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SAFE
OWNER’S MANUAL
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RECORD THE SERIAL NUMBER OF
YOUR SAFE HERE.
( L O C AT E D O N T H E B A C K O F Y O U R S A F E . )
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING
A BROWNING/PROSTEEL SAFE.
A Browning/ProSteel safe is the finest home security safe
available. With proper care and installation it will provide
you many years of peace of mind, security and fire protection
(fire-resistant models only).
Your Browning/ProSteel safe is a security safe designed to protect
your valuable personal property from theft by increasing the
time it takes for a thief to access your valuables. Most successful
burglaries occur within minutes of a criminal entering a home or
business. A security safe slows down a criminal and makes it more
difficult to access your valuables quickly. Your Browning/ProSteel
safe is the most cost-effective deterrent to theft available on the
market today. DO NOT HOWEVER, ASSUME THAT ANY
SAFE IS IMPENETRABLE — IT IS NOT! A KNOWLEDGEABLE
THIEF CAN GET INTO ANY SAFE IF GIVEN THE
APPROPRIATE TOOLS AND ENOUGH TIME. Your safe is a
deterrent and a delaying device. You can make it even more
effective by placing it in the right location and anchoring it to
the floor and wall.
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Browning/ProSteel fire safes offer similar protection against fire. They are
fire-resistant, not fireproof. DO NOT ASSUME A FIRE-RESISTANT SAFE
WILL WITHSTAND ANY AND ALL FIRES — IT WILL NOT.
Browning/ProSteel fire-resistant safes are certified in a controlled test
environment that the safe’s interior temperature did not exceed 350° for
the amount of time and temperature exposure as stated on the door label
placed on each safe. Different models of Browning/ProSteel safes have
different fire ratings, and a longer time or higher temperature rating
indicates more fire resistance compared to a safe with a lower rating. You
can improve your fire-resistant safe’s ability to protect your valuables from
fire by placing it in an appropriate location in your home. Follow the
instructions under “Placement of Your Safe” on page 3. A safe is just one
part of protecting your valuables. Adequate homeowner’s insurance
coverage should also be maintained.
INSPECT YOUR SAFE — Upon receipt of your safe, you should immediately
inspect it for any damage that may have occurred during shipping. If you
detect any damage, call the shipping company that delivered your safe.
IMPORTANT: ANY DAMAGE, CONCEALED OR OTHERWISE, NOT NOTED ON
THE DELIVERY RECEIPT MUST BE REPORTED TO THE SHIPPING COMPANY
WITHIN 15 DAYS OF DELIVERY.
WARNING: THE SAFE DOOR IS HEAVY. DO NOT OPEN THE SAFE WHILE
LOCATED ON AN UNEVEN OR UNSTABLE FLOOR OR ON PLUSH CARPET. THE
WEIGHT OF THE OPEN DOOR COULD CAUSE THE SAFE TO TIP FORWARD.
SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON PAGE 6 FOR ANCHORING YOUR SAFE. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR HEED THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR EVEN DEATH TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS.
UL TOOL ATTACK LISTING — Browning/ProSteel safes carry the UL tool
attack label certifying the design and construction have been tested by
Underwriters Laboratories and passed the Residential Security Container
test specifications.
OMEGA POINT LISTING AND LABEL — Browning/ProSteel fire safes carry
the Omega Point Laboratories label and have their design and construction
subjected to a rigorous fire test. Sample safes are placed in a gas furnace
and heated for the amount of time stated to the peak temperature in the
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rating. Temperatures are monitored in several locations throughout the
safe. In order to pass the test, the safe must maintain an interior
temperature below 350° F in all sensor locations.
WATER AND FIRE DAMAGE — Should your safe be exposed to fire or water,
the fire-resistant properties of the insulation will be compromised. Do not
continue to store valuable items in such a safe. Check with your insurance
agent to determine if your policy will replace the safe in addition to other
household items.
RUST DANGER TO GUNS — If your safe is in a fire, remove your guns as
soon as possible to clean and lubricate them.
