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Re: Pillard's

Posted by Dave LaBarge, CPS-CML-CMS on March 25, 2008 at 15:05:31:

In Reply to: Pillard's
posted by
John Ackerman, St. Louis on March 22, 2008 at 16:27:42:


Pillard made a number of locks. The dials marked No. 16, No. 17, and No. 18 are all the same lock and just different by the total numbers stamped into the dial. The Pillard's No 17 should have a 100 number dial on it. I have a Pillard's No 18 that has 60 numbers on it. Pillard's No. 16 had 45 numbers on it.

The safe lock is called a pin change type lock. There is no change key used to change the combination. The lock is a three wheel lock that dials 4 R, 3 L, 2 R and 1L to stop. You didn't say if the safe was open or locked...I'm assuming it's locked. If it is you can either try daling every conceviable combination which will take months and months or have a professional safe tech come out and open it. Call Ray Hearn in St Louis he can either do the job or refer you to the proper person that can open it and leave it usable.

Too bad our safecracker's convention wasn't coming back to St Louis anytime soon I'd open it for you.... Our convention was there back in 2001 if I remember right...

I thought St Louis was a very fun place for the convention...I'd definitely go back!

Dave LaBarge

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