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Post Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:43 am

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Trojan lever lock I picked up last week.
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Post Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:18 am

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At last! :smile:

I've gotten around to doing the 3 remaining of the 7-pin ASSA Ovals I got from Railyn. That's all 6 done with 3 different keyways. Average bitting in a couple of them, and some nice challenges in the others .... all good fun.

I really wanted to nail these to try and find a knack with some funky ASSA spools I found in the first one. Just loved the buzz of nailing the 6th.

All done.

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Post Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:04 pm

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Love those spools! Looks like light tension and possibly 'bouncing' the pick would be essential. Good job, MrA. :D

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Post Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:56 pm

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anytime MrA posts pics my love of this hobby grows stronger..Gordon, your posts as well rejuvenate my passion for picking. just thought id say thanks :smile:
Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?' Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.
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Post Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:21 pm

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Aww, shucks. :oops:

It weren't nothing. :)

Have to agree strongly about MrA's posted locks! Marduk28 is also great for finding unique locks to post.

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Post Mon May 12, 2014 2:47 pm

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My first open of an American lock. Easy bitting, but a great confidence builder.

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Post Mon May 12, 2014 4:23 pm

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My second American, right behind it! This one's a 1205. Last one was 1105. I may be getting the feel for these serrated pins.

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Post Mon May 12, 2014 9:36 pm

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After much swearing--both in my office and chat (sorry guys)--my third American falls.

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Post Tue May 13, 2014 1:12 am

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MrAnybody.... I love it!! VERY NICE PICKIN'. Are the chambers counter-milled on those?

manskirtbrew... You've gotta be pumped :) I know I was when I finally got a couple picked.

a proper thank you for all the gut shots! Proceed good Sirs :D
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Post Tue May 13, 2014 1:24 am

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Manskirtbrew - do you use TOK tension?
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Post Tue May 13, 2014 4:26 am

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Oldfast wrote:manskirtbrew... You've gotta be pumped :) I know I was when I finally got a couple picked.
a proper thank you for all the gut shots! Proceed good Sirs :D

I am SERIOUSLY pumped! So pumped that I set out to pick every American in my collection. AND I DID! I'll post gutted pix of everything soon.

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It's a little blurry. Left to right: 1105, 1105, 1205, 5200, 50.

I used TOK tension for all of them. While I prefer BOK tension when I can, I find it's a lot easier to navigate the American keyways without the tension tool in the way.
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Post Tue May 13, 2014 5:59 am

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It's amazing how a lock (or particular type/model) will give you grief for a while, then you pop one and all the others just fall in no time - once you get the feel for them.

Also, once you get the feel for a difficult lock that "feel" seems to extend to other locks.

Well done.

Another step up.

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Post Tue May 13, 2014 8:59 am

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rerun12 wrote:anytime MrA posts pics my love of this hobby grows stronger..Gordon, your posts as well rejuvenate my passion for picking. just thought id say thanks :smile:


That's cool news. Many thanks for your kind words, Ken

Oldfast wrote:MrAnybody.... I love it!! VERY NICE PICKIN'. Are the chambers counter-milled on those?


Many thanks, Oldfast. None of the chambers are counter-milled on these ....... thankfully :D Great fun :hbg:
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Post Tue May 13, 2014 9:00 am

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manskirtbrew wrote:
Oldfast wrote:manskirtbrew... You've gotta be pumped :) I know I was when I finally got a couple picked.
a proper thank you for all the gut shots! Proceed good Sirs :D

I am SERIOUSLY pumped! So pumped that I set out to pick every American in my collection. AND I DID! I'll post gutted pix of everything soon.

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It's a little blurry. Left to right: 1105, 1105, 1205, 5200, 50.

I used TOK tension for all of them. While I prefer BOK tension when I can, I find it's a lot easier to navigate the American keyways without the tension tool in the way.


Dude! The hits keep on coming! Really cool to see. Big congrats on nailing those Americans.
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Post Tue May 13, 2014 11:03 am

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MrAnybody wrote:Dude! The hits keep on coming! Really cool to see. Big congrats on nailing those Americans.


Ain't it just like a Limey to want to see Americans taken down. ;)

Great job, MSB. Keep going!

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