Where were you on July 4, 1776?
If you were a colonial soldier and owned a Liberty safe in the 1770s, here’s an idea of the arsenal you could have stashed away—
Any patriot worth his saltpeter would have stored enough flintlock pistols for each member of the family. Thanks to Liberty’s ingenious Accessory Door Panel, they could store up to ten pistols, each in their own individual pistol pocket—loaded and ready to go.
That many flintlocks could keep a column of redcoats whooping and hollering for cover long enough to let your family escape into the hills for safety.
What about your neighbors? Nearly every farmer owned one or two Brown Bess muskets. That’s not a bad gun—fast to load, good in close combat, but not very accurate. A Liberty “Colonial 23” can hold up to 25 muskets with ample room for all of grandma’s journals, great-grandpa’s pocket watch from London, the old 1608 family bible with all those baptismal dates, and an early draft of the Virginia State Constitution.
Had the redcoats caught wind of such treasures, they would have broken all their bayonets, wagon tongues and horses trying to pull apart a Liberty safe. Who could have imagined it, a Liberty defeating the world’s greatest army?
The British also set fire to farm houses all across the colonial landscape. Had these homes been equipped with Liberty safes, the Brits might have given up on such arson. Why even bother when Liberty safes have such awesome fire ratings?
It’s been estimated that only 20 percent of the lead fired in open-field battle ever hit their targets. That’s because muskets are not very good. Patriots who could afford it traded muskets for long rifles. These were slower to load but much more accurate.
Naturally, if General Washington got word that you had Liberty’s “Big Boy” with 64 long rifles neatly stored inside, he no doubt would have commissioned you to lead his sniper squad for special duties.
Down at Mosby Tavern, we can safely guess that their daily conver-sations included the problem of ammunition storage. Liberty owners know the answer. “No worries, mate. Liberty safes have ample space for pounds of powder, flint, cartridges, bayonets, and a few sets of pick-and-brush to keep your guns’ pans and touchholes whisker clean. Oh, and you can hide a bottle or two of your favorite whistle belly or blackstrap, but don’t tell your missus.”
It’s been 239 years since the start of America’s break for freedom. At the end of their long and difficult struggle the Founding Generation secured for themselves an elusive treasure worth dying for, a treasure called liberty.
In a lot of ways that’s what Liberty’s patrons may also claim. When they close the heavy bolted door of a Liberty safe, they are putting out of harm’s way those precious things that cannot be replaced. They ensure for themselves and their posterity the finest peace of mind that only Liberty can provide.
Liberty Safe, makers of the best-built safes in the world. (By the way, we’re pretty confident George Washington would have ordered a “Presidential” with the optional dehumidifier, SafElert and interior lighting package.)