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(162) Antique Eagle Padlock Picked Open


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  1. Found on old Eagle lock at work. No key, just a locked lock.
    Face has " U.S." at top and "EAGLE" at bottom. Nothing else anywhere in the lock.
    I don't collect, but I'll keep this one in case I find some stray keys.

  2. You're right, I think that's exactly what was happening. I use TOK quite often, especially on American locks, but still slide back to BOK once in a while.

  3. looks like the t/w was binding against the housing, had the same problem with a brinks max security once, all plain sailing once I found my feet with TOK tension..

  4. Youve lost me Jim !!!!!!!!! whats your problem, what myself and Bill send each other has nothing to do with you. Im sending Bill a DBC pick with bolt side wire and none bolt side wire plus lolipop handle, loads of spare wires to make his own, three mortice locks plus training cover to put on one plus a few euro cylinders. So whats wrong with that Jim?

  5. The bent TOK wrench gives me a better angle on the padlock and is easier on my fingers and wrist. Having said that, for picking upside down, like you knuckle dragging, cave dwellers in the UK are prone to do, bending isn't usually necessary. BTW: they are regular Peterson pry bars and also home made copies of the pry bars.

  6. Bill I would love to take a shot at opening that Eagle… that is right where I am at with my skill levle…. tuffer 4 pin padlocks… then i would send it on or back whatever you like…. just let me know….

  7. Lovely old lock Bill and well picked. noticed your TOK wrench with a bend, do you get better control over tension with it?

    Also noticed some homebrew wrenches almost banana shaped with a twist. Do you know why they are made like that. I made one that could have been better but works good on some locks, any ideas buddy?

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