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Post by Sa-tevp Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:00 pm

I have a Gun-Ho pistol box I bought used from a friend and would like to find a key for the latches. Searching for music case hardware was unsuccessful and it is a different latch than on my other Gun-Ho box (that one uses a square handled key).

If someone has the same type of latch could you post a picture of the key that works in it? Probably I'll have to lug the box to some luggage repair shops and locksmiths at some point but I thought I'd try here first.

Later on I'll post latch and key images for the next person going through this, as my many searches through the forum posts didn't catch many fish.

Thanks



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I figure if I keep the pistol box locked up the cats can't get in it.


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Post by Sa-tevp Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:47 pm

Some of the other keys I have to compare. They don't work with the latch shown in the first post but I figured they could help the next person searching.


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Post by zanemoseley Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:28 pm

Someone actually uses the lock mechanism Smile but seriously I've never seen anyone lock their box.

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Post by troystaten Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:52 pm

In CA when you are transporting a firearm it needs to be in a locked case so I use the lock on my case.  The key for the first case looks like the key that comes with most cheap case locks that they sell at shops that cater to woodworkers and such.

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Post by CR10X Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:12 am

SA-tevp,

Some Gun-Ho cases use an Excelsior 6K11 key or the 151 key.    

Other Gun-Ho cases use something similar to 6K11, but thinner and I can't find out what that one is.  Does the key in the last photo (Another Gun-Ho) have a number on it?  If so, can you post what it is because it might be what I'm looking for.

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Post by Sa-tevp Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:58 am

CR10X wrote:SA-tevp,

Some Gun-Ho cases use an Excelsior 6K11 key or the 151 key.    

Other Gun-Ho cases use something similar to 6K11, but thinner and I can't find out what that one is.  Does the key in the last photo (Another Gun-Ho) have a number on it?  If so, can you post what it is because it might be what I'm looking for.

The key in the last photo does not have a number on it. I appreciate the solid lead you gave on manufacturer and product numbers and I'll have to do another search after work today.

A few weeks ago I went so far as to look at musical instrument case images and repair websites to see if anything matched. I remember seeing these latches on when I thought I was a musician but that was late 1970s/early 80s. 

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Post by Sa-tevp Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:50 pm

Sa-tevp wrote:
Another Gun-Ho

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Asa Yam in the parallel Gun Ho 4 gun box keys thread posted sources for this style HC-02K key:

https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t15989-gun-ho-4-gun-box-keys#140822

Good research in that thread.

Stephen


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Post by Outthere Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:13 pm

I lock mine so it can't un-latch unintentionally.
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Post by jimsteele Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:15 am

Excelsior Hardware co, Straford Conn.   6K11
 in my 3 pistol Gun-ho box

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Post by Asa Yam Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:05 pm

Asa Yam wrote:From appearance, key appears to be similar to an "SKB HC-02K".  

  • ...SNIP...
  • Keys are also available from SKB for $2 each, plus shipping.  Link is https://store.skbcases.com/key-for-freedom-hc-02-latch/

Just received a pair of HC-02K keys from SKB.  (This is the key shown in the photo in Post #7 pf this thread.)  Tried one (they are identical) in the lock of my Gun-Ho box, it worked.  So, for $7 ($2 for each key, plus $3 shipping), i now can lock and unlock my gun box.  This raises the question as to how many types of locks Gun-Ho used on their gun boxes, since we now now that at least one type uses the HC-02K key.

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Post by Sa-tevp Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:41 pm

jimsteele wrote:Excelsior Hardware co, Straford Conn.   6K11
 in my 3 pistol Gun-ho box

I found and tried 6K11 keys and they worked with this Excelsior latch:

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(Key image from Slamfire's post - https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t16113-identify-this-pistol-box#142044 )


Thanks everyone,
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