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Old 08-13-2017, 12:28 PM
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I wouldn't mind having one of those big cans kicking around for a rainy day!
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:35 PM
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Spam can wastebasket, edge bound with leather.

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That's very cool...I just used duct tape!! Poor mans can!!
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:11 PM
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We may just need some of that 1952 Korean War era ammunition soon if that madman in NK acts up.
One round in the right place would solve that problem.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:14 PM
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I made a waste basket years ago covering the sharp rim with OD "90 mph" tape. Still have it!
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:16 PM
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Spam can wastebasket, edge bound with leather.

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Richard,
I always liked that little "project".
Especially since you took the time to use the scabbard rivets.
Very nice job. Quality made in the USA!
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:54 PM
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I've read (here maybe?) Where clever fellows split black rubber tubing, like that for windshield washer systems, and glued it over the sharp edge.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:45 AM
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Thanks very much for the story and the photos... I've read about spam cans - but seeing it in sequence makes them come to life.

Now if only I had gotten the carbine bug when spam cans for that ammo were still commonplace and reasonably priced... too soon old, too late smart...
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:10 PM
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I've read (here maybe?) Where clever fellows split black rubber tubing, like that for windshield washer systems, and glued it over the sharp edge.
We did that to simulate the window gaskets on large scale model RR equipment. If you get the right gaskets for glass, you can use that for the edges.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:37 PM
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The LC 52 shoots well, better than the mixed lot delinked LC 68/69 of a decade+ ago. I bought a can and cracked it because it was the oldest NC ball I had in inventory. Ammo looks great and runs great.

I have many many rounds of brass cased German sS and SmK from the 30's. But guess what? At 80 years, starting to see hangfires. Pulling the rounds down. Some smell fresh, some showing early signs of powder deterioration. The point is, this stuff won't last forever. Sooner or later all those spam cans I have, including the M10 220 round WW2 repacks, will have contents that are more valuable extracted then left to decay in the can. The trick may be in knowing when the day comes.
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