MilSurp Newb: I Cant Open Tin! lol

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by esududeny, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Hey guys, I just picked up a tin of lightball 54r. Im home lookin at the thing, and wondering " how the **** do I open this???". A bit early too start hammering away (especially after the party we had last night). Suggestions please???
  2. Can opener?!? The manual kind.

  3. tried looking for that. my fiance updated everything in the kitchen, so she's got one of those electric can openers. I'm about to run next door to my buddie's and borrow his for a sec.
  4. Ari

    Ari Guest

    wire cutters? Teeth! :lol:
  5. can opener may work. They like to pull the "buy two tins, get a free tin opener).

    I'm not exactly sure on those things tho. Check for a starting tab kinda like on an old fashioned can of sardines.
  6. thanks for the replies guys. can opener didn't work. Well, the regular kitchen kind didn't, i don't know if they have any "special" ammo can openers. Anyway, I just went into my tool box, pulled out a hammer with the nail puller end, and went to town. But not before I said to myself " Hammer time!" 8)
  7. JasonJ

    JasonJ Member

    what i used was a sharp metal chisel and hammer. i hammered the chisel in at an angle and drove it sideways opening up the end of the can.
  8. You need one of these bro:

    Theres a bunch on ebay right now too... :wink:
  9. Would a P38 work on one of those?
  10. If your the Hulk, sure! :shock: :wink:

    Too thick bro....
  11. I got at least 6 of those century can openers when I bought 6 tins of ammo a while back. I wonder what I did with them?