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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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OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
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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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