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John Hall Case lock, how do I change combo?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Buster 25, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. Buster 25

    Buster 25 Member

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    This past weekend I picked up a John Hall case used, But in rather good condition.
    However, instruction for the Combo Lock were not included.
    This Combo Lock looks to be in good working condition, and I wish to use it.
    How do I change or install MY combo numbers?
    Thanks for any help forth coming.
     
  2. Joe Schmo

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    Try this. With the current combo in place and the lock open, move the button toward the catch opening (not away as if opening) and set the numbers.
     
  3. Buster 25

    Buster 25 Member

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    This method did not work, Still have problem setting lock
    Tried calling Presto lock Co. No luck
    Any Suggestions out there?
     
  4. jbbor

    jbbor Active Member

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    Open lock. Set combination to what you desire and close lock. Should be reset. Mine are original from John Hall (70's) and the newer ones may be different. Jimmy Borum
     
  5. ntgr8

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    I have the instructions send me a pm with name and add and I will copy and send to you.
     
  6. Onceabum

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    Does it really matter? A thief will take the case rather than open it and remove the gun.

    BB
     
  7. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    BB it does depending on the state you live in. In this state your case needs to be locked to transport from point A to point B.

    There is nothing you can do if you run a foul of a criminal. However why chance running a foul of the law????

    Bob Lawless
     
  8. Onceabum

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    Good point, Bob.

    BB
     
  9. mflora

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    Look at back of lock for little knurled piece. Might still have a cardboard washer on it. If so take the washer off, push knurled piece in and hold, set combo and release. Replace washer if you didn't break it taking it off. Just did one today.
    Mark
     
  10. BDodd

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    Hmmm, sounds like there may be different suppliers of the, really, cheap mechanism and, therefore, different instructions. Somehow, I have my chosen numbers on the lock and have decided to NOT fiddle with it.....breakemall
     
  11. Buster 25

    Buster 25 Member

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    In response to "Booger Blue":

    Yes, the lock is important & necessary.
    I was aboard Camp Pendleton, Ca. about 6 mo. ago.
    I had to go back to Oceanside, Ca. and buy a pad lock for the gun case I had with me at the time, before I could come on Base with my gun.
    Seems all weapons must be under lock & key these days, even on a military reservation.

    And I remember "Back In The Day" as the loader on my Tank Crew, I had the responsibility of keeping up with the Browning 1919-A4, Browning M-2 (HB), and my Browning 1911-A1 in my other WALL LOCKER.
    Guess I telling my Age...lol
     
  12. Buster 25

    Buster 25 Member

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    Thanks too all for help with combo.
    Thus far this project has turned into an interesting one.
    The so called "GOOD DEAL" I picked did have some "Glitches".
    The case had some crack's, as well as missing some hardware.
    I was able to overcome the cracks with a Auto fiberglass repair kit from Pep Boys.
    Some sanding & Paint all is well.
    As for the Hardware I have been collecting John Hall case parts over the past couple of year.
    Point of interest: Seems John Hall cases came with both a LEFT or RIGHT hand lock latch, which are set opposed one another...
    Now it all comes together.
    I am currently in the process of fitting the internals for my Single, & Doubles Gun's.
    When I have this project completed I'll take photo's and pass them along too those interested.

    Thanks for all your help
    Buster.
     
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