one 3/4" hole through the gate or door
  • All hardware is surface mounted
  • Outside handle and strike are shown in photo
  • Features padlock eye for increased security
  • Steel base material
  • Wood screws are included

Finishes:

  • Zinc chromate plated
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Gate Latch, Extra Large Gravity Type

Gate Latch, Extra Large Gravity Type
  • Gate latch in extra large size, gravity type for in-swinging gates.
  • Available in either a heavy galvanized finish (as shown in photo) or an epoxy black finish.
  • Baseplate for strike bar measures 2-1/4" by 4-1/8".
  • Baseplate for gravity latch measures 2-3/4" by 2".
  • Overall length of strike bar is 7".
  • Latch will accomodate a gap between the gate and gate post of up to 1/2".
  • Made from steel base material and screws are included.

Finishes:

  • Black coated
  • Galvanized
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Gate Latch, Straight Arm, Stainless Steel

Gate Latch, Straight Arm, Stainless Steel
  • Gate latch for use around a pool, in a marine or corrosive environment or anywhere the look of satin stainless steel is desired.
  • Safe for use on redwood, cedar, ACQ lumber (treated lumber) and vinyl.
  • Baseplate measures 1-5/8" by 1-1/2".
  • Latch bar measures 4-1/4".
  • Installs on hinged side of gate. For single acting gates (gates that open in only one direction).
  • Made from solid stainless steel (Type 304)
  • Stainless steel screws are included.

Finishes:

  • Satin Stainless Steel
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Magna Latch, Side Pull Model

Magna Latch, Side Pull Model
  • Available in two models
    • Non-Key Lockable (SKU 928020)
    • Key Lockable (SKU 928405)
  • A small unobtrusive magnetic latch for general purpose use on gates around house and garden
  • Gate and fence gap should not exceed 3/8" and the face of the gate and fence should be aligned for the latch to work properly.
  • If gate and fence are properly aligned the strong magnetic action of the latch will cause the gate to self lock when it closes. Best when used with self closing spring hinges.
  • The Non-Key Lockable Model (SKU 928020)latch is not recommended for gates protecting swimming pools, as it is a latch that can easily be opened by a child.
  • Made from quality molded polymers with a stainless steel bolt and spring.
  • Uses 4 each #10 pan head screws (not included but offered for purchase during checkout)
  • To view Key Lockable Model (SKU 928405) click on link below.
  • Always check with your building department's local building code requirements before installing in swimming pool areas. And please remember that swimming pool gates must be checked on a regular basis to make sure that they are functioning properly in order to keep small children out of the swimming pool area.

Finishes:

  • Flat Black
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7 Inch Gravity Gate Latch, Black

7 Inch Gravity Gate Latch, Black
  • Simple black gravity action gate latch.
  • Measures approximately 7" long by 3" tall overall.
  • Matt blackcoating.
  • Operates from only one side of gate.
  • Available in Left Hand and Right Hand models.
  • Left Hand model is shown in photo.
  • Matching wood screws are included.
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Gate Latch, Stall Type with Spring Action

Gate Latch, Stall Type with Spring Action
  • All-purpose latch is designed for right- or left-hand swinging or sliding doors and gates.
  • Automatic retractable bolt clears entry for livestock protection.
  • Sturdy and simple design gives years of trouble-free service
  • Size is approximately 10-1/4" wide by 4-1/2" tall
  • Spring, lag bolts, wood screws are included.
  • Steel base material

Finishes:

  • Zinc Plated
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Gate Latch, Stall Type

Gate Latch, Stall Type
  • Livestock gate latch for use with right or left hand swinging or sliding doors or gates
  • Extra strong latch is for stall doors, barns, gates and livestock enclosures.
  • Measures approximately 7" tall by 5" wide as shown in photo
  • Steel base material and lag screws are included

Finishes:

  • Zinc Plated
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Lever Bar Latch, Solid Bronze

Lever Bar Latch, Solid Bronze
  • Very high quality Lever Bar Latch for gates and doors. Made from solid bronze.
  • Latch operates from both sides of the gate.
  • Made from solid bronze and is made for use in coastal areas or anywhere a rustic old world design is desired. From our "Solid Bronze Collection".
  • Available in a "Right Hand" or "Left Hand" model. Model shown in photo is the "Left Hand" model.
  • Drop Bar measures 7". Back Plates measure 2-3/4" by 4-1/2". Lever is 6" with a 3-1/4" projection.
  • Fits gate thicknesses of 3/4" to 2.5". The spindle that connects the front and back piece is a 5/16" square steel rod.
  • Bronze is an old world material that does not deteriorate in coastal or other regions. The Bronze finish, however, is a "living" finish. Please read more about this by clicking on the link.
  • The use of a gate stop with this product is strongly recommended to protect the drop bar. A gate that slams in a strong wind can damage a bronze drop bar. The installation of a gate stop will protect the drop bar. Gate stop is offered for purchase during checkout.