SAFE SERIAL NUMBER — Your safe’s serial number is located on a label in
the upper right-hand corner of the rear exterior of the safe. Do not remove
it. You will need the serial number should warranty concerns arise. Since
the safe will probably be placed against a wall, you should record the serial
number on the first page of this owner’s manual, or other safe location,
prior to installation. Do not lock the recorded serial number inside the
safe. You will need this serial number in case you lose your combination or
if the safe fails to open.
PLACEMENT OF YOUR SAFE
For maximum protection against theft, fire and weather exposure,
placement of your safe within your home is crucial. Place your safe
where it is not visible from windows or normal traffic areas. The best
way to protect your valuables is to keep them from being targeted in the
first place.
Placing your safe away from exterior doors and windows also makes it
more difficult and more time consuming for thieves to get your valuables
out of your home. Time is the crucial element. Thieves want to get in and
out of your home quickly. A time-consuming job is a strong deterrent. The
best location for your safe is in a basement, away from windows, behind a
locked door.
SPECIAL FIRE CONSIDERATIONS: BROWNING/PROSTEEL FIRE-RESISTANT
SAFES ARE CERTIFIED TO WITHSTAND THE TIME AND TEMPERATURE STATED
ON THE RATING LABEL. HOWEVER, WHEN A HOME BURNS SOME PORTIONS
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OF THAT FIRE MAY BURN AT MORE THAN 2000° F. PLACEMENT OF YOUR
SAFE AWAY FROM POTENTIAL HOT SPOTS OF THE FIRE WILL IMPROVE THE
CHANCES OF YOUR SAFE AND CONTENTS SURVIVING A HOME FIRE. WHILE
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE TEMPERATURES ANYWHERE WILL REMAIN BELOW
A SPECIFIC TEMPERATURE, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU AVOID
PLACING YOUR SAFE IN, ABOVE OR BELOW THESE AREAS:
1 KITCHEN — Most home fires begin in the kitchen area because of open
flames from cooking and flammable materials like grease, cooking oils,
wood cabinets, etc.
2 GARAGE — Keep your safe as far away from the garage as possible.
Flammable liquids, automobiles and small engines can start fires
and flammable liquids and other chemicals stored in the garage can
fuel the fire.
3 FURNACE OR WATER HEATER — Open flames in these areas may cause
fires to start, and gas lines provide additional fuel.
4 STORAGE AREAS FOR FUEL SOURCES — Avoid areas with firewood,
black powder, smokeless powder, gasoline, propane, paint and thinners
or any other flammable material.
5 UPPER FLOORS OF THE HOME — Heat rises and the upper floors burn
the hottest. The safe may fall through the floor if the fire damages the
joist structure. A fall from the upper floor may damage the safe and
break the fire seal around the door.
6 BASEMENT CENTER — In a catastrophic home fire, burning timbers, etc.
from upper floors will cave in toward the center of the basement floor
and burn at an extremely high temperature.
The best positioning for fire protection is in your basement, against an
outside wall, away from areas where a fire is likely to start or burn
exceptionally hot.
CAUTION: YOUR BROWNING/PROSTEEL SAFE IS NOT DESIGNED FOR
EXTERIOR USE. EXPOSING YOUR SAFE TO RAIN, MOISTURE OR HIGH
HUMIDITY CAN CAUSE RUST AND DAMAGE TO THE LOCK AND OTHER
PARTS OF THE SAFE. THE PAINTED EXTERIOR FINISH IS DESIGNED FOR
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INTERIOR USE ONLY AND WILL NOT WITHSTAND DIRECT CONTACT WITH
WATER OR MOISTURE WITHOUT DAMAGE. THE SAFE BOTTOM IS LIGHTLY
FINISHED METAL. IT WILL RUST IF EXPOSED TO A WET FLOOR. HIGH
HUMIDITY CAN CAUSE THE SAFE BOTTOM TO RUST IF THE CARPET
BELOW IT ABSORBS MOISTURE. IF YOU PLACE YOUR SAFE ON CARPET,
YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR CARPET FROM RUST STAINS BY PLACING A
SHEET OF CLEAR PLASTIC BETWEEN THE SAFE AND CARPET. DAMAGE TO
YOUR SAFE FROM EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE AND HIGH HUMIDITY IS
NOT WARRANTED.
