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Discussion in 'Coleman No:500' started by MrAlexxx, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. MrAlexxx

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    Got a call from a guy who said I gave him my phone number while at a swap meet last year sometime. It's what I do. Anybody and everybody who I think has a remote interest in GPA's gets my phone number. It works. I'm buried in the stuff and I love it! lol
    Apparently he found my phone number on a piece of paper in a pocket while trying on some old coats. He said he had some Coleman stuff if I was interested in looking? He had some good stuff but all I came home with was this stove. Came in what I think was probably the original box but it had been painted over. Oh well...He also said he had never run it and I think he also mentioned that he had picked it up at an estate sale.

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    Also included in the box were some hand written operating instructions and a running log. He called it a Coleman Primus Type Stove (Gasoline) Petrol. Dated Nov2 1983. Last documented run Dec12 1991. It's been awhile! Nice to have some history on it. I think it just makes it a little more interesting.


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    D38 in pretty good shape. A few small dings but all in all a real solid survivor. Someone took care of it.

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    Was full of some foul smelling RUG and I suspect it might be why the PO was having some run problems. Apparently the RUN/LIGHT "L" lever didn't seem to make much difference. Or maybe they just didn't know the proper lighting procedure? Regardless, with some fresh CF it runs great! Pretty happy to add it to my stash. :)

    Alex


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  2. Ian

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    Lovely - nice catch.

    Thinks... I must fettle mine.
     
  3. Haggis

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    Great stove, but the hand written instructions are a treasure...
     
  4. Harder D. Soerensen

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    Nice catch HV
     
  5. ROBBO55

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    Excellent find and it's great when hand written noted are found :thumbup:
     
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    Great find Alex .Was that the first year for the 500 ?If not it was an early one.
     
  7. ArchMc

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    I like the hand written instructions, too. Since they're in cursive, the next generation of stovies won't be able to read them.

    ....Arch
     
  8. MrAlexxx

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    LOL. Ain't that the truth!

    Alex
     
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    Impressive Flame for an 82 year old stove.
     
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    Not sure how I missed this. Congrats man, cool find. Flame looks awesome. :thumbup:
     
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    Even if they can decypher them, they'll never understand, as they don't pertain to the JetBoil.
     
  12. E.B.

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    How cool is that! The 500 is one of Coleman’s best, but the instructions make it!
     
  13. pau-i-amor

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    What a nice handwritten note! :content:
     
  14. z1ulike United States SotM Winner

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    Beautiful old stove from the first year of manufacture I think. You've got it running well thanks to the handwritten instructions.

    Ben
     
  15. MrAlexxx

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    lol. I never actually read all of it. Just got lucky I guess. :)

    Alex