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Old 10-04-2013, 21:31   #16
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

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I have to admit, this is one topic that I asked before I searched.
Well and I have to admit that I would probably not searched for this myself if the question had occurred to me. Who would have guessed such an obscure subject had been covered in a prior thread?

I think I spend way too much time on this forum.
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Old 10-04-2013, 22:42   #17
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

there is a can opener top draw under the sink, help yourself...me boatsa issa your boatsa! I will look around memphis and see if I can find you a replacement P-38, most all the army surplus stores have closed here.

Will be back in KW by next weekend for sure....ready to be back on me boat. This land thing is kinda sucky, ya know...civilization and all is too stressful!!!!!
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Thanks, you can but them online. I got the last ones on Amazon. I tried the 38 but it's too small. Looking forward to ordering some 51 soon.
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Get a leatherman and enjoy the half million other things it's good for as well
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

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Get a leatherman and enjoy the half million other things it's good for as well

Yep, Leatherman tool, Swiss Army knife, etc.

About the P-38's - a carry the one my father was issued in Vietnam on my keychain.
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

I just bought 2 from militaryuniformsupply.com, 2.99 each
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

I use this - at home as well.




They are not folding, bigger than the P38/58, and are made from stainless steel. My mother had one from before I was born, and I bought myself one when I moved out 23 years ago. It's a really good and simple can opener that doesn't take up much room, but always works. Of course it is not pocketable, but for the galley it is perfect, in my opinion.

I have seen cheaper imitation ones, made from alu, or what I would call "tin" (sheet metal, more like), but this one just keeps going.

Edit: The one in the picture is a left-hander. Mine is a right hander.
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

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They are still very available; not issued now since the C-rats died, replaced by the slightly larger P-51.

How about this deal for $6.49 for TWENTY-FIVE!



25 New Military P 38 Army K Ration Can Openers Boy Scout Free Shipping | eBay

That's a lot cheaper than the four years they used to cost.
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

rodl....my emergency can opener----bubbas claws...
i actually have 3 or 4 extra can openers in my boat--i keep a net over a formosa window to keep stuff like that--is always in front of my eyes, so i always lose it....lol
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Re: Funny, I lost my p38 emergency can opener...

My original P-38 went to the Wall a few years ago, but it was worn out after 40 years of use so I thought it best to retire it. Now I use the hook nose blade on my Case stock mans knife. I can open a can in nothing flat!
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