I was opening a door at my place. You have to turn the key to open the latch while the handle remains locked. I did this and while the key was turned i pushed open the door and the key popped out. Now the lock is stuck open and the key wont go back inside to re-lock the door. Is there any way to fix this without having to replace the lock?

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    What kind of lock is this? How old is it? What have you tried so far? Can you provide an image? – Erik Nov 11 '19 at 12:20
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    Can you post photos of the lock? (Don't post photos of the key, please) – ThreePhaseEel Nov 11 '19 at 12:39
  • Did the weather just turn quite cold? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Nov 11 '19 at 13:12
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    Following up from @ThreePhaseEel 's comment, can you do an image search for "key" and post an image of a similar key. (The reason not to post an image of your key is that a bad person could use the photo to create a duplicate of the key. See schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/10/reproducing_key.html - including the comments.) – Martin Bonner supports Monica Nov 11 '19 at 15:45
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    How did you lock it from the inside in the past? Is it built so a key is required from either side? – Carl Witthoft Nov 11 '19 at 19:56

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