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by Murff
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mill speck lanturns
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Mill speck lanturns

If one likes the look of a Mil-Spec but hates having to deal with the BS to get it lit, converting it to a 220 style lantern is pretty easy.

Murff
by Murff
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: BREAKING NEWS!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 814

Re: BREAKING NEWS!!!

brucesheehe wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:35 am Why did Mel Taylor step down? He certainly did a good job.

Is Shirley Williard still VP?
Mel was pretty for five years and decided he had done enough. Shirley is still VP.

Murff
by Murff
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: BREAKING NEWS!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 814

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Austin TX - - Newsflash!!! 2024 ICCC Convention Location Announced!! It will be in Kelso Washington hosted by Mike Merz!!! Details to follow!!! In related news, the ICCC elected a new board president! That is 16 year menber Tim "Murff" Murphy. When asked how he was as new president, Murff replied, "...
by Murff
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sitting in the garage tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Sitting in the garage tonight

This may have been the worst Bond of anyone remembers him:


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The incomparable, if not unrecognizable, George Lazenby.

Murff
by Murff
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Possibly my best picking day ever!
Replies: 26
Views: 406

Re: Possibly my best picking day ever!

Wow! You done good!

Murff
by Murff
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Crystal Harman Passed Away
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Crystal Harman Passed Away

Also known as Snowmanhats here on the CCF. She passed away last Wednesday from the bastard known as Cancer.

Light one up if you knew Crystal. She was a rabid collector, nuts over USFS items and will be missed by many here in the PNW and the Coleman Collectors community.

Murff
by Murff
Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My new 5-72 Gold Bond
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: My new 5-72 Gold Bond

Nice ride, Mike!

Murff
by Murff
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there a way I can make a red globe at home?
Replies: 35
Views: 352

Re: Is there a way I can make a red globe at home?

outlawmws wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:00 am Thats a Sportsmans Globe and was available clear and Amber.
...and red!

Murff
by Murff
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Where did the time go?
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: Where did the time go?

Ugh, my 50th was 3 years ago. I didn't go as I hate being around old people.

The reunion info was communicated on Classmates.com

You might find reunion info there for any school in the country.

Murff
by Murff
Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Changing your travel plans?
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: Changing your travel plans?

No problem here! Heck, just yesterday, I filled my empty gas tank for $20!








...on my lawn mower!

Murff
by Murff
Tue May 31, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chromex Fun! The Final Chapter...
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Chromex Fun! The Final Chapter...

I gotta be honest, on this application the grey cerakote looks better to me. Like unpolished fresh silver, whereas the chromex looks like hammered aluminum. Sadly, both coatings are very thin and do not fill in any cracks or crevices. So, whatever flaws are there, are still there only shiny, or gra...
by Murff
Mon May 30, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chromex Fun! The Final Chapter...
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Chromex Fun! The Final Chapter...

The Green 500A received a bit boring Cerakote burner assembly:


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Murff
by Murff
Mon May 30, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chromex Fun! The Final Chapter...
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Chromex Fun! The Final Chapter...

... I think I found fount worthy of the Chromex burner parts:


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Canadian 500 from 1970.

Murff
by Murff
Mon May 30, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New contract
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: New contract

Uncle Sidney meets PooPing:

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Murff
by Murff
Sun May 29, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CLX plastic Eccentric block?
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: CLX plastic Eccentric block?

Phredd wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 8:04 pm Didn’t Coleman stop using the plastic eccentric blocks?
Yes! About the time the 290, 288 and 286 got heat shields, the plastic E-blocks ceased to be around.

Murff
by Murff
Sat May 28, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A few thoughts on shop class
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: A few thoughts on shop class

Thinking more on this, girls were able to take home economics classes in, what is now, middle school in lieu of shop classes. I remember the classroom having a washer and dryer and a range for cooking. In addition we alternated 9th grade physical education (gym class) with a class called Business Pr...
by Murff
Sat May 28, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A few thoughts on shop class
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: A few thoughts on shop class

I agree that not all kids are college material. I know I wasn't. Sadly, I shared my dad's talent for not being able to make things to "spec". My cutting board in wood shop was suppose to be a rectangle. It was a trapezoid. My lamp in metal shop had a few more parts than it should have had. I even su...
by Murff
Fri May 27, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A nice surprise
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: A nice surprise

Nice find, Stewart!

