GUN Getting an old trigger lock off of a shotgun. Tips?

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  1. Nouia

    Nouia New Member

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    I recently found my late grandfather's semi-auto shotgun in one of my grandmother's closets, but it has a trigger lock on it and no one has any clue where the key is. The lock itself must be at least 20 years old. My dad suggests I use a drill press and just drill it, but that seems risky. Is there anything I can do? Would a gunsmith be able to do anything?

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  2. USMCsilver

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    Drill press seems like the best idea. Nothing seems like it could go wrong.
     
  3. cabriolet

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    order a lock picking set online, and pick it?
     
  4. Nouia

    Nouia New Member

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    Is that as easy as people make it out to be? Anyone have any experience?
     
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    no, it's not. just drill it.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Get a nice fresh carbide drill bit and own that bitch.
     
  7. sprite

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    I'd just drill it. If you're worried about just take it a lock smith. A 20 year old tumbler on something like a trigger lock would probably be a piece of cake for them to pick, and since you could carry it in I'm sure it would be pretty cheap.
     
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    i cant read, nevermind my retarded ass
     
  9. michael

    michael WELCOME TO THE GUNSHINE STATE

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    pick + hammer = win

    20 year old lock should come off with a good bang
     
  10. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    :werd:
     
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    picking a lock of that kind is not too hard if you know how the lock works. there are a ton of web sights that give pretty good instructions on how to do it. I have done it with a blow dart and a pocket screw driver. But the dyno pick works much better.
     
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    drill it. a drill press is precise enough to get the job done without harm.

    Post up some pics of the lock/ gun too. Im curious to the model of the gun.
     
  13. cabriolet

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    the only time I've picked a lock with a lock set was a door lock, I borrowed the pick set from a friend after locking my keys in my room (used to live with roommates I found out I couldn't trust, and had to lock my bedroom door) it took me about 30 minutes to get the first time, after I figured out what I was doing it took me 5-10 minutes to pick it after that.
     
  14. Nouia

    Nouia New Member

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    It's actually in TN right now, I'm going to pick it up in a few weeks. It's gotta be 35 years old at least, if my grandfather bought it when he was still in his prime. It's a huge, heavy thing, has to be a 26" barrel. I know the make is Springfield, no details though. It's a beast.

    I think I'll start with picking and if that fails, I'll see how much the locksmith charges. I'm scared of using the drill on grandaddy's rifle. :o
     
  15. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Just drill it
     
  16. krott5333

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    drill it, use a press so you dont slip and fuck the wood
     
  17. 70Machwon

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    well your not drilling the gun, just the lock, AND you have a press. Just get it started with a small bit to guide the larger bits in, it shouldnt be a problem
     

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