The handle for the safe had been pulled out compleatly by the junkman . He thought it was a conviniant carry handle . I think I can still manipulate this safe as the handles square shaft still engages the mechanism inside . A snap ring must have come off and is still inside .
The lock is a tubular kind which I have very little experience in picking . I'll try to pick it manually . I'll order a Southord tubular picking device soon in case I have troublr with the lock.
Thats my only holdup . The handle still moves a little and when I appy torque the fial locks up into what what feels like a false gate . Going around the dial I can feel 12 gates onmy first count . It is acting klike a Master Lock comination lock a 1500 I think . I could only feel 2 wheels so I think the the third wheeel moves with the dial . I have some pictures of a safe simular to this one
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