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I am trying to figure out if an old safe I have will meet the requirements of the DEA.
30 minutes against surreptitious entry, 10 man minutes against forced entry, 20 man hours against lock manipulation, and 20 man hours against radiological attack. GSA V.

It is a Mosler Model 01, serial no. 27357-18, fire resistant class 350 2hr B370179, Relocking device A682797, MFD 1080,BP280.
Under Writers Lab combination lock group 2 No. 736986, BP-216.
Dimensions 27 1/4 X 27 1/4 X 40 inches.
I have tag images if needed.

I can not find a GSA rating on this safe. Can you help me?


This is an easy one.  If the container has the GSA tag on the drawer that indicates the levels that it WILL meet, and they match what your requirements are, then you are good.

If the container does NOT have the tag on the container, then it doesn't.

If your container is only a 2 hour fire resistive safe, then it WILL NOT meet ANY GSA requirements - period.   Especially if it only has a group 2 lock.   It would need a Group 1R lock to meet the manipulation / radiological requirements, but the container would still NOT meet the surreptitious or forced entry requirements.

If it met any GSA reqirements, it would have a really large GSA label on the face of the container.



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