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OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
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Post Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:52 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

l0ckcr4ck3r wrote:Just received a 6 pack of new American Locks, direct from factory... seems the drivers have changed.. much more square spools with no serrations and a single serrated pin with shallower & fewer serrations. Never seen them like this before in an AL.

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Hmmm. Interesting. Thanks for posting a picture.

So are the key pins still serrated though I assume?
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Post Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:06 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Yeah, key pins are the same as normal... no dye/color on them this time around though.
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Post Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:30 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Shearlock has given us a quick & simple way of deciphering the date codes on Americans.

Here's his video.... https://youtu.be/HyOdtLsatkA

Thanks Joe! Great stuff.
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Post Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:55 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

mdc5150 wrote:
mech wrote:1st off let me just say wow now that write up is frickin` awesome man! this should be made into a pdf and uploaded for future reference.. thanks for the hard work put into it! .. and 2nd thanks for including my video... :)


I feel the same way. The only thing I have to add is my vote for a sticky on this thread! Excellent work. :hbg:


Vote yes to this getting a sticky. The pdf thing is a nice idea

You have perfect timing my current taunt is an American 1502 2002

Love your write up
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Post Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:35 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Great! I hope it helps.
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:56 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Just another sign of master's hand in the mix. They are slowly bring this good name lower and lower.
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:45 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Papa Gleb wrote:Just another sign of master's hand in the mix. They are slowly bring this good name lower and lower.


Yup. I've got a couple Master locks with EXACTLY the same pinning (right down to the ultra-shallow serrations that you don't feel while picking). To be fair, the pins are virtually identical to what you will find in most Abus padlocks. That said, it is a step down from what you normally find in American locks.
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Re: AMERICAN LOCK

http://m.ebay.com/itm/VNLMW-SERIES-A110 ... Ciid%253A1

Lot of ? I think 24 American 1100 for $80 + $12 shipped



I bought 8 for $45 shipped!
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:44 am

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insatiableOne wrote:http://m.ebay.com/itm/VNLMW-SERIES-A1100-AMERICAN-LOCK-all-keyed-alike-/132303730247?hash=item1ecdeab647%3Ag%3AKeEAAOSwio1ZnGFg&_trkparms=pageci%253Aed17714a-8bb4-11e7-aaa3-74dbd1802274%257Cparentrq%253A2765019915e0abc1e148953efffdbc78%257Ciid%253A1

Lot of ? I think 24 American 1100 for $80 + $12 shipped



I bought 8 for $45 shipped!


then you have 24 of the same lock pinned exactly the same. Guess you could set some and repin the others.
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:55 am

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

The lot of 24 are the same I think. But for $3.00 a piece...

The other lot, not pictured that I had purchased and received today are all pinned differently.




While in this thread. Have been in attempt to find the difference in model numbers, which ones are easiest to hardest in picking.
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:52 pm

Re: AMERICAN LOCK

Yes. Stick this one with elephant glue. Many will love this! I wish it was in a pdf file.
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