Murff
by Murff
Fri May 27, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ivory 500
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Ivory 500

stickandrudder wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 5:11 am Never saw ivories before. Those are really nice. Were all the grates painted black?
If I recall correctly, some Ivory 500s did have grates painted black. When I acquired this stove, we had a guy that did porcelain enamel. I had him porcelain all of the burner parts on my Ivory 500.

Murff
by Murff
Fri May 27, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More Chromex Fun Part II
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: More Chromex Fun Part II

I send the parts out to have the Chronex applied. Definitely not a do it yourself project for this guy. I found this company when I worked for a forklift dealer. One of the dealer's customers forklifts were on the coast. The salt air accelerated the rusting of the exhaust manifolds. So, new ones wer...
by Murff
Fri May 27, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More Chromex Fun
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: More Chromex Fun

Learned a hard lesson regarding brass founts. That's not a repair in the fount. Not only was the red powdercoat compromised, but three brass 500 founts that were to be Chromexed also had the same problem, plus one more red fount. Seems the silver solder that seals the steel bottom to the brass fount...
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More Chromex Fun Part II
Replies: 8
Views: 191

More Chromex Fun Part II

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Maybe green looks as good as red?

Murff
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More Chromex Fun
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: More Chromex Fun

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SMASH!!!

Murff
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More Chromex Fun
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: More Chromex Fun

...and sadly:

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This founf had a repair and the powdercoat failed to stick to the repair. I almost didn't see it and now need to scrap another fount.

Murff
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More Chromex Fun
Replies: 11
Views: 248

More Chromex Fun

Don't ask why... https://i.postimg.cc/8zSKn9gj/20220526-142813.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/FR8GbnxF/20220526-142822.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0NHCxHFG/20220526-142908.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/QxkkVMvd/20220526-142936.jpg After burning 5 minutes: https://i.postimg.cc/mDC1qXsg/20220526-143256.jpg Cooling:...
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ivory 500
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Ivory 500

Dmacp wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 1:03 am Murff has the ivory 500 to die for.

Well, gee! :cf_blush:

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Murff
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nothing but the truth…
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Nothing but the truth…

I see what the difference is; I buy and print my own shipping labels and drop off the parcels at UPS. Some must be buying at the UPS Store and maybe that's why they ask.

BTW, Pirate Ship gives at least a 50% discount on UPS Ground!

Murff
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nothing but the truth…
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Nothing but the truth…

I've shipped hundreds of lanterns, never had one returned due to fuel oder.

Murff
by Murff
Thu May 26, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who Williams??
Replies: 23
Views: 374

Re: Who Williams??

Chromex fount, header red Cerakote on the vent, decal done by the now defunct Decals by Rainjer. Murff I suppose you've already got a gold bond 275 in the works? 😀 That ship sailed in 2007: https://i.postimg.cc/sXhNKbHL/https-hosting-photobucket-com-albums-v300-Murff-Colection-highres-Turd-Gold.jpg...
by Murff
Wed May 25, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who Williams??
Replies: 23
Views: 374

Re: Who Williams??

jhunter77 wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 11:45 pm Will the ceracoat hold up to the heat? Thanks for the laugh. Like the sticker!
The Cerakote is a 2000 degree ceramic coating. The answer is yes, it doesn't seem to care how hot it gets.

Murff
by Murff
Wed May 25, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who Williams??
Replies: 23
Views: 374

Re: Who Williams??

Chromex fount, header red Cerakote on the vent, decal done by the now defunct Decals by Rainjer.

Murff
by Murff
Wed May 25, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who Williams??
Replies: 23
Views: 374

Who Williams??

Why, I believe it's Ted's POS brother, Turd Williams!


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Murff
by Murff
Wed May 25, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What disappointment looks like
Replies: 34
Views: 526

Re: What disappointment looks like

LEGAL DISCLAIMER!!! No one should repair, seal, fill in ANY leaking fount!!! The problem being, you may think you have the problem fixed but, unless you are an expert in metals, the fount is COMPROMISED! No one has any idea if and when another leak may happen. And if the appliance is lit, and under...
by Murff
Sun May 22, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Murff went hunting today....
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Re: Murff went hunting today....

Mister_Wilson wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 12:48 am Nice haul! What’s the date on the 228E?
It's at my storage unit but I believe it was a 12/59.

Here's a slightly better picture of the haul:

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Murff
by Murff
Sun May 22, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Murff went hunting today....
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Re: Murff went hunting today....

