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NATO style gas cans.

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

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    I am tempted to get one just for the hell of it because they are cool, but in truth I have plenty of gas cans.
    When they changed the spout/vent system on them so they spill gas all over I spent a summer getting old style 5 gallon jugs from garage sales.
     
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    Like Irons says.....

    Old school gas cans are better than those Cali compliant crap cans. Hit the local garage sales instead. Cheaper too.
     
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    andial Sir Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Those new ones can't pour for shit look on Craigslist or e-bay for Old Gerry cans that have the vent pipe built in it so it can fecking pour!
     
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    I agree....I have made it a point to pick up the old school type gas cans whenever I see them at yard sales or auctions. They are out there, and you can get them...seem to be getting a bit more expensive, though.
     
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    phoneman Silver Member Silver Miner

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    I brought 4 of these cans. One lid would not seal from the get go. Now second one won't seal. Metal funnels that are sold for these leak like crazy when you use them to pour gas. I won't purchase any more.
     
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    Looks like Chinese crap from the pictures
     
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    Vlad The Impaler Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I have not used mine yet but the funnels and the way they clamp down seem to suggest they will not leak at all. I got an old school US gerry can, it leaks like you would not mind at all.... if you were dumping it down a tank's gullet. I was sick of the modern one's I have. I have to tape the spout open then it takes forever to get 5 gallons out. I thought they were real NATO surplus but the shine on the paint got me questioning them. Then the paint flaking off I knew they were not ever made for military use.
     
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    I have a pair of them and they work well, you have to check out the different types of spouts. I got one that did leak but found another style that works great. mine were made in the check republic (sp)
     
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    The ones I got have no primer under the paint.
     
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    Vlad The Impaler Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Here check out the photos. Two sat side by side and only one had this problem that i know of. I did not remove the other one from the shelf to see. Gas Can 2.JPG Gas Can 3.JPG

    Gas can 1.JPG
     
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    I bought five of these at least 10 years ago from Sportsman Guide. I don't like them
    at all. They were touted as being French military surplus. -What Irons said-
     
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    Old school Gerry can's are great but the seals go bad after a couple of years, causing them to leak. Very hard to find new seals, but if you buy a sheet of gasket material at the local hardware store you can make all the replacements you need. I replace mine at the first signs of cracking, and they never leak.
     
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    OK, over the years I've sold several hundred of the NATO style gerry cans. I even scarfed up ten of the old style Donkey Dick spouts. If you ever find one of these buy it. I don't care what it costs, buy it.

    Oh, and about those 'can gaskets' that you can't find - can also be used on the spouts, try 'Old Grouch' - http://store.oldgrouch.biz/nagascangase.html

    Last time I bought six from him I had them in less than a week for like $10/3 plus s&h

    And just to be clear - NONE of the NATO stye gerry cans I've ever seen have a vent built in. THE VENT WAS BUILT INTO THE SPOUT.

    I can pop the lid on a 5 gallon gerry can and pour all the diesel in it into my deuce's 50 gal fuel tank WITHOUT a donkey dick in about two minutes or less - the Donkey Dicks did come in handy with my CUCV's though.

    Donkey Dick NATO spout.jpg
     
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    I bought 15 or so from SG years & years ago. They were dirt cheap ($10-$15 delivered), and were Swiss issue. Very nice quality. I like them rather than plastic cans since the plastic (HDPE or PP) allow oxygen to leak through the plastic. Oxygen doesn't leak through steel like that.
     
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    Post links to old style gas cans.

    Anybody??
     
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    Old style gas cans means pre "lawyer spout" regulation cans. You can still find them at garage sales. I stocked up about 10 years ago when the new useless ones came out.
     
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    andial Sir Midas Member Site Supporter

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    IMG_0425.JPG IMG_0386.JPG here is the internal
    vent on my can if you dont have one your can is a cheap knockoff.
     
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    image.jpeg The real deal on the left, all the Genuine surplus NATO of mine have the little metal plates that you can switch from yellow Petrol to Diesel, and the internal vent tube at the spout. I have had mine since around 2001/2 before they were banned by EPA, notice also the heavy red internal primer paint, and constructed of very thick heavy gauge steel. All mine ( about a dozen) have had hard use for at least 12 years....and are dated from the late 60's to 70's. The one on the right I think is the new replacement style.
     
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    Andial,

    Please reread what I POSTED that you responded to.

    the pictures of the one you posted are NOT NATO STYLE...

    Sorry, I stand by what I said.

    THE LARGER NATO style, not the much earlier smaller one or the screw in neck US ones - copied all over the world

    EDIT -

    I went and looked at my collection of NATO style cans. I DO OWN a couple of the smaller type shown above and they DO HAVE A VENT. SO YOU ARE CORRECT. AND SO WAS I. AND WE WERE BOTH WRONG. On the same subject. MAN I'm gettin old
     
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    Agreed on all points wallew missed the nato/ gerry divide. I blame stonedywanka he was PM ing me saying posters were calling me a no nothing on numerous threads here i should show some spine trying to rile me up. All good.
     
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    It thought mebe a dust of was brewing for sure Dialber.

    First when you were like "Hey Wallow, real ass Gerry cans got a mother feckin spout son! Look again you blank hole! I'll post a blanking picture if I get a blanking chance ok!"


    Then Wallews said, Andial! You better read what i said you blank face. These mother truckers are NOT NATO action son! Blank!

    goodtimes !

    Oh man, I got a surprise call to work today. We poured 27 yards of concrete for a patio footing on one those Dracula castles today.
    We used one of those new hose pump machines with the hopper. I'm fecking beat, folding up for the night sir.
     
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    wallew Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    You think those original replacements will fit in the Chinese knock offs?
     
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    wallew Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Short answer is yes. Longer answer is maybe because they MUST have the two eyelets where these original spouts connect to the can.

    Also, I ordered two of these spouts, and they both came in a correct military green vinyl pouches. WAY KEWL!

    And they have more - http://www.ebay.com/itm/302020217072 -
    so I bought two more...
     
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    I decided to try one, used ebay bucks and so it felt "free" for me. Just need a place to keep gas up in the big woods.
     

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