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  • This is the lock picking lawyer, and what I have for you today is a very interesting Russian padlock.

  • I know from this symbol on the top that it was made in a Russian factory that was started in the mid 19 seventies.

  • That was back during Soviet times.

  • The two Cyrillic letters stand for the words Chester Nyah's Ashrita, both of which I suspect, I am saying incorrectly, I'm told by my wife that roughly translates to honest protection.

  • As for when this was made, the lack of a price stamped into the lock body indicates post Soviet production.

  • But even though this model is still made, it's been a while since this gray paint was used.

  • So I'd estimate it's roughly 20 to 25 years old.

  • Now the core and this is a disc detainer design with a semi circular key way similar to that found in the old tabloid classics.

  • This is the pick that you would need if you'd want to open it up.

  • I'm not aware of anyone currently making these for sale.

  • Other than that, Smith in the UK and I made this one based on his design.

  • Unfortunately, I do need two hands to operate it.

  • So I'm going to put this lock in a vise and just pretend I ve friend holding it for me.

  • Okay?

  • The first thing I need to do is rotate all of those disks.

  • As far clockwise is, they will go, and I'm going to insert this pick and pick up the very last disc.

  • That should be number eight.

  • Then I'll insert the pick tip to number seven and work my way forward.

  • Okay, Click out of seven quick out of six, click out of five click out of four Little click on three, and we just got this open.

  • So as you saw with the right tools, it's not terribly difficult to pick.

  • But because these tools are so uncommon, it's probably pretty safe from picking.

  • At least it is for now.

  • In any case, that's all I have for you today.

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  • And, as always, have a nice day.

This is the lock picking lawyer, and what I have for you today is a very interesting Russian padlock.

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