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#1 second_existence

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:03 AM

Hey all
I've got a key here and I have a few questions that I'm hoping you will be able to help me with.

1. Does this sort of key have a name.
2. Can it be made into a bump key
3. How many 'v's should I put in it (5 or 6, I can't decide)

http://tinyurl.com/2cl3ee
http://tinyurl.com/yrccvf
http://tinyurl.com/2kf4ts
http://tinyurl.com/272rbh

Thanks in advance

#2 scott6003

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:48 AM

I would say six, but I am not quite sure if you could bump with it.

I am actually quite sure you can. :)

#3 theopratr

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:46 AM

It is a twelve pin lock... six to a side.

It could, in theory, be bumped. It would be a bitch to pull off.

I would be very afraid to come anywhere near that lock with anything other than the original key if the lock didn't specifically belong to me. In terms of security, that's no Kwikset... I've only seen those used by the armed forces.

#4 lancen833

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 09:05 PM

I was under the assumption that you couldn't bump locks with keys like that. Or, at least, trying to do so would more often than not break the lock. As an example--A Best Lock.

#5 second_existence

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 09:11 PM

I've just been in touch with a few of the locksmiths around town and they all say that 'BiLock's are are all bump-proof. So there you go.

http://www.bilock.com/bump.htm

#6 theopratr

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 05:11 AM

lancen - It is possible to bump a BEST; I have about two dozen BEST locks under my belt... they present a serious problem in their multiple keyways and lock construction though, so to deal with them properly you need an entire set (16) of superior grade keys, and a very careful touch.

As for this Bilock, it would be bumpable if not for those damned sidebars... the actual construction of the key offers no protection in and of itself.