Shameful confession: I like the occasional tin of canned tiny fish. Be they the always-maligned sardine, kippers or the bargain-basement “fish steak,” they have all spent time in my cabinet. I grew up eating them with hot sauce as a kid and still keep them around for hurricanes/camping/kayaking/hunting trips and the like and keep the stockpile rotated through the occasional midnight snack.
With that being said, did you know that, between 1946 and 1948, Springfield Armory packed M1911A1s, M1 Garands, M2 Carbines, M2 BHMGs and M1918A2 BARs like sardines?
Cosmoline free! Just pop the top and add ammo!
More in my column at Guns.com.