200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

TSPORT
Doing my usual Craigslist browsing and spotted the round aluminum case peeking out behind a 425 suitcase stove in a listing for the 425, newer lantern, a few gallons of Coleman fuel and some army cots/tent. No mention of this stove in the ad. Emailed the seller, had him send me a few pics and struck a deal. Still had no idea of the year, maker, etc. until I picked it up. This is my first M-1950. Here's some pictures of it in as-found condition. Just got it last week. Looking forward to firing it up after I go through it. From reading other posts, sounds like I need to pull the fuel-air tube and replace the seal on it before I do anything. Fount is pretty clean. Has the wrench, all the spare parts in the tube and also an extra generator clipped on the frame. Round cardboard still inside case bottom. I offered and paid $50 for the stove and a gallon of Coleman Fuel. Thought that was fair but not a steal. Wanted to make sure he sold it to me!  Seller got it from his father. Said he had another one he was keeping but would not show it to me. Boo hoo :-(
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Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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JimL
You did well.  That's a nice one.   Heck, it's got the wrench and even the labels on the fount.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness. - Dave Barry
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74HARLEY
Nice score! Looks like it is in really good shape, and all the spare parts too. You can't go wrong here!
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
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10gage
When replacing the seal on the pickup if it won’t come out you can burn it out like a cap seal OCP has what you need.
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
quicklite crew#43
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Majicwrench
Yup, like the man said above, get a seal kit from OCP, $5 I think.

Get a bunch of seal kits, you will find more stoves...

Neat pieces of history
Keith
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TSPORT
10gage wrote:
When replacing the seal on the pickup if it won’t come out you can burn it out like a cap seal OCP has what you need.


I was just checking the stove over some more. Question: The fuel fill/pump seal to the fount is hard as a rock. The brass on the lip of the tube that it fits in is pretty thin.  Do you think I run the risk of damaging the brass if I use my mapp gas torch to burn it out?  I also have propane for the torch but the mapp gas burns a bit hotter.   Thanks for any input in advance!
Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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JimL
If it's real Mapp gas, I wouldn't use it.   I don't know the temp, but it's much much hotter than propane.  If it's the current Mapp gas (Mapp Pro?) it's only around 50 degrees hotter.  That being stated, you don't need that much heat to burn it out.   I just use a little butane torch.  You're burning off a rubber like material, not trying to melt metal.  It'll take longer, but you can just use a little pocket knife and a pick like a dental pick to remove it.   If that hard, it may just come out in large chunks.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness. - Dave Barry
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TSPORT
JimL wrote:
If it's real Mapp gas, I wouldn't use it.   I don't know the temp, but it's much much hotter than propane.  If it's the current Mapp gas (Mapp Pro?) it's only around 50 degrees hotter.  That being stated, you don't need that much heat to burn it out.   I just use a little butane torch.  You're burning off a rubber like material, not trying to melt metal.  It'll take longer, but you can just use a little pocket knife and a pick like a dental pick to remove it.   If that hard, it may just come out in large chunks.


All I have is a household torch that fits propane or mapp  cylinders. I have both gases. Will use the propane.  I am still concerned about the thin brass I will be heating. Don’t want to warp it. Can’t be aggressive with picks getting old seal out or it will damage it for sure.
Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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10gage
The seal on the pump assembly should come out easily. I was referring to the fuel pickup rod seal within the valve pickup tube.
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
quicklite crew#43
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macwacs
Yep You stole it.  Don't hold the flame so close to the metal. All you want to do is drive/burn the rest of the oils out of the rubber. Then when dried and brittle it will chip out in chunks. I do in on a gas stove. Your not trying to weld here.
RMW
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