[961] Then & Now: Hungarian Elzett Padlocks Made 60 Years Apart

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  • Published: 21 September 2019

Comments • 395

  • Harit kumar
    Harit kumar  4 weeks back

    how do you know you have to counter rotate it ?

    • Dwumper
      Dwumper  1 months back

      Considering how quickly you open most locks, the newer one actually seems like a decent pick. An interesting fact: lockpicking sets are illegal in hungary, they can only be owned legally by the military.

      • Andrew Gonos
        Andrew Gonos  1 months back

        Right now, the Master Lock spy that is watching this is disappointed that you didn't disassemble the 60 year old lock so that they could steal some upgrade ideas...

        • FYDSantrex
          FYDSantrex  2 months back

          I’m Hungarian

          • Sam Pollard
            Sam Pollard  2 months back

            What holds the shackle in? Not a ball baring, but doesn’t look like a normal one either. Is it anti shim?

            • Sean Janda
              Sean Janda  2 months back

              What’s a spool?

              • firexgodx980
                firexgodx980  2 months back

                That lock looks shimable

                • J Bram
                  J Bram  2 months back

                  Do you have a video where you go over what you mean by spools, binding, counter rotations and when the lock sets and clicks?? Thanks

                  • Frederik K.
                    Frederik K.  2 months back

                    Aren't you concerned that showing these videos will help thieves become better at their "work" ?

                    • ACoustaDC
                      ACoustaDC  2 months back

                      I like how he says "we", like we are picking it too.

                      • Andrew
                        Andrew  2 months back

                        As a hungarian I can tell you, that these style of locks are pretty common in Budapest (capital of hungary)

                        • Burning Wang
                          Burning Wang  2 months back

                          Awww I thought you were going to take them apart and compare their insides!

                          • loopdemack
                            loopdemack  2 months back

                            Elzett certa the right lock is Serbian lock run by Serbians with Hungarian heritage, left one is seems Kaba Elzett original Hungarian lock.

                            • XZY
                              XZY  2 months back

                              too bad he didnt gut the 60yr old lock, but still another great pick!

                              • matt mattt
                                matt mattt  2 months back

                                Lakatos ricárdónak tetszik ez a videó.

                                • Doug Golde
                                  Doug Golde  2 months back

                                  An elegant lock body.

                                  • Dee
                                    Dee  2 months back

                                    This lawyer should be on Suits

                                    • Jason Carter
                                      Jason Carter  2 months back

                                      Me: hears the dorknob wiggling.

                                      Outside the door: ...little click out of 4 nothing on 5...


                                      Me: ight imma head out

                                      • Luke Rinderknecht
                                        Luke Rinderknecht  2 months back

                                        "... click out of three, nothing on four, click out of five..."

                                        Sounds like me cracking my toes.

                                        • City Lock a polytechnikey llc company

                                          An interesting product. The fact it is still made so many decades later, indicates they POSSIBLY are used by Utility companies, as are Wilson-Bohannon locks in the USA since 1860. Lock design looks NEARLY identical. W-B locks have incredibly hard shackles to grind through ( if you get the hardened, and not the Stainless or Brass shackle models. The locks you show may have old vs modernized production, so tooling would have minor differences to satisfy manufacturing equipment parameters. A nice THEN and NOW video. The keyway is LIKELY the same, as public utilities key their locks ALIKE.

                                          • FIR-3 1109475
                                            FIR-3 1109475  2 months back

                                            I got me a lock pick time to binge watch all your video’s love your channel

                                            • Nath ‘NaTo’ Rose
                                              Nath ‘NaTo’ Rose  2 months back

                                              Always a great watch mate..... 👍🏻

                                              • Sasha Gilgur
                                                Sasha Gilgur  2 months back

                                                you are always picking lock holding it with pins facing down,that allow to use gravity to check movement of key pins,how would you treat the lock mounted in door facing up? it's standard position of the cylinder in many countries .

                                                • Thomas
                                                  Thomas  2 months back

                                                  I might have missed it, but it looks like you fully skipped over setting the 4th on the old and the 2nd on the new lock, were they just *that* easy, or was setting them not required at all?

                                                  • Nicky Deuce
                                                    Nicky Deuce  2 months back

                                                    You should lock pick using bobby-pins

                                                    • 1 Hensing
                                                      1 Hensing  2 months back

                                                      Hey LPL, I’m a big fan and follow all your videos, did you already get your hands on a ˋBKS Series 46 JANUS? Would be interesting to see how difficult of a pick it is. Greetings from Vienna ✌️

                                                      • Ben Brice
                                                        Ben Brice  2 months back

                                                        I'm gonna start calling The Lock Picking Lawyer
                                                        ( Dr.Claw )

                                                        If anyone is old enough to remember Inspector Gadget they will know that Dr.Claw never showed his face either. Lol
                                                        Thank you Lpl for all your hard work. Your videos are great.

                                                        • Braden Anderson
                                                          Braden Anderson  2 months back

                                                          Anybody else think its confusing that a lock company in Hungary could be that old? Did they have companies during communism somehow?

                                                          • Braden Anderson
                                                            Braden Anderson  2 months back

                                                            @Tibor Nagy good to know. i guess that makes sense, probably how I'd do it. Are you from Hungary?

