reply to mattmag
Re: Need help with an old safe
said by mattmag:That would be my guess.
The three could mean "Add 3 to each number" or "take away 3".
Probably easier to hire a safe expert (not a locksmith).
I actually already tried +3 and -3 and then +5 and -5 to each number and just to the first number. I also took 31 16 89 and 15 16 89 and tried them in all possible positions. I really don't want to call someone in, as that takes all the fun out of it. If I get totally sick of this that will be my Plan B. Also I just finished trying all the numbers everyone has posted so far.
The other obvious thing is to reverse the digits within each number, i.e., 13-61-98 or 51-61-98 (and +/- 3 and 5).
I have been doing that as well.