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#1 Curmudgeon

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:05 AM

For those of us who prefer the steel fuel cans over the plastic ones, it can induce sticker shock when you look at the Valpro/Wavian cans.  And surplus NATO cans have been very scarce for a number of years now. 

I recently found a surplus dealer that has genuine NATO fuel cans.  Apparently a lot of them.  They describe them as new inside, never used, but stored outside.  There was no indication of age.  I was a little skeptical, since they're selling them for $19.95 each.  I decided to find out and ordered 14 of them.  At that price they sure aren't going to ship them free, and shipping was $97.  That brought them to just under $27 each.  They also threw in a simple spout for each one. 

I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived.  These are in better condition than some of the surplus cans I bought 20 years ago, and they're even older.  When I opened them they still smell like fresh paint inside.  Most are dated 1954 and two are dated 1952.  A few have some small dents and all have a little surface rust here and there, but overall, very nice fuel cans.  Most would look brand new with a coat of paint.

So if you're in the market for some genuine NATO cans, here's your chance to score some at a good price.  Major Surplus & Suvival.  If you're in the Los Angeles area you can pick them up and save the shipping cost. 

https://majorsurplus...n/category/445/

 

 


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 03:10 AM

Thanks for the tip! I ordered a couple extras.


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 05:50 AM

Me too!


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:01 PM

Headed in for a couple myself. I'm so sick of newer gas cans and their stupid nozzles and restriction garbage. Picked up 2 last night. Thank you for the heads up!


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:29 PM

Just so that people know, they won't ship to the PRK among other States. I don't need any more, but I've a few that should probably be retired.


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:43 PM

Due to State Regulations, this item is Not to be sold in the following states: CA, CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and City of Dallas, TX

 

Thanks for the heads up, Jim.  Unfortunately CARB says us Californians can't buy them (at least via shipment).


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:30 PM

I ordered a couple to store diesel for Big Red the mighty tractor.  They offer free nozzles with the cans.

 

Jim, thanks tor the tip!


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 06:33 PM

Due to State Regulations, this item is Not to be sold in the following states: CA, CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and City of Dallas, TX

 

Thanks for the heads up, Jim.  Unfortunately CARB says us Californians can't buy them (at least via shipment).

Good thing I got some a long time ago!


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 11:52 PM

Does anyone make/sell lockable mounting brackets for them?
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Posted 08 May 2021 - 03:54 AM

I’m confused. My residence is in the Bay Area, CA…I placed an order and it went through. I used PayPal. The seller is located in Los Angeles.

Due to State Regulations, this item is Not to be sold in the following states: CA, CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and City of Dallas, TX

Thanks for the heads up, Jim. Unfortunately CARB says us Californians can't buy them (at least via shipment).


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