MOVING YOUR SAFE
WARNING: YOUR BROWNING/PROSTEEL SAFE IS VERY HEAVY. EXTREME
CARE SHOULD BE USED WHEN MOVING THIS OR ANY OTHER LARGE,
HEAVY ITEM TO AVOID INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS. WE STRONGLY
RECOMMEND USING A PROFESSIONAL MOVER TO MOVE YOUR SAFE.
Some considerations that need to be addressed when moving your safe
into your home are:
1 The load your floors and stairs will bear.
2 Tile or other floors that could be damaged.
3 Doorways or furniture that could be damaged.
4 Stairs or corners you will need to navigate.
REMOVING THE SAFE DOOR
( E X C E P T C O M PA C T A N D F I N E A RT S E R I E S )
Most Browning/ProSteel safes have external hinges (except Compact and
Fine Art Series which feature a non-removable, internal hinge design),
which allow the door to open 180° and be removed for easier home
installation. The external hinge system in no way compromises security
because there are locking bolts around the perimeter of the door, and even
with the hinges removed the door is secured by the locking bolts.
WARNING: THE DOOR IS VERY HEAVY. SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO REMOVE
IT, CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO AVOID DROPPING IT, WHICH COULD CAUSE
DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS.
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The door may be removed by opening it enough to clear the door frame
(approximately 110°) and lifting straight up. Re-installing the door is
simplified if the lower hinge is adjusted prior to removing the door.
REMOVING THE SAFE DOOR
1 With the door closed, use a 5⁄32" Allen wrench and turn the bolt
located in the bottom piece of the bottom hinge four half-turns
counterclockwise (looking down at the hinge).
2 With the door open (clear of the frame) have two or three people
support the door and lift it straight up and off the hinges. Care should
be taken to lift straight up to avoid damaging the hinge pins (Figure 1).
R E - I N S TA L L I N G T H E S A F E D O O R
1 With two or three people supporting the door, position the door
hinges above the pins on the bottom hinge pieces on the safe.
2 Lower the door onto the bottom hinge first, then onto the top pin.
3 When both the top and bottom hinges are aligned lower the door
completely down.
4 Close the door and use a 5⁄32" Allen wrench and turn the Allen bolt
located in the bottom piece of the bottom hinge four half-turns
clockwise (looking down at the hinge).
5 Open and close the door several times to make sure it swings smoothly.
NOTE: Hardened steel ball bearings are located below the hinge pins
within the hinge housing. Do not lose these bearings while the door
is off of the safe. Care should be taken not to damage the paint while
removing or re-installing the door.
ANCHORING YOUR SAFE TO THE
F L O O R A N D / O R WA L L
Placing your safe on a concrete floor and anchoring it to the floor and wall
behind it provides the maximum protection for your valuables. Many
common attacks on security safes involve tipping the safe over on its back.
You can reduce the chances of an effective attack by preventing your safe
from being tipped or moved.
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FIGURE 1
Door must be clear of frame to remove.
Lift straight up to avoid damaging bolts.
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FIGURE 2
Anchor holes should be placed in
the corners.
WARNING: DRILLING HOLES IN THE WALL OF A FIRE SAFE REDUCES THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE FIRE-RESISTANT MATERIAL. IF HOLES ARE DRILLED
IN THE SAFE BODY, HOLES MUST BE SEALED WITH A HIGH-TEMPERATURE
SILICONE CAULKING. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY ALLOW HOT GASES TO ENTER
YOUR SAFE DURING A FIRE, WHICH COULD DAMAGE YOUR VALUABLES.
