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Help with gun cabinet's lock

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by black bear, Dec 20, 2005.

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  1. black bear

    black bear Member

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    I have a gun cabinet with one of the circular locks, somebody mess up with it and I found it with the notch out of alignment (see picture). What I have to do to put the two notches back into alignment again so the key could work?

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    black bear
     
  2. Janitor

    Janitor Senior Member

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    You *should* be able to just use the key. No - it (obviuously) won't go all the way in the way things are. But a bit of jiggling should get the job done. The lock on my ammo locker is the same, and I've seen the same thing.

    Also - it should turn easy to the point you need it to. Try just the end of a paper clip if you can't manage with the key.
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  3. joebogey

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    Not too long ago, it was reported that the lock on your safe could be opened with a ball point pen. Try removing the end of the pen and use the casing to turn the inside of the lock.
     
  4. elric

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    Yup, the "kryptonite" lock issue you may have heard about in the news last year or so. The Bic Stic pens are the ones. Take the guts out, cut a slit in the body if necessary to slip over the center part, and wiggle around in the lock while turning. Should do it without too much trouble. Our head of security at work was a bit surprised when I showed him how I could take the cable locks off laptops in 2-5 seconds with a Bic. Several thousand locks were replaced :D .

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  5. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Ooops! Sorry about that, dude!
     
  6. Mad Hatter

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    If the pen trick doesn't work, You can grind the matching tab off the key. You end up with a key that can be removed with the lock in any position, but it gets it open.
     
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