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Hello! Please help me. I can not remove the lock from the door. Door lock Ideal Security 1970. There are no screws on the outside is not. Sending photos. I have a hypothesis, but I am afraid to implement them. On the key lock inscription: Ideal Security, St. Paul Min. Thank you, respectfully Eugene.

Hello Eugene,

To remove a double cylinder lock of this brand, turn the key on the inside to expose the small slot opening. Find a steel pin, or allen wrench, that will fit into the slot and push straight in. You will depress a small metal flap, which will allow the inside housing to rotate about 15 degrees to its release position. The screws are then accessible.



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