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Old 01-06-2018, 05:54 PM
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Found this in area with items from early 1900s. It has US on one side and Waterbury on reverse. Itís brass. Anyone know age or use? Thanks!Name:  IMG_6008.jpg
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:10 PM
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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...-aLdXaS5_VqdlO

That's one found on ebay, but the word "Waterbury" looks older on yours.
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:34 PM
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Thx Duggap. Any ideas as to age?


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Old 01-06-2018, 08:48 PM
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We were using those brass locks up through 1980s in the Army. Not sure you could get an accurate date on it.

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Old 01-06-2018, 08:51 PM
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We were using those brass locks up through 1980s in the Army. Not sure you could get an accurate date on it.


Gotcha. Thanks for the help.


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Old 01-06-2018, 10:02 PM
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yup, 83 i was issued one.. still got it floating around with 1 key

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Old 01-09-2018, 04:28 PM
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Army bought them by the truckloads. Sometimes, depending on the order and who got them, one key fit a whole lot of them.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:58 PM
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Issued by the Navy also, I served from 1978 -1985
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:08 PM
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One of my other hobbies is lock picking. I can tell from looking, that one would be impossible for me. One of my goals is to MD a lock, restore it, and be able to pick it open. Probably never going to happen, unless someone loses one from the Dollar General. Cheap locks are easier.

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Old 01-14-2018, 01:54 AM
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One of my other hobbies is lock picking. I can tell from looking, that one would be impossible for me. One of my goals is to MD a lock, restore it, and be able to pick it open. Probably never going to happen, unless someone loses one from the Dollar General. Cheap locks are easier.
If it was buried wouldn't the lock's tumblers inside be too rusted/frozen to pick? Neat idea tho.

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:08 AM
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If it was buried wouldn't the lock's tumblers inside be too rusted/frozen to pick? Neat idea tho.
Yes. Have tried soaking them in Krud Kutter rust dissolver, kerosene, etc but never got one to loosen up yet.

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Old 01-14-2018, 02:02 PM
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I had one on a storage shed but they cut it off by mistake instead of the one next door. They replaced it with a more expensive lock so I guess I'm not out anything.

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