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Old 03-25-2020, 10:37 PM   #1
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I have an unopened spam can of 7.62x54R that I'd like to open and transfer the ammo into a new USGI ammo can.

How can I open it without damaging any of the ammo? I've looked all over and asked friends if they have one of the Warsaw Pact 'can openers', and no one does. The ammo is packed in the can pretty tight and there's no 'rattle' or movement whatsoever.

Angle grinder along the top edge only until I see the seam? Then use a flat tip screwdriver to pry the top off?

Hammer and chisel around the perimeter of the top?

I do have one of those 'panel cutters' for an air hammer that body shops use, but no air compressor or air tools. Maybe use that instead of a chisel?

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Hunter I have one here if I can find the damn thing. Let me look in the morning and if I find it I will send it to yah and please send it back.
Think they look like a giant tuna can opener?
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:12 PM   #3
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Boy Scout knife type can opener.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:13 PM   #4
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Hunter I have one here if I can find the damn thing. Let me look in the morning and if I find it I will send it to yah and please send it back.
Think they look like a giant tuna can opener?
That'd be cool! Thank you. I'll include your cost of the postage/shipping when I return it.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:15 PM   #5
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Boy Scout knife type can opener.
Hmmm......... I think I still have my old Boy Scout knife and the USGI pocket knife I used to carry.
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That'd be cool! Thank you. I'll include your cost of the postage/shipping when I return it.
Hell I ain't worried about that Hunter my Uncle Sugar is sending me a huge check..
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Hunter just found it. Right on top of one of my spam cans of all places. Geez.
Shoot me a P.M. with your address and I will ship in the morning.
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Church key?...

Or open it from the bottom with a

old wood chisel
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Hunter just found it. Right on top of one of my spam cans of all places. Geez.
Shoot me a P.M. with your address and I will ship in the morning.
Cool! But first let me try my old Boy Scout knife can opener tomorrow.
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This reminds me of the very old school can opener my grandmother had when I was a kid. It had a blade you stabbed into the can & a straight handle. You walked the opener around the rim by forcing the handle back & forth.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5SsRF90yfw

Seriously, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raWYJ-_xsko
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I saw a video around thanksgiving where a millennial was handed a can and a “manual” can opener. Hilarious. Google millennial uses can opener. There’s thousands of them.

https://www.newsflare.com/video/3263...n-tin-of-beans
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Needlenosed vice grips. Clamp the tag and start turning.

Edit: Nevermind. Was thinking of a real SPAM can type opener.

I'd just go with the panel chisel and a hammer.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqLyGjQ0-GQ

The screwdriver opening looked better than the damn key. I would guess thousands of those cans were opened by the Ruskies and com. block with the tips of their bayonets.
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I saw a video around thanksgiving where a millennial was handed a can and a “manual” can opener. Hilarious. Google millennial uses can opener. There’s thousands of them.

https://www.newsflare.com/video/3263...n-tin-of-beans
Hilarious video show 17 year old teenagers baffled by rotary phone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHNEzndgiFI

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