Golden rod for a Browing gun safe


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RoadKingMI
March 25, 2010, 10:44 PM
Any body use one and how do i get the cord through my safe? Safe does have a small hole drilled through the top plate on top but not through the second plate. Any info will help.
Thanks
Adam

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Pate
March 25, 2010, 10:50 PM
I'm not sure about the Browning, but my Amsec has a hole on the bottom right hand side. The safe body is mild steel and can be drilled with a bi-metal holesaw.

a1abdj
March 25, 2010, 10:56 PM
Top hole is for moving the safe in the assembly plant, you don't want to use that as an electrical access.

Most newer Brownings have a black plastic plug in the lower rear corner. Pop out the center of the plug and run your dry rod wiring through there. If the safe is older and there is no plug, look for a predrilled hole. If there's no predrilled hole, drill one yourself. You want it to be as low as you can, but make sure you come out above the floor of the safe.

natman
March 26, 2010, 04:47 AM
Cut off the plug, drill a hole big enough for the cord, thread cord through it, install new plug from hardware store. A rubber grommet would be a nice touch.

IIRC Browning rods come with a bare cord and a plug included.

340PD
March 26, 2010, 10:28 AM
Exactly as Natman said. I drilled a small hole in the back of ny safe where the metal was the thinnest, cut off the end of a extension cord, threaded it through a small piece of rubber tubing used as a cord protector, and added a replacement plug to the extension cord. It has worked for twenty five years without a huccup. Recomendation two. Bolts through the back of the safe into the wall behind. If you are putting the safe in a basement I also would put some 8" x 8" pressure treated beams under it. That will protect it from water damage. Do not use concrete cinder blocks as the safe door closing can create a harmonic that may cause the blocks to shatter without warning.

RoadKingMI
March 27, 2010, 02:21 AM
Thanks for the info guys, looks like I will b drilling my next day off.
Thanks,
Adam

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