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Posted: 10/18/2004 12:59:39 PM EDT
Buddy of mine (seriously, it's not me) has a Master trigger lock on his shotgun and he's managed to lose the key. I suggested going the Dremel route, but is there a better alternative?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:00:38 PM EDT
A set of picks. And not fucking using one in the future.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:01:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 1:02:31 PM EDT by California_Kid]
Pick it or have a locksmith pick it.

Master key locks, at least the cheesy 3- or 4-pin ones, are almost trivial to pick.

You can make decent lock picks out of the steel bristles of street-sweeper brushes. The machines drop them everywhere they go. They're made of spring steel.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:01:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
A set of picks. And not fucking using one in the future.

+1. i just through away the one i got with my new glock.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:10:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 1:10:49 PM EDT by Dolomite]
Masterlock trigger locks are uber easy to pick.

[Frustrated or bored teenagers need to stop reading at this point - go find a BOTD thread or something]

Take the tip of a small screwdriver, insert it close to where the 'spine' of the key goes. Next, take a bare piece of stiff, small diameter wire, and while rotationg the screwdriver clockwise, gently lift the individual tumblers in the lock up, I think there's 5 of them.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:16:10 PM EDT
You could probably pick it, but the dremel is faster and more fun.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:34:31 PM EDT
Can you just take the trigger guard off?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:41:03 PM EDT
*goes and gets one of those free locks I've gotten with guns to practice picking it*
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:09:40 PM EDT
Well, I've freed a friends gun from the dreded lost key syndrome.

I used a drill press and drilled out the tumblers.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:19:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 2:20:26 PM EDT by leelaw]
give a three year old a pick and some time. He'll have it off in a few minutes for you.

ETA: Better yet - if you're in a real hurry, get a fat kid to do it, and tell him there is a cookie inside.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 4:29:31 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies guys. I just told him to get another gun and shoot it off. Seriously though, he should be able to get it taken care of.
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