All you need to know about locks and picking them

Bumping the Magnum Millenco

 A relatively new lock is out in the UK ,the Millenco Magnum which is made in Chine.

This lock however is known in Israel for at least a couple of years (it’s named Superior in here).

The lock contains 7 pins and a side bar (which has another 4 pins)

There are only 3 heights to each pins.

I’ve sent a few of those locks to friends in England and the lock was picked but it’s not an easy one,it requires lots of patience and it’s quite tricky to pick.

I tried to foil the lock at first but this method will not work in here, and then I first started thinking of making a bump key to this lock.

My first instinct was of course that it can’t work because of the side bar and the pins shape in the plug but I’m a great  believer in trying things . Making the groves for the side pins bump key wasn’t so easy at all but I did take some notice to the  VW keys patterns  I have and decided to try a few and after 5 blanks (the key material is very strong and will ruin cutters on the dimple cutting machine) I manged to bump  this lock!

Here is a video on how it’s done.

Here are 2 videos of picking the lock by Mikey and Dark horse.



And Orc and Bill



Also a there is a very good video made by an English locksmith named Jay  from Island locksmith LTD.

I don’t know jay personally but I’ve heard many good things about him and judging from his videos he know his work very well (I can’t put his video  in here without a permission so you might want look for Millenco Magnum in YouTube.)

5 responses

  1. Orc

    Aint talking to ya no more………

    Obviously prefer the North……

    Mind you……. You having lived in North London…..No wonder…..

    Kin p00f……

    October 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  2. The best way to pick the sidebar wafers in the magnum is to use the handle of a thin tension wrench.

    Once you have picked the 7 pins the plug will turn slightly

    Insert a second tension wrench under all the wafers to the back.

    then rotate the wrench so it drops the 4 wafers and they will fall in place.

    Its just overlifting them.

    I can pick one in 15 seconds using a pick gun to set the main pins

    October 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm

  3. mikey

    brill job raf. i never thought you could bump side bars!

    October 29, 2011 at 10:56 am

  4. Hey Raf thanks for creating an amazing job. I have picked my first magnum today thanks to the info on Rickthepicks and your blogs. Keep up the excellent work.

    March 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm

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