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Unopened Spam Cans

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cuesandmore, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. cuesandmore

    cuesandmore Member

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    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.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    "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
     
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    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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