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    Bratton sound twin lock cabinet key mnemonic. Top-notch trick!

    Not exactly a stalking tip and I realise this admission may indicate my lack of common sense and intelligence, but just in case it reduces any body else's minor irritation when unlocking a twin lock Brattonsound Cabinet...

    For the best part of 10 years I put up with the irritation of having to try both keys in the first lock when opening my cabinet, and of course half the time it was the wrong one…I tried memorising the key shape which was not successful, marking with felt tip which came off rapidly, finally Eureka! I filed a notch in the rim of the upper lock key which I can find instantly with my thumbnail and don't faff around trying the wrong key any more.

    In order to further remind myself which is the correct key I realised that "top notch" was easy to remember…

    Alan

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    I just dot punched mine the day i made the cabinet so i knew which was which,

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    Great idea, beats the Tippex on mine hands down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alantoo View Post
    Not exactly a stalking tip and I realise this admission may indicate my lack of common sense and intelligence, but just in case it reduces any body else's minor irritation when unlocking a twin lock Brattonsound Cabinet...

    For the best part of 10 years I put up with the irritation of having to try both keys in the first lock when opening my cabinet, and of course half the time it was the wrong one…I tried memorising the key shape which was not successful, marking with felt tip which came off rapidly, finally Eureka! I filed a notch in the rim of the upper lock key which I can find instantly with my thumbnail and don't faff around trying the wrong key any more.

    In order to further remind myself which is the correct key I realised that "top notch" was easy to remember…

    Alan

    don't worry Aan.

    some of the smart R's on here still cant find there way home without calling there wifes.

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    Better than the bit of insulation tape around the shank of one key that I used to use as an identifier. That just unpeeled itself occasionally.

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    Thanks Druid, I feel slightly better now

    Totally agree Bob, a most helpful tip. Can't believe I couldn't come up with a better solution than Tippex in the last 26 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by mereside View Post
    I just dot punched mine the day i made the cabinet so i knew which was which,
    I had four separate and different type of padlocks on the shotgun chest I made out of 3mm plate and 40 x 40 x 5 angle…I was paranoid that the police would not approve it unless it was distinctly overkill!

    This "Home Office Approved" Brattonsound was bought because I feared they would be even more picky about housing FAC weapons and I at least halved the number of locks! Trouble was, it was always at home and the files were always at the forge then I remembered the file on my swisstool multitool thing!


    Ah yes! the tippex and the tape, I knew I had forgotten some of my failed experiments!

    As the cabinet sits in the dark in a cupboard and the keys are in the safe above, being able to identify it by feel has worked well.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alantoo View Post
    Ah yes! the tippex and the tape, I knew I had forgotten some of my failed experiments!
    At least you persevered Alan. Thanks for braving the likelihood for smart R's replies; the next time a 'top-up' is required, I at least now have a less messy and longer-term solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alantoo View Post
    I had four separate and different type of padlocks on the shotgun chest I made out of 3mm plate and 40 x 40 x 5 angle…I was paranoid that the police would not approve it unless it was distinctly overkill!

    This "Home Office Approved" Brattonsound was bought because I feared they would be even more picky about housing FAC weapons and I at least halved the number of locks! Trouble was, it was always at home and the files were always at the forge then I remembered the file on my swisstool multitool thing!


    Ah yes! the tippex and the tape, I knew I had forgotten some of my failed experiments!

    As the cabinet sits in the dark in a cupboard and the keys are in the safe above, being able to identify it by feel has worked well.

    Alan
    They are picky with firearms cabinets i am lucky to have use of a press and laser so i can do them like shop bought but with better steel,



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