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Definetly get one that is

Definetly get one that is fire rated!!!

I have a Cannon, all the new ones seem to have digital locks mine is an tumbler dial.  The only proub I seem to have is the numbers on the dial seem to get smaller every year?  Must be a an issue with the alloys used, darned if I wont need to put my glasses on soon to open that safe.  I contacted Cannon service dept direct and informed them of the shrinking number proublem.  They assured me that the QA/QC at their mfg facility was "top of the line" and that there must be another reason for the numbers on the dial to be shrinking, possibly local environmental issues?

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smaller numbers

ADKBEAR wrote:

Definetly get one that is fire rated!!!

I have a Cannon, all the new ones seem to have digital locks mine is an tumbler dial.  The only proub I seem to have is the numbers on the dial seem to get smaller every year?  Must be a an issue with the alloys used, darned if I wont need to put my glasses on soon to open that safe.  I contacted Cannon service dept direct and informed them of the shrinking number proublem.  They assured me that the QA/QC at their mfg facility was "top of the line" and that there must be another reason for the numbers on the dial to be shrinking, possibly local environmental issues?

 

It sounds, to me, to be another likely problem caused by Global Warming Yes . Quite obviously the dissimilar metals heated, expanded and then contracted in a odd manner. Best of luck reading those shrinking numbers. I'm thinking my watch is having the same type problem, actually! 

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Got my gun safe!

This is really good stuff.  I thought it was just my safe that got smaller as time went on.  As far as numbers shrinking, it doesn't matter how big the numbers are if you can't remember what the numbers are supposed to be in the first place.

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Yup

Yup! You wouldn't happen to know of a tattoo artist that specializes in "older" clients and who also does a good job with numbers, would you?  lol

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Global warming hmmmmmmm, not

Global warming hmmmmmmm, not bad I might be able to make that work.

I got the "remembering the combination" thing down.  I wrote the whole thing down on a sheet of paper then taped it to the safe door.  The wife got all freakey about that and convinced me it was a bad place to keep the combo.  I did have to agree with her once I thought about it, I mean what if the house burned?   The paper on the outside of the safe would go up with it.  So I folded it up and put it in the only safe spot in the house------The Gun Safe.

The wife is just kind of shaking her head and looking at me strange, wonder if I spilled something on my shirt?

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ADKBEAR wrote:

Global warming hmmmmmmm, not bad I might be able to make that work.

I got the "remembering the combination" thing down.  I wrote the whole thing down on a sheet of paper then taped it to the safe door.  The wife got all freakey about that and convinced me it was a bad place to keep the combo.  I did have to agree with her once I thought about it, I mean what if the house burned?   The paper on the outside of the safe would go up with it.  So I folded it up and put it in the only safe spot in the house------The Gun Safe.

The wife is just kind of shaking her head and looking at me strange, wonder if I spilled something on my shirt?

Reminds me of my friend in charge of investing all the state Lottery money that goes to jackpot winners over 20 years etc.  He had a sheet of paper taped to his computer labelled "secret codes" for the bank accounts etc......

I can tell that story now that he's retired....  Big smile

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AS a side, I replaced my old

AS a side, I replaced my old combination dial with an electronic key pad.

Cost me $150 and included install.  This addition might just allow a slim chance of my salvation as I was losing faith rapidly with the old dial.

 

Wind at your back . . .

JJD

 

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Geez, I thought I was the

Geez, I thought I was the only one with those type of problems.  Mine filled up and she just got a brand new Cannon to keep her company last Fall, LOL!!!

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I picked up my first safe a

I picked up my first safe a couple of months ago, I had far more firearms than I realized till I wrote them down and added up the value.

As aresult I ended up buying a Libert Fat Boy Jr. I think it's rated for 48 long guns but like others have said It actually holds far less. If needed you gain a little extra room by taking the bolts out of your rifles so they can be put closer together without scratching.

I have a dial on mine and can see the beginnings of the vision problem already.

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