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Briefcase with combination lock - can anyone help?

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Carla Sun 20-Feb-05 19:10:24

DH has a briefcase with a twisty roundy thing to lock it. As he never keeps confidential stuff in there, he leaves it at the same number. Trouble is, a few days ago dds had some friends round and they twisted round the numbers. So now he's clueless. Any ideas, or is it a hacksaw/new briefcase job? TIA XX

Snugs Sun 20-Feb-05 19:12:47

How many digits? If still on original factory settings then they are often all zeros or 1,2,3 across the tumblers. All 8's is a popular one as well.

Carla Sun 20-Feb-05 19:14:32

Thanks Snugs ! No such luck - he changed it!

SoupDragon Sun 20-Feb-05 19:15:13

Surely he changed it to something memorable...

Carla Sun 20-Feb-05 19:16:49

Yes, soupy, his dob. And he's tried every permutation on that ......

Snugs Sun 20-Feb-05 19:19:26

Well try hitting him over the head with the briefcase. Might knock some sense into him if nothing else

essbee Sun 20-Feb-05 19:20:22

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Snugs Sun 20-Feb-05 19:23:21

We could make into a new game - tell us how many digits and give us his date of birth. First one to pop the lock wins a virtual bar of chocolate!

Can you tell I'm bored ?

essbee Sun 20-Feb-05 19:24:43

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Carla Sun 20-Feb-05 19:33:47

You're on!! 6 digits, 040738! Milk or plain???

LGJ Sun 20-Feb-05 19:35:27

home telephone without the dialling code ??

Snugs Sun 20-Feb-05 19:36:28

Well the obvious is 837040. Plain please

essbee Sun 20-Feb-05 19:36:36

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LGJ Sun 20-Feb-05 19:37:39

Got to be fair trade chocolate though......

Carla Sun 20-Feb-05 19:51:38

Cor Blimey Snugs!!!! The 040 was right - on the second lock. I would normally be able to engage brain but am trying to get v. tired dds into bath while worrying about what I've forgotton for school tomorrow.

Would you like any bits - pecan, toffee etc in your chocolate????

irishbird Sun 20-Feb-05 19:52:30

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Snugs Sun 20-Feb-05 19:56:55

Just plain will be fine thanks - is that just half a bar?

2nd lock try 738

Carla Sun 20-Feb-05 20:08:33

OH MY GOD!!! Whatever it was you do/did in RL, you're wasted!! Forget the BNWT scam, let's organise a MN 'Let's crack the safe code' topic

My only dilemma now is whether or not to let dh think I worked it out (given that he thinks I'm as thick as two short planks ) or to let him know someone on MN worked it out (something he holds in equal contempt!)

Am trying to think what bar of chocolate could possibly befit you ......

Snugs Sun 20-Feb-05 20:14:21

lol - I am picturing a Green and Blacks plain chocolate with a dark cherry centre. Have no idea if such a bar exists but since it's virtual.....

Carla Sun 20-Feb-05 20:25:52

I shall have one commissioned Thank you, and thanks to everyone else too. The power of MN!

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