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I know this is a long shot but I thought I would ask everyone here. So I lost my removable dial for my in bay safe vaults. The brand is Major which was bought by Star Safes that was later purchased by American Security. I already checked with American Security and they don't sell this dial any longer. The dial measures 2-7/8" in diameter and looks like this (pictures attached) If anyone has a spare one laying around please PM me...trying to avoid drilling our these safe heads, thanks!
 

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Have you tried to call a local safe smith? They might know what to do or possibly get one that will work.
 

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Thanks OurTown yes I called 3 already one was an authorized dealer of American Security but they told me they have never seen one this old. Ill keep trying
 
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I have ran into this same idental problem 3 years ago bought one from a old operator. Check ebay periodically the metal ones are the better ones I had a old plastic dial and the spindle strips over time. The other bad thing about that style there is a smaller diameter safe heads than a normal star C style safe. What you have is a old Major safe. Look on eBay also
 

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Thanks TDL, I figured maybe someone on here that rehabbed a old place might have one. Also checking here in my local market but yeah I'm finding out they are tough to come by!
 

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Will a Star safe dial not work?
 

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Will a Star safe dial not work?
Yeah MEP I was hoping a Star would work but the dial is smaller in diameter (2 inch diameter vs. 2 7/8ths) throwing the numbers on the combination off. Additionally the pins dont fit my safe either.

Spoke with American Security and I think they still have some of these dials laying around. Fingers crossed otherwise I might be getting new safe heads
 

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Those dial type coin vaults were never popular up here in the Northwest. Have you tired calling R.A Lock? http://www.ralock.com/ If it was me the first thing I'd do when I got them open would be to replace them. I'll call around and see if I can find one. How old would you have to say the heads are?
 

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Those dial type coin vaults were never popular up here in the Northwest. Have you tired calling R.A Lock? http://www.ralock.com/ If it was me the first thing I'd do when I got them open would be to replace them. I'll call around and see if I can find one. How old would you have to say the heads are?
Randy, thanks for the suggestion I will reach out to them. I would estimate these safe heads are approx 30+ years old!!! The older washes down here in N Texas have these round safe heads although most are Star Safes which bought out Major Safe Co. (my brand of safes) a while back from all the locksmiths are telling me. Both have been acquired by AMSEC in California who supposedly still has a few of these dials but I am waiting to hear back from them.
 

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I would estimate these safe heads are approx 30+ years old!!!
I used to run a wash with the old-style Star safe heads which were from the 70's. I wouldn't be surprised if yours are more than 50 years old.
 
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