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GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:11 pm
by greengrowlocks
Mul-T-Lock MT5+
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Mul-T-Lock Interactive NE14H Padlock
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Mauer NW4
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Mauer DT1 SKG
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Eagle Supr
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WinkHaus
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Evva DPI
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Evva 3KS+
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Evva ICS
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Assa 600
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Assa Desmo Mini Padlock
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Schlage Primus
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Schlage Everest Primus LFIC
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Vidmar
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KESO 2000s Omega
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Marks Hi-Security
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Best SFIC
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Yale Platnium 3 Star
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Folger Adams Model 110
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Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:09 pm
by mdc5150
That is quite an impressive collection. Most of that is well beyond my picking skills. Two things I want to have in my collection is a Folger Adams like you have and one of the newer Lockwood padlocks. I'm just not willing to pay those prices.

Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:57 pm
by Deadlock
Very impressive! I especially like the optical fibre used to get light inside the keyways. I don't think I've seen that before, and it looks great.

Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:36 am
by greengrowlocks
mdc5150 wrote:That is quite an impressive collection. Most of that is well beyond my picking skills. Two things I want to have in my collection is a Folger Adams like you have and one of the newer Lockwood padlocks. I'm just not willing to pay those prices.


Thanks! I enjoy collecting some of the detention center locks. I still would like to find a Folger Adams Master Ring, and Brinks mogul. A few months ago there was a guy selling the 110s in sets of 5 on ebay for reasonable prices so that's where I got most of them.

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Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:43 am
by greengrowlocks
Deadlock wrote:Very impressive! I especially like the optical fibre used to get light inside the keyways. I don't think I've seen that before, and it looks great.


Thanks! The light has been a huge help in slider-type locks. It's just a 1mm fiber cable attached to a light source w/ a piece of Styrofoam. However lately I've been using the same fiber attached to my phones flashlight with Ez-Craft Silicon which is a little brighter and more sturdy.

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Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:01 am
by greengrowlocks
Kwikset Smart Key Padlock
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Mul-T-Lock Junior
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Master #19
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Magnum Superior (After picking it seems functionally identical to the Yale Platnium)
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Corbin Master Ring
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Reg'D Mail Locks
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Many of these I'm still working on..

Medeco Duracam
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LOB and a long pick (KW1 for size comparison)
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Dom iX
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IKON WSW W10 (Put some time into this one but having trouble with dropping sliders)
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Vanlock
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CISA AP3
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Corbin Emhart (Had some issues with them locking up but would like to open one of these someday.)
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Miracle Magnetic (Been working on this one the last couple days, built a magnetic jiggler but can't seem to get it open)
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MIWA EC ( Using the small magnets I will eventually try and make a simulated key for this)
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MIWA Cam Lock
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Fichet
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Multacc Realtor Box
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Sargent and Greenleaf 826a
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Here are a few cutaways...

Abloy Protec
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Emhart Cutaway
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Medeco M3 Cutaway
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Best SFIC

Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:07 am
by greengrowlocks
Best SFIC
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Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:18 pm
by Deadlock
Wow. I'm not a lock collector, but I know a lot of the locks here wouldn't be easy to find even if you were prepared to spend the money.

Do you know anything about the Miracle Magnetic? That's certainly a new one to me. I wonder how old it is and how it compares with the EVVA MCS. "Which came first," sort of thing.

Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:13 am
by greengrowlocks
Deadlock wrote:Wow. I'm not a lock collector, but I know a lot of the locks here wouldn't be easy to find even if you were prepared to spend the money.

Do you know anything about the Miracle Magnetic? That's certainly a new one to me. I wonder how old it is and how it compares with the EVVA MCS. "Which came first," sort of thing.


I know a little about it, mostly the stuff I read from the LockWiki page. It was made in the 70's according to their info but not sure when they stopped production. I haven't spent much time with the MCS but I know it's much more advanced. The Miracle lock has 5 pin tumblers and 4 rods that block rotation of the plug until they get pulled by the magnets in the key. They appear to have mushroom type drivers as security pins according to LockWiki. I have yet to disassemble mine but will likely do that after I pick it.

Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:32 am
by greengrowlocks
I got a few new things today..

Solex Double Key
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Comparison: BiLock, Solex, Dom D
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Evva 4KS (Will take detailed photos after I pick it.)
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Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:00 am
by greengrowlocks
KABA Penta (I made a pick for this lock but would interested to see what others have used to pick it. The keypins are much smaller than other KESO/Kaba style locks I've picked.)
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Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:23 pm
by Deadlock
greengrowlocks wrote:
I know a little about it, mostly the stuff I read from the LockWiki page. It was made in the 70's according to their info but not sure when they stopped production. I haven't spent much time with the MCS but I know it's much more advanced. The Miracle lock has 5 pin tumblers and 4 rods that block rotation of the plug until they get pulled by the magnets in the key. They appear to have mushroom type drivers as security pins according to LockWiki. I have yet to disassemble mine but will likely do that after I pick it.


I hadn't thought to look at LockWiki, but now I have I see what you mean. The Miracle Magnetic was apparently produced five years before the original MCS. It might possibly have been the inspiration for it, but yes, the MCS is like something out of Star Trek compared to the Magnetic.

Also, MORE locks?! This collection continues to impress!

Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:08 pm
by greengrowlocks
EVVA 4KS ( Not much of a difference between this and the 3KS. Notice the position of slider one on the front and back of key. I believe that is the 4th curve? The 3KS has identical cuts on either side.)
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EVVA 3KS key
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EVVA EPS
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Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:26 pm
by Patrick Star
My problem with the bigger KABAs isn't that the pins are small per se, but rather that they are angled inwards. There simply doesn't seem to be a way to lift them consistently with a standard tool.
I suspect that what's needed is a tool with a corresponding angled tip? So that you'd lift them by pulling towards you.

Re: GreenGrowLocks Collection

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:12 pm
by greengrowlocks
Peerless 710c HS Handcuffs
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Medeco Duracam w/homemade pick
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Patrick Star wrote:My problem with the bigger KABAs isn't that the pins are small per se, but rather that they are angled inwards. There simply doesn't seem to be a way to lift them consistently with a standard tool.
I suspect that what's needed is a tool with a corresponding angled tip? So that you'd lift them by pulling towards you.


The one video I found of a Penta being picked was with a angled tip pick. That particular lock is the first one I've encountered with those type of pins. I imagine the Kaba Star has similar pins as well.