I have a lock in my hand manufactured by Chicago Lock (CompX) I believe it was then modified externally (I think)by others and mounted in an assembly that is used in a progressive interlock key scheme. In other words, take this key from this lock, put it into this lock, turn, get another key, move it to next lock, etc, etc. I have the cylinder, key, and custom assembly it mounts in. My only problem is that the square brass rear portion of the lock, the part that would normally fit into the cog or detent that would hold a or cabinet shut and looks very common to me is rounded off (because the gorilla that used it had vise grips for hands.)
I realize the above description is useless, I am not a locksmith, just a tech that needs to repair/replace this particular lock (which is part of a 6 lock scheme). There is no way I will send the lock to somebody as I fear it would get lost and render the assembly it is intended for useless. I have spoken to local locksmiths with no headway made. What are my options? I know its a simple fix for the right person or locksmith I just don't know how to find them.
I would be happy to send a photo of this assembly to someone if they believe thy can point me in the right direction to replace or repair it.
Thanks for your time.
Pat MacCarthy Advanced Testing Systems firstname.lastname@example.org