200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.
TwoCanoes
The 530 B46 I got a couple of weeks ago wouldn't start after freeing the check valve, conditioning the pump leather and putting in a new cap gasket.  But after putting the F&A and screen/pricker/vaporizer through the ultrasonic cleaner she fired up beautifully.  I'm sipping the coffee right now.  I've shown this stove to a couple of friends, and we all wonder the same thing - why the heck did Coleman quit making these?  Does anyone know?  It's a great stove, and as simple as it is, I can't imagine it would be anything but very reliable.
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pongo
Well done! 
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trapper
I don't why Coleman stopped making them and I don't own one but great job getting it going.
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Gunhippie
Good looking stove! You've even got the funnel!

As for why Coleman stopped making these, I don't know for sure and can't speak for the dead, but it is a roarer burner, which aren't known for great simmering and the design isn't all that stable, especially on the ground. Why the fold-out feet of the real GI stove--520--weren't kept is a mystery, too.

In a litigious world, that instability could result in some pretty huge settlements when someone knocked the stove over with a pot of boiling water on top of it.
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JimL
Judging by members here modding their 530's with a preheat cup to eliminate the really cool flame up, perhaps Coleman catered to the masses to eliminate that.  Besides, stoves like the 500 and even the 502 are much more stable platforms for cooking.

-Jim

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Chucker
In addition to the 500 and 502, early on was the M1950 and it is also much more stable platform than the 530 or 520. 
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JimL
You're quite right Chuck, but I didn't include the M1950 as it wasn't really intended for the consumer market.  Also the only way to simmer on the M1950 is to run with with low pressure.  Don't get me wrong, I love the M1950's for their ability to heat water so quickly.  I use the M1950 to heat the water in my coffee pot, and once hot, switch to a 502 for the percolating.

-Jim

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TwoCanoes
The stability is an issue, for sure, but that would have been an easy fix.  I thought maybe they got hammered for false advertising.  Pocket stove?  Really? Maybe for Captain Kangaroo!
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JimL

>> Pocket stove?  Really?

Absolutely.  It was based on the "G.I. Pocket Stove", so what better marketing after the war ended.   Besides, there was nothing else on the market so compact..


-Jim

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holliswood
I’m able to fit mine in the back pocket of my Liberty overalls. Tested that out while stove was cold and in its canister. You did a excellent job on your stove! Looks great. 
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atomicbee
yes good job getting her back to life and maybe get the defuse plate from OCP. The M1950 is not working and in the process of disassembly but cannot wait to compare it to the 530s
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SteveA
I'm guessing Coleman hoped to market to returning GI's. 

When you think about it, trying to warm some C-Rats while cowering in a muddy fox hole with shells falling around you probably wasn't a pleasant memory.  I enjoy my 530, but I've never HAD to depend on it.

Plus the GI's would have been VERY aware of the stoves limitations.  A 500 or 502 just makes more sense for recreational camping.

At the end of the day they're very cool, but not very practical.
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atomicbee
nice roll call!,I might need your advise on the M-1950 tear down sometime this week.I just received the OCP rebuild kit and one tiny gasket does not make sense to me on its location...still looking at PDF 
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TwoCanoes
Here's my new guess:  The pocket in which the Pocket Stove was carried was in a soldier's field pack, not his pants.
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JimL
atomicbee wrote:
nice roll call!,I might need your advise on the M-1950 tear down sometime this week.I just received the OCP rebuild kit and one tiny gasket does not make sense to me on its location...still looking at PDF 


I'm going to guess that it's the O-ring looking one that goes in the top of the fuel tube.  I can't find the specific pic I was searcing, but here's an image from Steve that writes the Ski Colorado blog.  You need to pull the valve to get to this one.
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-Jim

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fuel brained
+++++++1 to JimL. Once you rebuild it you will find that it works great in a backpak
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