Coleman M1950 - From 1951

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  1. Harder D. Soerensen

    Harder D. Soerensen Denmark Subscriber

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    I got this unused Coleman M1950 with tin in friendly swap with an American friend. Never knew him before I saw his post on Facebook where he presented it, and asked him, if he would be interested in a swap - turns out he is a really good guy from Georgia/US. So again - by the community of stovies - we both got a new stove and a good friend across the globe.
    This will most likely stay unfired on the shelf as I have another M1950 for use...
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    Comparing this Coleman 1951 with a SMP 1979 there are a few differences.
    One being the windshield where the Coleman has a rouletted surface.

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    Second is the spirit cup where the SMP has a larger “top-edge”.

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    Third is the pattern on the fuel pumps - the Coleman having a deeper pattern.
    Fourth is the screws holding the cage - where the Coleman is using wider and flatter screws compared to the SMP.
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  2. Jim Lukowski

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    That's a beauty. As much as I like unfired stuff from yester-year, I can't help but wonder sometimes how a stove or lantern goes so long unfired.
     
  3. Daryl

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    Not very often do we see a 69 year old stove in unused condition, good trade. I have a 1951 a couple entries back and noticed coleman was not picky were they stamped the date mine is in a different place. I got a Fiesta 1981 sold as NOS a couple decades ago from US seller Sportsman's Guide and the first thing I did is lit it up. Enjoy using your 1979 they are loud and hot. Daryl sunny SoCal
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  4. MrAlexxx

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    When you first told me of this trade I thought, I couldn't fire it. I kind of feel better now that you aren't going to either. You scared me when you said you might. lol Nice score!

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    I am not good with Shelf Queens - but this I’ll keep unfired (for now ;-))
     
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    Make sure you post pics when you fire it. lol :)

    Alex