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  1. #1
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    Country: France

    Default new milners and some questions

    Hi guys. i founded a very cool milners old safe in central Paris, something that I would have never thought of finding so close to me. a sympathetic old lady sold it and told me the history : buy by this gran-grand father new and always use by men in his family. for this one sure i didn't do repaint, just a cleaning and perhaps a varnish but no more. after consider safeman advice, i am now convicted by something very close to original condition, thanks for that monsieur !
    curiously this one has been the hardest to move. i was very optimist but i was wrong. an half day work to load it. my other milners and the big chubb was larger and i think heavier but this one..... probably the round corner/slick surface.. anyway i am very happy and damn it i am a big fan of milners, they have un je ne sais quoi.
    if a cool safe lover is here and can give all detail i will be the happiest man for this week end. the pull brass handle is broke and missing so i research one, offers welcome, the lock lever have a unpleasant shaft play : i tried to remove it to fix by outside but the screw come and the lever don't, i let it as this for now. original keys come with and the number of the safe engraving on the upper pivot is : 101174AF2160, the rear door panel seem to be in original condition and never open.

    merci beaucoup.
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  2. #2
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    Country: Great Britain

    Default Milner List 2 1920.

    Stephane,

    You will find the specification for this List 2 in my reply to Mark1 on the 24th of March #10 for his identical safe under the heading "help with Milner safe please" the only difference being that yours was made in 1920.

  3. #3
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    thanks safeman for details, much appreciate, i expected older that 1920 ! do you know the weight ?

    thanks

  4. #4
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    Country: Bulgaria

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    Is there a number struck into the top edge of the door? If so that would give the weight.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephane View Post
    thanks safeman for details, much appreciate, i expected older that 1920 ! do you know the weight ?

    thanks
    Assuming the safe to be around 28 inches high, the weight will be approximately 250 kgs.
    Great to have all the original keys.
    I don't understand the problem you are having with the door key - can you explain ?

  6. #6
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    No chubby, i ve checked well but nothing and there is not a big coat of paint so don’t think other numbers than those on the pivot are present
    Could you explain the ‘list’ designation in the milners product ? I am a little bit lost because this ´list 2´ is 35 years more recent that my list 3
    I assumed the ´list’ number sticky to the year evolution so higher number be more recent

  7. #7
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    No, list has nothing to do with date of manufacture. It refers to the quality of the safe and the use for which it was intended.

  8. #8
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    Thanks guys for explains. I don’t have problem with the lock, keylock work very smoother but the hand lever has an unpleasant ´play’ : it move lateraly probably the over using from decade. The old lady told me his grandfather/father used it several times by day. And The round escutcheon turn arround the lever. I can live with something look the antique age but with the mechanical side i prefer something work perfectly. And with this serious play i don’t know if the lock system could be block something in closed position. Probably a slim spacer behind the lever will fix it.

  9. #9
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    Yes, you just need to find where the play is happening and pack it accordingly. It isn't rocket science!

  10. #10
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    Yes chubby i am just brake with that because i need to remove the internal panel and Screws are cover by original paint. No way by outside.

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