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Lock picking is 90% skill, and 10% luck. We'll...

Lock picking is 90% skill, and 10% luck. We'll just say your wife got lucky...:Wink:
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Don't destroy it....it's a simple wafer cam lock....

Don't destroy it....it's a simple wafer cam lock. Any locksmith can pick it in seconds. And nowadays, with the price of labor vs. parts, it's probably cheaper to replace it than to make a new key.
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What you're looking for is a Grade 1 lock, and I...

What you're looking for is a Grade 1 lock, and I think the big box stores have started carrying at least one import brand ....which are cheaper than the Schlage brand and almost as good, tho usually...
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The D66BD (knob) as well as the newer ND66BD...

The D66BD (knob) as well as the newer ND66BD (Lever) are SFIC ready. (The "B" in the part number is for Best). The thumbturns I've seen tho, are plastic, designed for temporary use during...
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While we're on the subject of Terminology, it...

While we're on the subject of Terminology, it might be helpful to review a lock's "Grade" designation, which is showing up now on consumer packaging.

This is an Underwriters Laboratories (U/L)...
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Two ways to accomplish what you want, the first...

Two ways to accomplish what you want, the first is the safest and cheapest:

1) Put a single-cylinder deadbolt in the door and replace the entry lock with a "Passage" (non-locking) Function of your...
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You are correct, the "Function" describes the...

You are correct, the "Function" describes the operation of the lock. Specific Function numbers are assigned to locks by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), however each manufacturer is...
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Another possibility, really just an elaboration...

Another possibility, really just an elaboration of a point brought up by ThisOldMan, about door misalignment in the frame, whether wood or metal construction. This especially applies to key locks,...
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Very helpful photo....as mentioned by ThisOldMan,...

Very helpful photo....as mentioned by ThisOldMan, the construction of this latch is commonly associated with Grade 3 (light/medium duty residential) locks, altho, and without doing the research, I...
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I don't see a photo, if you meant to send one,...

I don't see a photo, if you meant to send one, but from your description, assuming the latch tube has been properly engaged to the chassis, there's several possibilities:
1) The wrong latch being...
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What is the stile thickness? I've been out of...

What is the stile thickness? I've been out of residential hardware for a while, but Schlage used to have a deadbolt that took a 1-1/2" crossbore hole and a 1-3/4" backset. Minimum door/stile...
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The only thing I can think of from your...

The only thing I can think of from your description, (other than the stripped screw), is if the tailpiece from the outer key cylinder is not oriented properly when you tighten the screws up, it can...
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The thicker plate is only 1/4" or less thick, and...

The thicker plate is only 1/4" or less thick, and would be completely concealed under the trim plate, but of course, this could have been a short-lived design none of us are aware of.....by all...
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Don't think I ever ran across one of these, but...

Don't think I ever ran across one of these, but it's an "H" series interconnected lock that, according to my old 2004 Schlage catalog exploded view, shows the trim plate simply snapping on to a...
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Several ways to do this, depending on the effort...

Several ways to do this, depending on the effort you want to put forth.
Quick method: I'm assuming you need to move the plate slightly AWAY from the door stop. Also assuming you've got (or can...
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I googled "portable door lock" and there's a...

I googled "portable door lock" and there's a couple of nifty inventions that involve placing the gadget into the strike plate as you close the door, but even there, it would make clinking or...
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CLICK! .....and the kids in the adjacent bedroom...

CLICK! .....and the kids in the adjacent bedroom exchange knowing looks.....:Wink:
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OP said Schlage, so probably F series, these do...

OP said Schlage, so probably F series, these do click loudly....nature of the beast, only remedy is to get another brand.
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At this late juncture, I'll ask if the problem...

At this late juncture, I'll ask if the problem locks are the same brand as the ones with no problem... some off-brand locks, even though they may have a compatible keyway, may not master key very...
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I don't have much to contribute here, but since...

I don't have much to contribute here, but since nobody else has responded, I'll submit that having done residential locksmithing from 1975 to around 2000, I've never run on to this model, and Kwikset...
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Interesting....the design of this lock looks...

Interesting....the design of this lock looks pre-WWII actually. Thanks!
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Thank you for the additional photos...I've never...

Thank you for the additional photos...I've never run across that type of latch retractor arrangement...( and the "rose" sometimes called the "rosette" is the flattish round plate that mounts up...
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I think my term "crowbar" might be more correctly...

I think my term "crowbar" might be more correctly called a "pry bar", which is thin enough to wedge between the door and frame
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Correct me if my assumptions are wrong, but I...

Correct me if my assumptions are wrong, but I take it the lower hole, is where the knob (or lever) spindle goes, which operates a spring latch, and the deadbolt is operated by a thumbturn or similar,...
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The control key will not operate the lock in the...

The control key will not operate the lock in the normal manner; it will only turn 15 degrees, at which point the core will slide out. However, once removed, you can take a screwdriver or similar, and...
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