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The first chapter is disclaimer and such. Then a little information on cilinder locks and pickin. Then some info on warded locks and lever locks. And about half the book is on Non Destructive Entry , or partly destructive entry.
There is nothing in this book on picking mushroom pins. Or on the subject of impressioning.
I doubt this book will be very interesting for Americans. Its focused on European locks.
For most people on this board , this book will be of little use. For me , on the other hand , its the best investment I've made.
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I agree! Although my 2nd favorite locksmith book, and most helpful especially for a european training locksmith like myself (at least for broadening your inventiveness if not for anything else), it is not so good for locksports...Also the translation has a few weaknesses, but I recommend it as a nice book to have anyway!
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Its interesting how this book was usefull a while back. One simple hint or piece of information from this book made me glad I had bought it.
I needed to pick a lock and had no tools. This lock was owned by a trusted friend who gave me total permission. I was able to improvise a lock pick and tension wrench but I needed a plug spinner. I remembered that this book mentioned using string to stuff the picked lock to keep the pins up. Crude but it worked for me.
I have never seen that trick mentioned anywhere else, (or maybe just forgot it) but that technique saved the day for me. The price of the book
was worth it .
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60 bucks? yikes... I hope it picks the locks for you! :-P
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[quote="kevinmccallister"]60 bucks? yikes... I hope it picks the locks for you! :-P[/quote]
Try pricing a hardcopy of LSS.
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weerwolf wrote:For me , on the other hand , its the best investment I've made.
It's good that you made a positive experience with that;
I personally would be hesitant to pay money to this self-proclaimed super-locksmith ("Wunderschlosser"): http://www.schlosserzeitung.de/schlossermeister.php
"The techs discovered that German locks were particularly difficult" - Robert Wallace, H. Keith Melton w. Henry R. Schlesinger, Spycraft: The secret history of the CIA's spytechs from communism to Al-Qaeda (New York: Dutton, 2008), p. 210
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