200A and 202 reproduction
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Pullman
My 252 Mil Spec thread got so many good replies I thought I'd ask a question on another topic 🙂  I'm pretty impressed with how many and how responsive the collectors are on this site.  Glad I found it!

Stoves... two questions / thoughts.

  1. I want to buy a large liquid fuel stove.  Would you go with an OLDER classic stove like a 413 over the NEW ones like a 414?  Seems like the older lanterns are better quality but not sure about the large stoves or if that even really matters.  
  2. The small one burner stoves look cool too.  Seems like an older 502 is a good solid (if not the best) choice out there?  Are there others I should also look at? 
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TwoCanoes
I would look for a 413 F or G. Where I live, there are lots of Gs available for less than $20. They're tough stoves. And yes, the 502 is solid. They were built to last, and, in my opinion, they're fun to work on. How did you come by the name, Pullman?  I ask because I live in Pullman, WA
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1hpycmpr
Opinions will vary but I would recommend an older 413 stove.  It can handle a decent size skillet/pot.
As for the single burner stove, some of it depends on what you are using it for.  Good all around stove would be a 502.  If you want something beefier, check out a 500A.

Check out this recent topic.    https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/single-burner-stove-decision-10576835?pid=1311866836
Mark
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Gunhippie
I'd go with the older 413 or even a 426 if you want cook surface. 426 is the three-burner bro of the 413.

The earlier ones with the lid that folds flat, towel rack and legs are my preference.

Whatever you decide on--or find--for a suitcase stove, keep an eye out for the Folding High Stand. These engineering marvels are easy to pack, fast to set up, and incredibly stable. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what they are and I'm sure lots go to the dump.

502 and it's big brother the 500/500A are excellent singles. The 500/500A is faster to boil, but all these models will produce an excellent simmer.

If you don't mind a cross-country trip, I have a 413G in good working condition you can have!
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Pullman
I'm on the other side of the country in Virginia 🙂  It's a combination of my streets name and I have a son who is obsessed with model railroading and as I was going through the registration process, I noticed one of his Pullman model cars and well.... it just stuck.  
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Pullman
Gunhippie wrote:
I'd go with the older 413 or even a 426 if you want cook surface. 426 is the three-burner bro of the 413.

The earlier ones with the lid that folds flat, towel rack and legs are my preference.

502 and it's big brother the 500/500A are excellent singles. The 500/500A is faster to boil, but all these models will produce an excellent simmer.

If you don't mind a cross-country trip, I have a 413G in good working condition you can have!


I wish I was on your side of the country!  Oregon is a beautiful state.  Lots of great outdoors there for sure.
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Gunhippie
Sounds like an excuse for a road trip!
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Majicwrench
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Flyboyfwa
it depends on how many you are cooking for and how much room you have. Can't go wrong with a 426 3 burner. As stated they have different option based on vintage. 70's 426 you can use chef trays for extra space, or 50's 426 and stand you can put the lid down for more space. I like the 426B and stand. 

I like the older stuff. Most of these stoves weren't more than $20 minus the accessories. Why pay $100 for lower quality?
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413 is a good 2 burner for normal cooking with the space for two pans that you may miss on a 425. 
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502 is great, fairly cheap and easy to find and work on.
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500 if you want a bigger single burner and they just look good.
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It should be easy to find a good suitcase stove for not much money. There are probably 10-20 for sale within 30 mins of me.
Andy
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Duck
426b room for accessories 

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Lhoffm4coleman
I’d say the 413 is the workhorse of the two burners unless you can find a 424 dual fuel.  That said, I love my 426,  the third burner makes a lot of cook surface and unless space is a premium I’d recommend a tripple burner.  You can store a stove stand, side shelves and a 226 (in original box) inside them for transport.
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Pullman
I had never seen the 426 before but that looks like it fits the bill perfectly.  

Are those stands Duck and Flyboy are using, specifically designed for the stoves or were they for something else and just repurposed for that duty?
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offrink
Pullman wrote:
I had never seen the 426 before but that looks like it fits the bill perfectly.  

Are those stands Duck and Flyboy are using, specifically designed for the stoves or were they for something else and just repurposed for that duty?


They are coleman stands marketed for stoves and coolers. The bonus of the 426 is you can pack a 200 or 242 stove inside the case. I would go with a 426d and a 242c combo and a 500 speedmaster for a single burner if you don’t have to carry them far. 
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Bumpkin 95
The 413 and 502 will give good service. But to be safe buy 1 or 2 of them all 😀
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Pullman
So what is a really nice condition 426 with stand worth?  I think I have the lead on one locally that is about as nice as you can get.  
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outlawmws
If you are already looking at a 3 burner I'd guess you have considered your use case?  While the 413's and 426's are great stoves, the 425 is also, but it has a slightly smaller working surface.  If transport space is important, It is a smaller size and that may be a factor.  It has been for me.

I've got even further, and now use a near 100 YO AGM KampKook No.3 - it's even smaller than the 425, but completely adequate for my use.   

I think the singles have been covered well and accurately, if a single will do the job for you. I find them to be a handy 3rd burner, or an emergency spare.  
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74HARLEY
You can't go wrong with any Coleman stove, but I like a 426 for the extra grill space. Less burned paint from large skillets too. Love my 500 stoves too.
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TwoCanoes
Pullman wrote:
So what is a really nice condition 426 with stand worth?  I think I have the lead on one locally that is about as nice as you can get.  

Pretty hard to say what a nice 426 with stand is worth.  I paid $20 for a 426B in mint condition.  I think it's worth $80 to the right buyer.  My wife put it up for sale at a vintage show for $65 and didn't get a single nibble.  I'd give it for free to any friend who would actually use it.  As far as a stand goes, my wife was given a stand for free by another seller at a vintage show because the other seller knew my wife sold Coleman stuff.  So in a sense, you maybe could find a really nice 426 with stand for anywhere from $0 to $100 or so.  But what it's really worth depends on what you're willing to pay.
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