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by rotor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update
Replies: 46
Views: 2560

Re: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update

Ruark wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:59 pm
This is all making me nervous. We will probably be investing in a good safe soon, and I've always been leery of newfangled electronic mechanisms. Connections fail, batteries die, wires come loose, etc. I always assumed a mechanical device is more reliable. After reading this, though, I'm not so sure. What about other brands, like Liberty?
Mine is SentrySafe from Academy. Electronic with backup keys if needed. I am very happy with it. 4 AA battery's (go Duracell) every couple of years. Easy to work and has never failed me. You can spend a lot of money on a safe but I wanted something that stored a lot, was reasonably hard for a crook to cart away, kids can't get in and easy for me to open FAST. Dial safes are just too slow to open.
by rotor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update
Replies: 46
Views: 2560

Re: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update

gljjt wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 am
Doesn't the key make the safe less secure? My key only locks the dial, it doesn't "unlock" the safe. I would think the key would be easy to pick with minimal skill.
The key is like 7 inches long and only the first part of it is an actual key. Seems like it would be hard to pick.
by rotor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update
Replies: 46
Views: 2560

Re: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update

After all of this my wife says the safe made funny beep sounds. Changed the battery's and all is well.
by rotor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update
Replies: 46
Views: 2560

Re: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update

puma guy wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:31 pm
I have called Cannon safe several time and waited anywhere from a minimum of 45 minutes to as long as 1hr and 40 minutes without reaching anyone in customer service. There is some good news, though. We had Christmas this weekend for our two daughter's families that live out of town and my middle daughter suggested letting her husband attempt to open the safe. He tried several times with out success. He walked out of the room to load up to go home, so I thought I'd give it another try. After my second unsuccessful attempt I banged on the door with my fist. Tried the combination one more time and Wha! Lah! it caught on the stop and I got it open. Keep in mind I have beat on the door and dial with an rubber mallet and even a hammer with dense rubber mat to protect the door with no success! Should have used my fist I guess! LOL Now I have to decide if I'm going to close the safe and use the key lock on the dial that locks between the zero and the stop at #90 that allows the spoke wheel to open the bolts. The back of the safe door has fuzzy cloth covered sheetrock held in place with black plastic plugs of the kind used to hold auto door panels on. I'll have to get a tool at the auto supply to remove them in able access the lock to see if lubricating it will help. Even if I get it oiled I still don't think I'll trust the lock and I want to get in touch with Cannon, though to see if they can provide a new lock or perhaps an electronic set up. I'm hoping there's just a lot of post Christmas calls causing the long delays in reaching customer service.
Glad you got it open. Harbor Freight has the tool called "push pin" pliers. I would blow out any dirt if you can get to the lock mechanism with those cans of compressed air and maybe consider spraying with CRC contact cleaner or those small cans of lock lubricant they sell at Lowes. Don't do WD40. Try the lock multiple times while the safe is open. I have an electronic safe which has a key backup if needed. Never had any problems, just change the battery's every few years (always use Duracell).
by rotor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update
Replies: 46
Views: 2560

Re: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open

I have an electronic lock but this may help from another internet poster

"Quick follow up...so last night I took a 4 foot 4x4 and ratcheted it down in 3 places on the edge of the door." Apparently relieved pressure that was locking the door. https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/sho ... p?t=641113

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