Lock cylinder removal

Anyone know how to get the lock tumblers out of the trunk cylinder? It’s a 52 Wasp, the key turns the cylinder but I think it’s timed wrong when I put it in, so I shut the trunk and now it won’t open. There is a small hole in the face of the tumbler to release it but not sure if I’m doing it right. Any help is greatly appreciated.  


  • Lance
    Lance Member
    Cheyenne, call me .704 792 911zero
  • Jon B
    Jon B Administrator
    Generally on those old Hudson lock cylinders with the hole, you insert the key, turn all the way to the "open" position, then insert a pin (or similar long, slender steel thingie) into the hole and press.  This releases a "stop" and allows you to turn the cylinder the rest of the way, at which time you can pull it out and remove it.
  • Yeah that’s what I was thinking but haven’t found the trick