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Post Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:32 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Oldfast wrote:DAMN Piotr!! You have some insane digging skills my friend! I on the other hand DO NOT.

So the time you took to find this info and present it is greatly appreciated
and it certainly helped clear up some of the questions I had. Thanks you!!



@ s1deshowmick; Thanks! And very nice to cya around :)


Piotr sure has a knack for detail, and it's nice to be back. Thank you.
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Post Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:23 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Too late to edit the last section of my article....
but this has GOT to be included in this thread :)

Xeo SPP's 15 Americans blind :hbg: http://youtu.be/XCIKSbqI3WE
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:22 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

wow. i don't have any american locks but that is an awesome rundown oldfast!! i think i will get a lot out of it with picking ANY lock. awesome stuff, thanks.
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:23 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Thanks! Very nice to hear you found it helpful.
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:25 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Oldfast wrote:Thanks! Very nice to hear you found it helpful.



OooooOoooOolllLlLdddddFAaaaaaaAAAASTTTT!!!!!!!!! :D
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The code is hidden in the tumblers. One position opens the lock, another position opens one of these doors...
http://www.youtube.com/xeotech1

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Post Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:40 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

:spinning: so much to do... so little time :spinning: so much to do... so little time :spinning:

Hey, I damn near got in on the live chat last night... been a long time. Maybe tonight. lol


x-e-OOOOOOOoooo!
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Oldfast wrote: :spinning: so much to do... so little time :spinning: so much to do... so little time :spinning:


Image
The code is hidden in the tumblers. One position opens the lock, another position opens one of these doors...
http://www.youtube.com/xeotech1

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Post Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 am

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So i just read the whole write up and it's wonderful! Great job Oldfast, I learned so much! I really need to get my hands on some American locks now :) Do you know where I can find any that were made before master lock had bought them out? I want to pick one with the serrated key pins and the security driver pins so I don't want to get one and find out it only has standard internals.
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Post Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:51 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

The major difference to spot is the keyway and keybows.

Here's some pics, courtesy of Matt:
viewtopic.php?p=56775#p56775
Most of them you'll see going on ebay will still be the old originals.

If you'd like, I'll send you a couple. If you want em', you'll have to be patient though.
They're keyed alike, and have no keys. I'll clean em' up, mix up the pins a bit, and cut
some keys for them. But I have no blanks right now... so it might be some time.

Lemme know.
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:11 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Ok Daggers.... viewtopic.php?p=65901#p65901

:) I'll see if I can get em' in the post Monday.
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:43 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Thanks again! When you said I might have to wait a bit, I thought I would actually have to wait; that was fast! And the bitting for the green one looks like i'm in for a challenge :D
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:03 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Well, I thought it'd be a bit too. But rather than ordering & waiting to receive blanks...
I was able to use a brass one that I had only started to cut. I really don't like to use the
nickel-plated blanks for these locks (just doesn't look right). But I had one of them left.

Thought you'd rather enjoy these sooner rather than later :)
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:49 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Oldfast wrote:Well, I thought it'd be a bit too. But rather than ordering & waiting to receive blanks...
I was able to use a brass one that I had only started to cut. I really don't like to use the
nickel-plated blanks for these locks (just doesn't look right). But I had one of them left.

Thought you'd rather enjoy these sooner rather than later :)


you thought right :) I don't mind nickel-plated though, it's nice to have two different looking keys
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Post Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:29 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

I have to say thanks for this thread.

I got myself a 5300 and although I picked it once I couldn't open it again :( However after going through this I managed several openings last night (though with widely varied time taken)

Unfortunately I now want a couple more American padlocks which is unfortunate as they cost stupid money over here (about $50 for a 5300 for example)

Many thanks (regardless of my future bank account problems)

Rob...
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Post Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:07 pm

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That's GREAT to hear Rob!! Thanks :D I only wish you were in the States...
I'd consider sending a couple 1100's :( Maybe ebay would be an option for you?
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