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Why everyone should have a 50 cent P-38

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by dd61999, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. dd61999

    dd61999 Empty Pockets

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    I would love to see a pic of that
     
  2. senoBDEC

    senoBDEC Empty Pockets

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    Here you go:
    Paperclip (approx. 0.75 inch long) and needlenose pliers. A wire cutter helps. In this case, the little "hook" could be a little tighter, but haven't had any snags yet, and it makes it easier to pull it out.
    Edit:
    Roger Grave's idea - not mine
    ;) :D
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  3. dd61999

    dd61999 Empty Pockets

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    THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANKS FOR THE IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. dd61999

    dd61999 Empty Pockets

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    I just made one as soon as I read this post. It is a very simple mod that works much better tha n the o-ring I had in there. Simple friction holds the modified paper clip in there and you just bend the ends for a grip handle to pull in and out of the p-38.

    A BIG HUGE THANKS TO SENOBDEC!!!!!! What a great mod
     
  5. senoBDEC

    senoBDEC Empty Pockets

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    Not my idea, thank Roger Graves. ;)
    It is a great and simple mod.
     
  6. Lugsalot

    Lugsalot EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hmm...I wonder if you added a small loop to the end of the bent portion of the clip, maybe you could tether the clip to the lanyard hole using a thin chain. That way you wouldn't have to worry about losing the clip every time you slid it out to use the opener.

    Anyone think that'd be worth the hassle? :shrug:
     
  7. tiktok 22

    tiktok 22 Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks senoBDEC,

    Here is the link I used to make mine. It has a lot of great info...
     
  8. dewildeman

    dewildeman Loaded Pockets

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    Great link!
     
  9. LZ

    LZ Loaded Pockets

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    I think that would work for sure...hassle? perhaps a little ;)

    I've got a dozen of these on the way...and I also have a few hundred small O-rings kicking around....
    My plan is to take a small round file and make notches on either side to "seat" the O-rings....
    got the idea from my Atwood crawdaddy and bugbite...
     
  10. Mad_Maxx

    Mad_Maxx Loaded Pockets

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    got both the 51 and the 38 from ebay to put them in my 2 PSK survival kits, rella ynice tools

    not good to cut for me, any suggestion on how to sharpen with a sharpening stone? would be better if they where sharp.


    thanks for the help!!!
    MAXX
     
  11. dd61999

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    The paper clip mod keeps falling out so I went back to the o-ring
     
  12. reinman60

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    Haven't had one of these since I was a Boy Scout, but reading this thread reminded me of how useful they are. I'll be getting some right away!
     
  13. tet6t8

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  14. MattR

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    Good thread, forgotten about these until I read this. Have to add it to the list.

    Matt
     
  15. projectdp

    projectdp Loaded Pockets

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    here are some other reasons from that link :)

    THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CAN OPENER.
    A P-38 WILL WORK ON ANY SIZE CAN WITH A RIM.
    WHEN THE POWER IS OUT OR YOUR ELECTRIC CAN OPENER BITES THE DUST A P-38 CAN SAVE THE DAY.
    DON'T GET CAUGHT IN A THUNDERSTORM, HURRICANE OR ICE STORM WITHOUT A WORKING CAN OPENER.
    PERFECT FOR CAMPING, HIKING, FISHING OR FOR THE SURVIVALIST IN YOUR FAMILY.
    BE SURE TO CARRY A P-38 ON YOUR KEY RING, DOG TAG CHAIN, TACKLE BOX OR IN YOUR 72 HOUR EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT.
    GIVE A P-38 TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES.

    GIVE A P-38 TO A STRANGER AND THEY WILL HAVE A LOOK OF BEWILDERMENT ON THEIR FACE
    OR LOOK UP AT YOU WITH A BIG SMILE AND TELL YOU THEIR P-38 STORY.

    REMEMBER THE GI'S GOLDEN RULE: 'ALWAYS MAKE SURE SOMEONE HAS A P-38.'
     
  16. magnus

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    I've got some P-51's coming from County Comm. Went with those over the P-38 mostly because of the larger size for my big fingers, and reports that they work more easily than the P38.
     
  17. Emanuel

    Emanuel Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a P-38 around my neck with some black cord, and I keep the blade closed with a ranger band (bicycle inner tube cut in a thin piece and used just like any other rubber band).

    I don't use it much but I like having it there, and it's an authentic US Shelby co type.
     
  18. datiLED

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    Thanks for the link! I have been looking for a P-38.

    I'd like to keep one in each of the vehicles and one at work. If it is not too obtrusive, I"ll even throw one on my keychain.
     
  19. busylilnurse

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    I am so glad to find people who appreciate the P-38 as much as I do! I've had this one for over 24 years....it was my ex husbands when he was in the Army and I loved it more than he did! Funny the things you keep from a divorce :roof: It stays in my kitchen drawer in case of power outage and living in the armpit of Indiana we do have power outages!!!
     
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    They came four-to-a-case of C-rations in 'Nam and I kept one on my dogtag chain. I've carried one continuously on my keyring since 1969. I managed to break the first one many years ago and replaced it with the one in the pic. The plating is long worn off. It's a must-have keyring tool for me! Yeah, they can open in your pocket, but it's never been an issue for me. That one was temporarily confiscated at the courthouse when I reported for jury duty once :green: and I always remove it prior to flying.

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    Larry