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Saw a previous question about opening an old safe with a lost combination.  I have a large 2 door safe with what you describe as a jewlers compartment on the inside.  We do not have that combination.  The safe is in Colorado, zip code 81154.  If you could look up closest safe tech. that would be great.


Probably the two nearest safe companies that I would recommend would be:

J & R Safe and Security, Inc.
7857 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-7117

SEAHORSE Safe & Lockout Svc, Inc
P. O. Box 2123
Longmont, CO 80502

The next nearest companies would be coming about 400 miles from Arizona.     While there may be some closer companies, and there probably are a number of people that will indicate that "they can do the job", most do not have the training, knowledge or tools to work on the older safes like this.

While I wouldn't normally recommend either of these companies for this type of safe either, I believe that they are probably going to be your best bet, given your location.    I would discuss the job completely with them first, so that you not only have an understanding of the job, but also a realistic bottom line price on what it will cost - with NO hidden fees.    If they can't give you a bottom line price, then it would be obvious to me that they don't know what they are doing, and/or are trying to take advantage of your situation.

While prices do vary throughout the country, I'll give you an idea of what I would charge you if you were in Northern California (my area) under similar circumstances, and figuring 3-4 hours travel each way.
Travel charge would be $125 per hour (my normal hourly charge, plus $650 for me to open and repair the safe, without damaging the lock or the safe.    Even if they drill a small hole to decode the lock, this would be acceptable as long as it is repairable, and they don't damage anything.    Total fee would be around $1650 depending on the actual time it took me to drive to your location.    (8 hours travel plus the $650 labor).
While they may charge more or less the same, this WILL give you some comparable numbers that I would feel are fair, under similar circumstances listed above.

Hope this helps,


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Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)


Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 42 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. 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 Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes".

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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 Expert 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 and Western Nevada)

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