200A and 202 reproduction
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Jrdelgado
Hello.  I hope I am not out of line posting in this section.  I have 1 Coleman lantern from 1961. 200a I believe and it’s red.  The last two weekends I have been extremely fortunate at garage sales and purchased 4 lanterns and 1 Coleman stove.  One lantern in particular interests me.  I believe it is from 1947 as it has a B on the left hand side and 47 on the right on the bottom of the tank.  It has been dropped at some point I believe as it sits crooked and the tank is bent.   It has a wing nut on the top and an amber globe.   I want to get it functional and use it regularly camping.  I am looking forward to using this forum and helping anywhere I can. 
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Jrdelgado
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Coldwaterpaddler
Welcome to the forum from Colorado.

That's a decent lantern. I took a 1937 220B lantern on a 9 day trip two years ago and a 1937 243A lantern on a 9 day trip two years before that and used them every night for 5 hours, so your goal is a real possibility.

The first thing you should do is replace the fuel cap gasket which you can buy from our host at Old Coleman Parts (OCP). They are cheap and replacing it will save you trouble in the long run. Next, get that fount (fuel tank) rinsed out with denatured alcohol or some Coleman Fuel. Then, with the fount empty look inside and see if it looks clean. Your photo shows there is some rust on the outside bottom of the fount and you want to make sure it looks good on the inside.

Oil the pump leather.

Add fuel, and then add pressure (60 pumps or so), and let it sit for an hour to make sure there are no leaks. Check the bottom of the fount for any leaking fuel. Release the pressure. If that is all good (no leaks), take it outdoors (but out of any wind), burn in some mantles and follow lighting instructions.

Those are some first steps.
Stovie-Steve
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Jrdelgado
Thank you for the information!  I will do that and keep you posted! 
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Greazy
What Steve said and what you have is a 1947 228D. I would neutralize that rust on the bottom if it hasn't already eaten through the bottom. Evaporust or Ospho (phosphoric acid) will do the trick and then you could paint the bottom with a clear coat to protect it.
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Jrdelgado
Thank you!  It has not rusted through yet.  I ordered some parts for it from old Coleman parts last night looking forward to working on it! 
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UncleFred
Those amber globes are extremely dangerous!  Please send it to me and I will dispose of it properly.
JK
Welcome from Missouri.  Be careful with the amber globe.  They are an item that is highly sought after.
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Chucker
Good looking lantern.

FYI, if there is rust inside the fount and it comes out in flakes (as opposed to small particles) it could be too far gone. Be careful. 
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Jrdelgado
I will check.  The outside looks to be mild surface rust.   I have yet to do much to it.  I was very excited to get it.  But I will post an update when I check it.  The fount is bent on the top as well.  It sits crooked. And I’m sure it hasn’t been used in years.  I got a 1996 288 with it and it works well.   
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Jrdelgado
I dumped the old fuel and just a few small particles of rust or dirt came out.  Hopefully only the outside has rust.   I have to get some more fuel as I was out will be doing more this weekend. 
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Jrdelgado
After I changed the leather cup on the pump and swished out the fount i tried it and it works great!   8B8B7F38-414F-4933-9DF8-8F4AD072BE8C.jpeg 
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