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I need to lubricate the combination lock on my 1.5 cubic

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foot Sentry safe. It...
I need to lubricate the combination lock on my 1.5 cubic foot Sentry safe. It is about 25 years old, located in a damp area and never been lubricated. It is working well at this time but is built into a cabinet and could be costly to open if the lock sticks.
Is sticking a problem that I need to worry about?
What materials should I use to clean and lubricate the lock?
Is it a difficult and costly problem to open a safe that won't open?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Firearms
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Good afternoon. My name is***** model of Sentry safe do you have?

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

Ok, give me a moment to look up that model so that I know what we're talking about

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

Ok, I saw the model and here is what I would suggest...

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

First, get some dessicant packs for the inside of the safe to dry out any moisture.

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

Then, get a can of compressed air at a store like Staples. Also, a can of WD-40 from a hardware store.

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

Spray the compressed air with the small straw attachment behind the dial on the lock, and rotate the dial. This will blow out any old lubricant or dust. Then, spray some WD-40 in using a small straw, and turn the lock dial. Get a decent amount of WD-40 in there, but not an excessive amount. Keep turning the dial for a bit so that the WD-40 makes it way into the dial. I think then you'll be good to go.

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

Any questions?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Unsatisfactory response - My research shows that WD40 actually gums up the tumblers. Sorry I asked.
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

WD-40 is an all purpose lubricant that has been used for years on safes

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

Where did you get that info from?

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 2 years ago

Hello?

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