Thanks to a stove swap with @Tony Press I am now the lucky owner of this Coleman (AGM) 520 dated 1944. It came with an old steel tin (weight 640 grams!) and needed a bit of TLC. I had my doubts whether to give it a full fettle or "just" make it run. Given the condition of paint and decal AND that the whole stove at some time had been covered in a clear laquer - I decided to make it a nice user by giving it a thorough fettle. There was stashed an extra pump leather on the pump rod - is that usual? I researched a bit to find a color similiar to the original one (a bit hard to judge on the pics) while choosing a VHT silver color for the frame and top. I must say, I am amazed how easy the silver color was to work with - and the heat it can withstand(!). I baked the silver parts together with the burner plate for around an hour at 160C. I let the paint hardend up for around two weeks before putting the stove together again. It runs quite powerful and can make a rolling boil of a liter tab-cold water in app. 6 min. in the pictured kettle. I am quite satisfied with the result and will definately use it now and then. Thanks to good friends in here - I now have the M1942 MOD, a 1946 M530 with alu tin and this M520. Question still remains - should I start to look for the last prodigal son - the M1950? This is how the silver paint looks after about an hour running full speed.