Here's How To Pick A Lock With A Hairpin [Watch]

First of all, This Information isn’t intended to be used to carry out any sort of unlawful burglaries. This post is intended for most of you who will face the annoying situation of losing your key(s).

If you're in the second camp, and you're lucky enough to have a lock that utilizes a barrel-and-pin design lock, we've got you covered.

Wikihow breaks down how a basic lock with a barrel and pins works, "The barrel is the chamber you put the key into. The pins are small metal cylinders that sink into the barrel, holding it in location until a key (or your pick) presses them up and out of the method. The pins are cut in half, when the halfway mark lines up with the barrel you can turn the lock. Your task, as a lock picker, is to manually push up each of the pins into the appropriate position, slowly turning the barrel so that they cannot fall back into place. As soon as you have got all the pins out of the method, the barrel will turn freely and the door will be open."

Check out the step-by-step video below to learn everything you need:

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