WARNING: WHEN USING A DRILL OR OTHER POWER TOOLS, ALWAYS USE
EYE AND EAR PROTECTION AS WELL AS A DUST MASK.
ANCHORING TO THE FLOOR
CONCRETE FLOOR
IMPORTANT: PRE-DRILL THE PASS-THROUGH HOLES IN THE SAFE BACK
AND FLOOR PRIOR TO ANCHORING THE SAFE TO THE FLOOR OR WALL.
1
Remove the safe interior shelving, floor panel and elevation brace.
See removal instructions under “Shelf Adjustment”on page 16.
2
Measure and mark four anchor holes 2" from the safe corners. Use a
minimum of 3⁄8" x 4" expansion-type anchor bolts and 13⁄4" steel washers
inside the safe floor to reinforce it at the anchor positions (Figure 2).
3
Elevate the safe by placing it on 2" x 4" wood braces. Place the 2" x 4"
wood braces flat on the floor and slide one brace under the front of
the safe and one brace under the rear of the safe, elevating the safe 11⁄2".
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Use a 2" wood bit to drill through the fire-resistant floor material
to expose the steel floor. (Not required on models that are not
fire-resistant.)
5
Drill a 1⁄2" hole through the center of each anchor point in the
safe floor.
6
Place the safe exactly where you want to anchor it and mark the
floor through the holes in the safe bottom.
7
Remove the safe and drill anchor holes in the floor with a 3⁄8"
masonry bit.
8
Reposition the safe over the holes and install the expansion anchors
and washers through the safe floor. IMPORTANT: PRE-DRILL WALL
ANCHOR HOLES IN THE SAFE PRIOR TO ANCHORING THE SAFE TO
THE FLOOR OR WALL. SEE “ANCHORING TO A WALL” ON PAGE 9.
9
Fill the 2" openings in the fire-resistant material with high
temperature silicone caulking. The caulking will seal the opening
and prevent hot gases from entering the safe during a fire. (Not
required on models that are not fire-resistant.)
10 Replace the floor brace, floor panel and interior shelving.
JOIST FLOOR
IMPORTANT: PRE-DRILL THE PASS-THROUGH HOLES IN THE SAFE BACK
AND FLOOR PRIOR TO ANCHORING THE SAFE TO THE FLOOR OR WALL.
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1
Follow steps 1 – 5 above, but use 3⁄8" x 4" lag bolts.
2
Remove the safe and drill holes in the floor with a 5⁄16" wood bit.
3
Reposition the safe over the holes and install the lag bolts and
washers through the safe floor. IMPORTANT: PRE-DRILL WALL
ANCHOR HOLES IN THE SAFE PRIOR TO ANCHORING THE SAFE TO
THE FLOOR OR WALL. SEE “ANCHORING TO A WALL” ON PAGE 9.
4
Fill the 2" openings in the fire-resistant material with high
temperature silicone caulking. The caulking will seal the opening
and prevent hot gases from entering the safe during a fire. (Not
required on models that are not fire-resistant.)
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FIGURE 3
Mark 2" from the top and each side of the safe wall to locate anchor holes.
2"
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2"
Replace the floor brace, floor panel and interior shelving.
A N C H O R I N G T O A WA L L
Anchoring to a wall, in addition to the floor, further strengthens your
anchoring system. (Without wall anchors, the height of the safe allows it to
be used as a lever to pry against the floor anchors.)
M A S O N R Y WA L L
IMPORTANT: PRE-DRILL THE PASS-THROUGH HOLES IN THE SAFE BACK
AND FLOOR PRIOR TO ANCHORING THE SAFE TO THE FLOOR OR WALL.
1
Measure 2" from the top and each side of the safe’s top interior corners.
Mark these spots on the safe’s interior with a marker (Figure 3).
2
Using a sharp utility knife cut a 2" x 2" “X” in the carpet where you
marked. Tape the carpet flaps open using masking tape. Use a 2" wood
bit to drill though the fire-resistant insulation. Do not attempt to drill
through the steel safe body with the wood bit.
