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Old November 3, 2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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Ugly 1,900 pound brute

I just bought an old Remington-Rand safe from a business that has closed. It's 72 inches tall with shelves and drawers. When the business put it on the loading dock, they weighed it at 1,900 pounds. I knew it would be heavy but not that heavy.

I got a really good deal on the safe but nobody locally could move it (I live in a city of about 300,000). I found a safe-mover from a larger city who just happened to be coming to my city for another move. He gave me a reasonable rate, considering the distance and lack of options I had, but it still cost more to move it than the safe cost. Altogether, less than $400 into it.

It's a second safe I bought specifically for handguns, some ammo, etc. Long guns remain in my first safe. Anyway, here's a quick photo of it. It's not lopsided, that's just the pic (wife's car in the way). As the title says, "ugly," but it fit my need:

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Old November 3, 2017, 10:41 AM   #2
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Nice. I wish you had made a video of them moving it.
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Old November 3, 2017, 12:21 PM   #3
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That beastie staying where it is? Your floor joists may not handle the weight.
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Old November 3, 2017, 03:09 PM   #4
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The move was smooth. They were able to pull the truck right up to the garage door and unload it using a heavy lift gate. There were no steps or other impediments.

The safe is in my attached garage (with a security system) sitting on concrete so the weight shouldn't be a problem. One thing is for sure, nobody is carrying if off.
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Old November 3, 2017, 03:32 PM   #5
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I just bought an old Remington-Rand safe
I just purchased a 11 drawer file type cabinet. Each drawer/slide has two side by side drawers for $100.00. I know there are those of you that are wondering how I am ever going to fill it. As a bonus they threw in 6 extra drawers, they also offered me enough reamers to fill the cabinet.

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Old November 3, 2017, 11:12 PM   #6
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I know there are those of you that are wondering how I am ever going to fill it.
My experience is that "stuff" expands to fill all available space.
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