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Old 06-07-2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default mystery pin lock

So I picked up 3 pinlocks at a yard sale for $15. 2 are firestone and 1 mystery

the mystery pin lock has a full circle black top handle (like a firestone) but has Coca Cola embossed on it.

the markings are:

SAFER s.p.a.
Valmadrera -LC - made in italy

I plan to convert them to ball lock post but won't have time to tear them down for a few days. Any idea on what post threads this thing has?

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:01 AM   #2
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Photos would help. Close ups and full frame...

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Old 06-08-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
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I got impatient and tore it down. it has 9/16-18 threads so it took firestone conversion posts. also has a stainless 5/16 gas tube






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Old 06-08-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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i don't see any pins on the posts.... are you sure those aren't ball lock connections?

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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yeah no convert needed thats a ball lock..

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #6
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as i said

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I got impatient and tore it down. it has 9/16-18 threads so it took firestone conversion posts.
I just never encountered this manufacturer before and it doesn't look like its been in use for decades like most kegs (one tiny dent) even the molded rubber still has some molding flash. is this a recent production or was it hidden away for decades?
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oops sorry I overlooked that while looking at the pics..

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Edit: Nevermind

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It's a newer pinlock. The newer ones are usually marked safer or aeb. It should actually have the same thread as a ball lock Cornelius keg.

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Reviving an old thread. I bought a reconditioned Ball Lock keg from Midwest last December with these same markings - "SAFER S.P.A. Made in Italy". Could this be a converted (from Pin Lock) keg? Reason I ask, I broke one of the poppets. MW sells a universal poppet but it does not work on converted ball lock kegs. Guessing it might work on this one if its a new Pin lock with same threads as a ball lock. Thoughts?

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