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I have an older model Meilink which is missing shelf brackets. Would you happen to know where I can buy said brackets or what the type of bracket is called? I have attached pictures so that you may see the bracket rails. The slotted are in the back of the safe and the round are on the side walls an inch in from the front door.


These were made by Meilink for their products.    They are part of FireKing International now, and I don't believe the newer units use these same brackets.
You can contact FireKing Int. to find out if these older brackets are still available - though I don't believe they are.

Most manufacturers use brackets made by Knape & Vogt
You can find their shelving brackets at many hardware stores like Home Depot & Lowes.

If you wish to use a similar bracket to the older Meilink style, you will probably have to make them yourself.

The shelving that was used in these containers was also expressly made for Meilink.   The shelves had an edge which fit into the back slots, and adjustable sliding pins on each side of the shelf to lock into the pin holes on either side of the container.   These pins were drilled and tapped to include lock down screws, so that when the shelf was installed and in place correctly, the screws would lock the pins securely in place.

Sorry but if FireKing Int. no longer utilizes this type of shelf or supporting brackets, there is no aftermarket source for them.

I wouldn't waste a lot of time on this project - simply get the newer - available supports and fit them into your container.    If your older shelves won't fit correctly, they will have to be modified slightly, or you may have to replace them.  

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