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Old November 20, 1999, 10:25 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a gun safe for long guns plus handguns. Yes I know Walmart has some cheap broom closets / safes but I was looking for something more substantial. A couple of years ago a dealer at a gun show was selling safes that could be taken apart for easier transport of assembled weigh 500-750 lbs. So far my search has found the usual safes -FT Knox, Winchester, Browning If anyone knows about this type of safe OR perhaps has a used safe like this I would like to hear about it.
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Old November 20, 1999, 11:31 AM   #2
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Dundee,

The safe you are looking for is made by Zanotti. I remember reading an ad in a recent gun magazine.
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Old November 20, 1999, 12:37 PM   #3
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Zanotti :

http://www.zanottiarmorsafes.com/

Testimonial :

http://www.shelfspace.com/~c-r-ffl/a.../msg00331.html

- Ron V.
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Old November 20, 1999, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thanks guys!! I'm actually getting this for a freind and it sounds like the right idea. I have helped 2 other friends move their safes- one in bedroom and one in the basement. The basement was a real pain! The 90 deg turn at the bottom almost squished one of the 3 of us.
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Old November 20, 1999, 05:55 PM   #5
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dundee,

You can still have the distributor bring it into the house. The Rocky Mountain safe that I purchased, did cost an extra $100 to get into my basement. Two 90 degree turns. The guy had a neat cart or dollie that "walked the stairs. I thought it was well worth the money.

I have been involved in one too many weekend moving experiences.

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Old November 20, 1999, 08:31 PM   #6
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Thank you, hksigwalther for the Zanotti website address. I've been looking for a safe, but it would have to go in the basement, I don't have a full height ceiling so I can't tip a 6' and move it around, and my basement steps can't handle the weight of a preassembled safe. The only thing I probably don't like about the Zanotti is I don't see any option for fire protection. I guess I could wrap the safe in its own little cocoon of fire rated gypsum board. Hmmmmm.....
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Old November 20, 1999, 09:25 PM   #7
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FWIW, on my safe at least (mfd. by Sun, CA) the door was removable. I bought one of their BIG ones with fireproofing, etc., and it was basically the immovable object until I jacked the door off. That lightened it up by around 500 pounds and took off enough so we could manhandle it around. I would suspect that doing the same thing on one of the smaller and lighter models would facilitate things considerably. I will never tackle one that size again, though--it was a killer of a job.

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Old November 22, 1999, 04:39 PM   #8
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Dundee...the Zanotti Armor's safe is excellent. It comes in 3 boxes and assembles with heavy pins. The nice thing about it is you can put it anywhere in your house and no one will know you have a gun safe (you'll avoid having one delivered to your house).

You can fireproof the Zanotti safe by placing it in a specially constructed closet using double 5/8" drywall and a fire rated door.
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Old November 22, 1999, 06:47 PM   #9
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That web-based review (regarding the ball-busting weight of each piece) was pretty darn funny. How much do these safes cost?
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Old November 23, 1999, 11:39 AM   #10
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I likewise would like to know how much these safes cost. I couldn't find price information on the website. Thanks.
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Old November 23, 1999, 12:29 PM   #11
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The prices of the Zanotti Armor safes vary upon size of course, but one that is 60"h x 31"w x 25"d will run you about $1,200. There isn't much negotiating on the prices because of this little thing called supply and demand.

Zanotti offers several size safes with various configurations.

60x25x20 350lbs
available in 8 or 16 gun config.
72x31x25 600lbs
60x31x25 500lbs
available in 30 or 15 gun config.
72x40x30 825lbs
60x40x30 750lbs
available in 52 or 28 gun config.

carpeted interiors are extra, as are dehumidifiers, brass plated or digital dials.
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Old November 23, 1999, 09:30 PM   #12
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Zanotti pricing :

http://www.bhw.com/bullseye/safes.html

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Old February 14, 2005, 09:29 AM   #13
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2004 Zanotti Pricing sheet

Just in case anyone wants pricing on Zanotti Armor safes.

This was current as of December, 2004.
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