200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Kgam1020

I got this Coleman 1952 MilSpec a couple months ago from a neighbor who found it at our local transfer station. Looks like someone was going to just throw it out. He knew I liked restoring lanterns and dropped it off. I recently took it apart and started to clean it up. With some help from my brother I dipped the Aladdin frame, cage and bale in some molasses to remove some rust. I had to do a BB dance in the fount to remove some minor rust as well. The check valve seamed to be in good shape so I just blew it out with some carb cleaner. Gave the fount a good coat of polish and cleaned up the brass fittings. It has all four quad glass intact. The lantern was missing the funnel, parts well cap and chain for the fuel cap. The fuel knob was also broken in half. All witch were bought from our host. I also replaced the decals with new ones, the originals were pretty shot. I got everything back together and fired her up. Like I have read there is an art to lighting a MilSpec and there sure is.. I’ll have to practice that lol. I hope everyone likes my pictures. Thanks for looking! 


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Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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Tgarner01
Nice save! On startup, try only 10 pumps from no pressure at all... I've had good luck with that. Once it starts generating you can pump it up like a rocket ðŸ˜ you can preheat these as well, but be careful as the generators are aluminum. Well done👍
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Mister Wilson
Nice save, looks great now!
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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GCinSC
And stenciled quads to boot!

Nice one.
Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
Mil-SpecOps #0308
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Kgam1020
Tgarner01 wrote:
Nice save! On startup, try only 10 pumps from no pressure at all... I've had good luck with that. Once it starts generating you can pump it up like a rocket Ã°Å¸ËœÂ you can preheat these as well, but be careful as the generators are aluminum. Well done👍


Thanks! Yes when I started it up I only used 6 pumps, then after it started to burn in I gave it another 15 or so pumps. Man do they roar. ðŸ˜
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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Ridge Runner
It’s alive! It sure came out great, Kenny. Thank goodness it got pulled from the dump pile, it’s way too nice to have met that end.

Looking forward to seeing it (hearing it 😉) lit up next time we get together.

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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fuel brained
Looks great! Now acquire a model M1950 stove of the same year and then you can feel the roar. 
Pastor Jeff
God said "Let there be light" so He let His Son shine.
SoCal and Lovin' It. Desert Rat Division
US Navy Submarine Cold War Veteran
MilSpec Ops #1960 "Feel the Roar"
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austin65uri
A very worthy restoration nicely done!
Bill.
ICCC#1601
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Emorr123
Sweet!
Eric 
MilspecOps #1272
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1272
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1272
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #7
ICCC #1789
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AtLarge
Good save!
129 6/38, 134 6/38, 143 7/38, 609A 8/39, 220C 3/45, 228D B/48, 200A 11/59, 252A 1959 #1959, 426D N/64, 228F 4/66, 200A 2/72, 413G 3/73, 200A 10/73, 425E 11/73, 220H 12/73, 513A 11/74,576 1/78, 275 2/80 #0230, 502 5/83, 425F 9/83, 288 11/83, 413H 3/85, 290 5/88, 214A no date, 5359 LOL
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JimL
It looks great.  Nice job!

-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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Gasman64
Very nice work on that, Ken, you made it look great again! Looks really bright, too.
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Steve
ICCC #1012
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Kgam1020
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I am excited to have such a piece of history in my collection. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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macwacs
It's a shame that someone would throw out such a wonderful piece of history. I would love to have it in my small collection.
 RMW
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