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Post Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:23 pm

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Mac, many time when I code cut keys for Yale the next number up seems to work meaning if the bitting code is 74145 then 85256 would work. Give it a try. Yale used a different system back in with 0 as the deepest cut.

Also if those old mail lever locks dont lock then thats either lots and lots of dirt preventing the levers from moving or in worst case the springs the broken. They can be fixed but its going to be very hard to make it look like it was after grinding down those rivets. Still a lock like that deserves to be saved.
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:07 pm

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Papa Gleb wrote:Mac, many time when I code cut keys for Yale the next number up seems to work meaning if the bitting code is 74145 then 85256 would work. Give it a try. Yale used a different system back in with 0 as the deepest cut.


Pin wear is also a consideration - I've code cut keys for a Yale 850 that didn't work, and after failing at impressioning (admittedly a weak skill of mine), I took it apart to make a key. After measuring the pins, found the first three 0.015-0.020" too short, the next two about 0.010" too short, and the last pin dead on.
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Post Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:25 am

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World Trade Center Keys and Lock

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Post Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:47 pm

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@macgng Can you look at your Abloy 341 and 362 and tell me if the shackle screw can be removed while the locked is locked?

Or is it like on the 656 where the it have to be unlocked before the screw can be accessed?
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Post Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:58 pm

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jasminelognnes wrote:@macgng Can you look at your Abloy 341 and 362 and tell me if the shackle screw can be removed while the locked is locked?

Or is it like on the 656 where the it have to be unlocked before the screw can be accessed?


none of the abloys that have a shackle screw can be unscrewed while its LOCKED unless you DE it. that is a security feature... it would defeat the purpose of the whole system.

thanks.

EDIT: there are a few videos on youtube about servicing those padlocks with complete breakdowns and instructions. ;)
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Thanks a lot for clearing that out.

I have some not so secure locks, where it is possible to remove the shackle screw while it is locked. It won't unlock it, but then nothing it preventing the shackle from fall out when unlocking. It is really bad design that outsiders can remove parts from a locked lock, so if that were the case with Abloy, then I would hold back on buying one.

So I am really happy to hear this. I am now watching an auction for a 342. I hope I win it =)
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:05 am

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jasminelognnes wrote:Thanks a lot for clearing that out.

I have some not so secure locks, where it is possible to remove the shackle screw while it is locked. It won't unlock it, but then nothing it preventing the shackle from fall out when unlocking. It is really bad design that outsiders can remove parts from a locked lock, so if that were the case with Abloy, then I would hold back on buying one.

So I am really happy to hear this. I am now watching an auction for a 342. I hope I win it =)



if the shackle diameter is right the 362 is the top of the line.

since u are in denmark you might want to look at an ASSA Ruko 3 or 4-5 depending on your needs, i really like the D12 cylinder but with abloy you can't beat a protec 2
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:01 am

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Ditto, the Protec system is really nice. If you can easily get hold of Abloy locks, they're really nice. Check out my locks thread for some breakdowns.

ASSA Rukos are really lovely locks, I currently only own one (using the D12 keyway) but I have some others on the way - from what I've heard they are fairly hard to pick and though I haven't yet received mine, the grade 4 ones look solid as a rock so if Rukos are easier to find I highly recommend those too.

Oh, and I know what you mean about removing the shackle screw - the grub screw in Abloys actually just keeps the bottom plate in, which protects the core - they don't affect the shackle at all :). Oh and they are -all- protected by the shackle closing (the access hole is in the side of the body but the screw is the other side of the shackle hole, so when slid down into the locked position the shackle will completely cover the access hole). The only exception to this rule AFAIK is the cheapie Abloy 321, which has a hammered-in pin protecting the access hole instead.

