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(123) Hurd 40mm USN Padlock – MURDERED!!! sorry….

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  1. Bill, I hate to pile on but I’ve seen you respect locks that you could pick better than this. It must have been a huge disappointment to destroy a wonderful piece of equipment only to determine that it didn’t contain anything out of the ordinary. I wish you would have given me a crack at it rather than destroy it. Well I always enjoy your videos. Take care.

  2. There is something about those Hurd locks. Oldfast had a lock pass around that included a Hurd in it. I was unable to pick it, and I know of only one (maybe 2?) person who was successful. Same deal, just a 5 pin lock with standard pins IIRC.

  3. hey Bill! i have been mesmerized and totally fascinated, to witness your craft. Thanks for posting. Seems you have a great bunch that follow, contribute, and offer inside comments. glad I found your site. I'm not very "knowed up" on locks, but I am changing my storage locker lock tomorrow morning. New fan,thanks -bill

  4. +bosnianbill, I have this type of lock. it took me 2 days of trying before I was able to get it open and become good at the picking technique. I made a video, but not sure if I uploaded it yet. this was a huge pain for a small lock. great lock aparently. ..

  5. Bill, I'm guessing (as other's have) that it was simple time/weather/crud-petina in the lock that provided just enough resistance to prevent you and other people from picking the lock.

    Have to say I love the milling machine. Besides the milling machine being ultra level and precise, could one do something similar with a drill press and some sort of movable table or base. Perhaps lock the drill bit/cutter in place and slide the work piece back and forth UNDER the cutting bit or wouldn't that work? Obviously no where near as precise but for something like cutting open a lock might it work? Just curious.

    Hope things turned out well with the zombies. ;)

  6. Don't be too harsh toward yourself. It's a lock, it's made to be hard to open without the key 🙂 I know it may be frustrating, but you shouldn't blame yourself. Instead, praise the lock that simply won this game ;)

  7. Hi Bill,

    I love your videos, and knowing your skill I'd wager that when this lock was NEW you would have had no problem picking it. Now that the lock has aged a few decades and has that hard to reproduce on demand brass patina in the cylinder and core the patina actually increased the tolerances to the point it was very nearly impossible to pick by mere mortals.

    I wonder how we could 'test' the theory that the aged patina is / was the reason the lock was so resistant to picking? If the theory is proven to be true, could a lock manufacture take advantage of this to improve the security of their products?

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