No dings or dents on nickel base, just a few pitting marks around the bottom ring of the base of lamp. The green ventilator cap is in excellent and clean condition with no paint chips. All knobs work as they should, good compression with the pump. The handle was replaced from another lantern as was missing. The date is somewhat difficult to read, especially the year but it looks like 1-62.
Also came with this bar attached to the bottom plate which I did not know what it could be for, but reviewing other listings this was referred to as a caboose bar mounting bracket. Looks to be a nice rare Coleman Lantern in pretty nice conditon, just needing a globe. Please inquire if more pictures are required or if you need a bit more information. The item "RARE Vintage Coleman CPR Lantern Model 247 dated 1-62 with caboose mounting bar" is in sale since Sunday, September 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Flashlights, Lanterns & Lights\Lanterns".The seller is "cool-things" and is located in Moose Jaw. This item can be shipped worldwide.