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(682) Johan’s Challenge #4


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  1. I am going to send you a $9 can of Houdini. Best lock oil and multi purpose oil out there. I use it in all locks including use as multi purpose oil. Not to mention how great it is it also has a citrus smell. It's a really popular among locksmiths for commercial use. If you never used it let me know what you think.

  2. Bill- "I count 7 pins in this ASSA."
    Me- puckers
    Bill- "That's what it felt like two times."
    Me- rectally implodes

    But, more seriously…I was publicly educated, too…When you first put the card up, I thought his name was pronounced "Franklin".

  3. Now I understand what you were talking about in a different video about keeping the pins inside when pushing out the core. I also see how you troubleshoot this problem once it happens and how to get it out. But if you dont have the key to put it back together, OH WELL.

    Thanks again for showing these types of videos and helping/sharing with us(lay folks) and your lock picking community some great info.

  4. Thank. For everthing bill I lil your channel. I'm still learning. How I made some him made lock pick but I still need some. New ones to get better at my picking skill if you can have any extra pic laying around please send me some at 840 Ortiz se Albuquerque new Mexico 87108 lucas Trammell

  5. how do I put back together a lock opened in such a way? The springs in the bible are so long that they immediatly push out the bible-pin :/ and I can't use a follower because it's a lock with two keyways on either side (as used in a european door)

  6. Where do I get such kind of lock (with no side pins)? Searching for ASSA is not specific enough. Can anyone tell me the exact name of it? I'm from Germany, so I'm not very familiar with this brand.

  7. Hey, Bosnian Bill.  I love your videos.  I have been a long time subscriber.  I love watching you pick locks and then gut them so that we can see what is inside.  I was wondering if you could do a video on how to actually pin a lock.  Thanks.  Jason

  8. Great pick Bill. I see you enjoyed that one 🙂 I'm looking forward to the next lock in the batch. 

    FYI, all driver pins are custom made from brass. The slight angle on the top of them (that looks like the bottom of a key pin) is only where I have cut the brass with an angled tool. The pointed end always goes upwards against the spring. That goes for all pins in the previous challenge locks too.

    Texas Jim has made a great two part pin making tutorial. Although similar, that is not the technique I use. I might do a tutorial at some point.

  9. There is nothing wrong with using WD40 Bill. It cleans out locks very well. I use it to clean locks all the time. Now I do use a lube made for automotive locks once I rekey a lock and put back on a customer's door.
    Since none of these locks aren't a customer's lock, WD40 works great
    You keep forgetting to use a shim on those locks with a big retaining grove

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