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Old 09-20-2019, 01:15 PM
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Check out my "new" safe!

Recently an uncle of mine passed on some valuable family heirlooms (mostly pistols) and I had no real safe place to store them. On to Craigslist I went looking for a safe. I found this older safe and fell in love with it. This thing must weigh 500 pounds (the door is about 150#s on its own)! It has a 4 digit mechanical tumbler, and works PERFECT. It had 3 coats of paint on it but was originally Olive Drab green, then desert tan, and lastly black. Dude I bought it from was super cool, too. He said he bought it a long time ago and it was old when he got it.



I spent about 2 hours cleaning and lubing all the door parts, then sanded it down to bare metal for paint. The body of the safe just got wire wheeled and painted.


I don't know much about safe's and most of my buddies say it seems like I got a great deal. Looking on ebay for similar safe's that sold, shows some sold for lots of money, some sold for almost nothing. The only markings I can find on it is this number inside the door panel. Anyone know anything about these? I am guessing it's from the 60's?
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:30 AM
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16-38-3 !!!!!, THAT'S THE COMBINATION!!!!!! Take that down!!!! Your safe is now un-safe.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:01 AM
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wow, what a beast.

the older
the better
just like trucks

we need to put some kind of decal(s) on that thing.

nice find.

dave in NC
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:01 AM
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16-38-3 !!!!!, THAT'S THE COMBINATION!!!!!! Take that down!!!! Your safe is now un-safe.
Hahahaha!!!! That may have been the combo at one time but it is not now! It had a 4 digit tumbler so the combo is ww-xx-yy-zz!


Posting from my phone so I cannot quote you Dave, but you can be assured this will be absolutely coated in stickers. The first one will be a taco-guy I got from this super star sign shop in North Carolina!
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:01 PM
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Excellent - I'd expect that a good locksmith could change the combination for you. That would be a worthwhile investment, IMO. The seller and maybe others know the combination now. You also need to worry about anchoring it to the floor, walls or whatever. It's heavy, but a thief could haul away the whole safe and work on it at their leisure. You moved it, they could too ...
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:38 AM
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brings to mind
the scene in the dukes of hazard movie
where they were pulling a safe down the road with a chain.

and at one point when they stopped, it passed the vehicle.

hope no thieves are that determined for your safe rang.

dave in NC
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:55 PM
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...You moved it, they could too ...
Wisdom. Hmm.... I am not sure how I am going to do this. The walls are about 4" thick. I can bolt it from the outside but a thief could unbolt it from the outside, too. hmmmm....
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:56 PM
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brings to mind
the scene in the dukes of hazard movie
where they were pulling a safe down the road with a chain.

and at one point when they stopped, it passed the vehicle.

hope no thieves are that determined for your safe rang.

dave in NC
HAHAHAHAHA!! I am pretty sure one of the fast and furious "movies" had a scene like that too...
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Lag it to the slab through the floor. Might even be some holes in it already?
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Lag it to the slab through the floor. Might even be some holes in it already?
Yep.
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