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Old December 17, 2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Opening ammo problem

So I bought a 300 count brick of Bulgarian 7.62x54R Heavy Ball ammo and today when I went to open it the little pull tab thing snapped off leaving me unable to shoot my new 91/30 Mosin Nagant. So my question to you guys is how do I open this thing now that it is busted? It is in a galvanized can you know the kind with the pull tab that is supposed to run along the seam and open it. I have never bought ammo packaged this way before, usually it comes in a sardine can so if any of you have an answer to my problem I would love to hear it. Also sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but I figured this was the best place to do it.

Thank You and Happy Holidays,

Todd
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Old December 17, 2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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Have not seen one, but thank you for a very, very good laugh.
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Old December 17, 2007, 09:02 PM   #3
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Old December 18, 2007, 02:53 AM   #4
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My 'spam can' came with an opener.
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Old December 18, 2007, 03:52 AM   #5
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Old December 18, 2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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OK BillCA. I just spewed coffee all over my monitor. I hope you're happy!
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Old December 18, 2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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open can

Pop a hole in the can where the tab broke off. Pry the band that goes around the can out with a needle nose pliers. Once you get enough band out, grip the band and just roll it around with the pliers until open. Hope this helps and good luck
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Old December 18, 2007, 10:41 AM   #8
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I suggest wearing gloves. Those cans can slash your hand pretty good.
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Old December 18, 2007, 08:22 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for your help I won't be home to open it for a bit but I hope it works.
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