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by Excaliber
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update
Replies: 46
Views: 2576

Re: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update

puma guy wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 am
Excaliber wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:48 am
Fort Knox offers safes with both electronic and mechanical combination locks on the same unit for bulletproof redundancy.

They cost a little more, but the cost difference would be more than eaten up if you have call in a safe expert to open your safe.

I would suggest having a local safe service guy service your lock while the safe is open. That is much cheaper than having to drill it open and you'll be sure the fix will be done right.

Do not oil a combination lock. The oil will eventually thicken and cause the kind of problem you've described.
Strangely Cannon recommends lubricating. I used to use powdered graphite on key locks, perhaps that's what Cannon was referring to. I am going to call a locksmith when my electronic lock arrives and I'll see what problem he discovers with my existing dial before I have him install the new lock.
Graphite is OK and I figure that lubes that leave a dry film behind would be OK too. I would suggest staying away from anything that leaves a wet surface once the carrier has evaporated (e.g. WD40)
by Excaliber
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update
Replies: 46
Views: 2576

Re: Cannon Gun Safe Won't Open: Update

Fort Knox offers safes with both electronic and mechanical combination locks on the same unit for bulletproof redundancy.

They cost a little more, but the cost difference would be more than eaten up if you have call in a safe expert to open your safe.

I would suggest having a local safe service guy service your lock while the safe is open. That is much cheaper than having to drill it open and you'll be sure the fix will be done right.

Do not oil a combination lock. The oil will eventually thicken and cause the kind of problem you've described.

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