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by Sam_McCord
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Old Coleman Enthusiast, New Member
Replies: 27
Views: 346

Re: Old Coleman Enthusiast, New Member

Welcome from the Alaska Peninsula!
by Sam_McCord
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: RUG Gummy Varnish ...it's terrible stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: RUG Gummy Varnish ...it's terrible stuff

I've always used either gasoline or kerosene to clean up this messy gunk. Seems to work pretty well but "saving" any paint under is usually futile.
by Sam_McCord
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 220B (or BX) Dated 3 8 for parts or repair
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: WTS 220BX? Dated 3 8 for parts or repair

No box, no BX!!!
by Sam_McCord
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Information on a 948A kitchen range.
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Information on a 948A kitchen range.

Can you post a photo of the stove in question? I have a PDF of the instructions covering models 950C & 950D but I do not know if the models are similar. They are from around the same time frame I believe.

Edit: After looking at the burner diagram posted above I think they are quite different?
by Sam_McCord
Tue May 10, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another Storage Idea..
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Another Storage Idea..

Is moisture retention an issue with the bags closed?
by Sam_McCord
Wed May 04, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: is this a legit coleman?1925 alcohol stove. Perfect condition.
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: is this a legit coleman?1925 alcohol stove. Perfect condition.

How much are you selling it for? I assume it's for sale since it's posted in classified section?
by Sam_McCord
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tulsa Gun Show
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Tulsa Gun Show

I figured the next time I went I would take a golf cart... Or would a Segway be better? 🤔 Point is, lots of walking 😁 Restocking on burnt up ammo after today Doug? I'd like to have at least a Rascal Scooter :D I can replenish the ammo at the house! Just a little time at the bench. I remembered on t...
by Sam_McCord
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tulsa Gun Show
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Tulsa Gun Show

Any members going to try and hit the show this weekend? I'll be there both days. I bet prices will be nuts. I have found GPA related items there previously.
by Sam_McCord
Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: C.M. Mfg Co found? (WW2 stove cases)
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: C.M. Mfg Co found? (WW2 stove cases)

Carlton, great job sleuthing this out! By the way it appears as if your PIP has failed on your mountain stove, pump handle is rising!!!
by Sam_McCord
Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413D Bung issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: 413D Bung issue?

I fixed one with the same issue for a friend on a 413C. Soldering is a good tool to have when fettling GPA's 😁 Another good tool to have is a friend and fellow collector of Toby's caliber that lives close enough that you can drive over to his place and look over all of his fantastic collection whil...
by Sam_McCord
Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What model lantern would you suggest to me?
Replies: 57
Views: 1245

Re: What model lantern would you suggest to me?

My advice would be a 200A. Half the mantle cost of a double and the 200's just run. I like the 220/228 lanterns just fine but prefer the singles. Difference in light output is negligible to my eye. Just keep in mind the fact that whichever lantern you get next will not be your last! Before long you'...
by Sam_McCord
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Can you make a military burner valve adjustable?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Can you make a military burner valve adjustable?

I think you'll have better luck using lower fount pressure and the tip cleaner to throttle down the flame. I know, I know, it's supposed to wear out the gas tip on the generator. I've been doing it for a long time (years) on a 530 and am still using the same generator tip. You will never get a low s...
by Sam_McCord
Sat Mar 05, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman #20 Senior mantles
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Coleman #20 Senior mantles

When I read the title I thought we were talking about mantles that would forget they were lit after running 10 minutes.

I use Petromax mantles on my 237, they are very bulbous and occasionally will be up against the generator but it doesn't seem to cause a problem. Thanks for posting pictures.
by Sam_McCord
Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman generator for a 228
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Coleman generator for a 228

Chub, some Coleman generators had a brass screen inside but I think they were gone by 69. I also doubt your packing is asbestos. Did you rotate the tip cleaner on your unsuccessful attempt to light lantern? Have you checked that pricker wire is good? It wont hurt it to run it w/o the tube in it.
by Sam_McCord
Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping Paint off Vent
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Stripping Paint off Vent

Rustoleum-High Heat paint 2000 deg and 2000 deg grey primer from an auto parts store, Evapo- Rust from harbor freight to soak the vent in for a day that is warm or longer when it is cold to remove the rust. This you can check the absence of rust after soaking. Buff any residue off with a wire wheel...
by Sam_McCord
Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can a man have too many vices?
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Re: Can a man have too many vices?

