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Posted: 11/29/2013 3:06:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2013 3:07:28 PM EDT by focus8]
So I just bought a pack of locks because I was able to make my Ruger lock that came with my 10/22 work for locking a can with the latch partially out. But there isn't enough space on the ones I just bought What kind of creative ideas does arfcom have?

There will be a thread about the purpose of this project at a later point
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:07:34 PM EDT
Uh, lead wire seal? Doesn't lock it but makes it tamper proof. Zip ties do the same thing
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:08:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2013 3:08:53 PM EDT by sterling18]
I found at my local army navy store a steel latch you clamp on the ammo can and you throw a lock on it. Keeps it from opening. Let me see if I can find a pic.



Just google ammo can lock.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:24:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
Uh, lead wire seal? Doesn't lock it but makes it tamper proof. Zip ties do the same thing
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Needs to be locked because someones been putting their grubby little hands into what I'm locking in it
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:25:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By focus8:

Needs to be locked because someones been putting their grubby little hands into what I'm locking in it
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Originally Posted By focus8:
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
Uh, lead wire seal? Doesn't lock it but makes it tamper proof. Zip ties do the same thing

Needs to be locked because someones been putting their grubby little hands into what I'm locking in it
Say, when did you start storing battery acid in your ammo cans?
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:25:40 PM EDT
or get a sheet metal gun cabinet, lay it on floor flat and fill with ammo cans.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:27:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sterling18:
I found at my local army navy store a steel latch you clamp on the ammo can and you throw a lock on it. Keeps it from opening. Let me see if I can find a pic.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ammo-Can-Lock-System-fits-50cal-5-56-60mm-40mm-20mm-Ammo-Box-/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/y5sAAOxyffZSZR-2/$(KGrHqN,!nUFJD6YkwmPBSZR-2M0Iw~~60_35.JPG

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Pic is incorrect!
you need to lock the latch to the bottom of the box.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:32:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
Say, when did you start storing battery acid in your ammo cans?
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Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
Originally Posted By focus8:
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
Uh, lead wire seal? Doesn't lock it but makes it tamper proof. Zip ties do the same thing

Needs to be locked because someones been putting their grubby little hands into what I'm locking in it
Say, when did you start storing battery acid in your ammo cans?

Thats a hell of a good idea!
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:43:40 PM EDT
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Needs to be locked because someones been putting their grubby little hands into what I'm locking in it
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Originally Posted By focus8:
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
Uh, lead wire seal? Doesn't lock it but makes it tamper proof. Zip ties do the same thing

Needs to be locked because someones been putting their grubby little hands into what I'm locking in it

The kid been using your Fleshlight?
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 3:55:32 PM EDT
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The kid been using your Fleshlight?
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Originally Posted By paul463:
Originally Posted By focus8:
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
Uh, lead wire seal? Doesn't lock it but makes it tamper proof. Zip ties do the same thing

Needs to be locked because someones been putting their grubby little hands into what I'm locking in it http://

The kid been using your Fleshlight?

Oh dear god. . .
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 6:32:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By stanag4179:

Pic is incorrect!
you need to lock the latch to the bottom of the box.
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Originally Posted By stanag4179:
Originally Posted By sterling18:
I found at my local army navy store a steel latch you clamp on the ammo can and you throw a lock on it. Keeps it from opening. Let me see if I can find a pic.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ammo-Can-Lock-System-fits-50cal-5-56-60mm-40mm-20mm-Ammo-Box-/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/y5sAAOxyffZSZR-2/$(KGrHqN,!nUFJD6YkwmPBSZR-2M0Iw~~60_35.JPG

Just google ammo can lock.

Pic is incorrect!
you need to lock the latch to the bottom of the box.

I disagree, latch doesn't look like it keeps top from pivoting up, it looks like it keeps the latch from being pulled out. (I don't have any of these, just my understanding from the pic)

Link Posted: 11/29/2013 6:38:36 PM EDT
I have a easy way to lock them but you will have to drill one small hole. It will be hidden from sight if that's your worry.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 6:57:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:
I have a easy way to lock them but you will have to drill one small hole. It will be hidden from sight if that's your worry.
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well tell us
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 6:59:21 PM EDT
Hold on I'll need to take pics. Back in ten
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:07:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sterling18:
I found at my local army navy store a steel latch you clamp on the ammo can and you throw a lock on it. Keeps it from opening. Let me see if I can find a pic.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ammo-Can-Lock-System-fits-50cal-5-56-60mm-40mm-20mm-Ammo-Box-/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/y5sAAOxyffZSZR-2/$(KGrHqN,!nUFJD6YkwmPBSZR-2M0Iw~~60_35.JPG

