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(201) Geoman’s Lockwood Picked Open & 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. Thanks Bill,

    The lock was actually given to me by a local locksmith. There was no key for it, and was probably going in the trash if he hadn't given it to me. I could never get a feeling for it, and now I know why. Trash and broken springs! Appreciate you fixing it, and doing the video. Looking forward to picking it.

  2. The reason the plug is like that is because at some point a locksmith was rekeying it and got lazy (that or he didn't have the right size pin) and just filed down the top of the plug until he got a perfect shear line. Lets say the pin is just a hair too small and falls right under the shear line… well that is how you fix it. It really isn't the best idea because it makes the lock easier to pick but it does give you a very smooth lock. The top pins are rounded for this same reason.

  3. Throw a shit ton of spools in there. Or maybe your T-pins. You might be on your way to the mythical "unpickable Lockwood".

    Another oddity — that lock was once pinned with 6 pins — there are wear marks from the driver pressing against the plug. Whomever modified it must have dumped #6… or maybe it and its spring rusted completely away. 😀

  4. No idea but it sure makes for a sloppy-feeling pick job. It seems to me that it introduces a lot of unnecessary slop in the lock. It also amplifies the false set when you have security pins – which actually makes picking easier.

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