3
Use a 1⁄2" high-speed bit designed for drilling metal to drill through the
steel safe wall. Once you have drilled though the fire-resistant material
and safe body, mark the center of your holes on the wall.
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Remove the safe and use a 3⁄8" masonry bit to drill the anchor holes.
Reposition the safe over the holes and install the expansion anchors
and washers through the safe interior. Use a minimum of 3⁄8" x 4"
expansion-type anchor bolts and 13⁄4" steel washers inside the safe
body to reinforce the safe wall at the anchor position.
5
Fill the holes in the safe interior with high-temperature silicone
caulking and reposition the carpeting “X” cut out. The caulking will
hold the carpet in place.
F R A M E D WA L L
IMPORTANT: PRE-DRILL THE PASS-THROUGH HOLES IN THE SAFE BACK
AND FLOOR PRIOR TO ANCHORING THE SAFE TO THE FLOOR OR WALL.
Anchoring to a framed wall requires the location of your anchor holes
align with the center of your wall studs, which are normally spaced 16"
on-center. However, you must check to verify the actual position of the
studs before drilling your safe.
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1
To align your safe and mounting holes with the studs, place a piece of
masking tape across the top-rear edge of your safe. Measure and mark
the center of your safe on the tape.
2
Find the centers of the studs and mark them on the wall where they
can be seen above the safe. Find the midpoint between the stud centers
and mark it as well. The centerline of the safe and the centerline of the
studs should align with the safe in place.
3
Mark the center of the safe interior. Measure the distance from the
stud centerline to each stud center (approximately 8"). Measure out
from the centerline in your safe interior this same distance to locate
the two stud center lines within your safe (Figure 4).
4
The point you should drill is 2" down from the top of the safe on each
of these stud centers (Figure 4). Mark these spots on the safe’s interior
with a marker. Using a sharp utility knife, cut a 2" x 2" “X” in the
carpet on your marks.
5
Move the safe away from the wall and, using a high-speed bit designed
for drilling metal, drill through the steel safe wall.
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FIGURE 4
Safe centerline
Stud center
Stud center
Carefully measure the distance between stud centers in your home.
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Use a 2" wood bit to drill though the fire-resistant insulation. Do
not attempt to drill through the steel safe body with the wood bit.
7
Reposition the safe on your centerline marks against the wall and
mark the hole centers on the wall of the house.
8
Use a 5⁄16" wood bit to drill the pilot holes through the sheet rock
and stud. Next install 3⁄8" x 31⁄2" lag bolts through a 13⁄4" diameter
steel washer through the safe body and into the stud. Tighten all
anchor bolts.
9
Fill the 2" holes in the safe interior with high-temperature silicone
caulking and reposition the carpeting “X” cut out. The caulking will
hold the carpet in place.
O P E R AT I N G T H E ( D I A L ) C O M B I N AT I O N L O C K
OPENING THE SAFE
1
Turn the dial counterclockwise (left) four times, passing the first
number in your combination three times and stopping on it the
fourth time.
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2
Turn the dial clockwise (right) three times, passing the second number
in your combination two times and stopping on it the third time.
3
Turn the dial counterclockwise (left) two times, passing the
third number in your combination once and stopping on it
the second time.
4
Turn the dial clockwise (right) until it stops, which is normally
around 95.
5
Turn your safe handle clockwise to open the safe door.
NOTE: If you miss any combination number by more than 1 dial mark
your safe will not open. Make sure you are looking straight down at the
index marks. Make sure to align the numbers with the center index line
located at the 12 o’clock position. If the safe does not open, try turning
the safe handle firmly counterclockwise before dialing the combination.
LOCKING THE SAFE
1
Close the door with the locking bolts retracted.
2
Turn the safe handle counterclockwise (right) to extend the bolts into
the door frame after the door is closed.
3
Turn the combination dial counterclockwise (left) at least three times
to lock the bolts in place.
