1967 Military Coleman lantern

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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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How do you know you don’t have any pressure? You don’t hear anything when you open the valve?
You can’t feel pressure when you pump?
No fuel or air comes out of the gen tip?
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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My mistake: Filled fount with fuel. Turned the closed pump plunger 2 turns to the Lt. Counter clockwise. Pumped 10-15 times. Then turned the plunger clockwise to close. No resistance was ever felt while pumping. Tried pumping it up some more. No resistance. New burnt mantle never caught fire. I think the check ball valve is stuck and yes, I opened the fuel control knob while lighting. Know any tricks on how to unstick the ball. "A Seabee": LOL. I enjoyed ur advice on not trying to over think working on my lantern. I just don't want to screw anything up. I just want to get her running again. I want to hear the roar. Thx for the help fellow Colemanites.
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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I have been trying to follow this thread. Did you happen to pull the fuel valve out of the fount? If you did, did you happen the make sure the FA tube is good and clean and not plugged up with old fuel and varnish? If you pump up the lantern and crack the fuel cap do you hear pressure escaping ?
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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My check valve track record was dismal until I bought the removal tool from OCP. now, at the first sign of trouble, I take the valve out and give it a few minutes in the harbor freight ultrasonic tank with lime juice and water. They come out good as new.
No resistance on the pump? The leather is probably shrunk too far. Sometimes you can just work the oil inti the leather with your fingers and stretch it back out to get a little more life out of them
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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"Then turned the plunger clockwise to close. No resistance was ever felt while pumping."

Typical issue is a leaking/bad pump cup, or maybe the pump needle valve has been removed and not put back in.
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UPDATE: 1967 Milspec Coleman 252 Lantern. I got her running today. She runs like new. Except you have to pump up more pressure quite often to keep her running. I took the pump/rod assembly out. Sprayed carb cleaner down the pump tube. Layed the lantern on it's side with pump tube facing up and let the cleaner soak in. After awhile I started hearing some gurgling at the check valve opening. Drained rest of cleaner out and shook/tapped the lantern some. Put on a new Genny and removed the copper plug from the air intact base. Lit right up. I would like to say Thank you to all the people on CCF for their help and advise on how to get my lantern running again. Thx a million! I appreciate it!
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S L Fogle 1 wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:15 am UPDATE: 1967 Milspec Coleman 252 Lantern. I got her running today. She runs like new. Except you have to pump up more pressure quite often to keep her running. I took the pump/rod assembly out. Sprayed carb cleaner down the pump tube. Layed the lantern on it's side with pump tube facing up and let the cleaner soak in. After awhile I started hearing some gurgling at the check valve opening. Drained rest of cleaner out and shook/tapped the lantern some. Put on a new Genny and removed the copper plug from the air intact base. Lit right up. I would like to say Thank you to all the people on CCF for their help and advise on how to get my lantern running again. Thx a million! I appreciate it!
Congratulations and welcome to the forum
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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Tried sending a pic but CCF format is too small for my phone camera pics. Sorry.
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Send a copy to your email in medium size. Then download it back to your phone and use that
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There’s also free resize or you can use online all you do is upload the picture and then save the copy that comes out of the resizer
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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"Tried sending a pic but CCF format is too small for my phone camera pics. Sorry."

The FAQ section in the forum has picture posting post. I take pictures with my cell phone and email them to myself. I get a size option when doing this, and the smallest size usually fits the forum requirements.
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Format is too sml to send a pic. Even my tech savvy daughter couldn't make it work. Sorry.
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"Format is too sml to send a pic. Even my tech savvy daughter couldn't make it work. Sorry."

Bummer.
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S L Fogle 1 wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:03 pm Format is too sml to send a pic. Even my tech savvy daughter couldn't make it work. Sorry.
What are you posting your picture from? Android, Apple, or PC?
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From my phone. I'm just a cowboy from Texas, that lives in Montana. Need I say more.
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S L Fogle 1 wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:52 pm From my phone. I'm just a cowboy from Texas, that lives in Montana. Need I say more.
Go to post #13 and follow the directions... If you can't figure that out let me know and I'll PM you with a phone number or email and I'll post it for you.

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I looked at post #13. Didn't see any info about posting a photo. Can u PM a email so I could send the pic to u to post.
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" I'm just a cowboy from Texas, that lives in Montana. Need I say more."

No, you got it.
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Here you go Fogle

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Nice Milspec!
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Calendar material!!!
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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Thxs for posting the photo and the awesome reviews. It makes me think about all the Vietnam Veterans that might have used a lantern like this one. The Proud sense of Service/Sacrifses they did for the South Vietnamese people and our Country! Thxs! Welcome Home Vietnam Vet!
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Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

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I got an old 220F out of my barn that had been stored there for a number of years. Just knew that it would start up so I put a couple of mantles on it and would light up but with too much over burn. Tried to take out the screw to unscrew the air tube and could not get the screw out. Used heat and WD-40, but to no avail. Screw would not budge. Unscrewed both burner tubes and took top screw out of air mixing head and unscrewed the fuel/air mixing head off lantern. Then I went at the air tube with a long brush used for cleaning guns. Finally got the brush to the bottom of the air tube and pulled out a big ole spider web. Learned my lesson by wasting two mantles on initial fire up. Live and learn. Just hated wasting two mantles on my stupidity. W Rusty Lane K9POW in eastern Tennessee
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S L Fogle 1 wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:42 am Thxs for posting the photo and the awesome reviews. It makes me think about all the Vietnam Veterans that might have used a lantern like this one. The Proud sense of Service/Sacrifses they did for the South Vietnamese people and our Country! Thxs! Welcome Home Vietnam Vet!
Montana's a nice place. Your lantern is a gem.
Not all the lanterns made it back to America. A lot were left behind and some had been captured by the Viet Congs. One of them ended up with me. It was full of battle scars, decal missing, completely rusted through the fount bottom and parts well. Even the paint coat was missing.
With great difficulty and sheer determination, I managed to 'revive' it back to full operation.
I couldn't get Coleman Fuel in my location, so it has to be content with just unleaded.
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