1945 WWII US Military Stove

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  1. esarratt

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    What do you think? It looks pretty. $50. I was going to check it out this weekend.

    Seller noted: 1945 stove, been restored, but will need some TLC. Will burn gas, diesel, white gas, kerosene, and probably any other liquid fuel.

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  2. ulysses

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    Your stove appears to be an M1941, produced for the US military. Use only Coleman Fuel, Naptha, Benzine. It was designed to burn 1941 gasoline, which was much cleaner than today's American gasoline. Using the gasoline of today will plug up your stove pretty quickly, as will diesel and kerosene. The other burner appears to be from a two burner medical stove or other multiple burner Coleman designed military stove. It could also be a starter burner for the large military kitchen range (M2?).

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    As Paul says, it's a 'white gas' stove; use Coleman fuel or other branded naptha camp fuel only.
     
  4. cottage hill bill

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    As stated above, M1941 could be made by Coleman or AGM. If AGM take a magnet along and check whether the tank is brass or steel. If brass check carefully for stress cracks. If it's cracked leave it there, especially for that price. The original color was olive drab not black. There were large instruction decals on the tank. Reproductions are available from Old Coleman Parts. It should have a two piece aluminum canister which doubled as storage case and cook pots. Canisters are hard to find by themselves. Without canister and if it needs work I'd try to get the price lower. Also as stated above do not try to burn diesel, kerosene or anything other than Coleman Fuel in this stove. They were not multi-fuel stoves no matter what the seller tries to tell you.