I agree w/Dean...vices yes, vises no.

And then there was the old bumper sticker, "I gave up smoking, fast women, and drinking and found out I didn't have to work!"

And so it goes...
by Sam_McCord
Sat Feb 12, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question on Coleman 530 Stove Wrenches. Original, reproduction or manufacturing variations
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Question on Coleman 530 Stove Wrenches. Original, reproduction or manufacturing variations

My guess it the one that is blued one is a reproduction. It was either cut with a water jet or plasma/laser cutter. The vertical striation are a dead giveaway. The other on was punched which mean it was mass produced. I also doubt they would have taken the time to blue them knowing they would likel...
by Sam_McCord
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OCD stove
Replies: 18
Views: 632

Re: OCD stove

The Office of Civilian Defense was a WW2 era agency created by by executive order. It ceased to exist (again by executive order) in 1945 before the war ended. The Office of Civil Defense was a separate entity. I agree that the stove in question has just had a decal put on it. The sticker is from the...
by Sam_McCord
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 73
Views: 2132

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

You most certainly can use Coleman fuel and will be doing your generator a favor by doing so. Use the search function here on the website and I think you will be able to answer all of your questions.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian Stoves
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Canadian Stoves

Which parts specifically? Some parts interchange and some don't. OCP has parts diagrams for U.S. appliances, I wonder if the part names are the same? It would be a start.
by Sam_McCord
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The little pink stove that could
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: The little pink stove that could

I had a NIB pink one that I could not bring myself to light. So I bought a silver one to run. I like the pattern of the flame on the burner and they do a good job. That's a nice one.
by Sam_McCord
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CPR Saved
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: CPR Saved

I thought this was going to be a first aid thread. I guess in a way it is! Great save Devon.
by Sam_McCord
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pellet stove question
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Pellet stove question

If you get a pellet stove make sure you keep a spare auger motor on the shelf. The motor will quit eventually and without it the stove is useless.
by Sam_McCord
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Scored a Soldering Furnace
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Scored a Soldering Furnace

Thanks for posing pictures Toby. I think this is my most unusual find. Maybe the rarest as well as I doubt many of these were turned out. Interested to hear if anyone else has seen or owned one.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??

The dishwasher thing works really well. Also OCP sells the decals. Yeah, but this decal has full lighting instructions. I have never seen this one on OCP before. Maybe I need to re-look. The stove is from 1976 (I forget the exact fuel tank tab date). I'll bet you know how to light a stove...put it ...
by Sam_McCord
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??

Who cares about the decal? Throw that puppy in the washer!!!
by Sam_McCord
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Scored a Soldering Furnace
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Scored a Soldering Furnace

Toby the fount is CQ shaped with internal pump, winged fuel cap with air screw for external pump. It's brass with steel bottom. Has a screw on pump cap with long pump shaft. The burner is more akin to the 458 gas plant than a 500 and has no provision for a preheat. I pulled the drum off to clean out...
by Sam_McCord
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Scored a Soldering Furnace
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Scored a Soldering Furnace

I found a Coleman soldering furnace today. Model 456 if I'm not mistaken although it's not marked with a model number that I can find. Has the drum on it but not the soldering iron. No pictures yet but I bet I can get Toby to take some. I fired the unit up earlier this evening and she's a runner. Al...
by Sam_McCord
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint

Here's a good thread from right here on the forum. The search feature should not be overlooked.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10
by Sam_McCord
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is He Cheating?
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Is He Cheating?

Who really cares?
by Sam_McCord
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Stove Fuel Tank Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Coleman Stove Fuel Tank Storage

I agree with Stovie that "in the field finds" with fuel in the tank are usually found to be OK. The founts I find that are empty and dry always seem to have rust inside. I would leave fuel in it (and do with my own equipment) but I would also not expect to leave it for years and then get it out and ...
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Homemade generator
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: Homemade generator

It'll never work Toby and you'll probably put your eye out!!! :lol:
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's CL find
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Today's CL find

Impossible, we just had a thread that established the fact that CL had NO lantern bargains!!!