Finishes:

  • Natural Solid Bronze
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Ring Turn Bar Latch, Solid Bronze

Ring Turn Bar Latch, Solid Bronze
  • Very high quality Ring Turn Bar Latch for gates and doors.
  • Latch operates from both sides of the gate.
  • Made from solid bronze and is made for use in coastal areas or anywhere a rustic old world design is desired. From our "Solid Bronze Collection".
  • Available in a "Right Hand" or "Left Hand" model. Model shown in photo is the "Right Hand" model.
  • Drop Bar measures 7". Back Plates measure 2-3/4" by 4-1/2". Ring diameter is 3-1/2".
  • Fits gate thicknesses of 3/4" to 2.5". The spindle that connects the front and back piece is a 5/16" square steel rod.
  • Bronze is an old world material that does not deteriorate in coastal or other regions. The Bronze finish, however, is a "living" finish. Please read more about this by clicking on the link.
  • If you have double doors and need a "dummy" ring turn to go with this, order our SKU 850072(click here).
  • The use of a gate stop with this product is strongly recommended to protect the drop bar. A gate that slams in a strong wind can damage a bronze drop bar. The installation of a gate stop will protect the drop bar. Gate stop is offered for purchase during checkout.

Finishes:

  • Natural Solid Bronze
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Gate Latch for Round Tube Gates

Gate Latch for Round Tube Gates
  • Gate latch fits gates made with a round tube gate frame such as chain link fence gates.
  • Can be used for gates that swing open in both directions.
  • Latch is lockable with a padlock (not included).
  • Design of latch helps prevent sagging at latch end of gate.
  • Latches automatically, can be unlatched with one hand.
  • Fits gate tubing with a diameter of 1-1/4" to 1-1/2". Attaches to gate frame tubing with two carriage bolts (included).
  • May be mounted to a round gate post by using two 1/4" U-Bolts (not included).
  • May be mounted to a flat gate post using lag bolts (not included).
  • The gap between the fence post and the gate should be a minimum of 1-1/2" and maximum of 2-1/8".
  • Size of latching mechanism is approximately 5.5" tall by 3" wide by 1-3/8" deep. Size of strike that attaches to gate tubing is 2-3/4" tall by 3-1/2" wide.
  • Made from steel base material.
  • Finishes:

    • Zinc Chromate Plated
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Livestock Gate Latch, One-Way Type for Bar Gates

Livestock Gate Latch, One-Way Type for Bar Gates
  • Latch is made for livestock bar gates made from tubing that is 1-5/8" or 2" in diameter. Shims are provided to attach to 1-5/8" size tubing.
  • May be used for either in-swinging or out-swinging gates (One way only).
  • Latches automatically, can be unlatched with one hand.
  • Latching mechanism attaches to fence post with two lag bolts (not included). Strike attaches to gate tubing with two carriage bolts (included).
  • Design of latch helps prevent sagging at latch end of gate.
  • Latch may be locked with a padlock (not included).
  • Size of latch mechanism is approximately 6.5" tall by 2" wide. Projection is 3".
  • Size of strike is 4" tall by 4.5" deep.
  • Made from steel base material and zinc plated for weather resistance.
  • Product is made in the U.S.A
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Livestock Gate Latch, Two Way Type

Livestock Gate Latch, Two Way Type
  • Latch is made for livestock bar gates made from tubing that is from 1-5/8" to 2" in diameter. Shims are provided to attach to 1-5/8" tubing.
  • Latch can be used for gates that swing open in both directions (two way).
  • Latches automatically, can be unlatched with one hand. Can be unlatched from horseback.
  • Latching mechanism attaches to fence post with 3/8" lag screws (not included but offered for purchase during checkout). Strike attaches to gate tubing with carriage bolts (included).
  • Design of latch helps prevent sagging at latch end of gate.
  • The gap between the fence post and the gate should be a minimum of 2" and a maximum of 2-3/4".
  • Size of latch mechanism is approximately 7.5" tall by 4" wide. Projection is 1-5/8".
  • Size of strike is 4" tall by 4.5" deep.
  • Made from steel base material.
  • PLEASE NOTE: the green tubing and wooden post shown in the photo are for illustrative purposes and are not included with the hinge.

Finishes:

  • Zinc Chromate Plated
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Throw Over Loop

Throw Over Loop
  • Simple, yet effective gate latch for farm and ranch double gates.
  • Throw Over Loop attaches to top rail on either left or right hand gate.
  • To secure gate, grab the handle, pull it up and throw it over the opposite gate top rail.
  • Holds double gates securely in the closed position.
  • Overall dimensions are 18" long, by 3-5/8" wide by 3" tall (not including handle).
  • Handle measures 4-3/4" wide by 2-3/8" tall.
  • Inside width measures 3-1/4". This will fit gates made with doubled up 2 x 4's (3-3/16" thick).
  • Carriage bolt, washer and lock nut for pivot point are included.
  • Made from steel.
  • Available in two finishes; black or galvanized.
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Barn Door Latch, Heavy Duty

Barn Door Latch, Heavy Duty
  • Large door latch for heavy gates and barn doors. Latch can be operated from both sides of door.
  • This latch will work for either a swinging door or a sliding door.
  • Works for either left hand or right hand doors.
  • Features keepers that align so that a padlock may be used to lock the latch.
  • The opposite side of the lock is a "lever box" (may be viewed at the link below). The lever box fits in a cutout in the door for a flush installation. Lever box measures 5" x 5-3/4" by 7/8". Cutout in door is approximately 4" by 5".
  • Fits doors 1-3/4" to 2-3/4" thick.
  • Approximate overall size of latch is 13-5/8" by 7.5". Projection is 2-1/8".
  • Made from steel base material.
  • PLEASE NOTE; no fasteners are included with this product. Installation requires a variety of different size carriage bolts and flat head machine bolts depending on type of installation. All required fasteners are available at any hardware store or home center.

Finishes:

  • Zinc chromate
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