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05-26-2006, 7:11 PM
I did a search, returned nothing.

How does one open a WWII sardine can?

I am feeling like a complete moron right now....

I would like to fire my new/old mosin this weekend. At this rate, I'll be lucky to have the can open by next weekend.

glen avon
05-26-2006, 7:27 PM
with the can opener. which looks like a giant old-fashined can opener.

or use a chisel and a hammer to cut the lid off at the inside corner. it works the same way and you will not damage the ammo.

05-26-2006, 7:30 PM

And there I was afraid of pounding on an ammo can......

05-26-2006, 8:09 PM
or dremel with metal cutting head...

05-26-2006, 8:16 PM
No dremel. Only die grinder and bigger. I kinda put the cut off wheel idea with the cutting torch idea. Just sounds bad in my head. :D

I REALLY can't believe none of the can punchers I have here fit....

05-28-2006, 10:36 AM
How much you want to bet that more than one of these cans has been opened with a bayonet and good sized tree branch?

05-28-2006, 10:45 AM
Just like opening a can of sardines there should be a little tab that sticks out and you put the T shaped tool on it and wind it up until you have separated the two halves.

Unless its not done this way anymore and or depending on where it was mfg.

I opened a can of 30/06 AP just a week ago and it was sealed this way.

Or try a P38

05-28-2006, 3:27 PM
I used a set of red handled aviation snips to open my last one, I just cut the lip off the top of the can on 3 sides