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Posted: 12/7/2013 12:03:27 PM EDT
Has anyone ever replaced a electronic lock with a key operated lock such as this?  key op lock  I've got a cheapo Winchester safe that has a electronic lock I'd like to replace.
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 10:18:38 AM EDT
Looks interesting, I've been interested I. Doing the same thing...
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:07:21 PM EDT
That Key-op Lock is actually a very nice lock, mad in Sweden by FAS.The pick-resistance is very good.

However, if you are retrofitting a safe with a UL RSC listing, this lock does not qualify for the listing, and would void that rating. Since you were not specific about the safe, it's not clear if that is an issue.

Also, be aware that if you are facing the liberal advance of gun control legislation in your state, as we have here in the Peoples Republic of Kalfornia, that swap could get you in hot water. Liability is a big part of gun control legislation, and if you alter a product in this way and something bad happens, you could be held responsible. So, for example, if some kid broke into your safe and used your guns to do harm, that could make you subject to felony prosecution. Make these decisions with your eyes wide open....

TSG
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:55:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheSafeGuy:
That Key-op Lock is actually a very nice lock, mad in Sweden by FAS.The pick-resistance is very good.

However, if you are retrofitting a safe with a UL RSC listing, this lock does not qualify for the listing, and would void that rating. Since you were not specific about the safe, it's not clear if that is an issue.

Also, be aware that if you are facing the liberal advance of gun control legislation in your state, as we have here in the Peoples Republic of Kalfornia, that swap could get you in hot water. Liability is a big part of gun control legislation, and if you alter a product in this way and something bad happens, you could be held responsible. So, for example, if some kid broke into your safe and used your guns to do harm, that could make you subject to felony prosecution. Make these decisions with your eyes wide open....

TSG
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It's one of those Winchester 24 gun safes from Tractor Supply.  Basically I use it to temporarily store builds and such next to my work bench.  My goal is to keep my kids and my wife out of my gun projects.  I like the convenience of an electronic lock but once out of warranty I'd like to retain ease of entry w/o worrying about failure.  The current lock is a LaGard Basic.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 3:33:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By aceranch:
It's one of those Winchester 24 gun safes from Tractor Supply.  Basically I use it to temporarily store builds and such next to my work bench.  My goal is to keep my kids and my wife out of my gun projects.  I like the convenience of an electronic lock but once out of warranty I'd like to retain ease of entry w/o worrying about failure.  The current lock is a LaGard Basic.
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The LaGard Basic is a fine lock, and you should not really worry much about failure. It definitely provides better security than a keylock. Remember, a key can be misplaced, a combo in your head is not so easy to lose.


Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:22:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheSafeGuy:


The LaGard Basic is a fine lock, and you should not really worry much about failure. It definitely provides better security that a keylock. Remember, a key can be misplaced, a combo in your head is not so easy to lose.


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Originally Posted By aceranch:
It's one of those Winchester 24 gun safes from Tractor Supply.  Basically I use it to temporarily store builds and such next to my work bench.  My goal is to keep my kids and my wife out of my gun projects.  I like the convenience of an electronic lock but once out of warranty I'd like to retain ease of entry w/o worrying about failure.  The current lock is a LaGard Basic.


The LaGard Basic is a fine lock, and you should not really worry much about failure. It definitely provides better security that a keylock. Remember, a key can be misplaced, a combo in your head is not so easy to lose.




But, this lock should be an easy swap with this particular elock, right?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:26:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By aceranch:

But, this lock should be an easy swap with this particular elock, right?
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Yes, piece-o-cake...
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