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  1. #1
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    Default New member needs some help

    Hello all
    My name is Allan and I need some help. I recently inherited one of my late uncle's safes. Sadly it is locked and I don't have the combination. I believe it is a Herring Hall and Marvin safe with a three dial combination. I think that 4l 3r 2l and 1r back to the last number might be how it works but could be mistaken. I would like to attempt to open it myself without destroying it. Any information would be appreciated.
    Thank you
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  2. #2
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    Hello Allan and welcome,
    While we welcome new members and discussion, apart from ID'ing your safe / comb lock and dialling sequence, the rest you're asking is way out of scope here. We don't teach or discuss opening techniques of locked safes of any kind openly on public forums, and this was clearly stated in your welcome email when you joined.
    Last edited by Huw Eastwood; 25-10-18 at 09:51 AM.
    Huw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    Hello Allan and welcome,
    While we welcome new members and discussion, apart from ID'ing your safe / comb lock and dialling sequence, the rest you're asking is way out of scope here. We don't teach or discuss opening techniques of locked safes of any kind openly on public forums, and this was clearly stated in your welcome email when you joined.
    I'm not asking for anyone to teach/discuss opening techniques...I'm just trying to verify the type of safe and dialing sequence...

  4. #4
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    Can anyone confirm that it is in fact a Herring Hall and Marvin safe ?

  5. #5
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    Default Hhm

    IF the dial has 68 to 70 number it is a HHM. The dialing sequence is L*R*L*R slow to open . Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Davison View Post
    IF the dial has 68 to 70 number it is a HHM. The dialing sequence is L*R*L*R slow to open . Tim
    The dial goes to 70. The serial number stamped on the dial is 5144. I'm guessing (uneducatedly) late 1800's to early 1900's...maybe?

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    The dial
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  8. #8
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    I got it open
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  9. #9
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    It is in fact a Herring Hall and Marvin
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    Was going to reset the dial now that it's open but there doesn't appear to be a spot for a change key. Maybe it's older than I originally thought ?
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