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No this is not another safe thread.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by never_retreat, May 13, 2007.

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  1. never_retreat

    never_retreat Member

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    I have aquired a large safe/rsc. About 3 feet wide 2 feet deep and 6 feet tall.
    Plenty of room for guns, Good because I'm out of room in my sock drawer.:D
    My guess is sixtys vintage concrete/asbestos insulation. Someone had tried to break into it at one time and did some damage to the doors and lock. I am almost done repairing the unit (good thing I'm good with a torch and welder).
    My delema is what to do with the lock (stupid person safes don't open when you hit the knob with a sledge). I have decided I want to install a digital lock on the unit (no flaming please) who makes the best digital safe locks and where can I get one for a good price? I herd amsec was good. HELP:confused:
     
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    If the safe is concrete filled, it was designed to offer fire protection. There were only a few companies that used asbestos in their safes. "Safe Cabinet" and "Art Metal" are two that come to mind.

    When you're done with yours, I have a few more you can get started on :D

    You have quite a few options.

    If I were going to go with the lowest cost, but decent quality, I would look at the LaGard Basics (around $125). LaGard also makes fancier units, one of which has both a keypad and a dial, either of which can open the safe.

    If you wanted to spend a little more, I also like the Globalocks. ($200 to $300). These locks are reliable, and use redundant features to prevent lockouts.

    AMSEC, S&G, and Kaba are other companies that make locks worth looking at.

    The design of your safe will have some impact on your choice of lock. If you could send me a photo of the inside of the safe door, I can point you in the right direction (my e-mail is in my profile, or at the link below).

    I can sell you any of these locks.
     
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    Pictures of the safe.
    I have the locking bars partial disconected to repair the door.
    The lock guts are totaly gone when i got the safe.
    All the latching compenents will work when I'm done.
    I was able to see a some weekness in the safe so i'm going to correct them.
    Any one have ideas for the interior? I 'm thinking carpet and some custom wood shelving.
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    The safe in the photo may very well be one of the safes that contains asbestos. Be careful when working on it.

    The lock looks like an older Yale from the photo, which does not share the same "footprint" as modern day locks. The easiest way to deal with this is to weld in a prefab mounting plate ($20), then make whatever adjustments need to be made to the boltwork to allow it to line up with the new lock. Just about any of the locks can be made to work with this safe.

    It's not too bad of a project for somebody that knows how to weld.
     
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