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Feb 28 2014

FF: Cross-Keyed

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Locks & KeysLori @ 7:05 am Comments (17)

All is not well…

Primus Core

From Andy Swanson of Mid-Central Door.  Today’s the last day to send in photos for a chance to win a 5th birthday present – a $50 Amazon gift card!

17 Responses to “FF: Cross-Keyed”

  1. Brad Keyes says:


    For us dummies who don’t get the picture…. What’s the significance of the Sargent Assa Abloy lock sitting on a Schlage key?

  2. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    I’m assuming that is a stunt pic and it doesnt really function…..

  3. Justin Ritter says:

    LOL – literally!

  4. Bob Caron says:

    The plug face is bigger than the cut-out in the cylinder face. A miscalculation in Photoshop.

  5. Bob Caron says:

    I changed my mind – I just checked and a Schlage plug will slide into a Sargent cylinder shell but the head is too big and it sticks out a bit. When you close one eye to simulate a 2D photo, it looks just like the photo above.

  6. Rich says:

    I am surprised the Schlage core isn’t red with shame for being caught is such a seedy neighborhood

    • Ron says:

      funny about brands… a schlage mortise case does not have a one-piece solid face frame. just a folded shell and 2 loose mounting tabs.. now, go try to kick in a door with a once piece face frame, like yale or sargent..

    • Ron Richter says:


  7. Andy says:

    This was not photo shopped – my locksmith took this picture.

  8. locktsar says:

    Lori, where is the photo from? The common denominator between Primus from Schlage and some of the ASSA key systems are of course that they were invented and patented by lock legend Bo Widen from Sweden.

  9. Jack Shinder says:

    Obviously this is the CIA/KGB/Mossad’s next foray into high security. SOMEONE is taking over the world!

  10. Rich says:

    Bottom line folks, this is just a cute joke. Smoke and mirrors. Show me a cylinder like this that actually works correctly and then you will have done something

  11. Ron Richter says:

    not sure if that’s “cross-breeding” or “in-breeding”… :(o)

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