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 Post subject: Locked Cabinet!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:24 pm 
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Bought a couple of ammo safes and one of them is locked and there is no key!!! The sticker on the front says Boxx but nothing comes up when you Google it. Has anybody got any ideas or had any success opening such a safe before I ring a local lock smith???


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 Post subject: Re: Locked Cabinet!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:41 pm 
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A friend of mine is an amateur lock picker. (he's CRB cleared not a criminal) he was explaining to me that with mortice locks its usual to use warded 'try out' keys rather than picking like you would a cylinder.

Might be a bit tricky with a seven lever lock though.

I remember there was plenty of Boxx adverts in the shooting press in the late '90s / early '00s.

Good luck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Locked Cabinet!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:59 pm 
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If safes were that easy to pick they wouldn't be trusted to keep your ammo secure. :)
If a complete amateur (you) does manage to open it sans keys you ought to just bin it as unfit for purpose.

Assuming you have tried contacting the seller to get the keys then this chap seems to have experience with Boxx:

http://www.safe-cracker.co.uk/safe_open ... pening.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Locked Cabinet!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:33 pm 
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can you see in the back? sometimes the locks are just screwed on, if they are, drill a hole about where you think they are, and unscrew the lock.
once it's back on the wall, it's no issue as the wall covers the holes

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Here’s mine and what it looks like on the inside. Pretty sure they were advertised as 5 lever locks. As you can see, the lock is shrouded, so even unscrewing the single retaining screw won’t help as the lock can’t be removed until the doors open.

As for getting in to it, a friend had to gain access to a bratton sound after his father had died, it was one of the big ones. He got the local locksmith round and he was in within 10 minutes.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:24 am 
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Wow, many thanks Fred. I was literally going to start drilling in about half an hour!! Call to a lock smith then I think!

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