200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

kazul

A friend gave me this old stove of his dad's that been hanging around since the day it was bought.I don't even think it was used more than once.
I'm wanting to use it but I'm concerned about old seals or anything else that may be wrong with it.
Besides of getting rid of the little fuel in it,should I be looking for anything that could pose a problem??

It sure is a huge box, 22x14x7 inches

Sorry for pic quality.

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Flash
Hey Welcome to the forum.
The Coleman 444 Stove is a Canadian stove.
and was one of the better stoves, Has a bigger fuel tank
then most of the other stoves, As for seals, the only
usuall seals that are bad are the fuel cap gasget and/or the pump gasket.
If it pumps up the pump leather is ok.
If it looses pressure or you can hear it hissing out the filler cap you need
either a new gasket or a new filler cap.

The original $8 dealer.
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kazul
What years where these made??
Besides being huge it's a keeper.
I cant wait to get some camp feast on it.

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Flash
Well I have a 444 2 burner and a 446 3 burner,
 Both of them are my user Camping stoves.
Very reliable, very well built. The oldest ones I have seen are
from 1967 to 1975. Now there is American Stove that is identical to the
Canadian made 444 but the model number eludes me at this time.
Defiantly keep that stove and use it.

The original $8 dealer.
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LP
The approximate equivalent to the 444 is a 413G and possibly a 414.

Note that the generator on the 413G is longer than the one used on the 444. Cigar Mike has the 414L262 and the 414K262 generators for these stoves.

One must always take the high road - all other roads are dead ends.

LP

ICCC Member #846
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adelcoro
Your stove looks like a late 60s or early 70s. The picture is a little small to really be sure. The date is stamped on the 2 little tabs that hook on the stove.
Nice one, and all the paper work!!!

Agostino
ICCC 957
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RolandChevalier
I have a 444 that I'll be taking to Steve's for trading.  I'm looking for a 220C or 228C.
Roleman Coleman - SAY NO TO "NO LETTER"
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kazul
I softened the pump leather in a bit of oil,pumped it up and lit.
I ran it for over 1/2hr,worked flawless. Even with 25year(or older) fuel in it.

I'm so happy.
Now I'm on the hunt for a late 60's latern to complete my 60's style camp equiptment.
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Flash
For a Big stove like a 444 you should get a 236 lantern, It;s a big one as well.


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Adrimcm

Thanks all - I have my dad’s old stove (this model) and this thread has been very enlightening to read.

Question 1) what kind of oil should I use on the pump leather?

Question 2) Also the rack that one put pots or pans on has warped slightly - are there any suggestions for replacing it? Frying pans do not lie flat!  

Question 3) does anyone have experience with painting the fuel tank or stove?

AMcMull
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@Adrimcm look into other posts about this. There are other post about painting stove and such. Maybe make a new post about the rack. I use motor oil on the pump leather, but 3 in 1 oil I’m told is good too.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Kgam1020
I use Neatsfoot oil to oil my leather pumps. It is meant to condition leather and works very well. I attached a link to my 426D stove project. It goes into detail on removing paint and witch primers and paint I used in the process. As for the cooking rack, maybe you can heat it and try to bend it back? Carefully of coarse. ( not to good with computers, hope my link works for ya 😁 😉

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/426d-before-and-after-10540993?pid=1311665922&highlight=426d+before+after
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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Adrimcm
Thanks all! I’m off to find some oil to prep my stove for camping this weekend! 
AMcMull
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bwperreault
Neets foot oil is best but any oil will work in a pinch. I’ve pulled the dipstick in my truck and used that in a tough spot. I use a 4” vise to straighten rack wires. You can squish them straight and push and pull to tweak them. 
Brian
ISO 6-56, 7-88, and 2-91.  Found a 1-91, it may be as close as I get.
Thank you to all servicemen and servicewomen, past and present.
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