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Rekeying Mills lock

Postby treefrog » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:33 pm

Did a very basic guide to rekey Mills locks as came up on a Facebook group and I sat down and did 8, so am now locked out... Saves throwing them away.

Any criticism welcome.

I remember about 8 years ago someone selling a snake key cutting machine, around 1000 blanks and books and guides on all key examples... I was so tempted, weren’t expensive either. :#:

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Re: Rekeying Mills lock

Postby brigham » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:24 am

Love the music!

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Re: Rekeying Mills lock

Postby pennymachines » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:12 am

Thanks for the guide. With original Mills locks costing upwards of £50 on ebay, this should be useful.

The back door on a Mills machine I have is locked. I've made some half-hearted but unsuccessful attempts to open it with my lock pick set. Any advice would be gratefully received.

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