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American Lock Core Question

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twenglish 1

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Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:56 pm

American Lock Core Question

Hopefully this is in the correct section but are the 5 and 6 pin american cores interchangable for the American 5200 series locks? i purchased a core on ebay to replace the one in one of my american locks, but didn't realize it was a 6 pin core until after the purchase, my american locks are both 5 pins
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Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:26 pm

Re: American Lock Core Question

The US marked 5200 locks have a shorter body and can only use a 5 pin cylinder, the normal 1100 and 5200 locks all use a 6 pin which can be keyed for 5 or 6 pins.
The original 5 pin cylinder, APTC15, is no longer made, they now use a Master keyway cylinder and driver. A good source for these is www.mrlock.com
The 5 pin (drilled for 6) cylinder is APTC12, the 6 pin cylinder is APTC14.

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Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:38 pm

Re: American Lock Core Question

Marked US on the back? both of mine are marked US on the back and only one of them says USA MADE below the American lock logo on the front, both use the old style keyway, and the cores will do 5 pins max only
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:16 am

Re: American Lock Core Question

very nice answer jeff , you can also go to their website to figure out when , and where it was made
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:03 am

Re: American Lock Core Question

Well i guess now i gotta find a lock for the 6 pin core haha
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:42 am

Re: American Lock Core Question

Here is what the locks look like:
http://www.americanlock.com/government_ ... dlocks.jsp

The 6 pin cylinder will make a great training aid, if you need some serrated or spooled driver pins, just shoot me a PM.
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:59 am

Re: American Lock Core Question

I bought it to get more practice with spool and serrated pins, i got too good at picking my two 5200 series locks, both 5 pins, one has 3 spools and no serrations, and the other has two serrated spools and all serrated driver and key pins
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:03 pm

Re: American Lock Core Question

Newbee Here But I Found this on line It is the american padlock 2010 service manual it has a lot of info about there locks ...



http://www.americanlock.com/pdfs/A-004_ ... l_2010.pdf


page 22 shows the date codes

Page 24 shows the Cylinder breakdown
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:47 pm

Re: American Lock Core Question

Thanks for posting the link, that manual is a great resource.
femurat: They're called restricted for a reason...
Innerpicked: The more keys you carry, the more important you look
GWiens2001: Great video! Learned a lot about what fun can be had with a forklift and a chainsaw.
pmaxey83: but i first have to submit the proper forms for a new hobby to my wife

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