I have joined the community to gain some advice on buying an antique safe. We are interested in obtaining/buying one preferably to restore ourselves though realistically this will only be superficial i.e sanding/grinding and a paint job. Not only because it will be cheaper to buy one in need of restoring but also it will give us much satisfaction bringing it back to its, as much as possible, original state to use for our own domestic use.

Sounds very much like Milner is the favourite choice of the community but price and location are the main constraints.

There is one relatively close, a Ruxtons, its open but no key. Is it relatively easy and cheap to obtain a key?

Thanks in advance.