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Robert L. Webb

Questions about locks only. I have been a locksmith for over 30 years and am currently the consulting locksmith at one of the largest satellite manufacturers in Southern California. I am a state contractor in the lock/safe field. I will answer questions dealing with residential, commercial and government safes. X07,8 and 9. Mosler 302 and S&G 6700-8400.

Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 42 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

Dan Terrigno

I can answer questions about commercial locks, card access systems, locksmithing except for cars, safes & safe opening, video surveillance and master key systems


I do not answer Safe or automotive questions. Period. I am knowledgeable in almost every area of Locksmithing. This includes locks, keys, lost keys, residential and commercial lockouts, rekeying, masterkeying, high security locks, access control, electric locks, security cameras and home safety. I have been running an online business since 2004 where I sell all types of lock and security hardware to everyone from apartment renters to business owners to the US government. Before that I started a locksmith service in 1999. I deal with many types of security equipment including high security safe locks, heavy duty padlocks, exit devices, biometric readers, electric strikes, magnetic locks, full surface hinges and I only sell what I personally stand behind 100%. The online business has given me a more in-depth look at the locksmithing industry, helping me to learn more about each and every product that I offer, as well as products I don't have but end up finding for customers to solve any issues they have with security or door hardware.

Please don't submit any automotive or safe questions as these aren't areas that I can help in.

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2017-02-22 Cary Safe Combination:

Hi John,    If I told you to stand in the corner of a round room - where would you start???    Without a reference point there is no beginning or end.   On a 100 number dial the "0" and the "100" are the

2017-02-21 mpontgomery ward safe 9030:

Hi Forrest,    I'm not sure what your question is???    "how can I open without 63mmb"?????      Montgomery Ward sold safes made by a couple different companies, including some imports.  unfortunately

2017-02-20 Vintage Safe Questions:

Hi David,    You don't have a "Vintage" safe - it was not harvested or bottled from a vineyard, so it doesn't have a "vintage" (year of harvest or bottling of a wine).    What you DO have is an "ANTIQUE"

2017-02-19 Sears Safe Jammed:

Hi Joe,    First question:    Does the combo lock actually unlock???   If the lock does not unlock as normal and come to a full and complete stop, then the handle and bolt work are NOT going to turn.

2017-02-16 Cary Safe Combination:

Hi John,    The sequence you have referenced is for a DIFFERENT type of lock - not the same.    Based on the serial number on your safe, I would expect it to have a Cary C-3 lock and it would have been

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