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Opening Crosman Pellet Tins

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by Mephistopheles, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not as strong as I used to be, but it seems like one has to have super human strength and a grip like a Pitbull's jaw to open the pellet tins from Crosman. Lots of advice on line, but the easiest and the one that always works for me requires only a butter knife. Just rap on 4 opposing sides of the can with the base of the knife and it is much easier to unscrew. May seem obvious to some. I had to look it up.
     
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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I guess I haven't run into that problem yet. My tins have opened fairly easily so far. When I close them back up, I am careful not to put them on too tightly when I close them up.
     
  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Nope, never had a problem. Probably burned up 4 tins so far this year of Premiere Domes
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I can crush a beer truck with my bare hands...
     
  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    People squeeze them too hard when trying to open them. Just barely hold and twist and the lid comes right off.
     
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  6. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks, I'll try that next time.

    Two days later. Thank you Taku. Finesse over strength is the key. Pick up a new can and it opened easily with a light grip.
     
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  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just throw the can real hard at the floor.
    I always manage to spill the whole can when I try to open it, so why not make it easier for myself.
     
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  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Had to laugh and yea, lids can suck.
    Had a hand-me-down tin of RWS .177's that was rusted up tight. I had to get creative with nippers and a screwdriver.
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Kids and screwdrivers are a recipe for disaster!
     
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  10. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  11. Heywood

    Heywood Prineville Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah just resist the urge to horse them tins open.
    On a side note:
    Last time I had a screw driver in one hand and some nippers in the other it wasn't pretty...I woke up outside behind the bar and my wallet was empty.
     
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  12. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Use a set channel locks works perfect,
     
  13. jsparks747

    jsparks747 Portland, Or Active Member

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    I cut four or five V shaped cuts in the top of the can and then fold the top in a bit. works great.