Try pulling or pushing on the dial when entering the combination to get in to the safe, then don't lock it until you get it repaired or replaced (soon!).
Alot isn't a word and allot isn't the word you think it is.
I'd really like a Colt 1903 frame, bad finish okay!
I'm also looking for a good deal on a 1911 frame or two for budget/spare parts builds.