The improved M1950A3 stove, now with a--?

Discussion in 'Stove Paraffinalia' started by Murph, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Murph

    Murph United States Subscriber

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    So, after putting on a spark lighter for easy and fast access, how do you top THAT?

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/22746

    So, someone at work commented, "Nice work, now how the hell do you open the can of food, genius?"

    Hmmm--- :-k

    Wait a minute, this is a M1950A3 model so I take off the outer carrier for the spare generator and there is--- :o

    1355265146-CanOpener1.JPG

    A CAN OPENER??? :?

    Yep--a can opener! :idea:

    1355265155-CanOpener2.JPG

    One, each, modified US Army issue, opener, can, P38! :shock:

    Here's two of them, stock and modified:

    1355265165-CanOpener3.JPG

    Made the stock opener a little narrower, and a bit shorter, so it not only fits inside the generator carrier, but allows the bottom flange of the spare generator to fully seat against the carrier, so the carrier fully snaps into place.

    Face it, folks--I HATE GOING HUNGRY! =P~

    Murph
     
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    Well Murph, will wonders never cease? That is very cool!
     
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    Hi Murph

    I think your idea is great.

    I remember having one of those can openers in my rucksack for years.
    They are simple to use and work really well on all shaped cans.

    I can't find the one I have so have ordered two off eBay.
    Fixing one of them to one of my 520s or 530s seems to be a wonderful idea.
     
  4. Murph

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    Thanks, Trevor, Rick!

    I remember my days in the Army, there was always some bloke who had his kit dialed in, all the mods completely unauthorized, and everyone looked the other way or were told to.

    Some units it was darn near a signature, like the can of ham and lima beans (AKA "ham and motherf**kers") on the M60 light machine guns to get 'em to feed right. Only saw it on helicopters, groundpounders never had the feed problem.

    Murph