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Liberty Lincoln 50 Gun Safe
Liberty Safe Company has made one great gun safe in the Lincoln 50. The Lincoln 50 ticks off just about every box in our gun safe buying guide list of desirable features. Not surprisingly, the Lincoln Series (not just the 50) recently was named the No. 1 gun safe by the North American Hunting Club.
So, what makes this particular gun safe so good? I am glad you asked, let’s take a look.
- Locking Bolts and Sides: This is the first Liberty Safe series that has locking bolts on all four sides of the safe. The bolts are thicker at 1.25″ and longer (33%) than previous series locking blots, as well as many of the competition. Longer and thicker locking bolts, and placement on all four sides of the safe door, make it much harder to pry a safe door open.
- DX-90 Monster Mech Cam Device: This is essentially a re-locking device that makes it particularly hard to push back the locking bolts of the door. The Cam device is also part of an advanced clutch mechanism that makes it very difficult to torque the handle. Most safes have this type of feature, but the Lincoln Series cam device is designed better than many other options.
- Ball Bearing Locking Plate: Protecting the lock from a drill attack can be handled well with good thick steel plate. However, isn’t it great that this plate will snap the drill bit? I like the fact that this plate fights back, so to speak.
- UL Rated Burglary Protection: The safe is rated UL Residential Security Container (RSC) and comes standard with a UL Group II rated S&G combination lock.
- Interior Features: First, it comes standard with interior lighting and a dehumidifier. Second, the Lincoln 50 is taller than the other Lincoln Series safes. The interior height is 67 inches versus 55 inches. This makes storing long guns much easier. It also comes standard with interior lighting. Last, the safe comes standard with a jewelry door.
- Fire Protection: The in-house fire rating for this safe is 90 minutes at 1200° Fahrenheit. Normally, I am not a big fan of in-house ratings. But, this particular series has some impressive anecdotal stories. One video even shows this safe surviving the San Diego wild fires, where temperatures reportedly reached 2000 degrees. The series also comes standard with Palusol door seals.
- Steel: The Lincoln Series comes with 11 gauge steel. This is not afatal flaw of this safe, but my preferred gauge is 10 gauge or better.
- Price: This safe retails for approximately $2,995. I have this listed as a disadvantage only because not everyone can afford close to $3,400 for a safe. However, if you have over 20-30 guns, then this safe is really just a drop in the bucket.
Obviously, this is a great safe. It has great interior depth and height. The burglary protection is excellent. While I do not like the lack of UL fire rating, I cannot argue that, at least in one case, the safe really took the heat, so to speak, and emerged unscathed.
While the $3,400 price point might scare off the smaller gun collector, it is not really a bad deal for the more series collector.
Liberty Lincoln 50 – By the Numbers
|Security Features:||Lincoln 50|
|UL Security Rating||RSC|
|Steel Thickness||11 Gauge|
|Inside Bolt Holes||Yes|
|Locking Bolts – No.||16|
|Locking Bolts – Sides||4|
|Locking Bolts – Size||1.25″|
|Lock Rating||UL Group II|
|Fire Rating Agency||In-House|
|Fire Rating||90 min. @ 1,200° F|
|Exterior Measurement||72.5″ x 42″ x 27.5″|