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Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:22 pm

I am working on a 252 Coleman Military. How do I take it apart?
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:41 pm

If I break it ----- its all your fault.
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:59 pm

Capn Kirk to mission control. Lantern is apart . Should there be a screen where the fuel exits into the mantle?

Anyone. Anyone. Buler.
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:10 pm

no screen.
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:12 pm

And one opening of the inverted U shaped air tube should have a copper (or is it brass) stopper in it.
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:16 pm

Mukilteo wrote:And one opening of the inverted U shaped air tube should have a copper (or is it brass) stopper in it.


Awesome thanks. It is in order.

I am a bout ten min from having a working 252. My first . Its very cool.
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Re: Military 252

Postby doug hodder » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:24 pm

I love a military....nice roar to it. Kirk...it's more of a low pressure thing...don't over-pump it when you fire it up...just a few pumps into it assuming you have more than a splash of fuel. Once it's up and cooking...then you can put more pressure to it. Once pumped up after it's initial firing...mine runs for hours with no re-pump. It'll huff and puff when you shut it down...that seems to be typical on them. Doug
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:24 pm

Mine worked but I dismantled it to sand blast the cage and air tube assembly and paint them with header paint. Than baked them in the oven.
I couldn't quite get the air tubes aligned back to stock. I didn't want to break anything.
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Put a brand new generator in it.
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:29 pm

You'll love it. It roars like the 530 pocket stove.
Here it is with a red globe in it a few weeks back.
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:46 pm

Thanks guys I will have a burning pic here soon.

Are you kidding me. This is the lantern that the US military used. You have take it apart 45 times to clean the gen fuel orfice?????????
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:48 pm

I thought the idea of war was to have the good tools and guns so we could win. I must be missing something here.
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:49 pm

Mukilteo wrote:You'll love it. It roars like the 530 pocket stove.
Here it is with a red globe in it a few weeks back.
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Red glass in a 252 now that is style. You do good work Eric.
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Re: Military 252

Postby doug hodder » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:52 pm

I've never had any luck trying to get an old gennie to run worth a hoot. I just put a new one on and they run great. If someone has played with it and poked a wire up into it...it may not want to operate correctly. Don't ask me how I know. I got a 1982 SMP military in an original box...still unfired and it came with all the spare parts in it, spare gennies were typical to include. In fact...the original box was unopened until my "secret" pickers opened it. Watch firing it up...too much fuel can happen easily. Doug
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Re: Military 252

Postby doug hodder » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:54 pm

Mulkiteo...if you get the military surgical stove...you get the roar of 2 of those burners at once in one stove! Heats water in a hurry...Dave A gifted me one last summer. Doug
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:06 pm

doug hodder wrote:I've never had any luck trying to get an old gennie to run worth a hoot. I just put a new one on and they run great. If someone has played with it and poked a wire up into it...it may not want to operate correctly. Don't ask me how I know. I got a 1982 SMP military in an original box...still unfired and it came with all the spare parts in it, spare gennies were typical to include. In fact...the original box was unopened until my "secret" pickers opened it. Watch firing it up...too much fuel can happen easily. Doug


I got it to go but wow it is a un-ruley bastard. Fire and lots of it. It has a twisted up generator so I ordered some from Mike.

The whole thing just bursts into flame randomly .

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