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treefrog
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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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Re: Rekeying Mills lock

Postby badpenny » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:11 pm

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Re: Rekeying Mills lock

Postby treefrog » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:22 pm

Something I have never owned until now and only seen once before, is a snake key lock from Sega with Sega serial numbers. I acquired a machine recently that had two locks with matching keys with Sega style codes on both snake type. Must have been only used on their very early machines before the ace style locks took over....
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Re: Rekeying Mills lock

Postby 13rebel » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:53 am

Don't know how how I missed this thread,never mind the locks,just groove to the Chicago Deep House music!


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