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Vintage tube floor safe

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:21 pm
by fayt84
I've been renting a home for 14 years and my landlord has passed away. There is a Sentry Tube Floor Safe in the basement and even the landlord said they never knew the combo to it. It looks quite vintage.
I've been trying the old Left 4, Right 3, Left 2, Right 1 trick with 50, 24, 65, open. The lock gets easy to turn after 24 and seems like they are opening, but after a dozen tries nothing. The landlords daughter doesn't know where the deed to the property is, so it could be in this safe.

Is there any way of bypassing the combination to it?

There is no crows foot on it, it's a tiny tiny little dot. No serial numbers, no model numbers, nothing.

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Re: Vintage tube floor safe

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:27 pm
by jharveee
I believe it's 3 x Left, 2 x Right, 1 x Left to open. Try Elmer Howard's Sentry Safe Manual.

Re: Vintage tube floor safe

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:13 pm
by fayt84
I tried starting on 0, but didn't work., or did you mean use the 50, 24, 65 numbers?

Re: Vintage tube floor safe

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:44 pm
by jharveee
I think your safe has two wheels and a Drive wheel. The dial sequence would be 3 times around Left to the first number, 2 times around Right to the second number, 1 time around left until the bolts retract.
https://youtu.be/stc2wQkZ65w
In the video is an example of "Brute Forcing" to open the combination lock .(Time mark 2:16-5:50). Not the same lock as yours and the dialing directions may be different. But is a good example that shows how your safe can be opened.

Re: Vintage tube floor safe

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:47 am
by fayt84
Got it open, thanks for the help

Re: Vintage tube floor safe

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:08 am
by Joe Momma
And what did you find in it?

Re: Vintage tube floor safe

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:49 pm
by fayt84
It was empty.