1942 Coleman 520, Civil Defense

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  1. Shed-man

    Shed-man R.I.P.

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    Thanks to Norman (teckguy_58) again for yet another US ex-military stove. This is I believe a Coleman 520 which was issued to the US Civil Defense organisation. It is marked "Coleman, US, 1942" although the canister is dated 1944. Norman says that there were shed-loads of these around at the end of WW2 so they were issued to Civil Defensr outfits.

    Very similar to the M1941 but has a smaller filler cap, a different control knob and is painted olive green instead of army drab. It will be going to my daughter's "2nd US Rangers" re-enactment group where I expect it will be repainted to army colour and be passed off as a M1941 for their exercises. Thanks Norman.

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  2. vmfa314

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    Very nice early 520. The latter ones starting in 43 have only 3 feet. I would leave it in that color as its probably the original color from the factory. It looks like the 44-45 dated ones are in OD. My 43 dated AGM is in the same color as yours.
    Mack
     
  3. ulysses

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    Yes, I'd leave the font "Coleman Green". It's original, and the earlier ones were this color. Major US units (and their equipment) were in the UK by 1943, so your daughter can make a "history" for an early model of her little stove.

    Paul
     
  4. Murph

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    I concur on leaving the paint as is.

    Be glad you got a Coleman, the damn AGM ones had brittle founts, aren't surviving well in the long haul!

    Murph
     
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    Many 520 41's have 3 feet, check the reference gallery. Mike...
     
  6. DaveP228

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    Very nice stove. :thumbup: I have got to find one of these!