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Coleman 502 - 83 and 64

Discussion in 'Coleman No:502' started by idahostoveguy, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. idahostoveguy

    idahostoveguy Subscriber

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    Here are a couple of good users I have. Thought I would post them. The only thing nice about them are the flames they are capable of generating...

    Coleman 502, 1983
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    Coleman 502, 1964
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  2. Knight84 Canada

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    Nice flame shots!!!

    I think 1983 was the last year for the 502.

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
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    Yeah, I have a 60's 502 user, too. I have it in a bag with a canteen, a coffee pot and coffee/tea fixins (OK and some Ramen noodles). I toss the bag in my truck when I go to my blacksmithing demonstrations. I like it because it is sturdy, well made, and easily controlled. It's just a classic.
     
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    Hi sam two very nice examples of the 502 it is a shame they discontinued this model as it is such a nice interesting looking stove in fact it is my favourite looking coleman just hope a cheap one will come my way
     
  5. idahostoveguy

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    I did a check of my other 502s and found one that is stamped 84, which I think may be the last year. I've not seen one stamped 85 so 84 may be the last year these were made. If I find one stamped 85, I'll certainly let you know. My favorites are the ones from the 60s.

    sam
     
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  6. idahostoveguy

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    Ok, I saw a 502 on the yabe. Seller claims it is stamped 10/85. If this is true, then 1985 could be the last year they were made. Not a bad run at all.

    sam
     
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    I think 1985 was the last year also..
     
  8. Knight84 Canada

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    Well it appears they where made until 1985. Coleman using up old parts no doubt and sales supported making them.
    They had a lot of cross over of stoves at this time.

    505 (576) 1976
    400 1978-1984
    400A 1984-1989
    502 1961(62) - 1985

    When did they start making 508's. Late 80's if I recall but it might be earlier.

    Jeff