200A and 202 reproduction
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outlawmws
I took a look with search and didn't find anything like this.

I'll ask this in two ways:  

  • What is the oldest piece you own?
  • and what piece have you had the longest?  (It may not be the same piece)

My oldest, AND the piece I've carried the longest is A WWI 1918 US canteen.

I've been realizing its nearing 100 years old, and next year is it!

I've had this and carried it for more than fifty!  so I'm finally moving to the point I've had it longer than anyone for certain! (Assuming some doughboy had it from new)

I got this from an old woman, when I was in grade school My Dad was involved with her move, and she was clearing out and we went overto her house, actually to get a bunch of huge gold fish from her pond for one we were making.  (49 went into our dough boy pool while we finished our pond)

She must have taken to me as she gave me several old fishing poles, a tackle pox full of gear, this canteen, and probably things I don't remember.  I'm guessing it may have been her husbands? And possibly he carried it in "The Great War".

I think this canteen and a few lures are all I have left from her.

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I have a cover for it from WWII, that I probably got at an Army Surplus store, in my teens.

I still carry this canteen!







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flameout
Outlaw:

This was a tough one for me. I have a lot of old stuff, much of it inherited, and from the 1930's-40's. So I picked an item that was originally owned by me (although purchased by my Dad for me when I was a wee lad).

This is my first reel, dating from the earl 50s. It camped and fished all over the eastern Sierras, and western Nevada.

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I also take this old rifle to camp at times: 1937 Savage .250/3000 M99

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Milt

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curlyjoe_99
no need for pics but my oldest ones are 242's and or my M1942 stove
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In Search of (ISO): evidence of a 220/228 series lantern dated 2/63    

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sabre7cu
Nice Savage, had one in .308. Solid rifle.
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outlawmws

Milt,  I have  .250-300 in a 99 about that old (not sure if the year) as well!  Great gun and very accurate!

I learned to shoot a "big gun" with a Savage Mod 20 in .250-3000; sadly my Dad let it go...


My first deer rifle that I bought with my paper route $$ was also a Savage 99 in .284 Winchester.  I still have it too.  Great cartridge, sadly underrated. (and on the obsolete list...)

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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
curlyjoe_99 wrote:
no need for pics but my oldest ones are 242's and or my M1942 stove


Curly,  what year 242s?
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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sweeper
Unsure of the year(s)



50's Forest Service pack frame I use canoe tripping.




A 520 and 530


Kevin

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Murff
Probably the Griswald waffle iron.

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MrAlexxx
The oldest I think is my Boy Scout mess kit with a patent date on the handle of Dec 7 1915 but I guess that all depends on the significance of the patent date and how that relates to the age of it I never did look into that and probably the thing I've had the longest ironically also a mess kit is WW2 vintage date stamped 1943 on the handle. I've had that since my early teens 1970'ish used it a lot and it is indestructible. Click image for larger version - Name: IMGP0484.JPG, Views: 1270, Size: 93.20 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMGP0485.JPG, Views: 1264, Size: 91.19 KB
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BSAGuy
My BSA Blue Cloud down sleeping bag.  Got it in 1972.  Still going strong 44 years on.
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RNC
Great Grandma's 8 inch Wagner cast iron Skillet. Pre 1920.
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xvz12
I have a 14" dutch oven, inherited from my dad, that dates back into the 20's, still my favorite, bakes the best dinner rolls.
Wynn - xvz12

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1hpycmpr
This 4 12 327, my first QuickLite, is the oldest piece of camping gear that I have used so far.  I have an undated 327 but it hasn't had its turn yet.

Mark
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outlawmws
Milt,  How old do you figure the waffle iron is?  - Pics?

Kevin,  cool pack frame and pans!

MrA,  any Mfg on the aluminum kit?  the Cup look suspiciously like the ones I have in my Reynolds made nesting pot set.

Wynn, can you post a pic of the oven?

Mark,  Nice 327!  






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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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MrAlexxx
@outlawmws    All the pieces are stamped WEAR-EVER and a number which I am thinking corresponds to that piece also all stamped with the Boy Scouts logo. The cup (see picture) #893, fry pan and handle both #888 plus the patent date on handle, the dish #168 and the pot #234. Click image for larger version - Name: IMGP0488.JPG, Views: 1218, Size: 87.30 KB
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flameout
Outlaw:

There is a Savage site where you can run your serial number to find the manufacture date of your '99.

