Browning Safe Questions


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Broke Hoss
April 14, 2013, 01:37 AM
It looks like I'm getting a Browning Silver Series SF26, although Superior Encore 31 is still in the running.

I have a couple of questions for any that own/know about Browning safes:

Are the mounting holes pre-drilled? If so, how many?

Also, is there an access hole for an electrical cord?

If I have to drill mounting or access holes, what would I use to seal it afterwards?

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heeler
April 14, 2013, 09:24 AM
I know the Silver series has four predrilled holes for bolt down and it also is predrilled for electrical cord.
But practically every gun safe made today is as well.

Broke Hoss
April 14, 2013, 03:37 PM
I know the Silver series has four predrilled holes for bolt down and it also is predrilled for electrical cord.
But practically every gun safe made today is as well.

Thanks heeler, this is really what I thought, but I got confused when I found this on page 8 of the owner's manual link on Browning's website:

Anchoring to a Concrete Floor
Important: Pre-drill the holes in the safe back and floor prior to anchoring the safe to the floor or wall.
1 Remove the safe interior shelving, floor panel and elevation brace. See removal instructions under “Shelf Adjustment" on page 18.
2 Measure and mark four anchor holes 2" from the safe corners. Use a minimum of 3/8" x 4" expansion-type anchor bolts and 1¾" steel washers inside the safe floor to reinforce it at the anchor positions (Figure 2).
3 Elevate the safe by placing it on 2" x 4" wood braces. Place the 2" x 4" wood braces flat on the floor and slide one brace under the front of the safe and one brace under the rear of the safe, elevating the safe 1½".
4 Use a 2" wood bit to drill through the fire-resistant floor material to expose the steel floor. (Not required on models that are not fire-resistant.)
5 Drill a ½" hole through the center of each anchor point in the safe floor.

a1abdj
April 14, 2013, 05:18 PM
I have yet to see a Browning safe that wasn't predrilled for bolting.

Sometimes it's just the two holes, front and back in the middle of the safe. This is how they used to bolt them to the wood skids.

Now they use a steel screw in foot. The threaded hole for that foot should go all the way through the steel. I would imagine you could bolt through it if it wasn't too close to the edge.

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