                                                          • Tibor Nagy
                                                            Tibor Nagy  2 months back

                                                            There were companies back then but all of them were state owned. Pre-WWII companies were all nationalized in the 40's and 50's and remained under government control until 1990's.

                                                        • Dun Semarang
                                                          Dun Semarang  2 months back

                                                          sir, do you ever try lock picking a safe security box? could you demo that in near future? asking for a friend..

                                                          • T3RR4212
                                                            T3RR4212  2 months back

                                                            hey @LockPickingLawyer unrelated to this specific video, but I picked my first lock today. our office lady at work went on holiday and left a stash of pens locked in her desk draw. I've watched hundreds of your videos and like to think I have an adequate understanding of how they work. I was able to quickly figure out that it was a wafer lock, and likely a cheap one. I got a paperclip half unbent it so it still had the small inner loop, pushed it into the lock and turned. it popped open first time.


                                                            I don't think I would have ever attempted that if your channel didn't teach me how locks worked, or that most locks are poor quality and can be easily picked with rudimentary tools.


                                                            thanks to you the techs at work have pens for the next few weeks :)

                                                            • Shawn11564
                                                              Shawn11564  2 months back

                                                              When you're just chilling at home and you hear a noise at the backdoor "5 is binding, quick click out of 7"

                                                              • frank rizzo
                                                                frank rizzo  2 months back

                                                                Yes watching his videos reminds me that locks only keep out the honest folks If people really wanted to there would be a lot of stuff going missing these things look like a joke

                                                                • Chris Hanington
                                                                  Chris Hanington  2 months back

                                                                  I just got into watching your videos. The history on the old and new locks are really cool to see how they play off each other. Got some old locks laying around my house. What do you suggest as a good starter set of lock picks to play around with?

                                                                  • 《THUMPER》 Lock Picking

                                                                    Nicely picked MR.L.P.L

                                                                    • Kelikaku Coutin
                                                                      Kelikaku Coutin  2 months back

                                                                      Why didn't you open up the cores
                                                                      on these? Great content. Thanks
                                                                      for posting, and keep up the good
                                                                      work! בס״ד

                                                                      • MajorPwnage0620
                                                                        MajorPwnage0620  2 months back

                                                                        Glad this popped up in my notifications since Youtube unsubbed me from you and I had to resub and reset notifications

                                                                        • Niko Gagnon
                                                                          Niko Gagnon  2 months back

                                                                          Hes from hungry... ouff insult by bad pronunciation

                                                                          • sepruecom
                                                                            sepruecom  2 months back

                                                                            eh, there are worse names. I had a neighbour in Germany called "Lovász" (stable man/horse breeder), pronounced by a German it is a very rude term for horse genitals (and often used colloquially for "stop bs'ing me"). His name was probably always pronounced the rude way where he lived...


                                                                            Also, the name of "András" was mostly pronounced correctly, it would have been closer to say "Andrásh" instead. The name's the Hungarian form of Andrew...

                                                                        • Chris W.
                                                                          Chris W.  2 months back

                                                                          Can someone tell me what a false set means?

                                                                          • David Beaver
                                                                            David Beaver  2 months back

                                                                            You and Bosnian, are my gurus ,for sure. But one thingi notice is that, when it comes to pad locks , you don't pick them locked to any thing which addsa degree of disability as we quickly find out, if we don't already know. I don't doubt that for either of you, it's a breeze. Buti think it would further our, (your growing audience) education to see how you work around these types of obstacles while picking in the real world, for lack of a better term. Thanks to both you and Bosnian, for your videos, guess the jokes on me, suggesting a pick off between you guys, and your the bestf buds. Shooting shit, blowing things up. Ha...Awsone ! Anyway just thought I'd throw that out there. I'm sure you've both done some of this thati missed other then dudesttreasure chest

                                                                            • im just a gamer
                                                                              im just a gamer  2 months back

                                                                              Have you ever considered collabing with a lock company to manufacture a lock that you would stuggle to pick or use brute force on. I would buy that

                                                                              • Szabolcs Lőrincz
                                                                                Szabolcs Lőrincz  2 months back

                                                                                These locks are really common in Hungary. I would've never thought it had any security pins.

                                                                                • VortexComputers
                                                                                  VortexComputers  2 months back

                                                                                  CHRISFIX. THATS WHO HE REMINDS ME OF.

                                                                                  • LonleyPhoenix
                                                                                    LonleyPhoenix  2 months back

                                                                                    new lock get's on market...
                                                                                    nobody:
                                                                                    The LockPickingLawyer: *we're gonna have a bad time*

                                                                                    • Mitzi Miau
                                                                                      Mitzi Miau  2 months back

                                                                                      We have one of those old elzett padlocks on our garden gate. It is exactly as rusty as the one in the video but works fine.

                                                                                      • snurk agurk
                                                                                        snurk agurk  2 months back

                                                                                        Lpl prison guards be scared when they hear:

                                                                                        Click out of one, five, nothing on 4, click out of 2

                                                                                        • Steve Davis
                                                                                          Steve Davis  2 months back

                                                                                          What's on 1 and who's on second ?

                                                                                          • CC Kuhnighut
                                                                                            CC Kuhnighut  2 months back

                                                                                            Could the hole on the bottom of the new lock be exploited?

                                                                                            • KD gány :D
                                                                                              KD gány :D  2 months back

                                                                                              Magyarok? :D