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    New life in .30 cal ammo can

    Hiya all, thought I would share something I have just finished today, started in Dec last year but weather was yuk to get it done sooner.
    I started tinkering with old ammo cans for ammo storage, after alot of reading on the web and trial and error i have completed my 3rd ammo can.
    Sadly i got stuck with long drying glossy olive drab instead of my quick drying non gloss.

    My first 2 cans nicely fit 1600 rounds of boxed CCI 100 packs of ammo each, I have one for subs and other for HV, they sit in the gunsafe I dont take them out would break my heart seeing the paint knocked about.

    Here i picked up 2 ammo cans from kiwi disposals on K road, Auckland man have they jumped in price $30 each spent a bit of time hunting for good gasket lids and not too many dents



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    with the help of the wheelie bin

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    yes I know try getting that big sander into the nooks and crannys but the primer would cover up most of that

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    onto the paint I used olive drab

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    I am going to use this can as a single "go" can throw in a couple of 100 packs of ammo, the bolt, cleaning kit etc and head out so I lined the inside with felt which I picked up from Spotlight using double sided tape tp stop things banging around inside.
    And not to forget the silicon grease

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    hope you like it.
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    Very nice looking cans you have there.

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    NICE ,

    Good job , somethnig I have seen done before to the Ammo cans is basically a steel tab with hole welded to the can so when you close the can & put a padlock thru the hole you have a locked steel container , for ammo or bolt / silencer etc .

    It looks to me you have the smaller 30cal can , the 50cal can is a lot bigger & is very handy , I have used them for the last 15-20yrs , BUT I have never got around to painting them UP .


    Later Chris
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    Nice work. I have oodles of the friggin things. Now I have to tidy them up a bit.
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    Excellent work
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Nice work. I have oodles of the friggin things. Now I have to tidy them up a bit.
    I could go one if you have to many
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I could go one if you have to many

    No worries Cam they are a tad bigger than those old ones but your welcome to one. I have a feeling they are an oddball size and things dont fit as snug as Survy can get his stuff. I just remembered I have those .303 projectiles sitting on the bench I was meant to give Morange for ya as well.
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    Hey thanks everyone for the comments,
    i managed to take some snaps of my first 2 cans I did couple of years ago, as you can see its a different shade of olive drab, I did the stencil via printer and cut out each letter using masking tape as the backer... took ages, i tried magnetic print sheets but they didnt seal around so well giving fuzzy edges so i used it for the bunny logos instead.
    but as you can see 1600 rounds of CCI boxed sits in well.
    In 2 of the pictures you can see my first ever attempt of camo can, it was an old ADT cash can from the 1990's was a yukky blue, took to it with odd camo colours and used what leaves and branches I had around my garden to give it the outline, I even got to spray the padlock although in poor light I cant see the combo numbers to unlock it half the time.



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    Re: New life in .30 cal ammo can

    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    No worries Cam they are a tad bigger than those old ones but your welcome to one. I have a feeling they are an oddball size and things dont fit as snug as Survy can get his stuff. I just remembered I have those .303 projectiles sitting on the bench I was meant to give Morange for ya as well.
    Sweet send em up and ill send ya a bottle of my mates home brewed "whisky"

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    Cans are $18 locally here

    Those are really cool
    I think there would be a market for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Sweet send em up and ill send ya a bottle of my mates home brewed "whisky"

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    Will I need supervision whilst consuming it?
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Re: New life in .30 cal ammo can

    If you can stomach it you might need supervising afterwards.
    Put ya helmet on and enjoy with a few crayons

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    If you can stomach it you might need supervising afterwards.
    Put ya helmet on and enjoy with a few crayons

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    Lent my helmet out for a bit so so I cant go far. Only have yellow crayons left.........I dont like the yellow ones
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    Cans are $18 locally here

    Those are really cool
    I think there would be a market for them
    $18 is a bargin for good nick cans, pitty am stuck with Auckland prices, next one I am giving a crack at I am going to see if I can get it bead blasted, and may hunt around for someone who does stencils.
    When I'm in welly next I will see if you can point me in the direction of those $18 cans
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    New life in .30 cal ammo can

    Comrades where I got the cans from. I got some from serious shooters cheap also last year

 

 

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