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7.62x54r spam cans

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SpringfieldArmoryXD, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. SpringfieldArmoryXD

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    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
     
  2. fallout mike

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    I just use the can openers.
     
  3. 9w1911

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    its a can open them however you like
     
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    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.
     
  5. willypete

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    Oxy-acetylene torch. Only way to do it right.

    Well, maybe a plasma cutter would work ok.
     
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    KaBOOM! :what: :eek:
     
  7. Trent

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    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.
     
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    The appropriate chisel will work. Not the woodworking ones obviously.
     
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    Definitely do not try to use a regular kitchen can opener, it destroys your can opener. Don't ask me how I know.
     
  10. fallout mike

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    Scrapmatal, how do you know?
     
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    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.
     
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    I used a whizz wheel before!!!! It was a little scary. It never came with a can opener.
     
  13. LS240

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    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.
     
  14. Kiln

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    Lmao. I was going to suggest this too.

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

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    In Soviet Russia, can opens you!
     
  16. jbauch357

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    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.
     
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    X2 on tin snips
     
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    Fall out Mike, I ruined a can opener trying it. I've had best luck with tin snips or a hammer and chisel.
     
  19. ljnowell

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    Now THATS funny!
     
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    +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.
     
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    Wire cutters work great. Use a screwdriver to put a hole in the can then use the cutters
     
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    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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