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Hi terry , I have a safe from a friends estate , there is no combo available  to open it for a look ,
If I can't get it open I would need a local person to open it , I'm in the bay area  Oakland .
Do you know anyone ?  I listed the serial number  so I could reference it to known combos that could work , I don't want to drill it .I have pics  , should the 0.  On he ring be up at 12  o clock , someone taped it in place because it was loose . Thanks , john b

Hi John,

The lock on your safe (based on the serial number) should be an S&G 6720/30 series three wheel lock, with 1,000,000 possible test combinations.     I'm not sure where you came up with "known combos that might work" as there is no such thing.    Manufacturers would set the safe on a unique serial number for each safe, and/or as your safe was would have been made around 1928, over the past 90 years it could have been reset numerous times to new combinations.

As far as opening the safe without "drilling" it, manipulation is possible, though not guaranteed.    You will be paying for the service and not necessarily the result.    Drilling on the other hand is guaranteed and when done correctly by a trained safe technician will not damage the safe or ruin the lock.   The usually small hole (less than 1/4") can easily be repaired.   

Our service area is northern California, which includes Oakland, so yes we can help you.   If you would like to discuss the project feel free to email me at:   or  call me directly at  510-732-8710 x5

Hope this helps,

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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

Safecrackers International and the National Antique Safe Association Safe & Vault Technicians Association

The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes

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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US Secret Service, FBI, BATF, Local Law enforcment agencies, Diebold, Hamilton Pacific, Red Hawk Int., Chubb International, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Mechanics Bank, El Dorado Savings Bank, many Credit unions and smaller banks. McDonalds, Togos, BurgerKing, TacoBell, Carls Jr. FoodMaxx, SaveMart, Lucky's, Albertson's, Raley's, Safeway, NobHill, Bell Markets, PW Markets. Great America, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, UA Cinemas, and many homeowners and small businesses. Provide warranty service for lock and safe manufactures. Service area is Northern California - Fresno to Oregon, including western Nevada

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