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Skeleton keys

Our interior doors all have Skeleton keys. Each key has a number stamped on it.

Over the years a few of these keys have gone missing and I would like to replace them.

Before I start dismantling them does anyone know if the key number is also stamped on the locks?

Many thanks in advance
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Re: Skeleton keys

Isn't the purpose of a true skeleton key that it works in any lock?

There are only as many profiles.
http://www.asel.ch/contents/de/d120_Schluessel.html

In my doors the corresponding number is also punched in on the side of the door lock where the bolt and latch comes out.
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Our interior doors all have Skeleton keys. Each key has a number stamped on it.

Over the years a few of these keys have gone missing and I would like to replace them.

Before I start dismantling them does anyone know if the key number is also stamped on the locks?

Many thanks in advance
I think you mean a so-called "Buntbartschüssel" if you take a look into the lock you can see the fitting form, mostly in a letter S, Z, I, L, C etc. or number form 1, 2, 7, 5 with that most lock smiths can supply you with the correct key.
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Re: Skeleton keys

Thanks, there are only two words on my strikeplate KIMA at the top and HUGA at the bottom.

No key numbers like on the keys.
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Re: Skeleton keys

Huga made the door, Kima the lock.

https://www.fms-sicherheitstechnik.c...3%BCssel/kima/
Kima is actually also listed on the previous link: http://www.asel.ch/contents/de/d120_Schluessel.html

PS: All profiles as seen when you look into the lock. On one side of the door the profile might be more visible than on the other.
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I think you mean a so-called "Buntbartschüssel" if you take a look into the lock you can see the fitting form, mostly in a letter S, Z, I, L, C etc. or number form 1, 2, 7, 5 with that most lock smiths can supply you with the correct key.
Bit key.

OP, try the keys you still have on the locks. You might find out they fit = you'll have a sample.
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Re: Skeleton keys

Remove the lock and bring it to your local hardware store/locksmith.

You can also find charts on internet for all of the available locks/keys.

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