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Offline Ken Goodman

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BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« on: September 01, 2019, 03:30:25 PM »
Inherited a BSR Sportsman grill from a Great Uncle about 25 years ago.

I remember it being used on family hunting and fishing trips as a kid.

Looking to find the approximate date of manufacture.

It has four legs which makes it an earlier model.

It has a sliding draft door that makes it perhaps a second generation model?

She went underwater during the Hurricane Harvey flood and needs some cleaning up.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 05:29:50 PM »
Mid to late 70's [smiley=scratchchin.gif]

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 07:19:29 PM »
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Mid to late 70's [smiley=scratchchin.gif]

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Thanks for the welcome, but..........

From what little information I have found and the fact I remember this stove being used back when I was 8 or 9 years old, some 50 years ago, I have to question your guesstimate.

It has the four footed design and no way to attach legs, indicting, again from what little information I have found,  it is a much earlier model.

Not that anything other than it belonged to my favorite Uncle matters, any other opinions?

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 07:45:44 PM »
Looks like that is about the time they started showing up on catalog list
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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 08:36:34 PM »
Since it has a draft door, it is a later 4-legged grill. The wording on the coal door would be different if it was from the 1970's. I would put this one at mid-to-late 1940's.
And may the odds forever be in your favor that it gets restored and re-seasoned sooner than later.

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 09:52:46 AM »
THANKS for the correction [smiley=thumbsup.gif]  Have found one in good condition myself that I plan to tackle when cooler weather comes
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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 10:30:40 AM »
From an article in the "
Casting Call", WAGS news letter, 3rd quarter, 2015, by Jeff Friend.  Shows your Sportsman being from the 40s.
Patent was applied for Dec. 2, 1940
Utility Parent issued March 23, 1943, assigned to ASW.

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 01:23:34 PM »
Thanks for the information.

Are there copies of the "Casting Call" newsletter available or will I need to join WAGS to access the newsletter?

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 02:32:41 PM »
Ken, Joining WAGS gives you access to the news Letter and all the other research that is archived on the members side.  What you see on the public side is just the tip of a giant resource.

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 03:32:09 PM »
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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2019, 04:00:35 PM »
AT the top of this board, you will see pinned post categories with a TON of additional, free information, on the Sportsman Grill evolution, including the actual patents, trademark data from USPTO, brochures from the Sportsman Trademark packets, and many, many ASW/BSR catalogs.....

And Dwayne's latest Historical Time line...
(although we do have even More information to expand that in the future... :) :)

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2019, 06:44:20 PM »
Thanks guys and gals.

I'll get the paperwork started.

I have other cast iron items I would like to get identified.

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2019, 07:31:23 PM »
Can you post pics of the bottom of the grill?
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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2019, 08:48:54 PM »
I'll see about getting a picture for you tomorrow.

What are we looking for?

Any  particular place on the bottom?

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2019, 10:23:54 PM »
Progression of BSR Sportsman grill
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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2019, 07:40:22 PM »
Here you go.

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Re: BSR Sportsman manufacture date
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2019, 08:59:25 AM »
Thanks Ken,  yup it one of the later 4 leg grills. Some of these will have numbers on the parts, some dont.
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