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Posted: 2/14/2012 6:55:26 AM EDT
I just stumbled across this and figured that I'd share the info here; it's not a NATO fuel can, it's a "Danish Military Safety Can," haha.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=1249110&catid=6798
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:27:11 AM EDT
Rusted all to s**t and would take you more than the additional 20 bucks in time and materials to refinish/restore than you would spend at Deutsche Optik for a new one. Ask me how I know.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:12:32 AM EDT
Just out of curiousity, how are the insides of these cans...elbow grease and spray paint are something I have a lot of at this time.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:53:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
Just out of curiousity, how are the insides of these cans...elbow grease and spray paint are something I have a lot of at this time.

I don't know about the Danish ones, but based on the looks of that can I think these would make a better base for a project. Solid interiors, some minor flaking around the mouth, only superficial rust. I refinished these and while worth the result, I wouldn't do it again.

http://www.pinzgauer.com/showdetails.php?cat=surplus&partno=SAV1100U
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:54:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
Just out of curiousity, how are the insides of these cans...elbow grease and spray paint are something I have a lot of at this time.


Elbow grease and spray paint are one thing, but did you note the can pictured? Had a hole in it by the carry handle. I'm thinking that if this is representative of the stock on hand, a pass may be in order. And this coming from an admitted gas can whore.


Hello, my name is stasiman, and I'm a ......... Um, sorry, thought I was at a meeting for a moment there.

stasiman
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:46:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2012 5:46:43 PM EDT by buckmaw]
The cheaper than dirt catalog had a deal on 4 new euro cans.

4 new cans and a free nozzle for $119.97 plus shipping

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ZBQ1425-1.html
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:29:11 PM EDT
I just bought 4 cans from Atlantic British. $40 each. They are my first metal jerry cans but I think they look great.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC20.cfm Shipping was less than $20 for 4 cans and a spout. I ordered them Thursday night, They shipped Friday and I got them on Monday. They are in NY so if you are out West I'd compare their price with the DO deal that includes shipping.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:32:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
The cheaper than dirt catalog had a deal on 4 new euro cans.

4 new cans and a free nozzle for $119.97 plus shipping

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ZBQ1425-1.html


FYI, reviews of the CTD cans are not so good.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:10:06 PM EDT
I have a really hard time passing up the Metal Blitz cans that my Sportsman's warehouse stocks. I think they're $33-34 each. With a stupid CARB nozzle, but I have old non-carb nozzles.

I know people say they leak... but mine haven't. I have NATO and MFC's, too - I actually prefer the Blitz cans.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:08:32 AM EDT
I have more than a few surplus fuel containers that currently go for some nice prices, selling a used can for 30 bucks and up really draws my attention. And some folks get a lot more than that for them.

Now I see a purpose for a few smallish cans of robust nature.

When looking at storing fuel here is how my thinking goes.

Need a couple to a few really good fuel cans. Lets mess around with saying 3 or 4 of the 5 gallon variety. Right now I would buy the brand new stuff from d optic and call it good for my lifespan if I care for them and they don't get run over or something odd like that.

Now I do wish to store more fuel than that.

I start looking at larger containers. From just going with drums to looking for tanks that go in pickup truck beds to just pulling some fuel tanks out of the vehicles in a junkyard, there are a lot of options for containers and as many options for moving that fuel around.

Options would vary depending on fuel type for me.

With the current prices I would be careful about paying much for anything needing work. You can weld up old cans, you can buy fuel tank liner for motorcycles and reline the cans, and you can get it working well with some new gaskets as well.

But the overall picture comes down to me either hunting stuff that needs work for 10 bucks and under or me paying for the new stuff where my time is not needed.

Then again I am close to adding a vehicle or 3 to my stable and if I want to haul fuel in them I kind of want to keep enough small size cans to allow each vehicle to have their own cans.

Kind of like rifles and magazines.

Heck, I even like the oddball 15 gallon dot certified trailer fuel tank tractor supply and other places are carrying with just a gravity feed fuel setup. For 100 bucks it allows me to quickly fill up at a gas station and for a weekend of riding on quads it will top off what my group does easily if everyone shows up with full fuel tanks. We stop a lot.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:33:24 AM EDT
" steel safety can patterned after a U.S. WWII 5 gallon jerry can"
copied from there web site
Not accurate description
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:49:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
The cheaper than dirt catalog had a deal on 4 new euro cans.

4 new cans and a free nozzle for $119.97 plus shipping

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ZBQ1425-1.html


read the reviews on them......unhappy customers
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 4:25:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By secamp32:
I just bought 4 cans from Atlantic British. $40 each. They are my first metal jerry cans but I think they look great.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC20.cfm Shipping was less than $20 for 4 cans and a spout. I ordered them Thursday night, They shipped Friday and I got them on Monday. They are in NY so if you are out West I'd compare their price with the DO deal that includes shipping.


Just a bump to say I bought one of these along with a nozzle. The can is beautiful and seems to seal great. I also want to say that all CARB compliant cans are pure crap compared to this style of can. I have seen the light and it''s hard to imagine how someone could think one of these is somehow inferior to what's being sold these days.
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