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Adding link to buy.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:09:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChopperBob:

I disagree, latch doesn't look like it keeps top from pivoting up, it looks like it keeps the latch from being pulled out. (I don't have any of these, just my understanding from the pic)

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Originally Posted By ChopperBob:
Originally Posted By stanag4179:
Originally Posted By sterling18:
I found at my local army navy store a steel latch you clamp on the ammo can and you throw a lock on it. Keeps it from opening. Let me see if I can find a pic.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ammo-Can-Lock-System-fits-50cal-5-56-60mm-40mm-20mm-Ammo-Box-/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/y5sAAOxyffZSZR-2/$(KGrHqN,!nUFJD6YkwmPBSZR-2M0Iw~~60_35.JPG

Just google ammo can lock.

Pic is incorrect!
you need to lock the latch to the bottom of the box.

I disagree, latch doesn't look like it keeps top from pivoting up, it looks like it keeps the latch from being pulled out. (I don't have any of these, just my understanding from the pic)

You are correct, the latch can't be pulled out because there's a button that goes through the hold in that piece of l shaped steel with a lock on.


Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:10:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:
Hold on I'll need to take pics. Back in ten
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Hurry up dude I want to see the pics. Worse then a damn safe thread.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:11:39 PM EDT
Ok here is how it looks "unlocked"


Lid opened


"patented locking mechanism"


Ready to lock


I was too lazy to get keys and put actual lock on, you get idea


Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:20:52 PM EDT
Aaaand that can is no longer waterproof. I like the lock bar one. Going over the top looks right, if it was underneath it would just pivot out with the latch. Up, it prevents the latch from pulling out.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:22:07 PM EDT
I don't need it to be waterproof, it's bolted to a motorcycle to hold my rain suit.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:27:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2013 7:29:59 PM EDT by shack357]
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Originally Posted By sterling18:
I found at my local army navy store a steel latch you clamp on the ammo can and you throw a lock on it. Keeps it from opening. Let me see if I can find a pic.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ammo-Can-Lock-System-fits-50cal-5-56-60mm-40mm-20mm-Ammo-Box-/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/y5sAAOxyffZSZR-2/$(KGrHqN,!nUFJD6YkwmPBSZR-2M0Iw~~60_35.JPG

Just google ammo can lock.
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See that wire loop in the pic? It might take a few attempts to find a padlock that works, but lift that loop until it blocks the latch plate. Now put a padlock between both that and the hole in the latch plate. Simple, and the only cost is the padlock(you might already have one).

ETA-Yes, the wire loop is easy to cut with a dremel, hacksaw or a good pair of wire cutters in a strong hand, but this method will provide a safe lock against any children in the house, if that is your concern.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 7:40:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:
I don't need it to be waterproof, it's bolted to a motorcycle to hold my rain suit.
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Ok smarty pants. What are gonna do when your rain suit gets wet?
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 8:27:38 PM EDT
You could make that pretty damn easy and cheap. Get some metal and bolts from tractor supply or rural king.
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 9:18:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Danson:
Aaaand that can is no longer waterproof. I like the lock bar one. Going over the top looks right, if it was underneath it would just pivot out with the latch. Up, it prevents the latch from pulling out.
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The way he did it, yes, the can is no longer waterproof. But put a washer on the inside, with a rubber washer underneath, and a THIN nut on the outside, and you'd probably get it pretty damn watertight again.

I still like the other solution better, but you -could- restore the watertightness with his method.
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 9:42:37 AM EDT
I made my own, similar to the one pictured, that is a U shaped piece of flat steel basically combines the 2 ways the one pictured can be installed. I just used a carriage bolt with a hole in it for the lock. I can take pics, but it's REALLY simple.
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 10:39:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2013 10:47:43 AM EDT by Gingerbreadman]
I have modified a few .50cal ammo cans to be lockable and still waterproof using a u-bolt, extra nuts and washers, and sealant. I think I made a post about in in SF, I'll see if I can dig it up.

ETA: It must have been banished to the archives, but here is a picture of the end result.


Since you want to be able to lock a can without modifying it, you could try to build up a steel cable with two loops on the end and wrap it around the can through the handle and put a padlock through the cable ends.
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 10:52:24 AM EDT
For the record I rode 125 miles in pouring rain and left the bike out in the rain overnight, no water inside the next morning.

I had 30 cal cans before and used sealant and an eyebolt and never had a leak
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 10:55:49 AM EDT
They still eating your food OP?
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