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Sierra Roadrunner
I want to salvage this original pump plunger assembly from my dads 2/56 228E and am hoping some of you here can answer a couple of questions. I want to save and use as many of these parts as I can.  
Is the square nut that holds the remains of the leather cup screwed on, pressed on  or is it soldered? 
I don't want to destroy it so what is the best way to get it off so I can put a new pump leather on it?

The lantern has been completely restored to its original condition except for this pump plunger assembly. The newer replacement pump works just fine but hey, I know some of you can relate to this,  I want it like it was when he used it.  

I appreciate any assistance you can offer.  TIA
Coleman Pump 2.jpe  Coleman Pump.jpe

   Joe
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Tgarner01
The square nut will screw off. If really stuck or tight mount the square nut in a vice and use a wrench on the square portion of the pump shaft. Usually not needed tho. Let's see your dad's lantern!
Toby Garner
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1hpycmpr
Yes, the whole thing can be taken apart.  That way you can clean all the parts before reassembly.  If the knob has a blackish finish, leave it be.
Mark
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Smudge
1hpycmpr wrote:
Yes, the whole thing can be taken apart.  That way you can clean all the parts before reassembly.  If the knob has a blackish finish, leave it be.

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The blackish finish on the pump knob is a unique attribute for the 1950's Coleman GPA's.
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Rustytank
If the nut is stuck soak it in your penetrating oil of choice and maybe apply some heat. It looks a little crusty in your pic. 
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uvarmint
That’s what I love about the older stuff. Every part could be replaced, and most would never need to.
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BrianBo

IMHO, I like the leather pump cups over the synthetic ones that come with the replacement pump kits.  A new leather cup with some oil and you will be very happy. 

Brian

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Gunhippie
Penetrating oil and time. Soak it all down real well with whatever your favorite penetrating oil is, and let it sit for a day or two. Better if warm or even hot. You can get a new pump cup from our sponsor, Old Coleman Parts. Just click on the banner at the top of this page.

As mentioned above, the black finished pump knob is part of a mid-late '50s Coleman lantern or stove. Be gentle--whatever the black finish is, it's thin.
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Sierra Roadrunner
We have pressure and light - thanks to all of you for your guidance in helping me restore this heirloom to period correctness. Toby, Mark, Smudge, Rustytank, Uvarmint, Brian and Timm I really appreciate all your help. Soaked it for a bit with PB Blaster, put the hexagonal nut, which is under the pump leather in a vise and used a wrench on the square nut above the cup, gave it a turn and it spun off real easy.

And a big thanks to those that pointed out the rarity and cautions to take concerning the black finish on the pump knob- I left it as is.

For some background on this restoration; I got some parts from Cigar Mike at OCP back in January/February. Did the BB dance etc and replaced the original check valve, generator, Fuel/ air tube and cap gasket. Put everything back together using the parts from OCP plus a new pump plunger assembly.  On February 29th I fired it up and she runs like new.  I just didn't know how to tackle the old gummed up and rusted original pump plunger assembly. I was afraid I'd break it and would never be able to use it again. Now thanks to all of you it is working great and is part of the lantern that it came with back in 2/56.
As requested here's some pics;
Gpa's Coleman.jpe Gpa's Coleman 2.jpe  Gpa's Coleman 3.jpe   
 My hat's off to all of you for your kind help and expertise. 

   Joe
ICCC #1893
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salukispeed
You have done your dads lantern proud. So nice to bring them back
Bob
ICCC 1868
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Tgarner01
Awesome!! Good looking lantern also!
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Gunhippie
Congrats!

You're now an Internet Certified Coleman Mechanic!

Now that you've cut your teeth on a 228, find yourself a single-mantle. They're silly easy to work on. One nut and the whole topside comes right off.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
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Smudge
Nice job. Nothing like an heirloom lantern. Looks like a great runner too.
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tcore
Very nice! I just got my first vintage lantern from a neighbor’s yard sale and it’s a 228E, so I’m soaking up your guys’ knowledge.
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outlawmws
Only caught this late - Nice fetteling!  Nice to have your dad's lantern!  About all I have of my dad's gear is the 5 man arctic tent, a semi auto 22, and a few lures he'd had in his fishing gear forever...
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