All you need to know about locks and picking them

Champions Mottura

Some time ago I got hold of some very nice Italian locks , as it’s clear to me that Italy must be the locks and keys capital city of the world . Silca which is the best keys cutting products company  and any many other companies are from there.

The locks that I got are interesting ,the design and structures are amazing and except for one lock which I found impossible to pick they all have a way to get around.

The first lock I’m going to cover is the Champions Mottura which locks like C-38 from  my research .

This is a very well made lock which has everything that a good quality lock needs

A very unique and strong anti snapping mechanism

The key has 5 pins plus a magnetic one.

So all in all the lock seems very promising while I was braking my head on how to make a tension wrench with a magnetic element and the hours of pain that this lock is going to give me I went SPP just feel the lock and 2 mints later that lock was opened..

I do know from other lock pickers friends that once that lock is picked very easy you  lose interest and that is a big shame because this lock was very expensive and well made ,however you could expect the manufacture to come up with a better anti picking design and especially with the magnetic pin that seems like a normal pin.

Here’s a short video of picking this lock

More pictures of the plug and pins


Please excuse the quality of the first pictures and video as I had to use my phone..

3 responses

  1. Lovely picking Raf …. Like you say where does the magnetic pin come into play?

    July 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    • raf

      The magnetic pin is not very well made Bill, maybe OK for key protection but not for picking.

      July 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  2. Ainis

    Thank you for sharing, I would like to see the video too 🙂 please share with me via email. Regards, Ainis

    February 26, 2015 at 10:04 am

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