200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

TheJoeBob44
Hello all.  Glad to find this site!  I have a small collection of stoves -- a few Coleman 2-burners and a few misc backpacking.

On a fluke, I stopped at an estate sale in my neighborhood today and this beauty was sitting on the front lawn proceed at $20 -- but since it was late on the last day everything was half price -- 10 bucks!  

It appears to be hardly used and in great shape.  The tank holds pressure but the valve won't move and I don't want to force it.  This will be my first start at a Coleman stove return and would really appreciate all your sage advice!   20200627_190644_resize_52_compress88.jpg  20200627_190436_resize_11_compress49.jpg  20200627_190746_resize_67.jpg  20200627_190817_resize_39_compress6.jpg  20200627_190443_resize_30_compress74.jpg 
Joe Niccum
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D421
Welcome. Very nice stove. I am sure the stovies will be along soon to give advise. I think it will be an easy fix involving a little heat.
Dominic
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hikerduane
Score!  Very nice.  A little heat from a torch, or try patience and some penetrant.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Majicwrench
Heat.  propane torch.

Seriously nifty stove!
Keith
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austin65uri
That is a prize of a stove. A little careful heating as stated above should free valve. Hey, welcome from Hawaii!
Bill.
ICCC#1601
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TSPORT
Wow, a rare one. Apparently only offered in 1941!  Love the little loop in the grate to clear valve when tank is stored and also the way the auxiliary burner valve is recessed into front of case when not in use.
Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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TheJoeBob44
Thank you for the feedback on the valve.  I'll carefully try some heat.  Beyond that, what do I do?  Should I strip all the pieces off of the gas tank and clean them or should I put some fuel in and give it a try first?  White gas I assume?  
Joe Niccum
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Majicwrench
Put some white gas (coleman fuel or CF) in it and cook something!!

As nice as that stove is, stripping/cleaning much would just detract IMHO.

Most old Coleman stoves fire right up. Turn little lever up and leave it that way for 45 seconds or so.  30 pumps is a good start, may give it a few more after it runs a couple minutes.

We need flame shots of course.  Bacon cooking gets you more man points.
Keith
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D421
If the inside of the tank is clean. Good chance it is I would replace the cap gasket, oil the pump leather, pump it up and check for leaks and fire it up. And yes white gas, coleman or crown. It someone ran gasoline in it it may need some cleaning but may not need anything taken apart. Check the inside of the cast iron burners for bugs and cob webs.

If you are concerned about damaging the knob take the screw out and remove it while heating. Then use it without the screw to turn the stream after heating.
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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outlawmws
That is simply an awesome find!  Pre-war and then production stopped!

You have good advice on the valve,  I would crack the packing nut to avoid the heat unless needed.
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TheJoeBob44
@D421:  Where do I find a cap gasket?  Also, 3 in 1 oil okay for the pump leather?  

@Zulu Kono:  I'm afraid I'm with @Majicwrench on this one.  I lean toward letting the device achieve it's destiny and getting use out of something so cool and vintage.  But don't worry, I'll be super careful with it!
Joe Niccum
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outlawmws
Try to stick with smaller pots and Skillets in particular.  I think the oversize skillets spread the flames and tend to leave the burn marks so prevalent.  a smaller skillet allows some space for the heat and flames to dissipate...
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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D421
The host of this site has the gaskets Old Coleman Parts. Just click on the link at the top of the page.  The best oil is pure neatsfoot oil. I have been very happy with synthetic motor oil.

Opinions vary.  I would cook on it. As stated don't use large pans that run the heat too close to the case of the stove you can discolor the paint with large pans.
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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D421
Others may chime in but I think a cap off one of your 2 burner Coleman's would work until you get a new gasket for that three piece cap.
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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TheJoeBob44
@D421  Thank You!
Joe Niccum
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BSAGuy
Score!  Very nice pick-up, especially for a $10 spot.  Don't remove or paint anything.  Just a good cleaning and then good to go.  That one is in remarkable shape.
- Courtenay
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