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Master lock No.140
Posted 16 June 2007 - 10:43 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:19 AM
Master lists it as a "130K" in their technical manual, which does very little good. After a bit of research... it smells like it's an M13. Although it is advertised as being available in 3, 4 or 5 pin configurations, I've never found one that wasn't a 4 pin.
I've never been to 'Mr.Lock'. I like the fact that they give you a bit of info about what lock uses what key. Book marked! This site should make it a bit easier than looking thru the Ilco catalog and trying to match the keys up.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:32 PM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:57 PM
If by "registered" you mean it's stamped "Do Not Duplicate", or something else to that effect, it's really meaningless in reality. There is in actuality no law that says that such a key can't be copied, and gives a locksmith who would be copying the key an out if the person trying to copy it smells like crime. The SC1 for my front door is stamped Do Not Duplicate, and I do it all the time. Many locksmiths do, in fact, adhere to this policy, generally the holder of keys stamped as such have had them issued to them, and copies can be made by the person holding the originals. (See also: college dorms, apartment complexes, large corporate facilities, etc.)
There is also such thing as a properly "registered" key - the configuration of the key blank is unique, and associated with a particular vendor. Thus, no matter how hard you look, you're not going to find the right key blank anywhere else. The only way to duplicate such a registered key is to go to the original vendor with your key and/or identification, as the number on the key blank is linked to your name, which is held by the vendor.
Another thing to think about is that a key that is marked as DND doesn't mean that it's rare or difficult to bump... Russwins bump without much trouble, BESTs are as common as pigeons, and both are "registered" keys that are commonly marked as DND.
Additionally, many of these "specialty" keys are just that: they're these secretive keys marked DND, and you could technically make a bump key for them... and it wouldn't work. From Medeco to Abloy, a bump key just won't do the trick. Most of the time.