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Posted: 3/14/2006 2:54:12 PM EDT
recieved two spam cans of 8mm and two of 7.62x39.they didnt come with a key.whats the best way to open them? thanks!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:10:19 PM EDT
P38 or any other similar can opener.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:22:57 PM EDT
ok,cool
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:28:50 PM EDT
depends what type of can they are.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:30:57 PM EDT
i found a flat head screwdriver and some paitents
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:48:38 PM EDT
LOL! If you don't have an opener on hand, do what I do, find a Marine they can get in to just about anything! I have a buddy that was a Marine, and I usually wait 'til he shows up, and tell him I need a couple opened up.
He tells me us Army guys are wusses, however I've never told him I can get one open, but find it easier for him to do it.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:16:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:18:38 AM EDT
yea. punch a hole and rip it open with a set of vice grips.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:38:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 6:39:13 AM EDT by MauserMark]
Just used the ole' Flat head and rubber mallot setup like MRW mentioned.

took about an hour probably.

was very careful and still cut my hand in 2 places.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 10:39:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
Just used the ole' Flat head and rubber mallot setup like MRW mentioned.

took about an hour probably.

was very careful and still cut my hand in 2 places.



Par for the course, but you'll get quicker (though more cut up) with practice.

This is why I've never understood people who buy Wolf or whatever in the cans when they're just going to blast it up. Yea it's sort of cool, but for anything but long term storage it's a prime pain in the ass.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 9:47:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 9:49:25 PM EDT by Hoppy]
A pair of tin snips will work.

I bought some 7.62X54R, yellow tip a while back and thought I was going to have to call in an air strike to get it open.

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 3:05:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 10:52:12 PM EDT
Last time I ordered a few cans from century, then included some can opening thing, worked like a charm only took a few minutes to almost compeltely remove the top.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:23:43 PM EDT
I like to grind the "lip" off with an angle grinder. Leaves a clean edge, and I can use the can for storing stuff (no ragged edges).

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