M1950 (SMP; 1982)

Discussion in 'Military' started by Tony Press, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Tony Press

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    This stove is as it came to me. I suspect it was used in the Australian services, but I don't know for sure.

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    "U.S./SMP/1982"
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    Here is the case it came in - a 105mm Howitzer shell case.
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    Up and running:

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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  3. Tony Press

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    Not really, John. But I was rather taken by the improvisation.

    Cheers

    Tony

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  4. itchy

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    The empty munition case is a fun touch for a military stove.
     
  5. Sedgman

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    Hi Tony

    Darn compact stove model. I love the way the military ensured several manufacturers could make this model Coleman. I have one of the ‘less preferred’ makers and it seems to work fine. Do they still have war surplus stores? I need the Howitzer case; great find.

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    A 105mm Howitzer case! Pretty clever re purpose. I see that your burner sits above the frame. I have a Rogers burner and valve that I put on a Fiesta tank that sits slightly above and was wonder if that was wrong. Now I feel better seeing yours.
     
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    @Duck

    I’ll have to check my other M1950s. I paid no mind to the position of the burner relative to the frame.

    Tony
     
  8. Diana Sloan United States

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    what fuel do I use for this? just found one in my attic my dad gave me years ago
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    Coleman Fuel a/k/a 'white gas'.

    Welcome to CCS. A lot here about those models.
     
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    Thank you so much!!
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  11. ArchMc

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    The burner on my 1981 SMP sits very slightly above the frame.

    ....Arch