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Old 12-15-2017, 07:54 PM
Deyomatic Deyomatic is offline
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Safe Maintenance?

How many people really have a qualified safe professional service the lock work on their safes regularly, as is recommended in the manuals? I always though they just lasted forever.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:39 PM
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The Browning ProSteel manual says, "Your combination lock should not require any
maintenance."
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:48 PM
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Been thinking about greasing the S&G lock on mine for the last 10 years.
Never quite got to it.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:04 PM
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Been thinking about greasing the S&G lock on mine for the last 10 years.
Never quite got to it.
Only use grease on the rails and use CLP or Mobile One on everything else!
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:55 AM
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Good question, I doubt many at all, but will listen in.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:03 AM
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Never really thought about it. Great now I have a new project.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:23 AM
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Only use grease on the rails and use CLP or Mobile One on everything else!
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:50 AM
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S&G calls for a light silicone grease.
Grease the center wheel post, boltway surfaces, torque adjuster ramps (around the outside of the wheel post) & on the inside of the lever bushing where it rotates on the lever screw.

I'll get to it someday. Maybe.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:56 AM
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been over 20 something on my s&g never had the panel off,,,,,but someday will
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:18 PM
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Only use grease on the rails and use CLP or Mobile One on everything else!
That's what I was wondering- could I just hose the mechanicals down with Ballistol or CLP and sleep easy?
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:32 PM
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Almost 25yrs later on my Liberty and it still opens and closes like day one.
Is this something that is really necessary?
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:23 PM
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Old 05-20-2020, 01:14 PM
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S&G calls for a light silicone grease.
Grease the center wheel post, boltway surfaces, torque adjuster ramps (around the outside of the wheel post) & on the inside of the lever bushing where it rotates on the lever screw.

I'll get to it someday. Maybe.
Well, I’ve never done that with my S&G mechanical dial combination lock since purchasing the Sun Welding (California) Pony Express safe 24 years ago.

Noticed recently that it was taking several attempts to get it open, and today it finally failed. After dialing the code, it just slides past the last “stop” loosely and the Door handle won’t budge. The file folder containing the safe manual and emergency key are missing/misfiled from its usual place in the file cabinet.

Tried spraying Hoppe’s bore blast cleaner in the keyhole and around the dial in hopes of loosening any gummed up tumblers, but no go.

Tried the online trouble shooting suggestion of doing the combination numbers then rattling the handle back & forth then bashing the dial face with my hand. Also a no go.

Suggestions please?
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:59 PM
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Well, I’ve never done that with my S&G mechanical dial combination lock since purchasing the Sun Welding (California) Pony Express safe 24 years ago.

Noticed recently that it was taking several attempts to get it open, and today it finally failed. After dialing the code, it just slides past the last “stop” loosely and the Door handle won’t budge. The file folder containing the safe manual and emergency key are missing/misfiled from its usual place in the file cabinet.

Tried spraying Hoppe’s bore blast cleaner in the keyhole and around the dial in hopes of loosening any gummed up tumblers, but no go.

Tried the online trouble shooting suggestion of doing the combination numbers then rattling the handle back & forth then bashing the dial face with my hand. Also a no go.

Suggestions please?
A locksmith?
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:47 PM
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:48 PM
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A locksmith?
The last resort, of course.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:26 AM
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Locks S&G are actually very inexpensive and easy to replace. I replaced the lock on my field and stream safe right after I brought it home. I have one to replace my 40-year old lock on my first safe. Locksmith’s cost way more than new locks... JMO
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:28 AM
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I have two safes with S&G locks, the oldest one for slightly over 30 years. They have never been even slightly sticky or otherwise recalcitrant, so I have never even considered lubricating them.
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:57 AM
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I service my RSCs about as often as I service my refrigerator.

And my mail box.

However When I picked an older AMSEC TL-30 a few years ago at action. I had it checked out for a couple of reasons. Plus I wanted the combination changed and I was not sure how to do it.

It turned out to be a really good thing that I did. A relocker wire was about rusted through. To quote the locksmith he told me. "if that relocker had dropped on you, you never would have gotten in this thing again."
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:27 PM
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I picked up a 'free' first original type ATM safe after it was superseded. Made in the US sent to Australia and now living in Las Vegas the Mech was serviced when in operation but nothing for the last 20 years, still works like a clock. 1" solid walls, 1 1/2" solid door weighs.
One ton.

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Old 05-27-2020, 04:26 PM
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I didn't even realized I need to service my safe. Had no problem, knock on wood.
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