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(308) Antique Schlage 6-Pin Padlock Picked Open


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My vises are made by Panavise, a U.S. Company.  The one with the wide jaws is the model 350.  The smaller one is the model 301. Both have the 312 Base mount – www.panavise.com




  1. I just got one of these that I’m practicing on. It has no key and looks like the one in the video, except a lot more beat up, with a slightly different keyway, and the markings “C 6 L” on the core. I’d put a picture here but I don’t think I can. The feedback is really poor. The binding order is pretty much front to back. I’ve picked it a couple of times, but can’t do it quickly.

    1. I worked on mine some more. I figured out it’s easier to pick counterclockwise, and then it binds front-to-back. That doesn’t unlock it, but if I got a plug spinner, I could flip it around. Maybe. The core is pretty gummed up. I also figured out I could city-rake it and got to where I can do that in under fifteen seconds. I rock the rake up and down and the pins bind front-to-back or back-to-front, depending upon whether you are picking clockwise or counterclockwise.

      There are a coupe of these on Ebay but the asking price is over $40. Seems high. Bill says he thinks his is from the 40s, but I doubt it’s that old. I’m guessing it’s a few decades newer.

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