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 Replacing a S&G lock
PaperStreet  [Team Member]
3/30/2009 6:13:32 AM
Anyone have a link to someplace that sells replacement S&G locks for safes?

I've run across an older safe with a mechanical lock that I'd like to replace.

Anyone ever done it? How hard is it?

Thanks in advance.
GunLvrPHD  [Team Member]
3/30/2009 1:09:45 PM
Originally Posted By PaperStreet:
Anyone have a link to someplace that sells replacement S&G locks for safes?

I've run across an older safe with a mechanical lock that I'd like to replace.

Anyone ever done it? How hard is it?

Thanks in advance.


If it were me I'd go with a locksmith. If it's just a lock replacement it should not cost too much for one to do the job ($200).
PaperStreet  [Team Member]
3/30/2009 8:55:53 PM
Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
Originally Posted By PaperStreet:
Anyone have a link to someplace that sells replacement S&G locks for safes?

I've run across an older safe with a mechanical lock that I'd like to replace.

Anyone ever done it? How hard is it?

Thanks in advance.


If it were me I'd go with a locksmith. If it's just a lock replacement it should not cost too much for one to do the job ($200).


It's not worth $200 to me.

I'd put maybe 1/2 that money into a new lock, but not the labor.

The original lock still works, but it's rough and I'd like to upgrade to one with a key as well.

I have access to the locking mechanism.



Mad_Professor  [Member]
3/30/2009 10:05:53 PM
It may not be that easy depending on what you are replacing.


Does it have a S&G now? When you say old are you talking about a 10 year old gun safe or a 40 year old security container?
Gloftoe  [Team Member]
3/30/2009 10:07:42 PM
What about a change key? Anyone have a source for those, that'll sell to a regular schmoe like me?
fearme  [Member]
3/31/2009 12:22:09 AM
I've done a few dials. The better ones are "tricky" to do right and require a few special tools.

IMO, get the absolute best UL rated lock you can afford. This will cost from several hundred to $1k or so depending on what you want. Not for the security but for the reliability.

Even the best lock installed incorrectly will lock you out if it fails. Your cost savings will seem silly at that point. Pay a locksmith. It shouldn't cost $200 in labor to replace a dial lock! Work with somebody local and buy the lock through them.
tyromeo55  [Member]
4/4/2009 12:21:20 PM
I bought two on ebay a couple years ago for like $75. Make sure that you go the S&G's website and download the manual. and make sure that the dial has a stem long enough for your application. Also, you will need a combo change key to change the combo