Welcome to our world of Locks and Locksmiths (click logo or scroll down to view all):-

 www.Antique-Locks.com 
HoL
Or are you looking for modern, or recent past,
Keys, Locks or Safes.
keys, locks & safes
Industrial Archaeology of Locks History of Locks Museum
Please support the HoL Museum Shop where you can.
Researching locks from antiquity to the recent past.Maintaining a reference collection & archive.
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    4
    Country: Great Britain

    Default Looking for info on American military padlock

    I believe this is ex military but no idea of date or meaning of code numbers.
    any info appreciated.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180319_075721.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	1.42 MB 
ID:	19715 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180319_075702.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	1.48 MB 
ID:	19724

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    565
    Country: United States

    Default Looking for info on American military padlock

    As is said Set U.S. mean they buy is in set of with other padlock in differ set off key. Those that are in each set come with master key for each set of padlock. As far what was stamp on the padlock that the military code number they are the one to keep track of there set of padlock.....Timothy.....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    california
    Posts
    218
    Country: United States

    Default

    these locks impression fairly easily,the codes are not available to the public,(generally). If there was a code stamped on the cylinder you could find the bitting. As Timothy stated most are master keyed in sets.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	american-us-1.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	1.06 MB 
ID:	19721Click image for larger version. 

Name:	american-us-2.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	1.15 MB 
ID:	19722Click image for larger version. 

Name:	american-us-3.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	1.03 MB 
ID:	19723
    If there is a code on the key ,the cuts are different than what codes are published.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    565
    Country: United States

    Default Looking for info on American military padlock

    ****NOTE****Your key show stamp number that would be cut on your key. If have a letter with four number that would be American Lock code number. They will not give you that code number as they never have as long they been running.....Timothy.....

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy View Post
    ****NOTE****Your key show stamp number that would be cut on your key. If have a letter with four number that would be American Lock code number. They will not give you that code number as they never have as long they been running.....Timothy.....
    While his key is stamped with a code, that is not the direct digit code you might normally find on an American Lock key. His has a blind code and that can be determined because the stamped code has a zero in it. American Locks do not have a zero depth.

    My understanding of the US Set marking is that it indicates that there is more than one lock keyed alike in a set. This does not indicate MK'ing although the lock may be part of a master keyed system.
    BBE.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    565
    Country: United States

    Default Looking for info on American military padlock

    BBE
    You are right about the "0" cut forgot all about it that American doesn't have "0" cut.....Timothy....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •