Are there any ARRSE locksmiths covering the Berkshire area?

homeworker

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The Covent garden mob might help, Brian reader's the man, can be contacted at Bellmarsh nick, and "Mad" Frankie Frazer was a bit of a lad with safes, during the blackouts in the blitz.
unfortunately Frankie is currently trying to pick the lock on the pearly gates.
 
unfortunately Frankie is currently trying to pick the lock on the pearly gates.

He was the Richardson's enforcer, a right nasty psychopath, teeth and fingernails out with pliers, electric to the plums, Etc. He was interviewed many years later, well into his 80's. Off camera he asked when he would get his fee, the TV bloke said in a few weeks, No says Frankie, I want it now, and in cash, said in a way that implied some serious harm if his demands were not met. He got the money as he walked out the building. Even at that age, he still commanded respect...... He is probably teaching old nick a thing or two.
 

homeworker

War Hero
He was the Richardson's enforcer, a right nasty psychopath, teeth and fingernails out with pliers, electric to the plums, Etc. He was interviewed many years later, well into his 80's. Off camera he asked when he would get his fee, the TV bloke said in a few weeks, No says Frankie, I want it now, and in cash, said in a way that implied some serious harm if his demands were not met. He got the money as he walked out the building. Even at that age, he still commanded respect...... He is probably teaching old nick a thing or two.
My SiL worked in a bank in Kent and Mr Fraser's then younger wife came in to discuss getting a mortgage, how it was going to be funded (ie steady income, etc.) was not very apparent and it quickly became clear that she expected his reputation would help to smooth the process. The local staff kicked the application up to senior level for it to be refused and were very glad that they did not have to present the decision.
 
There's a whole world of lock manipulators out there, just doing it as a challenge and celebrating their achievements, but the Chubb Manifoil is up there with the gods. Haven't heard of anybody doing a Manifoil without being on starting blocks in some way or other, so they're still on issue. There's businesses will strap a dirty great engine to the front, then to the dial, all connected to a laptop - 48 hours later, working the dial at incredible speed, they guarantee you'll get it open. £££'s though.
Go careful when lumping the front with a hammer, besides the lead anti-xray sheet inside is a thin sheet of glass which breaks and deadlocks it forever.

This didn't help really, did it?
 
...careful when lumping the front with a hammer...
Don't use a hammer; a softish weight such as a shoe or book is fine. All you're trying to do is give the crossbar a bit of a shake, encouraging it to drop into the recesses in the wheels.
 

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