Coleman 520 1944

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  1. stevemed

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    First time alight for many decades..
     
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  2. hikin_jim

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    Looking good! :thumbup:

    HJ
     
  3. Knight84

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    Very nice! Looks like everything is there too! Is the funnel?

    Shame about the label. There are reproductions out there though.

    Thanks for sharing and Welcome!

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
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    Great to see it in action!
     
  5. stevemed

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    No funnel unfortunately. I do have the original cardboard box, operating directions (posted on the forum) and also the War Department Technical Bulletin 'Your Gasoline Stove'!

    There was a lot of rust in the tank and it took quite a lot of work to free it all up and get it running. Had to use the spares from the tube.
     
  6. davidcolter

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    I have a spare 520 funnel from a junker I picked up to help fettle mine. I'll send it your way.
     
  7. Hydroselator

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    I have a pre 1945 coleman model 520 still in the box and unopened. See attached pictures. My wife really wants to open the box but I have so far been able to keep her from the temptation. Can anyone tell me more about the stove? I bought it at auction. It came with a picture of Ernie Pyle shaking hands with a MSgt Haberer.
     
  8. bajabum

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    I may be wrong, but the Msgt is wearing US Air Force insignia, and the USAF wasn't formed until 1947.
    Earnie Pyle died in April 1945.
    Big guy, whoever he was.