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(102) CES Euro Cylinder SPP’d and Gutted


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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'm going retro. Revisiting these unpolished gems of videos! LOL! No holder for the lock while picking and LOOK AT THAT PINNING TRAY!!! Ohhh, the good ole' days. Absolutely love it.

  2. there anti-pic so once the lock is open you need the end of the key to engage with a notch in the black bit what turns. think its a security feture

  3. Very nice picking. I live in coastal NC and see a lot of these on Hoppe multi-point locks. Many of the ones I work on are never used with a key and the corrosion jams the pins – had to tap a blank (SC1) into the keyway on one the other day to free up the pins. I use lots of WD-40, and run an allen key down the chambers to break up the corrosion. I then, very often, I have to bang the lock against my wooden bench to get all the pins out. Subtract 1 size from Schlage bittings for the pins.

  4. Mick, sorry for my delayed response but family and holidays got in my way.

    I took it apart and looked at the pins, they are not tapered but the cylinder is counter-milled slightly.

  5. Cool spools, i have a Yale X5 that has some wild spools in it.
    Just out of curiosity, do the key pins remain the same diameter for the entire length of the pin? or do they taper in at the top?
    I know, it the annoying Aussie that's wants to know about the lock that's been put to bed already, Sorry……

  6. Great picking Bill mate. With thumb turn locks the control is at the back, so cam will not turn at all, or 90% of the time. That is why I use a cam turner or back of a wrench to engage the cam.

  7. Nice job working out the binding order.

    In some Euro locks, the tip of the key engages the cam (or pushes forward a cylindrical bit that engages the cam). They make a special tool for hooking onto it, but the tip of your pick should work just as nicely.

  8. Nice picking. The thumbturn has control of the cam, you need to push something to the back of the keyway (A tension wrench will do) to activate the cam whilst rotating the plug.

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