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Take the pieces to a key shop at a hardware store. They can clamp the pieces together and make a copy. SAVE THE PIECES! Do not discard them.
Don't be alarmed if the copy doesn't seem to work. It will. You may need to "work" the key just right to make it work.
If it doesn't work just right to your satisfaction, get anothe rkey made, the same way with the pieces.

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