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awol70

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Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:59 pm

Old, Rare, Interesting And Unusual Locks

i would like to see peoples rare old ,neat,and unusual locks
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Post Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:30 am

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Here's one for ya. I found this while metal detecting (my other hobby) beside a railroad.
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Post Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:27 am

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Best lock core from ~50+ yrs ago

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Post Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:29 pm

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WOW, they are awesome, hope you don't mind ray but i moved it into the lockpicking section , nice finds guys
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Post Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:18 pm

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Here's some of the keys I was given (along with a few locks including an Abus 85/70 which I haven't managed to pick yet) after clearing out a shed:

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Post Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:11 pm

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some of those look ancient, nice score
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:31 am

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I was visiting the junkyard at Wilmington, CA to practice my car opening skills when me and a few friends stopped by this lockshop called Alsop! They have a wall full of padlocks, the owner wasn't there so we talked to his wife!

She was saying how her husband collects antique locks and such and she gave me a flier! Here a link to the Westcoast Lock Collectors page:

http://www.wclca.net/index.htm
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:51 pm

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chieflittlehorse wrote:I was visiting the junkyard at Wilmington, CA to practice my car opening skills when me and a few friends stopped by this lockshop called Alsop! They have a wall full of padlocks, the owner wasn't there so we talked to his wife!

She was saying how her husband collects antique locks and such and she gave me a flier! Here a link to the Westcoast Lock Collectors page:

http://www.wclca.net/index.htm


Wow, thats really interesting. Thought I'd give a link the the picture gallery
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:49 pm

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Wow, I think their collections make our collection of locks look pretty sad! :(
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Post Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:49 pm

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here's a lock that i think is pretty interesting. all i know is that it's a schlage.
schlage keyway picture.jpg
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Post Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:30 pm

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My Old Corbin Lock...
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Post Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:33 pm

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USApicker wrote:here's a lock that i think is pretty interesting. all i know is that it's a schlage.
schlage keyway picture.jpg

ok well, it looks to be a schlage wafer lock...


"Years ago, Schlage developed a lock that was thought to be un-pickable – the Schlage Wafer. They are no longer sold and installed, but they still show up in older offices and hotel/motel complexes. Although they can’t be picked with conventional tools, they are a snap to open with the Schlage Wafer picks. Highly recommended if your business takes you into older buildings."
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:50 pm

Re: Old, Rare, Interesting And Unusual Locks

here is an interesting, 16-pin/ dimple tubular type crosslock?
i think this lock is very cool. it is solid brass...
not sure on the terminology here, but there appear to be 4 rows of diagonally opposed pinstacks.
i do not have the key, but judging by shape of the keyway, this appears to be a tubular dimple lock.
anyone have any ideas on how to tension this sucker?
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:58 pm

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Holy hell, never seen anything like that before? :shock:
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Post Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:29 pm

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Never seen anything like it. Any luck getting it open?
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