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J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

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BB 47

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Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:09 pm

Re: J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

Sorry, bad wording ! I meant that the " Star" was the point that I had to turn the first number past 4 X and then stop it precisely at the "Star" and proceed in the opposite direction 3X to the next number, etc.

Now that I have opened the safe , I think I will take it in to a locksmith in Winnipeg, Manitoba to have the combination lock cleaned and lubricated as I still have to make several attempts at the combination to get the safe to open. It would appear that stopping the numbers precisely on the mark does not work and I have not figured out yet which number is slightly off the mark so the safe will only open on every third or fourth attempt at the combination. I cannot get it to open consistently every time I enter the combination !

Thanks again for all the help !!
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MartinHewitt

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Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:28 pm

Re: J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

Now I'm confused. Normal start is:
1) The dial is positioned anywhere.
2) The dial is rotated left (at least) three times past the first number.
3) The dial is stopped the next time the first number is at the star.

Make sure he as experience with that stuff and let him show you how to open the lock. Unreliable opening can be caused by quite a number of reasons. The encoding of a wheel might have shifted, due to a loose clutch. Some pins could be worn. They could even be that much worn that the pins are slipping over each other.

And don't close the safe door unless you can repeatedly and reliably open the lock. It is much easier to repair something on an open safe.
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BB 47

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Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:42 pm

Re: J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

You are correct ! The first number is rotated counter clockwise past the "Star" and is stopped on the fourth rotation at the "Star" !
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MartinHewitt

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Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:46 pm

Re: J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

Good, then we mean the same.
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Cheesehead

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Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:30 pm

Re: J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

I am in Winnipeg as well, I can probably point you to some people if you wish. I’m not a trained professional, I just mess around with locks.
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BB 47

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Post Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:31 pm

Re: J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

Thanks , any help / references for cleaning / repair in Winnipeg would be appreciated !
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Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:29 am

Re: J&J Taylor 1855 safe - Need Help !!

BB 47 wrote:Thanks , any help / references for cleaning / repair in Winnipeg would be appreciated !


webpirate is in Winnipeg. Try sending him a PM. I have his cell number here somewhere if you don't get a reply. http://www.keypicking.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=17486
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