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A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

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A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

Postby pogeairborne » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:54 am

Looking for any hints and info out there on this type of lock. I've come across a stash of them without any keys and would love to pop them. I have plenty of free time sitting here watching the comp screen each day and while i'm not a newbie, it is a high security lock and I could use a hint or two. Thanks in advance.

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Re: A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

Postby Raymond » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:21 am

If these are the common bank variety they have 6 or 7 pins and are known to use very deep cuts beside a very shallow cut. They do not commonly have security pins. They are often master-keyed so the bank only has to use one key to open all the customer night-drop bags. Codes are available for many. They are difficult to pick mainly because of the relatively small and restrictive keyway and the high-low pin combos. Have fun picking.
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Re: A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

Postby yoyoboy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:21 am

Photos?
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Re: A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

Postby pogeairborne » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:18 am

Thanks man! 8)
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Re: A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

Postby Equilibrium » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:04 pm

i happen to have one of these i got off ebay long ago i have not had much luck picking it because the keway but i can tell you mine is a 7 pin with pins 1-4 being low cut and 5-7 being high cut
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Re: A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

Postby nothumbs » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:30 am

Well, I was just given a MMF 7 pin courier bag lock and it raked opened in about five seconds. Didn't need any SPP to get it to pop. I'd rate it visual security only.
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Re: A Rifkin ARCO 7 courier bag

Postby jasonthekey » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:31 am

i have the must success by raking them first with the long rake then finishing it off with the w rake and using a "medium" tension
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