How to pick Defcon CL combination lock with off-white cover.
Exterior looks like:http://www.walkernews.net/wp-content/up ... oncl-a.jpg
There are some videos on how to pick it with a shim in the end, but it does not work on ones with off-white plastic.
This is how the lock works, imperfect but gives a good idea:http://imgur.com/flKdn.png
This is how you may bypass it:
The whole thing comes down to feeling out unusual friction as you turn the wheel due to imperfect manufacturing. (they are all more or less imperfect)
1. Push down on the button. Keep pushing it down the whole time you are cracking.
2. Start spinning a wheel, I like to start from the far end.
3. This is the biggest part. Listen, feel for a click, pop, or any odd sound or feeling. Basically you are feeling for one of the fingers to get a little bit stuck or behave a little differently because they are clipping the edge of the hole they may have been over.
When you notice such a click or a pop, turn the wheel back to the number, that turning from brought a "click" and turn it to and from that number, both ways, feeling for "clicks". If after doing this you feel like that number may represent a hole because of the clicks surrounding it, then you have a possible number. If it is a a number another number will be 3 numbers away in either or both rotations (so subtract or add three). You may or may not feel these as well. Repeat this process on each wheel, leaving the wheels at the numbers you have found.
4. If you have truly found a number on each of three succeswheel where at least one of the fingers is positioned over a hole, then once you get to the fourth number, turn it around until it is stuck. The other wheels will now be stuck too. They will also stick on the other holes. They are spaced *-o-3-o-3-o-6-*, or 90, 90, 180. Just look at the image I have provided. You're pretty much home free at this point.
5. Now we are looking to to have the number represent the middle hole. So simply turn each wheel until it is stuck on a number which is surrounded by a number on each side which is 3 turns away and it becomes stuck on. Once you have done this for each wheel, the lock will open.
Let me know if anyone has some good tricks for finding notches in combination locks.
I may upload a video later if there is a demand.