Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bad Weekend for the Zombacalyse

Help.

I got a problem.  The Stack-On gun cabinet where I keep most all my boombsticks?  The lock will no longer turn.  Or let go of the key.

The key won't go (or was very difficult to go) into or come out of the lock.  I think something in the lock itself is broken.

Any thoughts, tips, or strategies?  It's screwed to the floor in the back of the closet, so getting at it is difficult.

Hope I don't need a rifle...

8 comments:

TerriLiGunn said...

A long gun has fallen against the door, and jamming the mechanism slightly turned. Best bet is bang on the cabinet as you try to turn the key. Also a coat hanger put through a hole to dislodge the offending longgun. I do hope the banging works, the coat hanger trick is nerve racking if any firearms are loaded in there.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

No, the key won't go into or out of the lock. I think something in the lock itself is broken.

West, By God said...

I had a problem with my stack-on where the nut came off the back of the lock and it would just spin without unlocking. Got rid of that cabinet.

sounds like you need a drill.

TerriLiGunn said...

The mechanism of the lock does not allow the key to be removed or inserted if it is turned even the slightest bit. Try turning the key slot to the left, and see if the key will go in then.
Its a design of the locking paddle inside to avoid the lock being compromised.
I have the same cabinet, had this happen once to me and a buddy.

Murphy's Law said...

This happened to me once. Call Stack-on and they'll walk you through a couple of tricks to get you in.

TerriLiGunn said...

Any updates on the cabinet?

Old NFO said...

Concur with Murph...

abnormalist said...

If its like my stackon cabinet, a crowbar is a quick fix to gain access.

Mines just to keep the kids out, and its one of the main reasons I wont teach the kids lock picking... a simple wafer lock and it takes all fo 5 seconds ot get past mine