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    Opening Romanian 8mm Ammo Crate

    I just got in a crate of Romanian 8mm Mauser ammo but I have one small problem. The crate has a steel band running all the way around it that is keeping it closed. I was wondering if anyone knew the proper method I should use to remove the band and get at my ammo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieter122
    screw driver and pliers...

    what i had to use a few times when that metal pull tab band snapped when it shouldnt of...

    power tools work too...if you are VERY VERY careful. I wouldnt go that route myself though, id mess something up in a disaster

    You mess things up anyway. :lol:



    Don't worry man, you can get tools to work with that are idiot proof. I believe Fisher-Price has a quality line of tools you should look into.



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    just run to walmart and get a pair of tin snips
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    i cut bands like tat all the time at work with a good pair of diagonal cutting pliers.
    Don't overcomplicate a bologna sandwich.....

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    or you can always shoot it open
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    Thanks for the help everyone, I'm off to Walmart for some tin snips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machineguneddie
    or you can always shoot it open
    :lol: Just make sure to use fragmenting ammo! That way the bullet will break the steel band, fragment, and the fragments won't pentetrate into the cases of ammo! Or even better, frangible ammo! But that might not break the band...
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    An AK bayonet w/scabbard works great for snipping those things, by the way!

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    A regular pair of pliers will work also.
    Stick the band all the way in and use the inside of the pliers to pinch a tear in the band, once you have that little tear grab one side with pliers and twist, this will then tear right apart.
    Remember to keep your eyes safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machineguneddie
    just run to walmart and get a pair of tin snips
    What he said - that, or bolt cutters if you have 'em.

    Quote Originally Posted by ATC
    An AK bayonet w/scabbard works great for snipping those things, by the way!
    Now THAT is a great idea! Never thought a bayonet would be useful for anything... thanks for the tip!
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    4 1/2" power grinder works good, too, and on a corner won't mark much.

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    they should have come with can opener mine did quite easy to open with said opener...

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    Go buy an early Colt SP1 with the open flashider and stick the flashider into the band then twist until it snaps. Just thought I could provide you with some justification for another rifle purchace.
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    Swiss Army Knife Can Opener. I'm not kidding - they actually work very well on ALL Eastern Block "spam can" ammo.
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