Milt

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johnrb3b
The oldest piece of gear I have, and use regularly is the canister stove my Dad carried onto Omaha beach in 1944.
I've been using it as my main camping stove since the very early '70s.
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I also still have my Boy Scout mess kit from the middle '60s but don't use it very much.


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CaptainFantastic
I have this "Schweizer Armee Feldflasche" from 1917, as stamped on the aluminium cup.
I am not 100% sure about the colour of this, as most I've seen are red from that era and not this grey-black pattern. It's a thick heavy metal bottle which is enamelled, and has a leather strap to hold the cork and the bottle in the cup. I have another one from 1928 in maroon/red with string instead of leather. These are really cool.

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Ian - Looking for these dates 7/82, 7/92, 8/93, 9/03, 11/05, 5/17
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outlawmws
Thanks MrAlexxx and Milt!


John,  Cool that you have your dad;s stove from D-Day! (Almost 73 years ago!)

Ian,  Very cool!  Are those Swiss Army issue?  (I would not think the red versions would be...)   Now much does it hold, and is there a belt/pack carry cover?



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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Probably my oldest is my 1969 VW Westy Camper! And the original accessory tent that attaches to the side! Click image for larger version - Name: FB_IMG_1486610893051.jpg, Views: 997, Size: 34.83 KB Click image for larger version - Name: FB_IMG_1486610853873.jpg, Views: 1001, Size: 76.24 KB
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Newfie
There's a lot of cool stuff on this post, but for me I'd say this one is hard to beat.

Talk about a incredible piece of family history. 


johnrb3b wrote:
The oldest piece of gear I have, and use regularly is the canister stove my Dad carried onto Omaha beach in 1944.
I've been using it as my main camping stove since the very early '70s.
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I also still have my Boy Scout mess kit from the middle '60s but don't use it very much.


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CaptainFantastic
outlawmws wrote:

Ian,  Very cool!  Are those Swiss Army issue?  (I would not think the red versions would be...)   Now much does it hold, and is there a belt/pack carry cover?


Yes, Swiss army issue. You can find later issued versions in black or green, but the red is (was) original colour. Each mark is 0.1L on the cup, and the bottle holds around +0.5L. I guess they attached using the o-ring, but later issued flasks had no loop so must have pocket somewhere.

Here's the maroon one next to a 200A for size. They fit nicely in a large coat pocket.
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Nemo
A AGM Model 20 stove circa 1920. Your not gonna do a lot of heavy cooking on this one.

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johnrb3b wrote:
The oldest piece of gear I have, and use regularly is the canister stove my Dad carried onto Omaha beach in 1944.
I've been using it as my main camping stove since the very early '70s.
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I also still have my Boy Scout mess kit from the middle '60s but don't use it very much.


Now THAT is a stove!
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Willy
I have a Navy WWII emergency signaling mirror.  Some might not consider it camping gear, more like survival gear, but I always have a survival kit close by, specially when in the outdoors.  I teach wilderness survival for the scouts.  Anyway this style has a entirely different sighting system than the modern signal mirrors, but just as effective.  My dad was a WWII Navy vet, so this kind of thing has sentimental value to me.
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fuel brained
How bout a 5/47 242c. An $8.00 find with original globe no less.
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Stan_D
I had to stop taking my 1920s Griswold CI.  I camp with a large group, and can't always control who gets loose in the kitchen.  I had to strip my #9 skillet because some idiot didn't know to heat the pan before cooking scrambled eggs.  I couldn't get it clean.

But to the original question, I don't always take my 1945 (5/11) 242C, but undoubtedly, whatever the oldest piece of gear I have with me, always has the Coleman name on it.

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Coleman lantern dated Dec. 1924 purchased new and used daily for 30 years on the dairy, well used but still works like new would not sell but when I'm gone my son will take care of it and the two break open single barell shotguns that date back to the 1800's all left to me by my dad.
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Gand28
I have a couple of enameled wash pans, white with the red stripe that have been in the family a long time. When I was 5, my cat had kittens in the retangular one I use for washing dishes in camp. The shallow round one is for hand washing and my Dad told me he remembered it on his grandparents farm in the late 1920's.
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curlyjoe_99
outlawmws wrote:


Curly,  what year 242s?



sorry just got back to this thread....

