7.62x54r spam cans


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SpringfieldArmoryXD
February 14, 2013, 01:15 PM
Stumbled across a video on youtube. I've seen videos where people try and cut the whole top off, and there is no reason to do that. This guy just does enough to bend it back. IDK, thought it was a good idea and would share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqLyGjQ0-GQ

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fallout mike
February 14, 2013, 01:16 PM
I just use the can openers.

9w1911
February 14, 2013, 01:26 PM
its a can open them however you like

Ranger Roberts
February 14, 2013, 02:12 PM
A few months ago I saw a youtube video of a guy opening spam cans with an angle grinder. In fact the video might have been posted here in one of the Mosin threads. Personally I use a can opener.

willypete
February 14, 2013, 02:30 PM
Oxy-acetylene torch. Only way to do it right.

Well, maybe a plasma cutter would work ok.

baz
February 14, 2013, 02:50 PM
Oxy-acetylene torch. Only way to do it right.KaBOOM! :what: :eek:

Trent
February 14, 2013, 03:07 PM
What he says about those cans being sharp... oooh so very true.

I had tossed one under my bench, and was fishing around for something else under there the other night. Grabbed that can to (thoughtlessly) toss it over by the back door so I can take it out t to the garbage... IMMEDIATELY sliced my damn index finger down to the bone. Bled like a stuck pig.

Cosmoline
February 14, 2013, 03:12 PM
The appropriate chisel will work. Not the woodworking ones obviously.

ScrapMetalSlug
February 15, 2013, 11:18 PM
Definitely do not try to use a regular kitchen can opener, it destroys your can opener. Don't ask me how I know.

fallout mike
February 16, 2013, 09:19 AM
Scrapmatal, how do you know?

Ryanxia
February 16, 2013, 12:33 PM
If I don't have one of those can openers that come with it I just take a flat head and hammer, punch a hole and use pliers to rip a strip off the top and peel it back far enough to take the ammo out.

Robbins290
February 16, 2013, 04:12 PM
I used a whizz wheel before!!!! It was a little scary. It never came with a can opener.

LS240
February 16, 2013, 04:30 PM
I've got a can opener for them thankfully. The only thing that annoys me with the 54r cans vs the 5.45 cans I also buy is the paint. The 54r paint chips off into thousands of little sharp pieces and they fly everywhere when opening a can. Probably lead-based too yuck. The paint on 5.45 cans is flexible enough to bend with the lid and not chip.

Kiln
February 16, 2013, 05:16 PM
Oxy-acetylene torch. Only way to do it right.

Well, maybe a plasma cutter would work ok.
Lmao. I was going to suggest this too.

A quick tip in all seriousness...your average can opener around the house WON'T work.

willypete
February 16, 2013, 09:06 PM
What he says about those cans being sharp... oooh so very true.

I had tossed one under my bench, and was fishing around for something else under there the other night. Grabbed that can to (thoughtlessly) toss it over by the back door so I can take it out t to the garbage... IMMEDIATELY sliced my damn index finger down to the bone. Bled like a stuck pig.

In Soviet Russia, can opens you!

jbauch357
February 16, 2013, 09:17 PM
Tin snips make opening spam cans fast, clean and easy.

Roll any sharp edges in, wrap a layer of gorilla tape around the top, and you now have a nice sturdy stackable storage container - my wife loves em.

ColtPythonElite
February 16, 2013, 09:19 PM
X2 on tin snips

ScrapMetalSlug
February 17, 2013, 12:19 AM
Fall out Mike, I ruined a can opener trying it. I've had best luck with tin snips or a hammer and chisel.

ljnowell
February 17, 2013, 12:42 AM
In Soviet Russia, can opens you!

Now THATS funny!

InkEd
February 17, 2013, 11:17 AM
+1 on the "Can opens you" joke.

In all seriousness, those spam cans are tough to open and like any can the edges are very sharp.

pty101
February 17, 2013, 11:06 PM
Wire cutters work great. Use a screwdriver to put a hole in the can then use the cutters

ball3006
February 17, 2013, 11:30 PM
The first case I bought had a can opener that did not work. Used a chisel to open the cans. The second case had a good can opener. The empty cans make good brass containers....chris3

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