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Posted: 1/7/2003 5:35:12 PM EDT
I'm looking for a safe that can hold about 20 long guns.  I found a nice looking safe with the FN logo on it.  I Forgot who makes it, but it was marked down $500 from $1900+ to $1400+.  It was about 800lbs.  My hang up is that the door has external hinges.  Is that something I should worry about?  Function is first, but I'm not bringing an eye sore into my house either.  Please advise.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 5:44:48 PM EDT
I got my new Champion CH25 last month for $1200 with an electronic lock.  You should be able to find info on the web for a dealer in your area.  It has internal hinges, a 10ga body, modular shelving, a black/grey granite finish, a 1300 degree/1 hour fire rating....  I think they are the best value going.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:36:01 PM EDT
Don't worry about external hinges. With bolts on at least 3 sides of the door, the hinges can be removed and the door is still not comming off.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:46:03 AM EDT
There are plenty of great safes out there that are equal to the one you describe WITHOUT the external hinges.  I'd check out American Security.

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