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Cole file cabinet with safe

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geissepeter

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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:51 am

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Does this dial lock have a peephole?

I peeked through the mounting holes on the side and on the back. I could just make a small hole in the back right across the lock and try to align the wheels. Any opinions?
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:43 am

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This lock does have a hole in the back case through which you could peep.
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:53 pm

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A lock voyeur!
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:32 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Maybe the cabinet needs a mounting hole in the back.?
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:38 pm

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"I dream of a world where, chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned."......Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:33 pm

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MartinHewitt wrote:A lock voyeur!


Yes! Peeping through a small hole in the back wall did the trick. It finally opened! :D

Thanks guys for helping!
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:34 pm

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So, now knowing your combination...is there any way to decipher the number code found in the back of your drawer?
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:44 pm

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jharveee wrote:So, now knowing your combination...is there any way to decipher the number code found in the back of your drawer?


No, it seems arbitrary to me. In my case, the dial sequence is 3L - 2R - 1L (drops the fence) then R to stop (retracts the bolt). The dial measures 3" and the lock's imprint says 8103-1, so it might be the 8100 series.
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:29 am

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How do you decode the numbers based on the numbers found? Hugh M ;:--))
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Post Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:19 am

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Hi,
My Dad has one of these Cole safes, forgot the combination, hasn't been opened in 40 years. I found the number behind the Drawer (209423) and tried all the decoding implied by the messages here but none have worked (4-3-2-1,3-2-1-0, L,R ,reverse, add/subtract etc.). We know the combination hasn't been changed. I suspect I haven't tried the real "decoder trick" mentioned in this thread. Any help in trying to get this thing open after all this time?
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:17 pm

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spokes wrote:Hi,
My Dad has one of these Cole safes, forgot the combination, hasn't been opened in 40 years. I found the number behind the Drawer (209423) and tried all the decoding implied by the messages here but none have worked (4-3-2-1,3-2-1-0, L,R ,reverse, add/subtract etc.). We know the combination hasn't been changed. I suspect I haven't tried the real "decoder trick" mentioned in this thread. Any help in trying to get this thing open after all this time?
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drill da hole - scope da hole - turn da wheel works well .. welcome to kp lol
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Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:49 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Hello, I am new to this group. I just acquired one of the Cole Steel filing cabinets with the safe. I don't have the combination but I have the 6 digit code behind the filing cabinet drawer. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated in decoding the numbers. Thanks
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Post Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 am

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RobertJames wrote:Hello, I am new to this group. I just acquired one of the Cole Steel filing cabinets with the safe. I don't have the combination but I have the 6 digit code behind the filing cabinet drawer. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated in decoding the numbers. Thanks

Is door open?
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Post Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:02 am

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No unfortunately the safe door is not open. The code I have is M451373.
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:53 am

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Any assistance with this code would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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