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How to Open a Sentry 1250 Safe

Updated February 21, 2017

The 1250 is model of safe that was manufactured by the Sentry Safe company, a subsidiary of Schwab. Opening your Sentry 1250 safe consists of more than just twisting to each number and the safe opening. There is a certain procedure that must be followed to open the safe. After following a few simple directions and practicing a couple times, you should be able to open your Sentry 1250 safe with ease and store or recover your valuable items.

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  1. Get the three-number combination for your safe if you have it written down and not memorised.

  2. Twist the dial on the safe counterclockwise twice past the first number of the combination, then stop on the number.

  3. Twist the dial clockwise past the second number, then stop on that number.

  4. Twist the dial counterclockwise to the last number and open the safe.

  5. Tip

    This can take some practice, so if you miss the first time around, just spin the dial counterclockwise five times and restart at Step 2.

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Kenyor Rogers started writing short stories and sports articles in 1998. His short stories have appeared in the "Home and School" newsletter and an economics article he co-wrote appeared in the "Tiger Times." His expertise ranges from electronics to simple home repairs. Rogers is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in economics from Clemson University.

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