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QUESTION: I have a Diebold/Kienzle safe on the dial it has patented Aug 1870. I need the slide bolt and drop lever/fence for it. Someone took it out so as to keep it from being locked. I would like to restore it if I could find the parts for it.


Sorry parts haven't been made for this safe since 1875 or this lock since around 1880.  Chances of finding a replacement part are pretty much slim to none.

Your options would include having a new lever/bolt assembly made for your lock, or simply leaving it the way it is.

Send me photos of your safe and lock, and I'll see if I have any photos or perhaps a drawing of the missing items.

If you don't have the fabrication capabilities, you might have to have a machinist make the part for you, though cost could be expensive.

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QUESTION: This is the only photo at this time.


That doesn't look like a standard "Diebold & Kienzel" lock, it looks like a Diebold or S&G regular bolt lock.    This definitely isn't a lock I would have expected to see on your safe, which leads me to believe that the original may have been replaced at some point.

I'll have to look through my parts to see if I have a bolt and lever for this lock, or possibly a complete lock.

I'll need you to send a request directly to my email so that I can look for the lock on Monday.   If you don't send it directly to my email, I will forget about it by then.  

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Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)


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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