American Padlock Bottom Pin

Serrated bottom pin (American Padlock). Serrated pins tend to falsely set at the serrations when picked. Many American-brand padlocks use serrations not only on the top pins but on the bottom pins as well; this makes picking "in reverse" especially difficult. These locks are very difficult to pick. Note that American uses smaller pins than most locks -- about .093 inches in diameter (most locks use .115 inch diameter pins).

Image taken with a Nikon D-100 digital camera with the 85mm f/2.8 macro PC shift/tilt lens, attached to a PB-6 bellows and tripod mount. Note that this image is not color-corrected.

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