1943 stamped 520

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  1. Simbat

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    Hello everone,

    This is my 520 stove, he was in very bad condition.
    I had to repaint the tank because 80% of the paint was gone and on some places was some fly rust.
    I am missing some parts (maybe someone have these parts for me)the burnerhead is broken :frown: and I'm missing the knob.
    I bought this stove from a farmer in the neighbourhood of the bridge over the Rhine in the Netherlands (A bridge to far).


    Stamped

    U.S.
    1943
    Coleman

    A nice detail is that the name (Graham)is stamped manually

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    I want to try to renovate this stove and make it working.

    Milco
     
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  2. flivver

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    Milco: Great stove with a story. Is there an "M" stamped before 1943? I don't have his address but a fellow in Washington state just bought all the parts from Old Town Coleman. I am sure someone here will help. Mike...
     
  3. Simbat

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    Hello Mike,

    There is no "M" stamped, I don't know what this means maybe you can tell me.
    I hope that someone can help me with the missing parts.

    Milco
     
  4. flivver

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    Hi Milco: If there is an "M" it just indicates the series/ military model of the stove, not the date it was made. a M1943 could have been made any time after 1943 till they changed the model. If there is no "M" like yours 1943 is the actual date your stove was made. Mike...
     
  5. Littledre

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    Hello Milco, lovely stove. I very much doubt you will find your spare parts unless you ask around some of the US traders. Here is a Link This man specialises in coleman stuff and he may be able to help you. Use the ask seller a question.
     
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  6. Simbat

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    Thanks for the link, I have asked him.
    I hope he has one.

    In the first message I talked about a knob, I meant the Fuel valve wheel.

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    Milco
     
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  7. Knight84

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    Hello everyone,

    Your best bet maybe for parts is an old junk 520. There use to be one on ebay for $20 USD BIN. It just had bent pot supports and a rusty tank. I will keep my eyes open.

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
  8. idahostoveguy

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    Nice paint job Milco! Looks really good. Hopefully, you'll be able to find some parts to get that stove going!

    take care,
    sam
     
  9. steveo333

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    Nice paint job Milco looks beter than the one I painting at the moment :clap:
     
  10. flivver

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    Simbat: I finally found the address for parts. (oldcolemanparts.com) Mike..
     
  11. Simbat

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    Thank you guys for all your tips and complements. I appreciate that everyone of you keep eyes open for me.

    Milco
     
  12. Simbat

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    Hi guys,

    I found the valve wheel on a Coleman 425 stove. :lol:
    Now I'm only missing the burner head to complete my stove.

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    Milco
     
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  13. Simbat

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    Hello everyone,

    I want to let you all know that finally my stove is complete. But know I have other stoves to restore. I don't want to withhold you the pictures. I want to thank all of you for the very usefull information.




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    Milco
     
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  14. Knight84

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    Outstanding work Milco!!! :clap:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Are there parts in the parts tube?

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
  15. Simbat

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    Hello Jeff,

    Yes, there is one generator and een kind of netting in the spare parts tube.
    But I don't know what more is missing.
    Maybe you can tell me.

    Milco
     
  16. Knight84

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    Hello Milco,

    The netting like thing is a spare screen for the generator. The generators can be "rebuilt" since the generator screen will clog up before the jet orifice and needle is wore out.
    The screens can be taken out and cleaned and then reused.

    The stove was designed to run leaded gasoline and unleaded gasoline (what was/is known as white gas). Unleaded gasoline was recommended and perfered. The generator will clog up faster using leaded fuel of course.

    Here is a picture of the standard parts given to the later 520's
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    As you can see from the picture there is a spare complete generator, a graphite packing for the control valve. A spare gas tip/jet, 3 screens, and a needle/rod. I have also found some with a spare filler cap gasket.

    The graphite packing is a standard Coleman packing. The spare kit come up on ebay from time to time. But you really don't need one for this tough stove.

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
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  17. Simbat

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    Hello Jeff,

    Thank you for the info. I'm already started to restore an other stove. I will place some pictures on this forum.

    Milco