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12-14-2005, 9:03 PM
I ordered a case of old Czech milisurp (corrosive) ammo for my Mosin-Nagant.

How do I open it? It appears to be a sealed box tin with a lid soldered on. There are what appear to be three "pull tabs" but yanking on them doesn't seem to rip open the solder lines. Do I cut it with a hacksaw?

12-14-2005, 9:06 PM
Surplus in sealed cans...you need the can opener that the military provided with the ammo. Often, two cans and one opener come in a wooden crate, sounds like you got a leftover can.

You can improvise by cutting away the seam on the top of the can, a cutoff tool or sawzall with fine blade will work.


12-14-2005, 9:08 PM

I got it. Thanks guys.