All you need to know about locks and picking them

Mila Evolution


This is a Mila Evolution lock I got from Mikey from England. It’s a pretty good design I think and very interesting  as it is possible to pick or bump this lock but a nasty surprise then waits as the plug  starts to turn -the trap pins.

I’ve already seen trap pins on a Kale lock before and thought it was very clever as it will eliminate most picking possibilities except imprisoning.

This Mila Evo lock contains 6 pins but the trap pins will only effects  pins 2-4.

The plug is trapped in this position by the trap pins that are pushed into the pins holes which are not “full” with the pin (as they should have been with the key inside)

However it is possible at least with the lock I have to SPP the pins again so the  trap pins will be pushed down again.I also managed to find another way of using 5 different blanks that are cut into different heights while using a very thin wire to push the high pins you can turn the plug.

I will need to test a plug spinner on this lock as I think it might be able to turn it very fast .

BTW re pinning this lock was a complete nightmare as I had to build (or cut) a plug for those trap pins,also it took me 2 hours to find one trap pin that jumped out of the plug -so beware 😀

2 responses

  1. Diazaman

    This is pretty cool Raf. those new trap pins r cool. I like ur idea of using a plug spinner! I don’t understand the using of the key blanks and that wire? Looks interesting maybe u could explain it more? like will those 5 keys work on any lock?

    March 2, 2011 at 1:46 am

    • Hello Diazaman and thanks for reading my blog.

      The trap pins are basically trap into the pins hols when a lock is picked/bumped.

      In order to release them you will need to push the pin itself that then will push them back into place.

      Those keys can save you some time as they will set the trap pin in place without picking the lock again. The wire is for a very high cuts that those keys can’t cover

      Here is a video from Mikey picking that lock

      March 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

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