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Copying Old Skeleton Keys

Posted by newhomeowner-2009 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 21, 09 at 12:19

The house I bought has old, and I do mean OLD, skeleton keys opening most of the doors. I know, I should replace them all with deadbolts, but right now I'm short of cash.

These locks tend to be a bit tempermental, not always opening or closing. Yecch. But until I get 'em replaced, I need to copy them. Is that possible?

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RE: Copying Old Skeleton Keys

A skeleton key is not just any 'old style' key, but one with the clearance notches on the key removed so it can open any door.

A locksmith should be able to copy old bit keys, though for more than a modern key on a machine.

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