2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

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2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Rickf » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:16 pm

There is a guy selling "RARE" 2.5 gallon cans on Flea bay and asking BIG dollars. No markings anywhere. Are these legitimate cans?
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:00 pm

They were manufactured at one time, but not GI Issue.
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Rickf » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:17 pm

I thought I had seen them but never in service or on any site that catered to the can crowd. So basically it is nowhere near worth 400.00?
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:19 pm

Probably if it were full of quarters. :wink:
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by bombtech » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:22 pm

I have not seen the can on ebarf, but the can I have is a USMC, 1973 made half size can with all the usual US features. I believe they were made for house hold use and were not a military item. Mine is a horrible shade of industrial green paint put on with a old crusty brush, it was originally red. They may not be overly common, but I have seen several for sale over the years, mostly at car shows. My file picture is too large to post here. Feel free to PM if you need more info.
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by bombtech » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:29 pm

Holy smokes Bat man, $400.00??!!?? I would advise that is hugely over priced. Next time I see one at a car show I will pick it up for any one who needs one. Maybe because I only collect military cans, but I just don't find it anywhere near that interesting.
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Rickf » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:38 pm

If I remember correctly you are not allowed to put links to auctions on here? Or is that SS? Anyway it is eBay item number:162920250139
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by bombtech » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:53 pm

Thanks for the item number, it is not bad looking for a rattle can respray. I did not notice any maker or date info on the bottom, maybe due to picture quality or many layers of rust and paint. Next time I am in the barn I will look at mine and see where the info is. I still think the price is way too much, but then again, many of the cans on that site are priced crazy. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by eaw46 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:44 am

There were Wine cans that were 10 Liter about 2.5 US gallons that were post WW2 era they were European.

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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:20 am

And there were European issue parts cleaning kits that included a brush and two miniature German style cans, I may have a NOS Kit left for trade.
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by frenchman » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:58 pm

hello
the small wine can were use by the french army up to the 70's i think they were marked <VIN> for wine
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by majmacs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:38 pm

One of the farm/ surplus companies in Canada (Pricess Auto) used to always have the French Army VIN 10 litre cans for sale in their surplus section. I think they were around $18-$20 CDN each. Not sure if they still sell them as ive not been home to Canada in 3 years.
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Steve Webb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:38 pm

I bought a set some years ago 3 or 4 of them. They have a single handle and 10 L on one side. I have not looked for any other markings and can't remember where I bough them from or what they were claimed to be. Not the VIN wine can though for sure. Tall and skinny like 20 L cans
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by majmacs » Sun May 06, 2018 11:38 am

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Just saw this at the Tongeron brocante.
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Re: 2.5 gallon Jerry cans?

Post by Steve Webb » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:01 pm

I dug one out today and it has 10L on the top of 1 side and HM in a raised section in the middle of the side. One the other side in the middle section is 1981 on it. Some non English stenciling on it is Red. I will post pictures sometime this week. Here is the can 2 are marked like this and 1 has no markings on it. 1 picture not shown just has the date 1981 on the square side where the HN is shown here.

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Lining is in good condition and the nozzle fits very well.
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