Locksmithing/my antique cary safe


when i am dialing the combo  all the numbers seem to tighten up except the 3rd one it seems loose and it will not open could the tumbler be slipping

If it's a key change safe, of the wheels may have come unlocked if somebody accidentally turned the change key while pulling it out.

Doe the dial tighten when you turn it clockwise and loosen when turned CCW?

If so, the spline key has fallen out and needs to be replaced.

Dan Terrigno
American Safe & Vault Service
Cleveland, OH


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I can answer questions about commercial locks, card access systems, locksmithing except for cars, safes & safe opening, video surveillance and master key systems


35 years as a locksmith, security system designer and installer, trouble shooting and repair of all manner of security related equipment

Associated Locksmiths of America, Safe & Vault Technicians Association

Attended Miami University, Kent State University, continuing education through the Associated Locksmiths of American

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Certified Master Locksmith. Certified ALOA instructor.

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Numerous Fortune 500 companies, DOD, and other governmental agencies

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