Rekeying Mills lock

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treefrog
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Rekeying Mills lock

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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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Love the music!
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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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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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Don't know how I missed this thread. Never mind the locks, just groove to the Chicago Deep House music!
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If i have used that guide earlier i would save money from calling rochdale locksmith near me for re keying.
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