I'll give it a try

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Posted by Klaus ( on February 13, 2003 at 11:11:00:

In Reply to: really difficult... Where are the experts? posted by Andy on February 11, 2003 at 11:19:20:

Hi Andy,

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

Two questions: are these sizes really 51mm and 38mm?
(because converting 2" and 1 1/2" results in these numbers
but the initial measuring is less accurate)
and (email me if you want) does Stefan have a few more of these ;-))

> 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.

Pity. Within my sample only the leg irons have that strong springs
that I barely (if at all) can open them by pulling on the key.

> Is the bolt usually threaded over its full length?

I could check tonight, using a paper clip probing
how far the threads continue inside the key.

> or does it use the outer end of the case as support
(like Klaus described in his posting)?

Cehck out the link below, second photo second cuff
from left. You notice a ledge or recessed part.
That's where the key touches when pulling the bolt back.

Have you thought of putting a spacer or some washers
on your key? Just little enough so the key still
catches on the bold reliably.



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