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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 10. 23rd May 1973

Lock Picking

page 17

Lock Picking

Lock picking is a necessary skill in servicing locks as well as having freedom of access. Many locks cannot be taken apart that easy and it is best to pick them in order to open. Often the quickest way to turn the plug is by picking. But picking is not a universal answer to opening all locks. Contrary to the movies or other such educational tools there are many locks that cannot be picked and often it isn't just a flick of the wrist with a small tool that will open the lock.

Picking skill is very much a matter of practice and patience. But one must be aware of the fundamentals first. Here we will give Some basic info, on picking the pin tumbler and the disc tumbler locks.

Warning Many of the Steps May Seem Very Simple to you but it is Essential that you Follow them to the Letter and Skip None.

Drawing of lock picking