Nice keys, MacGnG!
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:16 am

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Love The
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FYI - This thread and your imgur account were the bane of my existence for a few days... I must have gone through 15 different secret santa gift ideas, only to discover that you already had two or more of the lock in question (always in better condition than mine). I think you were the worst possible draw! :)
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:25 am

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HT4 wrote:FYI - This thread and your imgur account were the bane of my existence for a few days... I must have gone through 15 different secret santa gift ideas, only to discover that you already had two or more of the lock in question (always in better condition than mine). I think you were the worst possible draw! :)



AHAHAHAHHAHHA yes i didn't think i was gonna be impressed but i thank you very much, the kaba is super cool, thanks so much :D :D :D
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:25 pm

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macgng wrote:
HT4 wrote:FYI - This thread and your imgur account were the bane of my existence for a few days... I must have gone through 15 different secret santa gift ideas, only to discover that you already had two or more of the lock in question (always in better condition than mine). I think you were the worst possible draw! :)



AHAHAHAHHAHHA yes i didn't think i was gonna be impressed but i thank you very much, the kaba is super cool, thanks so much :D :D :D


Glad you liked it. You're welcome.
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Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:14 am

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I might have some new stuff to post.






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Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:57 am

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macgng wrote:I might have some new stuff to post.







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lol cool
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Post Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:25 am

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Hey guys, been a while... Got lots of stuff to take pix of to catch up. Here's some of it!



Regents of The University of Minnesota, Best Logo Padlock, A Keyway.
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USPS Bus Token, Used by mailmen to pay bus fare the get to different parts of their route throughout the day.
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Old Police Badge, Has a hallmark on the back.
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Short Little Yale Mortise
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Cast S&G Environmental Blank
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Abloy PL 656
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Coca Cola Token for 1 Bottle
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Winfield Bicentric Mortise, Guest Key AND Maid Key
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Miracle Magnetic KIK with Key
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GeGe pExtra Euro
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Dudley Split Wafer Padlock With Key
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Norfolk and Southern Railroad, Abloy 350, Sentry keyway, no key :(
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Balto G & E Co. (Local Utility)
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B&O American H10
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Yale, State of PA
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Mul T Lock Mogul, (new pix)
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Sargent Signature Cutaway Mortise
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National Parks Service Rotary Counter Padlock
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Russwin Construction Mortise, Loss Wafer Demo Set
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USPS "P.O.D." Padlock
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US Customs Rotary, (same lock, now with key :D )
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New York Terminal Warehouse Company, Corbin Padlock
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S&G 8065, NOS
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USPS International Rotary (Canada) Padlock
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Another "USPS" American Lock Padlock
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Big Brinks Discus Combo Padlock, (walmart)
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Kansas Power Light & Gas Co (Yale)
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New York Central Railroad, Yale
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Manolex Deadbolt, (VERY interesting mechanism, it is a Push Key)
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Whole Bunch of U-Change locks and Keys
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Another RACO screw padlock - B&O RR
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Bicentennial Key Blanks
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Some Small WB padlocks for my Nephew to play with.
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A VERY COOL, Graded Error Dollar Bill Note
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UK Gov't, HUGE Chubb AVA Padlock (Retake, New Pic)
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S&G 844 Padlock (RARE) [Retake, New Pix]
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KABA Quattro S
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Alaska Railroad Keys
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Various RR tamper seals
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Amtrak Police Badge
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Bricard Locks, Top is BLOCTOUT, bottom is SUPERSURETE
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WWII Hawaii Dollar bill
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Some Local Patches and Pins
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B&O Fraim Padlock
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C&O Railroad Padlock
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Street Letter Box Padlock
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Some extra Bell Eagle parts, Got 2 working locks so far
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Pollux, Pompe Lock - France
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Wink Haus VS, Got a few different ones and a BOX of blanks :D
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Four Fichet F3D Cylinders and keys
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Bramah Brass Padlock and Key
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Some Challenge Coins :D
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Let me know if you wanna see more pix of anything or have any questions.

as always...

Thanks for LOOKIN!!! More to come...


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