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#66210 - 05/20/06 01:26 PM P-38 or not?
JIM Offline
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I've recently purchased this at my local outdoor-store:


Just asking for confirmation: is that a P-38? <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
''It's time for Plan B...'' ''We have a Plan B?'' ''No, but it's time for one.'' -Stargate SG-1

#66211 - 05/20/06 01:33 PM Re: P-38 or not?
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It is a copy of a p-38, but I don't think it is an original. Don't know if it will stand up to abuse like a true p-38. I lost mine off my key chain in the past few days, so I have to replace it. I usually buy several at army surplus stores for about 40 cents.

#66212 - 05/20/06 05:25 PM P-51
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Registered: 09/19/03
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Loc: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Actually the Coghlan is the Canadian version of the P-51 which is bigger (two inch long) than the P-38. I tried it and it works well.


#66213 - 05/21/06 08:49 AM Re: P-38 or not?
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Thats a copy of a P-51. There are two versions of the coghlans copy of the P-51, the one you want is the version with two stripes pressed in to the metal. This makes the can-opener much stiffer and prevent if from bending.

The p-38 is smaller which makes it slightly handier to carry and very handy for prisicion field DIY. The P-51 is much faster and easier with cans, but a little to large for mine filed DIY jobs.

#66214 - 05/21/06 10:03 AM Re: P-38 or not?
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#66215 - 05/21/06 04:13 PM Re: P-38 or not?
JIM Offline
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Thanks for you replies.
I think I prefer a P-90! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
''It's time for Plan B...'' ''We have a Plan B?'' ''No, but it's time for one.'' -Stargate SG-1


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