200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

jleone
I am looking to purchase two of these, but I don't know much about them.  They are excellent. One has 1 burner and the other has 2 burners with the stainless steel container.  Are they rare and sought after.  First time I have seen them for sale other than my coleman book.  Can anybody school me?  Thanks John
John B Leone II
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Gunhippie
Buy first, ask questions later!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Barrett
As a Stovie I can only possibly second what Timm said above!
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Coldwaterpaddler
I don't have a 523, but see them for sale every now and then and they also seem to fetch a pretty good sum of money. I thought the 523 was a two burner and the 520 was the model number for the single burner (I have four 520 stoves). I believe the two models use the same burner design. The vaporizers, as they are typically called on these (instead of generators, but the same idea) seem to be readily available so if you don't want to clean them you can buy replacements. Typically, both models have a spare parts tube with generators, screens and packings attached to the stove somewhere on the frame. They are easiest to light if you use the preheat cups included on these models. If you are also after a 520 single-burner stove and plan to use it, stay away from the 1945 American (American Gas Machine, AGM) stove because they are notorious for having cracks in the founts. Look for a Coleman version instead. Enjoy the hunt!
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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jleone
To the board I apologize if I broke the rules,
John B Leone II
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jleone
Steve thank you for you insight and knowledge.  I don't want to get you in trouble.  Anyhow I am going to go look over these stoves on Saturday. Thanks
John B Leone II
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Chucker
John, I don't see any trouble in your post or rules issue.

BTW, I've found the 523's sometimes have seized fuel valves. I've used a 242 valve to replace them. You would use the original F/A tube though. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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10gage
I have both. Valves gens are interchangeable and they run the same way
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
quicklite crew#43
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SteveA
There are other Mil-spec stoves with a single burner, some with bigger founts than a 520.  As to how rare are they?  My gut tells me that since the US government bought them during a war they must have bought millions, but you sure don't see them come up for sale very often. 
In my limited experience they all seem to use the same burner. 
My 523 had stuck valves but they freed up after I applied some heat.  But I've had to repack the valves on almost all of them.
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Coldwaterpaddler
@jleone I think you are referring to requesting valuations, etc. I didn't take it that way, but instead thought that you wanted to know if 523s are rare and, if so, that might mean that it's going to cost you a lot of money to get one. Rarity needs to be discussed here from time to time so others have an idea if what they're looking for is likely to be found. It would be a different story if you posted a photo of a 523 and asked, "Hey, how much is this worth?", because that would be asking for a valuation and we don't do that here. I have a post on my blog called Buying an M-1942 Stove where in the last paragraph I say, basically, the price of an item is between the buyer and the seller. IMO - no rules were broken here.
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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74HARLEY
Buy them both if you can handle the price. Military stuff always adds an interesting conversation topic in your collection. And if you think you paid too much take a line from the art world, "I didn't pay too much, I bought it a little early".
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
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