M1944 (I believe)

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  1. Jerome Price United States

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    Had this several years now It's what I believe to be an M1944 which if it isn't I hope someone will correct me. M1944 Stove.JPG
     
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    I would call it an early 520, but I am no expert and now ya got me thinking...
     
  3. cottage hill bill

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    If it's a Coleman, their designation was 520. The US Army designation was M1941. There was a M1942 single-burner, a M1942 two-burner and a M1950. No M1944.
     
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    Actually I thought it might be an M1942 but the stamped metal feet seen on later models got me wondering. Also the only US designation is on the bottom of the pot the stove nests in "US 1945" There is nothing in the way of a US or who made it anywhere on the stove itself.
     
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    Nope not a M1492, it's a 520
     
  6. Jerome Price United States

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    You are right, just saw an ad for a Coleman 520 being made for the military but available for civilians over in the advertising section
     
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    This is one of the early ones with four feet. (The later ones had three.) It is a Coleman 520 / M1941. Nice score!

    ....Arch
     
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    Welcome Jerome,
    Interesting posts, thank you.
    Judging from the parts, fellow stovies recognize your Coleman model and that it's early (41 or 42), nice stove. FWIW I find the stories related to Coleman G.I. pocket stoves most interesting which includes the origin and historic role of the M1941.

    You might please confirm for us:
    re your: "There is nothing in the way of a US or who made it anywhere on the stove itself."
    Using a magnifier and bright light or tilt tank to vary lighting effect.
    It should be there on side of tank
    ...…. US
    ----1942----
    (1941 or 1942)
    Coleman

    it is painted over and can be hard to see (that's how they left the factory) but it's there.

    A couple examples of what you might find on your tin (also can be hard to see):
    U S , C M MFG. CO, 1942 ... or ...
    U. S. , T.A.C.U. Co. , 1942

    thx omc
    @Jerome Price
     
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  9. cottage hill bill

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    Judging from the color and the square hole in the support I believe this is one of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) stoves that came with a half canister. The square hole is where the spring clip that secured the cannister would have gone. It is also missing an ID tag from the same support.