Unopened Spam Cans


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cuesandmore
March 29, 2012, 12:18 PM
I have read about finding corroded ammo in spam cans. I have one with 660 rds of 7.62X39. The can is clean and undamaged. It is marked, "made to hunting specifications" No date mmarkings. Should I open it , or leave as is.

And how to open it? Have no key, and it look as tho a can opener will not go deep enough to open it.

Thanks in avance for your replys.

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rcmodel
March 29, 2012, 12:49 PM
"made to hunting specifications" would lead me to believe it is not that old.
7.62-39 with that in English is recent production.

You can open them with a hammer & sharp chisel around the edge.
An old wood chisel you don't care about works well.

rc

rsrocket1
March 29, 2012, 01:01 PM
Hammer and chisel around the edges works.
Swill army knife will probably go deep enough.
So does a can opener with the two rolling wheels that cut.
Turn it sideways and cut rather than veritcal. You can do the same on plain cans and end up with a lid that will not cut you (but the top of the can will).

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