Hi all. I understand this sub is for locksmiths to shoot the shit, but I have a…lockout question and wanted to know the best sub to ask it (if it exists). Pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated. Again, don’t mean any disrespect just want direction. Thank you.
Take handle to a locksmith, should be able to get that core out and a new one in. If you are a locksmith, drill, count the cylinders, stop before you get to the control pin, spin, extract like normal. Not worth the time doing a key extraction or anything else, that cylinder is done.
… You are rekeying something and forget which way the knob goes? It’s especially irritating when it happens in the shop and you don’t have the door right there to check the orientation on.
Sometimes you just have to use a bit of locksmith deduction!
I feel like the risk of that actually happening is pretty low. The few that possess that skill with consistency are locksmiths…. I don’t know common criminals that have this skill in addition to having key blanks and a cutter, the wherewithal to slog through all of his posts and narrow it down to a place and then go to his house and use that key to unlock it. Seeeeeems like a stretch to me. Not to mention there’s another key in that photo with the actual code stamped on the face… even then it’s still a stretch.
It’s a defiant lock… so it’s not like the lock was an impenetrable fortress to begin with.
This is not Corbin. 59C2 is a Z class keyway and did not have a cloverleaf bow. Corbin X class had the cloverleaf bow, but they have milled grooves that are equilateral triangles and at least one square. Furthermore, all Corbin X class keys have the tip point in the centre of the blade, not lower like this one.
The closest I can imagine this is to be an antique Yale, but I really doubt it.
EDIT : Can you post a picture of the face of a cylinder. That might help us identify it.