D421 wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 1:16 am Nice quick lights, and that's a really nice sears.
Nick, who can spot a lantern at 50 yards, spotted the Sears box. It was the first score of the morning. The lantern looks like it was used one season then put away for nearly 60 years. It's in awesome condition!

Murff
by Murff
Sun May 22, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Murff went hunting today....
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Re: Murff went hunting today....

Is that a red topped Quicklite on the right? That is a red vent QL but to be honest, it was one, as was the 237B in the picture, that I sold to Nick out of my personal collection. Many of the lanterns came from a car parts swap meet and a large number came from an antique mall. We have shopped this...
by Murff
Sat May 21, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Murff went hunting today....
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Murff went hunting today....

...with Nick and Dave. I think we had a good day?

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Murff
by Murff
Sat May 21, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sears Avocado find
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Sears Avocado find

Nice score/ A 275 globe, if you find one, will work!

Murff
by Murff
Wed May 18, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: RARE Coleman GLOBE - I NEED some HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: RARE Coleman GLOBE - I NEED some HELP!

OCP bought all of the Sportsman globes from Jafe when they gave up coloring globes. Cigar Mike had over a thousand of these globes at the time and sold them pretty cheap. Jafe also did them in not only amber, but also in red. The red are about as rare as an Arc lantern.

Murff
by Murff
Tue May 17, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shipping and custom prices are outrageous!
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Shipping and custom prices are outrageous!

If you use Pirate Ship, I highly recommend their Shipsurance that they offer. The price is reasonable and you can include the price of shipping, if you want.

I have had a few claims snd and they have come through each time. Pirate Ship Customer Service is the best!

Murff
by Murff
Sat May 14, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pat Engbring's passing
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Pat Engbring's passing

Here is Pat's Obituary:

https://www.gundersonfh.com/obituaries/ ... ituaryInfo

If you knew Pat, you know she would appreciate whoever wrote it!

Murff
by Murff
Fri May 13, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: WE Dodged a Bullet!
Replies: 29
Views: 747

WE Dodged a Bullet!

And, I do mean WE! I received and email that read: "Hello my name is Hxxxxxx, I am one of the producers with American Pickers on the history channel. We are in Michigan and have come across an extensive Coleman lantern collection. This is out of our wheel house so we’re looking for someone to contac...
by Murff
Tue May 10, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Southeast fall gathering dates are set, info on gatherings section.
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Southeast fall gathering dates are set, info on gatherings section.

List updated with yours and two others!

Murff
by Murff
Mon May 09, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Vera Bradley + Coleman
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Vera Bradley + Coleman

Only at Target. After all of the belly aching over the Coleman 1900 collection I figured I should share this. https://www.target.com/c/vera-bradley-coleman/-/N-etlwj Perhaps this line may help you become closer with your fairer half? :lol: https://i.postimg.cc/gYSxKCfP/nofacepalm.gif "Oh, God! Plea...
by Murff
Sat May 07, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) the age we live in
Replies: 49
Views: 1180

Re: (OT) the age we live in

Locked due to, well you know!

Murff
As Administrator
by Murff
Mon May 02, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heads-up to eBay Sellers re International Shipping
Replies: 32
Views: 934

Re: Heads-up to eBay Sellers re International Shipping

For International Shipping, on the Custom Forms label contents, I state "Camping Lantern (NO FUEL)". Never have had a problem. I also make sure I have emptied the fuel and dried the fount with compressed air. Lantern, or stove, is then bubble wrapped and placed into a plastic grocery bag or small pl...
by Murff
Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Spirit/priming cup for a Coleman 530
Replies: 28
Views: 448

Re: Spirit/priming cup for a Coleman 530

The 530 GI Pocket Stove was designed by a guy that had asbestos finger tips!

Murff
by Murff
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Tacoma
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: New Tacoma

That's a nice looking truck, Jan!

Murff
by Murff
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ebay question
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Ebay question

Tough situation, Charlie. eBay can be weird about things and each case is treated individually. Case in point: Last year, I sold a very nice Canadian 200 to a buyer in China. When it arrived, the box looked like an accordian. Needless to say, the lantern was severly damaged. Luckily, the buyer opene...
by Murff
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Went jogging for the first time in 14 years 😂
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Went jogging for the first time in 14 years 😂

I've read all of these posts after just getting out of bed. It now has me motivated! So tired, I'm jogging back to bed... .... well, not really. Cool that you all stay so physically active and this thread may motivate me to walk more. No running at age 70 with 2 knee replacements and I feel my hips ...