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Lhoffm4coleman
Looks like a 500A in the book, but the label says "Sportsman" and I cant find anything with a label with two guys on it.  Any help?
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SteveRetherford
ya its a 500 A . likely the A . i only have a couple of these left here .
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JimL
That Sportsman label is most likely from the store that sold it.

-Jim

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Lhoffm4coleman
Thanks Steve.  Thought I was going crazy.  Any idea who the two guys are?  Is it possible its an aftermarket label from a local supplier?  Looks cool, I have just not seen one.
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Kansas John
Didn’t think A’s had the smaller filler hole.  
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arizonacamper
My 500a has a large filler
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SteveRetherford
ya this style grate is the earlier style so maybe just a 500 . isnt it dated ?

https://terry-marsh.com/coleman-us-stoves-early-1940s-early-1950s/
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Lhoffm4coleman
Cant find a date on the font.
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Scouterjan
Unless the grates been changed 500
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Lhoffm4coleman
"History is the mystery".  Here is what Ive learned:
1- There IS a date stamp on the sunshine logo of B 53.  Per the "book", that translates to the later half (Aug-Dec) of 1953.
2- I was able to locate an internet reference to a sporting goods store called "The Sportman", located in Reno Nevada from 1930-1945.

Still trying to figure out how a 1953 500 Speedmaster stove was sold by a store that closed in 1945, but the mystery and research continues...
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Recoil
That is a very good question!  Maybe one of the two guys had a bunch of leftover labels after they closed the store and he continued to mark his stuff.  Better than scratching his name into it?  Just a guess. 
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Vintageish
This article has the business still operating in the year 2000.
A current map shows a pawnshop/gold buyer at the 358 N. Virginia Street address.

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2000/apr/12/brothers-started-sporting-goods-store-62-years-ago/
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Lhoffm4coleman
Can anyone tell me/show me a pic of a light up on the 500 Speedmaster?  After a wuick pressure check on the font and some light neetsfoot oil on the plunger, she held good pressure and lit up like a 530.  Meaning about a two foot high flame that just didnt want to settle down below a six inch flame.  I let it run for a few min to warm up the genny, but couldnt get the blue circle, or even a simmer, even If I almost shut off the fuel knob.  If I opened it back up, the flame shot up to @24 in.  Just check to see what I should expect to see against what I am seeing.  I may need to tear it down and do some cleaning, but always try it first.  I am happy it lit up and didnt leak all over my test tray.  That is a good sign.
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Lhoffm4coleman
Vintageish wrote:
This article has the business still operating in the year 2000.
A current map shows a pawnshop/gold buyer at the 358 N. Virginia Street address.

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2000/apr/12/brothers-started-sporting-goods-store-62-years-ago/


Now THAT is cool history!  You made my day!
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SteveRetherford
Chet and Link Piazzo

THE SPORTSMAN: Chet and Link Piazzo opened the Sportsman
THE SPORTSMAN: Chet and Link Piazzo opened the Sportsman in the 1930s, and it remained in operation for more than 50 years. Every school kid bought their gym clothes there, and many a hunter and fisherman frequented the business as well. In this photo, brothers Chet, left, and Link Piazzo have been sports icons in the Reno area for decades. Link Piazzo was broadcasting high school games on KOH radio in 1947 when he was asked to take over University of Nevada football broadcasts, a position he held through 1951 when football was dropped for a season.
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Gunhippie
It's a 500 for sure. Scalloped grate, 242-size filler, open center on the bend of the Bunsen.

It should light more like a suitcase or 502. Looks like you need to pull the FA tube and clean it. I like to start mine with fairly low pressure, as it seems the flames want to separate from the burner until it warms up a bit.
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JimL
Lee,

Did you flip the lever to the 'light' position?  If not, you'll get straight fuel and flames like you describe.  The 'light' position is for mixing air and fuel like a lantern open 1/4 turn.   Also, I find the 500 doesn't like a lot of pressure to start.  If I start with too much, the flame gets pushed away from the burner and it goes out.  Once warmed, I can pump it up as much as I want.

-Jim

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outlawmws
Sounds like you flooded it...  as pointed out by others.
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bowenstudios
Another thing to look at is the burner tip. The first one I found had the tip enlarged more than double, no matter what I did it shot a 2 foot flame, and filled the burner with gas.
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Chucker
My guess for the cause of your high flame would be much like Mike says above; either, 1) the gen orifice is loose on the end or 2) someone tried "opening" the orifice up with a nail. Way too much fuel. 
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