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Old October 16, 2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Yet another safe question.

I think I might have found a safe to buy but I'm having trouble searching the model. It is a Remington and the door sticker says PR-48. It was made in 2003. Is this the premier/presidential series? It has external hinges and what look like 1 inch bolts, 6 on the left side and 2 on top. I have not seen it in person yet so just going by photos. Can any of the safe experts enlighten me a little bit about this item?

Yes I have used google but am coming up short!
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Old October 16, 2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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I called Liberty today and between her and a1abdj, I got what I needed. it was the top of the line Premier Elite safe of 2003. I'm getting it!
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Old October 22, 2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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The Remington is in its new home. It's a Platinum Elite 48, not Premier. To get it into the the den, I had to take off the handle and dial. I thought about calling a locksmith but for what one would cost just to drive out here, I thought I might take a stab at it myself first. Between A1abdj'S posts on TFL, THR and AR15, (man, you get around) and the S&G videos on YouTube, it turned out to be a piece of cake.

Have you seen this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjmLG...eature=related

In the vid, he points out the torque adjustment gear underneath the lock wheels an then he says "don't touch it!". This safe is 10 years old and sat for a time maybe in a not climate controlled room. I did not find an corrosion in the lock or any thing like that but as I turn the dial, the drag increases as each wheel gets picked up. It was quite rough. I backed the torque adjustment off just one tooth and it smoothed right out. I thought about lubing the guts but read all the horror stories. The only synthetic lub I found was at Lowes. I don't remember the name but it was a clear yellow with a white substance on the bottom. Shake before use. It was VERY thin. I wouldn't even know how to apply it. Syringe maybe? Should I lub it and set the torque gear back where it was? It is working very smoothly now and I checked it +1-1, it worked fine. +2-2 it would not unlock. I think I'm ok but would love an expert opinion before I close the door and throw the bolts. Don't worry, I know since I worked on it, if it fails it is solely my fault!

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Old October 22, 2012, 09:18 AM   #4
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Many modern locks aren't worth messing with anymore, as replacing them is just as inexpensive as servicing them.

There are many reasons that lubricating a lock is a bad idea, but as far as something that's easy and you can do yourself, I've had good luck with a spray lubricant like Tri-Flow (or even CLP since we're gun guys).

Typically, when a lock starts to have problems, it's because of wear. Lubrication may hide the problem for awhile, but it's likely to continue to get worse.
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Old October 22, 2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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Yup. I was thinking a new lock installed by me would be cheaper than a service call from a safe tech to clean/lub/adjust the old one.

Thanks!
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