Winchester’s 150th Anniversary Safe

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Winchester was founded in 1866 and as you all know the legendary company is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. That celebration kicked off at SHOT and will be continuing throughout the year. Next on the celebration agenda is an anniversary safe which was part of the company’s booth at SHOT Show this past January.

It’s being billed as the Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Safe and will be sold as a limited run. The new safe from Winchester stands out from the others with bright red on its exterior and black on the interior. Across the front of the safe above the handle is “Winchester” while below the handle is “The American Legend/1866 to 2016.”  Hardware is black chrome.

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Details from Winchester: “The safe’s U.L. Listed RSC construction, with a 60-minute fire rating at 1400 degrees Fahrenheit, is made using continuous robotic welds with the latest technology in safe manufacturing. Its 13 one-inch locking bolts and U.L. Listed Sargent & Greenleaf mechanical lock provide additional security against attempted entry. Measuring 60″x40″x22” and weighing 694 lbs., the safe can hold up to 39 long guns in its upgraded interior, equipped with the reconfigurable Slide-Lock Shelf System. Additional included upgrades like the Accessory Door Panel with thermal protective pockets and handgun pouches, a bright white LED light kit to illuminate the safe’s interior and a Power Docking System (with dual 110v and USB ports) complete the safe’s list of features.”

A look at this safe makes it clear most of us would want one both for its capacity and its heavy-duty locking system. Those locking features include the use of an S&G black chrome UL listed mechanical lock, an auxiliary relocker in case of tampering, drill-resistant hard plate and titanium disk, and a pry-resistant recessed door – for a start. You can upgrade that mechanical lock to a programmable lock if you prefer. Its heat rating doesn’t hurt, either, and heat protection includes a Palusol heat expandable door seal, fireboard layers, and thermal protective pockets in the door. There are quite a few storage options for firearms on the market but they are certainly not all created equal, and it appears Winchester went all out on their anniversary safe.

MSRP is not listed. Take a look online at http://winchestersafes.com/?product=american-legend (and when you do, make sure you click on “open safe” for a look at interior features).



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • A.WChuck

    Likely an overpriced RSC and not a true safe.
    Research Residential Security Container vs. true safes. It is eye opening.

    • Twilight sparkle

      I did some googling, it seems like a lot of homes probably couldn’t handle the weight of a”true safe.”

      • ostiariusalpha

        I have both an RSC and a true safe. The safe is from the 40’s, and is made from cast steel and concrete for the door and walls. It dwarfs the RSC, but they both have about the same interior capacity.

  • Anomanom

    Nice, but it would really clash with my decor.

  • USMC03Vet

    5 alarm fire red

  • Varix

    Give that safe a fire hose and I’m in.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Sounds impressive but im afraid it would fall through the floor of my apartment and cartoonishly murder my downstairs neighbor.

    • ostiariusalpha

      It looks big, but 694 lbs. empty means it has a relatively thin steel gauge for the walls. You’d have more to worry about fitting it through apartment doors than breaking through your floor.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Getting my current safe up the stairs was a cast iron byatch. Ill make do with it until necessity dictates something larger.

  • Rick5555

    I still think Fort Knox makes the best or better safes in the market. Just my opinion based on experience.