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Posted by Andy ( on February 11, 2003 at 11:19:20:

In Reply to: one thing worth to check posted by Klaus on February 11, 2003 at 05:32:30:

Hi Klaus,

I got the cuffs from Stefan - that means they have the same size 5.1cm x 3.8cm

Pulling the key is not possible, because the springs are very strong!
I can pull a little bit, but not enough to open the lock.

When the screw pitch was slightly different, the key would slowly get stuck. But it stops suddenly.

A shorter key also wouldn't help because it would be too short to reach the bolt.

What I wonder is (maybe someone knows how the darbies look inside):

-Is the bolt usually threaded over its full length?

-Concerning darbies, does the key usually use the inner part of the case as a support (during pulling the bolt out), like on my picture / or does it use the outer end of the case as support (like Klaus described in his posting)?

-Does anybody have a key which is not threaded from its beginning?

Uhm.... really weird questions... But I don't like to take a hacksaw and open the cuffs to take a look inside *G*



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