11 41 & 5  50 nickle and one painted that I can't read the date stamp but think it is a B
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dave
A 1929 427, a 33/34 2E stove and a 50's/early 60's mirror camp cook set
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merc500
my eastern mountain sports goose down sleeping bag (rated to -35 BELOW 0) that i bought thanksgiving week 1976' for a deer hunt /camp way back in there in the Adirondacks is still like new. keep it dry and you won't get cold. excellent topic, a stove from Omaha beach WOW !
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BSAGuy
Simply amazing, John.  What an heirloom.  Thanks to your dad and all of his comrades in arms.  Brave beyond anything I can comprehend.

johnrb3b wrote:
The oldest piece of gear I have, and use regularly is the canister stove my Dad carried onto Omaha beach in 1944.
I've been using it as my main camping stove since the very early '70s.
stove05.JPG 

I also still have my Boy Scout mess kit from the middle '60s but don't use it very much.


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flameout
johnrb3b wrote:
The oldest piece of gear I have, and use regularly is the canister stove my Dad carried onto Omaha beach in 1944.


My father brought a German ARARA stove back from France, WWII. I'm in the process of fettling it. I have burned it, and it burns great. When I have it done, I'll post a seperate thread.

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anlrolfe
I've got a couple pieces whose date codes / models are so close in age that they are hard to separate:

Coleman 242 code 4,7   ?July 1944?
Primus 71L, code AK 1946
AGMco 523, 1944
USMC Mountain cook set, 1944

These are all early 1940's if I recall

*Note: edited to include dates and date codes

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outlawmws
Leaving my Canteen in post one out of it;  for My GPA gear, this 242B has become my oldest GPA that will be used for camping.  Come November it will have reached 80.  After fixing it up,  I don't know why I waited so long to fix up the older GPA gear I had collected over the years.  Certainly I wasn't backwards about fixing and using the non-GPA stuff!

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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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chrisnjenn
I have older lanterns, but my 1950 228D gets called to go camping more than any other lantern I have. Great runner.


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anlrolfe
I've got a "Not-A-Bolt" wood stove that could perhaps be my oldest.

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This is the link to the one I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1920-039-s-NOT-A-BOLT-Wood-Stove-by-The-Troy-Foundry-amp-Machine-Company-Inc-/270881979612
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outlawmws
That is a cool little stove!  It would be great for the right tent (like a military floor-less tent...)
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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FishGutZ
My old and trusty is my grandfather's BSA mess kit from when he was 12 , cook lunch on it and my 425f every day at work
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misyuk06
Our 1928 O'Dette  Cedar Strip canoe...is our oldest thing we take camping

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1hpycmpr
Ken and Carol, that is a beautiful canoe! Thanks for sharing.
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outlawmws
[Smilie5]   [drool]
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chrisnjenn
That canoe is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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outlawmws
Resurrecting this as I have a "new" second place contender for my gear (the 1918 canteen is still in first):

A Fairly early  KampKook Model 3 stove- It post 1922 (revised) patent, and Pre 1924 when they switched to Olive from Black paint so > 95 years old!

This also has the "post" legs instead of the later swing out legs.

As received,  Its in the middle of a restoration de-rusting job now.
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Just a little fettling and Fire!

(cleaned the tank out, and replaced the pump hose...)

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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Yosemite John
Coleman-wise it's my Dad's 228C lantern.
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arizonacamper
My oldest one's as far as Coleman go is my 1946 242b in seafoam green and my 426b stove
Shawn 
Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!
Looking for any lantern date of 5/63
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Dmacp
The oldest piece I have is my 1917 Air-O-Lantern. Also a NuLite model 2.
I have some old rifles but they were customized by my dad-1887 Winchester Hi-Wall and an 1880 Sharps Borchardt
The oldest piece in my collection is a 10-61 Burg a friend gave me after his dad passed away.
Here is the Air-O:
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Jayhawksr
A WWI meat can pouch that I use as a fly fishing bag.  I also have a 1890 army pack but it keep in in the back of my car with emergency stuff in it.  I guess I could count our little vacation house on the Maryland eastern shore -- it was built around 1870-5.
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
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