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WB padlocks mystery pin

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WB padlocks mystery pin

Postby Twoply » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:34 pm

I've recently been able to pick the WB locks. (Happy dance) I've cut one in half, because you just have to, and there is a pin that is notched out. It is notched half of it's length and half of it's width, giving it a small shelf look. It's located in the lock all the way in the deepest part of the plug, looking like the key would just touch it when fully inserted. I'm thinking it is some additional sort of security but my methods of opening the lock has destroyed it's surroundings.

Anyone know what it's for?

Thanks
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Postby mcm151201 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:28 am

I'm not sure I entirely understand your post, but it's possible that such a "pin" could be a retaining pin to keep the plug in. It sits along a groove in the plug, so you can rotate it, but not pull it out.
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Postby Jarod » Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:59 am

if it is this shape
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it could be a spool pin to make picking harder, can you push the pin up with your pick, if you can chances are its a spool pin
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Part Identified

Postby Twoply » Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:31 am

I remembered the old padlock handbook and came up with it's name. They call it a keyway gaurd. Still can't figure out what it does.
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Postby Jarod » Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:33 am

could be some kind of drill restant measure, but you said it is in the rear of the plug, i don't really know what it is to tell you the truth.
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Postby skold » Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:47 am

No point having drill reistance at the back of the plug, seing as its the pins that will be drilled, my trhoughts are that is the cylinder retaing pin, that is worn from the cylinder turning action... or ot could possibly of happened when you cut it open.
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Not the retainer pin

Postby Twoply » Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:11 am

Nope, not the retainer pin or shaped that way through wear. The reatiner pin is called out separately from this part and is intentionally this shape. I've used all my mechanical visualization on this and still coming up blank.
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Postby skold » Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:31 am

this is the time where pictures could help :wink:
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