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Old 01-02-17, 06:24 PM
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Gun safe stuck

I bought a safe from Gudcraft a few years back. They sell it as a gun safe/personal safe. Suddenly, it won't open at all. Code hasn't changed, but the handle won't turn at all. I can't find the manual override key to save my life.

Safe is here. I'd rather not pay a locksmith more than the safe is worth.
 

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Old 01-02-17, 06:27 PM
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Are you talking about that $45 safe ?

I'd bust it open. I wouldn't expect an electronic safe of that price to be terribly reliable.
Looks like the internal non replaceable battery may have failed.
 
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Old 01-02-17, 06:28 PM
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Not sure if I can help but what is your model?
 
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Old 01-02-17, 07:21 PM
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Hmhill...not sure why it was there, but no advertising allowed. You may want to check your PC for malware if you didn't put it in.

If it is the cheapo safe, break it open and buy better quality. I can't even find a Guncraft safe?
 
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Old 01-02-17, 07:49 PM
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It's Gudcraft and it's there. They only make the one safe.

From what I was reading there is a you tube video that illustrates how using a long thin item inserted in one of the rear holes you could hit the reset button. Only problem with this is if the battery is dead... hitting the reset won't help much.
 
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Old 01-02-17, 08:28 PM
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Oh I see it, thought it was a misspelling. That the same cheap POS you see in barracks rooms (AF of course) and lower end motels.

Now I see where the advertising link came from...

I'd never buy from that company. WalMart has a SentrySafe on sale for just over $50, regular $90. At least SentrySafe has been around a while and you have some support network.
There's also Stack-On, GunVault, and several others.
 
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Old 01-03-17, 11:26 AM
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I found a number of "guides" online to breaking into electronic safes. Apparently most of the low-end safes use a "floating" magnetic bolt (rather than some sort of motorized/geared mechanism), and anything that can be moved by magnetism also is susceptible to being moved by gravity or inertia. So apparently you can slam it around and cause the floating bolt to jiggle, and if you catch it at just the right spot in a jiggle, it will open.

The first guide I found was here.

And there are several more on YouTube. Apparently they have contests to do this at the DefCon convention in Lost Wages, just to show off.
 
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