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Victorian internal doors


Anyone know if its possible to get keys to fit long lost originals for Victorian internal doors ?

8 Answers from MyBuilder Locksmiths

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A key would need to be matched with the lock and field to fit and operate the lock. Simple but long process


Answered 10th Jun 2020

Hi, yes, the lock can be removed from the door and a locksmith will be able to create a new key by reading the levers inside


Answered 10th Jun 2020

Hi. Yes that's possible. Locksmith can do that it just takes abit of time to do so.


Answered 10th Jun 2020

Simply and to be honest 90% of the time if you take the locks out the doors and take them to a local locksmiths ( if there a decent lockmiths) they may have a key off the shelf if not should be easy to make you to fit


Answered 13th Jun 2020

A key would have to be made to the lock. It would depend on the lock type, some very easy to do, some labour intensive. For instance if the lock in question is a bridge ward lever lock the cost to re-key can run into 3 figures.


Answered 13th Jun 2020

As it’s an internal door I presume you can remove the internal ward from lock so possibilities that chances are other keys will fit . The ward is part that makes the cut of the solid ward key . That’s type of key that you can purchase on gumtree / eBay . Good luck


Answered 13th Jun 2020

Yes keys can be made from scratch to match the existing levers and lock case. If you are able, remove the lock from the door and take it to a locksmith shop in your local town. Will make it much cheaper for you.


Answered 13th Jun 2020

A good locksmith should be able to make a new key with the old lock, but this can take a good hour or two, and sometimes cost more than a basic replacement.
My first year of learning, was basically to make keys for old locks which had none, time consuming but you learn.


Answered 17th Aug 2020

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