NOTE: You must first close the door and then turn your safe handle
counterclockwise to extend the bolts before turning the dial to properly
lock the door in place. If the dial is turned while the door is open and the
bolts are extended (handle turned clockwise) the door will be “locked
open.” This is easily fixed by following the unlocking procedure previously
mentioned, immediately followed by the locking procedure listed above.
WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR SAFE IN A LOCKED CONDITION, EVEN IF
YOUR VALUABLES ARE NOT INSIDE.
L O S T C O M B I N AT I O N S
You are strongly encouraged to keep a backup copy of your combination
in a hidden and secure location. To protect the safety of your combination,
we will not release combinations without a security check. We do not
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maintain any ownership information on gun safes, and combinations are
tracked only by serial number. If you lose your combination, we will only
release it upon completion of a security check process that requires your
safe’s serial number and several other steps. Your safe’s serial number is
located on the upper right-hand corner of the rear of the safe. There is a
place to record this serial number on the first page of this owner’s manual.
LOCK MAINTENANCE
Your combination lock should not require any maintenance. Do not spray
or apply any lubrication to any lock parts. If your dial is difficult to turn,
there is a problem with the lock mechanism. Lubrication will not solve the
problem. Contact Browning/ProSteel for assistance.
Should your keylock stick or be difficult to turn, you can put a small drop
of light oil on the key before inserting it into the keyway.
C H A N G I N G T H E C O M B I N AT I O N :
S & G MECHANICAL LOCK
Your combination is pre-set at the factory. Changing the combination will
void your lock warranty. If you must change the combination for some
reason, contact a certified locksmith to do this for you.
KEYLOCK
The keylock in your combination dial is used to lock the dial only. This is a
convenience feature that allows you to lock your dial so that it will not
accidentally rotate and lock while you are moving items into or out of your
safe. The keylock also allows you to lock the dial while the safe is in the locked
position. This prevents the dial from being turned while the safe is locked.
To lock your dial with the key, turn the dial until the “0” is resting in the
12 o’clock position, where the black line is located on the top of your dial
ring and turn the key clockwise in the key lock.
Should you lose your keys, a replacement key may be ordered with the
serial number printed on the upper right-hand corner of your
combination tag. The number should be phoned to us. We will provide
additional keys and send them to you for a reasonable fee. (Approximately
$8 per key as of this manual printing.)
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PAINT
Your painted exterior should be cleaned with a damp soft cotton cloth
only. Do not use solvents or any other chemicals to clean your safe’s
painted surfaces. If you should scratch or chip the paint on your safe, a
touch up bottle with brush is included inside your safe. This bottle should
be adequate for most scratches incurred during installation. Touch up
paint is also available by contacting Browning. However, due to increased
regulations restricting the sending of paint through the mail, Browning
has also provided the Delstar paint numbers for the paint colors available
on our standard safes.
Metallic Black
DAR 2945
Hunter Green Metallic
DAR 4108
Burgundy
DAR 74004
Sand Metallic
F1929
FN/Gloss Green
DAR 48306
FN/Gloss Black
DAR 9000
If touch up paint is needed other than that supplied by Browning, you can
get it at an automotive paint supplier.
NOTE: The textured-finished safe paints are special formulas created by
the manufacturer for Browning/ProSteel and cannot be duplicated by an
automotive paint store. These can be ordered by calling our consumer
department at 1-800-333-3288.
DOOR CLOSURE ADJUSTMENT
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Browning/ProSteel safes are shipped with molded door corner protectors
installed between the door corner and the door frame. After removing the
packaging from your safe make sure to remove the protective corners and
adjust the door tension adjustment screw located on the inside of the door
frame (Figure 5). The tension adjustment screw applies pressure against
one of the locking bolts when the door is in the closed position. The
tension adjustment screw should be adjusted until the door closes without
play between the door and frame. DO NOT over adjust the tension screw
or your safe will not close. The locking bolt will hit the adjustment screw.
