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Conco cans

Post by Mojave » Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:25 pm

Last week I had an opportunity to buy several jerry cans - most of which looked like generic aftermarket cans. I passed them up, as we have about 30-odd cans, which are enough for our needs hauling water into the desert for gold dry-wash cleanup. One was a camlock water can with "44" and "CONCO" markings on bottom. The other was also a camlock design, marked "CONCO", but with a smaller opening similar to the european style cans. This one also was marked "44", but with other number markings as well. Both cans had some rust on the inside. Are these cans of any greater value over a everyday military water or gas can? I may have a second chance to buy the cans tomorrow. Any thoughts on a fair market price?
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Post by Bill H. » Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:10 pm

That sounds to me like a USMC cam lock gas can. Water cans were dated on the top under the handles. It was embossed "out" where the gas cans are embossed "in" on the bottom. Does it have USMC on the sides?
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Post by Mojave » Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:20 pm

We didn't notice "USMC" on the sides. Anyone have an idea as to value, or to other ID possibilities?
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Post by Alasdair Brass » Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:36 pm

Hi Bill,
You may have seen my posting above re the N.S.I gas can, it has the stampings in the top as you describe.

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Post by Mojave » Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:03 pm

Today we bought the cans I described, for a fairly low price. The small-opening camlock can does have USMC on the side - just didn't notice it before. Besides the 2 "44" cans I described, we also got an undated gas can (possibly civilian?) with a military-type lid, and an '82 USMC marked gas can. The seller will be bringing me about 20 more cans to look at next week.
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