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COLEMAN 523 1967

Discussion in 'Military' started by Etherman, May 26, 2016.

  1. Etherman

    Etherman United States Subscriber

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    I purchased this stove from a local shop that excepted my discount offer. After a quick inspection of the fuel,which was clear and oiling up the pump leather the stove lit up without fail. Looks to be in excellent condition and still has the spare generators and wrench. Located underneath the windscreen was the technical manual which I will post separately.

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  2. Funfundfunfzig

    Funfundfunfzig Australia Subscriber

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    Very neat!

    It's a nice feeling when you get a "yes" on an offer for an item than you want but the price is higher than you'd like!!!
     
  3. snwcmpr United States

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    Great shape. Does the case have the medical emblem or not?
     
  4. kerry460

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    excellent condition !!!!!

    kerry
     
  5. anlrolfe

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    Excellent specimen.

    I've found that a Coleman aluminum griddle to be a good addition to this stove. The lid can be used for this purpose but it is made from stainless steel and isn't the most user friendly to cook in.

    Thanks for sharing,

    AR
     
  6. Etherman

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    Thanks all

    I was happy when I spotted the case, Next I thought what manufacturer would be inside? Coleman, AGM, APC or SMP. The Stainless steel lid is stamped (U S )
     
  7. snwcmpr United States

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    I understand that the non medical case is less common. Good find.
     
  8. Jeopardy

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    @Etherman that looks to be in phenomenal condition, perhaps un-used? (well it was:lol:). Nice find. and the manual is a bonus but please tear up the last page.... it's never going to be destroyed! Also the manual does not say it is a sterilizer which I think I've seen people refer to these beasts as.

    The price is always higher than you'd like!

    Regards
    John
     
  9. Etherman

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    @Jeopardy

    The right side burner had been lit since it had a little bit of soot on the burner. Although it's possible the left burner had its first lighting, as it looked clean.

    I find it amusing that the instructions to put several rounds into the fuel tank don't include instruction to remove fuel and vapor prior, as a precaution.
     
  10. Greeley

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    "put several rounds into the fuel tank"..........

    What caliber? .45, .223, or .357?:D

    Tom
     
  11. Jeopardy

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    @Greeley why not "anti-tank" shells?

    More seriously, paragraph 43 is about rapid decomissioning, so it would be whatever sized small-arm you have!
    I suppose a lot of military manuals have such instructions but I would suggest if the situation is grim enough that you are putting a stove out of use to prevent an enemy using it you might want to use your gun to take one of their officers instead.
    Regards
    John