Key Question... I have been given a Sperry-Rand Firesafe(I know you said NO safe questions), I broke the key while bringing it home. Got the key out in two pieces(it is a very unusual key), and I have the Manufacturer's key, with the serial number on it... What would you recommend? Sorry, it isn't a "safe" question, it is a "key" question. Thank you!

Hello Chris,

You are the only one I know of that can read, thanks!

I'm not aware of that brand so I don't know which key it would likely use.  Generally with broken keys the best thing to do is to take it to a local locksmith shop where they can see the actual key, determine the proper blank to use and make a new key from the broken one, that is if the broken key isn't too far gone.

Since you have what is likely the key code on the key (they generally don't put the serial number on keys, only the key code), most locksmith shops can look that code up to see which blank to use and likely make a fresh key from scratch without having to use your broken one.

If you have a lot of shops in your area, I'd recommend first calling some to see if they can help you if you were to stop in, saving you some time and gas.

Good luck.



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