A 3⁄16" Allen wrench is required to adjust the tension screw.
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Adjusting the door.
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FIGURE 6
Adjusting the hinges.
FIRE SEAL
The black plastic strip attached to the edge of your safe door or frame is a
fire seal that expands to seal the door when heated by a fire. If you reside in
an area with high humidity, you will not want your door to close tightly
against this seal. Air must circulate through your safe or condensation will
form on your firearms causing rust. Loosen the door just enough to allow
some exchange of air. An electric dehumidifier is highly recommended if
your average daily relative humidity is above 20 percent.
HINGES
Your door height is adjusted at the factory and should not require
any adjustment when new. However, hinge adjustment bolts are
located on the bottom of each hinge to allow you to make
adjustments over time (Figure 6). This allows you to raise and lower
the door slightly as needed. Rotating the Allen bolt counterclockwise
(looking down at the hinge) raises the door on its hinges. Both Allen
bolts (top and bottom hinges) should be turned the same amount
when adjusting the door. (Not applicable on Compact and Fine Art
Series safes.)
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REPLACEABLE HANDLE
Your Browning/ProSteel safe is provided with a removable handle (except
Bronze, Bridger and Compact Series safes). This allows you to install a
different style handle or replace an existing one. This can be done easily at
home. Just follow the simple instructions on the handle package. All
needed tools are included.
SHEAR PIN
The handle shaft of your safe is attached to the locking mechanism with a
shear pin. The shear pin will snap if excessive force is applied to your safe
handle (approximately 100 ft/lb.). This feature provides additional security
against attempted break in. If the shear pin is broken, the handle will spin
within the safe door and you will not be able to open your safe. Contact
Browning/ProSteel’s Warranty Service toll free at 877-501-7233 for
assistance with replacement of the handle shear pin.
SHELF ADJUSTMENT
Prior to adjusting any shelf, first remove all items from that shelf. Your
shelves are held in place by several clips that secure them to four “tracks”
on the safe interior. Some are above the shelves and some are below. To
remove a clip, squeeze it together with hand pressure or pliers and lift up.
The shelves can be relocated along this track by simply relocating the clips
to the desired shelf location. To replace a clip, insert the top lip of the clip
into the appropriate slot in the track, squeeze the clip together and insert
the bottom lip of the clip into the track. It is important that all clips
supporting a particular shelf are located at the same height to ensure that
the shelf sits level.
IMPORTANT: THE GUN RACK IS FRAGILE AND CAN EASILY BE BROKEN
WHEN ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE IT OR INSTALL IT IN A NEW LOCATION.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE GUN RACK BY FORCING IT OUT OF THE
RETAINER CLIPS. REMOVE ALL TOP CLIPS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MOVE
THE GUN RACK. SUPPORT THE ENTIRE WIDTH OF THE GUN RACK BEFORE
REMOVING IT.
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CARE
SAFE BODY
All Browning/ProSteel paint finishes are designed for indoor use only. Use
a damp rag to wipe down the surface of the safe. If something other than
water is needed, a very mild soap solution may be used. However, only
water should be used around the detailing areas. Care should be taken
around the art scene, pinstripe, corners or logo to avoid catching and
peeling any edges with the cleaning cloth.
ART SCENE
If your safe was manufactured with Browning’s exclusive art scene transfer
process you must take particular care not to clean your safe with any
ammonia-based cleaners. Glass cleaners like Windex can permanently
damage the art scene and other portions of the safe detailing package. Do
not attach anything to the body or detailing materials with tape. Tape may
remove the art scene, paint and other portions of the detailing package.
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CARPET
The key to removing stains from your carpeted interior is to clean them as
soon as they occur. Do not soak the carpeting with water to remove stains.
Small amounts of water can permanently damage the fire-resistant
materials within your safe if the water is allowed to soak into the carpeted
areas. Use any household carpet spot remover to clean up stains. Follow
the directions on the product itself.
