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Cole file cabinet with safe

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keymaster1053

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Post Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:17 am

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

bitbuster wrote:http://smithsales.auctionflex.com/showlot.ap?co=11217&weid=64622&weiid=21600202&archive=n&keyword=safe&lso=lotnumasc&pagenum=1&lang=En


I have that same cabinet in my basement right now. only difference is mine doesn't have the plunger key lock for the drawers option. otherwise, exactly the same. it went for 14.00 LOL
Jim.
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Della55

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Post Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:47 am

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Hello. My name is Barbara. Have the same Cole lock and file cabinet that was left in my house when I purchased it. I have read these threads, a few times, but I am not catching on. Can someone help? The number in the back is n903680. It is 3". Thanks
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keymaster1053

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Post Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:05 am

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Della55 wrote:Hello. My name is Barbara. Have the same Cole lock and file cabinet that was left in my house when I purchased it. I have read these threads, a few times, but I am not catching on. Can someone help? The number in the back is n903680. It is 3". Thanks

Catching on?? I don't understand your question?
(20:10:59) Blacky: oki
(20:18:08) MBI: Me working for the CIA is about as likely as you working in the Middle East.
(20:19:01) Riyame: lol
(20:19:05) Riyame: he is in dubai
(20:19:26) MBI rescinds his previous comment
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Post Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:31 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Della55 wrote:Hello. My name is Barbara. Have the same Cole lock and file cabinet that was left in my house when I purchased it. I have read these threads, a few times, but I am not catching on. Can someone help? The number in the back is n903680. It is 3". Thanks

The answer is in the past postings. Not your fault, but many have come to this site for an easy answer, obtained it, and never show up on the forum again. Kind of like one and done.
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Della55

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Post Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:36 pm

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i want to be able to use it, but I dont understand these instructions on how to open it. Mechanical i aint. Thanks for responding. I understand your position. I would feel the same, I'm sure. I won't lie with a "I'll be back" response. Unless of course I find another lock without a key in my house. Got any medical questions? I can help you in that subject. Covid-19? Will you trade?
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Post Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:06 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Della55,

Check your private messages.

Gordon
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Dennis1

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Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:49 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

I bought a Cole file cabinet with the 3" dial and found the number behind the middle drawer of N-155117.
Would someone please decode this for me?
Thank you! Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thankfully whoever had it taped the bolt in the retracked position, so worst case I could leave it unlocked.
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Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:37 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

If it is open it is very easy. The door has at the back a small hole where you can see into the lock. Turn the dial a few times right (clockwise) and continue to turn slowly while you look into this hole. You will see the wheel most near to the back. At one location this wheel has gap that is as wide as this hole is. When this gap is at the hole (still only turning right!) stop turning and look at the dial. The number at the index mark is your first number. Then slowly left with the gap still at the hole. After nearly one rotation the other wheel will start to turn. Continue again until its gap is at the hole, stop turning and look at the number at the index mark. These are the two numbers you need.

To open turn right until the first number is at least the third time at the index. Then turn left until the second number is exactly the second time at the index. Then turn right to open. At this point the dial will stop with a retracted bolt. Test this at least three times to verify it is opening properly before you close the door.
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Dennis1

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:46 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

You and another member responded with the same instructions when the safe door is already open to look through the peep hole on the back of the safe door. It worked beautifully. It took a little practice to turn slowly and double-check each number, but I now have the combination.
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Post Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:27 am

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Dennis1 wrote:You and another member responded with the same instructions when the safe door is already open to look through the peep hole on the back of the safe door. It worked beautifully. It took a little practice to turn slowly and double-check each number, but I now have the combination.


Congrats! and welcome to Locksport! LOL
(20:10:59) Blacky: oki
(20:18:08) MBI: Me working for the CIA is about as likely as you working in the Middle East.
(20:19:01) Riyame: lol
(20:19:05) Riyame: he is in dubai
(20:19:26) MBI rescinds his previous comment
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