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General Field Service Padlocks


General Field Service Padlocks


The General Field Service Padlock (GFSP) is a heavy duty, key retaining, exposed shackle padlock that meets the requirements of Federal Specification FF-P-2827A.  It is designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions.  Click on the Ordering Information tab for NSNs and information on how to procure this lock.

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The General Field Service Padlock is the result of a study conducted by the DoD Lock Program in which the need for a medium priced, exposed-shackle padlock was identified.  It is an excellent choice for a wide variety of applications and provides resistance to forced entry equal to the hardened chain or hasp that should be used with it.  This padlock is recommended in applications where padlocks are exposed to grit, corrosive environments, or freezing conditions.


Frequently Asked Questions about General Field Service Padlocks


Q: What does key retaining mean?

A: The key remains in the lock body and cannot be removed while the lock is open (unlocked).


Q: What is the toe of a shackle?

A: The part of the shackle that may be removed from the lock body.


Q: What is the heel of a shackle?

A: The part of the shackle that remains attached to the lock body.


Q: What is a hinged shackle?

A: A shackle whose heel is permanently mounted to the padlock case in a manner which allows the shackle to pivot to open.


Any further questions can be directed to:

DoD Lock Program, Technical Support Hotline
Toll-free:  (800) 290-7607
DSN:  551-1212
Commercial:  (805) 982-1212
E-mail:  Technical Support Hotline


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