HANDLES
Some chemicals or abrasive cleaners can damage gold or brass handle
finishes. The spokes, handle and hub on your safe should be cleaned
only with a soft, damp cloth. No abrasives or chemicals of any kind
should be used.
L O C K I N G B O LT S
The tolerances between your locking bolts and the safe body and
door are very tight. Because they fit so tightly, it may be necessary
from time to time to place a small amount of Teflon lubricant on
the bottom of each bolt with the bolts in the extended position.
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WA R R A N T Y S E RV I C E
If you experience any problems with your Browning/ProSteel safe, please
contact Browning’s warranty service hotline. Browning wants you to be
completely satisfied with your safe. Your dealer cannot provide warranty
service for this product.
ALL WARRANTY SERVICE MUST BE PRE-AUTHORIZED BY PROSTEEL.
Have your safe serial number and your proof of purchase in hand prior
to calling the warranty service number. No assistance can be provided
without your serial number. Please call toll free at 877-501-7233.
L I M I T E D WA R R A N T Y
ProSteel warrants your safe to be free from defective materials and
workmanship for five years from the date of original purchase, with the
exception of the combination lock, which carries a five-year warranty from
the lock manufacturer, the interior shelving, which carries a one-year
warranty and any electrical or lighting accessories, which carry a 90-day
warranty. This warranty does not apply to damage or loss resulting from
accident, alteration, misuse, unauthorized entry or improper installation,
damage resulting from exposure to moisture and/or condensation, nor
does it cover wear or scratching of paint or plating.
If the product should become defective within the warranty period,
ProSteel will repair or replace it (at ProSteel’s discretion) free of charge if
the safe or defective part is returned by prepaid freight to the
manufacturer. A replacement safe or part will be shipped freight collect.
Should any defect be noted, the purchaser agrees to inform PROVO
STEEL & SUPPLY CO. in writing before any work is performed.
IMPORTANT: ALL REPAIR WORK CLAIMED UNDER THIS WARRANTY
MUST BE APPROVED BY PROSTEEL PRIOR TO REPAIR. Any unauthorized
repair, dismantling or tampering with the locking mechanism shall nullify
this warranty.
PROVO STEEL & SUPPLY CO. OR BROWNING WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR EXPENSES. THIS WARRANTY
IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY FROM PROVO STEEL & SUPPLY CO.
OR BROWNING, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
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LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. FOR MORE INFORMATION
REGARDING YOUR WARRANTY, PLEASE CONTACT:
PROVO STEEL & SUPPLY CO.
Customer Service Dept.
1400 South State
PO Box 977
Provo, UT 84603
877-501-7233
FOR NON-WARRANTY QUESTIONS, CONTACT BROWNING AT:
Browning Consumer Department
One Browning Place
Morgan, UT 84050
1-800-333-3288
PROSTEEL SAFE REPLACEMENT OFFER
ProSteel will repair or replace (at ProSteel’s discretion), free of any charge,
any ProSteel manufactured safe produced after April 1, 2002 that is
damaged during a successful break-in or by a fire during the lifetime of
the original consumer purchaser, provided the purchaser’s homeowner’s
insurance does not cover the claim. The safe must be returned to the
factory by prepaid freight, along with a report by the investigating
police or fire department, and documentation from the
purchaser’s/policyholder’s insurance company stating that the claim
is not covered. A comparable new safe or the repaired safe will be
returned to the owner via freight collect.
Note: This offer specifically excludes the contents of the safe, and
damage due to acts of God, terrorism or war. Please notify ProSteel by
letter or phone to receive proper instructions on how to proceed with
this replacement offer. (This offer is valid for safes only, and does not
include other security products such as the Safe Extender and the
Rifle/Shotgun Display Cases.)
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BROWNING.COM
BROWNING US: Morgan, Utah 84050-9326
BROWNING CANADA: Browning Canada Sports Ltd/Ltee, St-Laurent, Quebec, H4S 1W6
BROWNING INTL: Parc Industriel des Hauts-Sarts, B-4040 Herstal, Belgium
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