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At the suggestion of the forum, I purchased a 426E.  What years are thought to have the best / better build quality in the 426 stove line?

The stove I purchased is a 1988, is the darker green and the lid has the textured look (almost like leather look).  It seems welly built but I haven't been able to compare it to an earlier version.  I probably paid too much at $90 but it's in close to mint condition, runs great, and came with a Coleman stand.  

I got some really good deals on other items here recently, to include a near mint 1973 425E for free so I guess it works out in the end.
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arizonacamper
I have a 426b with a gold colored tank and a 426d. I like them both but i prefer the"b" because the lid can lay flat and has a towel rack.
Just my opinion. 
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Majicwrench
The "E"s are good looking units. As far as I can tell, they all work about the same.  Cook something and post pictures!!
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Rfieldbuilds
Personally, I love the early 426’s and even the earlier 418/418b.  I blame Hiker Duane for all my misgivings on earlier Coleman stoves. 😂
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1hpycmpr
Sounds like a nice stove and to get a stove stand is a bonus!
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Smudge
They're all good stoves, and the relatively newer ones are easier to find parts for. I think it's worth paying more for a stove that's in mint condition.
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Pullman
Smudge wrote:
They're all good stoves, and the relatively newer ones are easier to find parts for. I think it's worth paying more for a stove that's in mint condition.


I agree.  I've gotten a few different stoves and lanterns here lately and while I've enjoyed working on the ones that need TLC... finding the right parts, dealing with rust, etc has been a bit of a pain.  I really like the items I've gotten that are ready to enjoy immediately. 
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BSAGuy
Of course, they all work the same.  To me, there is really no better model among the options.  I like the no letters just for their aesthetics.  The lines remind me of a 1953 Hudson.

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StanDahl
The 426C has the lay-flat lid with lid support/towel rack and the wind baffle clip that actually works, replacing those silly wiggly wire things that only pretend to work - unless there's a breeze, or your stove isn't perfectly level. It also has room for a 200A and stove stand inside, unlike the D and later models. 
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monkeyboy

for $15 i picked  a nice 426D in Oregon a few years ago.
works fine but overkill for me as i’m on my own.
i keep thinking someday it’ll come in handy cooking for a large crowd?
you prolly didn’t over pay considering condition, the stand and other nice 425E to boot.
i happen to like the 425E as an everyday cooking stove. i have a couple in rotation.


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williamlee111
Biggest complaint  my Pop had was his large CI skillet wouldn’t fit on his stove along with his coffee pot so he bought a 426. An E, I think. I had a 2 burner, but a 502 for coffee when I went camping. Love those big 426’s though. You will love it.
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
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