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Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:13 am
by Mrfoto
Hey everyone, Im just an old guy that forgot the combination to my Meilink safe. SO I did what I always do in case of need, figure out how to do it for yourself. So I hung out here in the shadows and found all the help i needed to learn group 2 manipulation. I thank you all very much for the wonderful information I was able to gather on the subject.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:19 pm
by Saabu2
hello All i stumbled across this site while trying to find a replacement part for an old Peterboro bathroom door lock. (not technically a mortise lock since it doesnt need a mortise key, it uses a 'turn piece' which has broken or has been lost.
Anyway if anyone has a selection of parts please let me know. i've found the Peterboro catalog on the web and can identify the exact lock i have and the escutcheon and the missing turn piece part number.
the door is a 2 day drive from me so i brought the old lock home to reference dimensions, etc.
Thanks in advance,
Wayne

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:23 am
by just1pick+open
Please provide some pics. It will help us better understand what you might need.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 2:58 am
by TinaLpnoob
Hi, I am Tina and I really like locksport but I'm quite a newbie. Just started picking and found it very satisfying. I don't know where should I ask my questions, hope someone can help me here.
After picking some cheap pin tumbler locks, I picked my steering wheel lock which is a dimple? lock, but now the key can't be inserted into it. Did I just broke that? Can somebody help me out?
Thank you!

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:44 am
by just1pick+open
Hello and welcome. It's hard to know what damage might have been done without seeing the lock. But you have just learned a very important rule in lockpicking, never pick any lock that is in use.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2022 3:10 am
by TinaLpnoob
just1pick+open wrote:Hello and welcome. It's hard to know what damage might have been done without seeing the lock. But you have just learned a very important rule in lockpicking, never pick any lock that is in use.

Thank you, yes I learned the lesson :???: now what can I do? how can I show some photos?
I'm wondering why this forum is so quiet.
btw, I managed to pick that again, now the key fits in but it doesn't rotate :(

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2022 11:04 pm
by just1pick+open
TinaLpnoob wrote:
just1pick+open wrote:Hello and welcome. It's hard to know what damage might have been done without seeing the lock. But you have just learned a very important rule in lockpicking, never pick any lock that is in use.

Thank you, yes I learned the lesson :???: now what can I do? how can I show some photos?
I'm wondering why this forum is so quiet.
btw, I managed to pick that again, now the key fits in but it doesn't rotate :(


Just scroll down after you write your message. Click on where it says upload attachment, to add your pics.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2022 4:11 am
by TinaLpnoob
just1pick+open wrote:
TinaLpnoob wrote:
just1pick+open wrote:Hello and welcome. It's hard to know what damage might have been done without seeing the lock. But you have just learned a very important rule in lockpicking, never pick any lock that is in use.

Thank you, yes I learned the lesson :???: now what can I do? how can I show some photos?
I'm wondering why this forum is so quiet.
btw, I managed to pick that again, now the key fits in but it doesn't rotate :(


Just scroll down after you write your message. Click on where it says upload attachment, to add your pics.


Added the photos. It's a key retainer core. I found that if I jiggle the key, it will turn, but it doesn't worth the risk to use it that way. I really tried to find out how to pull out the core but couldn't find a way. any suggestions?

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:10 am
by just1pick+open
TinaLpnoob wrote:
just1pick+open wrote:
TinaLpnoob wrote:
just1pick+open wrote:Hello and welcome. It's hard to know what damage might have been done without seeing the lock. But you have just learned a very important rule in lockpicking, never pick any lock that is in use.

Thank you, yes I learned the lesson :???: now what can I do? how can I show some photos?
I'm wondering why this forum is so quiet.
btw, I managed to pick that again, now the key fits in but it doesn't rotate :(


Just scroll down after you write your message. Click on where it says upload attachment, to add your pics.


Added the photos. It's a key retainer core. I found that if I jiggle the key, it will turn, but it doesn't worth the risk to use it that way. I really tried to find out how to pull out the core but couldn't find a way. any suggestions?


I personally don't have much knowledge of that particular lock. (Others here might) Try spraying it with some lube and also you could try the chat on discord. Link near top of main page.

Re: Members Say Hi

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 3:15 pm
by HudsonHawk56
Hi all, Barry here. Not really into lock picking( yet!). My step son loves it so who knows. My reason today is to maybe get some help identifying some locks and keys.