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We currently have two different vault doors. Our main questions is would you happen to have a used door or a tumbler and handle to match the black Diebold door? It is a 2 hour fire door.  We just want to duplicate at our new location. There is a second interior vault door that we feel was installed in 1917. It is a Diebold Dual timer dual combination door with 16 volts. Would ther be any interest in that door? If so, contact us and we will email pictures.  Thanks


I'll answer the second question first - "would their be any interest in that door"?

A couple years ago, Kyle MacDonald, a Canadian blogger who bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of online trades over the course of a year.

So I would assume if MacDonald was able to trade up from a red paper clip to a house, SOMEONE would be interested in your door.    Obviously advertising would be necessary to bring it to their attention.

As far as "if I am interested", the answer is no.   I have plenty of vault doors in stock now, that I can't get rid of.

As to your first question - are you looking for a complete door, or the handle and lock????   You will have to be more specific.

I would need photos of the door, handle, and dial to see what you have to see what I have available.   You may want to contact other safe & vault companies around the US to see what they many have as well.   Unfortunately, there is no computer listing of what doors or parts may be available throughout the industry.   The market is simply too small to warrant having this information in a database.  

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Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 44 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.


44 years in the Safe & Vault Industry. Owner and Service Manager for one of the largest Safe & Vault companies on the West Coast. Graduate of Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing, Safe lock Manipulation and Safe Deposit Lock Courses. Graduate of Locksmith Institute. Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes". Certified Instructor for the California Locksmith Association teaching Basic and Advanced Lock Servicing, Basic Safe opening and Repairing. Factory Trained by AMSEC, LORD Safes, LeFebure, Mosler, KabaMas, LaGard and Sargent & Greenleaf

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Graduate of Locksmith Institute 1972 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing 1974 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Manipulation 1975 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Deposit Lock Servicing 1985 Instructor Certified - California Locksmith Association - 1985 Factory trained by AMSEC, MAJOR, STAR, Johnson-Pacific, Kaba-MAS, Allied-Gary, ISM, Lord, Brown Safe, EXL, Mosler, Diebold.

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2009 - 2015 Listed in AllExperts top 50 Experts. All Experts Categories - Safes & Security Containers, Locksmithing, Antique Safes. Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4), with 39 years of total service. With numerous awards from Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. US Navy - 1971-1981 US Army Reserve 1984-2013 US Army Retired

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