Seriously, a nice find and it had a sparky...what's not to love about that deal?
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)
Replies: 38
Views: 2551

Re: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)

Here is another vote for just removing the valve and giving the f/a tube a good cleaning. How else can you forget to reassemble the f/a to the valve, completely reassemble the lantern, and then realize the f/a tube is laying on the workbench??? Good times!
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Akron 134G Drawing
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Akron 134G Drawing

I received the same drawing from Dan (thanks Dan!). Here is a link to a post I made with a picture of the valve apart, may help or may not. I hope I can post the right link.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/ ... 82#p156382
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a lantern today...
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Bought a lantern today...

There are still some deals out there, but I'm a little surprised you got a 200A for that price, but I'll take that as good news! Congrats and enjoy! Surprised me too after seeing common 200A's (meaning not Christmas lanterns, black bands, etc.) selling for what to me is absurd money. I also found a...
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a lantern today...
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Bought a lantern today...

First lantern I've purchased in a long while. 7/53 200A with red letter globe for under $20 at a flea market. It just needs a little clean up. I have no pictures but I was really surprised to find one so reasonably priced and just felt a need to post about it. Happy hunting all!
by Sam_McCord
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Craigslist & Coleman....
Replies: 26
Views: 1096

Re: Craigslist & Coleman....

I have fair luck on CL. Few and far between though. I always look at pictures really close to see the hidden gem. Found a US 200 that way (it now resides south of Aurora, MO but is coming back home) and a Coleman kitchen range of all things.
by Sam_McCord
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tom T Hall passes at 85 years old
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Tom T Hall passes at 85 years old

Hated to hear this. I really enjoy his songs and storytelling style. Died Friday at home in Franklin, TN, RIP.
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Schuyler's funnel
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Schuyler's funnel

I think what you have there is a three reed version of the rare filter funnel/Jew's harp conversion. These were originally used for entertainment at early Coleman group gatherings. Don't see many around anymore. Great score!
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 391A Hot Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: 391A Hot Plate

Not too pretty...???

Surely you jest! It's beautiful! I have looked and looked for a hot plate and have never seen one in the wild. Nice score.
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)

kenmack wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:24 am Warren is currently traveling and might be indisposed at times.
I wondered about that. Thanks!
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)

I have sent Warren a PM but as yet no response. I know he stays busy. I am wondering about replacement valve stems for HGP's. Maybe Dean knows? If anyone has info. on them please PM me. Thanks.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 530 Stove questions
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: 530 Stove questions

Using an impact driver will likely dent the fount. Patience is the key to removing those screws. As said above do not remove them if you don't have to.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: tank information please.
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: tank information please.

If tank passes muster and is sound Testors spray paint #1251 copper is a good color match. Those are good stoves.
by Sam_McCord
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any Alaskan members here?
Replies: 20
Views: 621

Re: Any Alaskan members here?

Pump gas is pretty expensive too (not $25/ gallon!) but I don't run it in my GPA's. Camp fuel is so much cleaner and easier on generators that I see no reason use pump gas if camp fuel is available. Hell, it's only money!
by Sam_McCord
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any Alaskan members here?
Replies: 20
Views: 621

Re: Any Alaskan members here?

There were two lanterns that I acquired. One was a 1980 200A, one of the last of the red ones I guess and a maroon 286 from 1990. Both had original globes and both fired up with just a modicum of cleaning. There were also some 425 suitcase stoves. One was an older one with the folding "legs" and the...
by Sam_McCord
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: WWII steel parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: WWII steel parts?

WW 2 ended, formally, on September 2, 1945. Hirohito announced the Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945.

As far as when brass parts were back in use is anybody's guess.
by Sam_McCord
Fri May 28, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Contest No.2 WE HAVE A WINNER
Replies: 46
Views: 702

Re: Contest No.2

What am I?

Ready to cook breakfast from the looks of it!