200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Hotch
Could any of you tell me what this clip is for on my Mil-Spec Lantern?  I don’t see it in the TB QM 47. ThanksEF76F8BF-78AE-4897-B5D7-6A2E664F34BE.jpeg
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Hotch
I rechecked the TB It seems to hold the funnel and bale together so they don’t bang around.
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Tgarner01
That's a new one on me. Is my 45 Coleman supposed to have one of these? Don't know much about the milspecs myself.
Toby Garner
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Hotch
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Sam McCord
It holds the lantern bail in place when your lantern is hanging sideways.
Doug

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Hotch
Mine is a Coleman dated 1944. I don’t know if they all had them but it is something that could easily be lost if it’s left open. Someone told me that they all didn’t have funnels either if the lanterns were in sets. 
Down load the TB QM 47 manual and this link to the Coleman operating manual
https://www.oldtowncoleman.com/manuals/252A.pdf 
I hope this helps
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Hotch
Why would you hang your lantern sideways? 
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D421
I Hang them sideways to match the pictures here.
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SteveRetherford
i have a couple with an extra clip but not like what your showing , more of a triangular shaped clip . dont make me go dig em up , there buried deep in the garage . never really understood its use .
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Hotch
Sorry for not orienting the pictures correctly. They were when I took them

Triangular shaped?  These are kinda triangular in shape 
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SteveRetherford
nothing like this , more like a funny paper clip

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SteveRetherford
i have had numerous 1952 NOS in the box 252A and none had em . its something only done for a short time on some early ones . i think it held the funnel up to the frame so it was easier to get em in the original box . and soon ditched afterwards . no real use for in in action . it went thru a couple holes in the bottom of the frame and held the funnel in the hollow of the profile .
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Hotch
How deep are they?
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Hotch
There’s a 52 on ebay right now that has one. They must’ve missed that one
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TSPORT
Sam McCord wrote:
It holds the lantern bail in place when your lantern is hanging sideways.

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Now that’s funny!
Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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SteveRetherford
IMHO < you can see here how holding the funnel up to the frame makes it easier to lift out of the box , without snags n hangs up the lantern . later years went to a shorter chain and eliminated the problem sorta :-)

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Hot Diggity
Those clips hold the pins in place for troop seats in 2 1/2 and 5 ton trucks (and the sorry M880 and CUCV).  They keep you from unscrewing the tailgate dogs too far and losing them in the sand, and are found in many many other places fulfilling similar tasks on military equipment.  That one or two would wander in with military lanterns is almost expected.  Kinda like the giant diaper pin that we clipped our laundry bag shut with, or the black painted brass diaper pin on the bandoleers.  1001 uses, and they ended up everywhere... especially on sideways lanterns.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Hotch
Yup
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SteveRetherford
im tring to find pics of 1952's i sold , i could be wrong , just speaking by the seat of my pants there .
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Hotch
Non of us are going anywhere 
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Gunhippie
I have no idea what the leather whang was for.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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MotorcycleDan
I recently unpacked a NIB Coleman 1952. It did not have one of those clips. 
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Hotch
Apparently from hearing all of these comments either they do or they don’t. That being said it probably doesn’t effect the value of the lantern and it doesn’t make the lantern anymore complete   
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MotorcycleDan
I just checked another NIB 252 that I have. It is a 1963 Thermos - King Sealy. They used a wire to hold the funnel in place for packing.

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Hotch
Looks like it was never fired up. Don’t wanna disturb that.
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holliswood

My ‘52 has one in the box. Wasn’t on it when I bought it but it’s in there. 

There was a thicker gauge short piece with it as well and I have no clue what it’s for as well. 

-Fred

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Gasman64
Hotch wrote:
That being said it probably doesn’t effect the value of the lantern and it doesn’t make the lantern anymore complete   

I'd say that's a pretty good bet, Hotch.  Since I've been here, I've never known of anyone getting more for a lantern with it.  About all most are interested in is the funnel and parts in the parts well.
Steve
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