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Variations in 72/40 keyways?

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aerol

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Post Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:03 pm

Variations in 72/40 keyways?

I recently purchased an Abus 72/40 on eBay. After watching several YouTube videos, I was a little surprised to find that my lock had a completely different keyway than those I found there.

Here's a pic of my lock:

http://i.imgur.com/zWtEgTm.jpg

You could drive a truck through that keyway.

Here's a image of the other keyway:

http://i.imgur.com/MVNYKGL.jpg

It's also not the challenging lock that others have commented on. I haven't gutted it, but it appears to be 5 spools and the Abus-typical standard pin in one position. Tolerances are not high, there's quite a bit of play in the cylinder, and I can pick it in 20-30 seconds.

There is no country of origin marking on the packaging, but there is a vendor sticker from a tag-out/lock-out supplier on the box that says made in China. Some YouTube commentators (including bosnianbill) indicate that theirs (with the other keyway) were made in Germany.

Does anyone have any information on this difference?
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Variations in 72/40 keyways?

I'd guess someone switched out the core assuming you didn't get it new. That's definitely not like any Abus keyway I've seen!
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:05 pm

Re: Variations in 72/40 keyways?

Picture of the blue lock looks like a Brady LOTO keyway.
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:45 pm

Re: Variations in 72/40 keyways?

flywheel wrote:Picture of the blue lock looks like a Brady LOTO keyway.


OK, I think that explains it. The vendor I mentioned above is BradyID. Do they contract these cores from Abus? Because it has a set of Abus-branded keys that work with it.
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Post Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:47 am

Re: Variations in 72/40 keyways?

here is a 72/40 key way I have in my collection.
https://i.imgur.com/vKGMFk1.jpg
(well I have 2.) if you want one with a smaller key way I would be willing to trade ;)
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Post Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:14 am

Re: Variations in 72/40 keyways?

im tellin ya man, those damn chinese and their lock fuckery seems to grow every year. shitty that the seller wasnt informed/or had the integrity to tell you what it rly is..but, live an learn.
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