Discussion in 'Coleman No:505' started by Blueflame, May 8, 2016.
Found this little gem 1/83, paid $5.00 CDN
These are nice stoves. I've always worried about rust in the seam at the bottom, but it hasn't happened yet.
Do these have any different performance to the 400 series made South of the border? Fundamentally they look like they have pretty much the same burner. The pump is in a different place and the control knob looks different and the fold out feet are missing but otherwise I can't see much else that's different.
Oops! Mine is a Model 576 (US), which looks similar. (Maybe not that similar , now that I've dug it out and am looking at it.)
It's earlier than the 400 series, but performance is similar.
@Blueflame How is the performance of yours?
Well I just got it and lit it up to test. Fires up fine but I'm not going to keep it for long so I can't comment on long term usage. My camping is done with the suitcase stoves...we usually fish/camp 4-5 persons so this guy doesn't fit in. See my 505B (mint) with red storage case, i posted it last year.
Found the exact same stove this morning at the local swap meet in the box doesn't even look to of been fired with a price of $59.99 on it. I paid $5 too at that price I couldn't leave it. That's funny we both got the same stove at the same price. I'll probably just give it to someone in the family.
Here's the one I got. If that $59.99 was the price that was a lot of $$$ back then.
What is the date of mfg? Yours is a later model , check for date stamped on the bottom. It is the dark green, last ones made. Very good shape. Are you on the ColemanCollectors Forum? You should post it there for more info.
My stove box has the original price tag...I thought it was $11.00...but upon closer inspection it seems to be $41.99...your eyes may be better...lol....but it seems more in line with your price.
@Blueflame Date code is 1 88. My eyes aren't that good either...lol...but I'd say yours says $41.99.
I have a brown Coleman Peak 1 400, and a green Coleman 500A. As far as I can tell from boil tests, they perform the same. They are efficient, and simmer superbly, but suck the fuel when on full power (strange that!).