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How to lock this ammo box?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Rujack, May 4, 2018.

  1. May 4, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    Rujack

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    it looks like some sort of pin goes into the latch but I don’t know more than that. Looks like the pin should be approx 1/8” diameter. See the nickel on the lid for size.3D221A6D-8A45-46BE-8CA8-5F5B65963220.jpg

    I use the box for recovery gear FYI.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. May 4, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    Yeah I thought about that too. I’ll have to take a closer look to see what that would involve. Was just wondering if there was something off the shelf...
     
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    Mind you the pin diameter would limit the hole and lock clasp to something not very secure.
     
  4. May 4, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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    Looks like it's made for a cable.
     
  5. May 4, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    Zip tie that thing closed
     
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    Would one of those .50 cal ammo can lock kits work? Only a few bucks on cheaperthandirt.com.
     
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    That makes sense. I’ll see if I can make something out of stainless cable and use a padlock.

    Good thinking.
     
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    From the photo it appears to have 4 clamps, one on each side, holding the lid on. If you intend to use those clamps to lock the lid, you will need to secure two opposite clamps. I think it may be simpler and far more secure to use a separate locking system.

    I would suggest bolting two flat metal bars on opposite sides of the box so that the ends of those flat bars extend beyond the top of the box. Drill a hole in the top of each of those metal flats so that a round bar can be passed through them and span the top of the box. That round bar needs a "L" or a head on one end and a hole drilled through the opposite end so that it can be secured with a pad lock.
    When the round bar is passed through both brackets and secured with a padlock, it will effectively trap the lid under it.
     
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