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Old 02-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #91
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I've found that many new products are crap. Junk that I'm tired of being force fed because profit has become the end all and be all of business in the USA. So I seek out old stuff that I can repair or have repaired.

Like right now if anyone has a genyouine Made in Sweden Svea 123 they'd like to part with (resonable $$) PM me.

My brothers and I bought a few of these. About $10-15 each.

http://www.surplusandadventure.com/s...it-330662.html

I've yet to try it, but looks like it will last a long time. Very durable.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #92
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I've found that many new products are crap. Junk that I'm tired of being force fed because profit has become the end all and be all of business in the USA. So I seek out old stuff that I can repair or have repaired.

Like right now if anyone has a genyouine Made in Sweden Svea 123 they'd like to part with (resonable $$) PM me.
I don't have a 123, but I have a No.1 in pretty good condition, refurbished by a pro, and an unused Primus Hunter... Not selling them though!

Seriously though, I've bought most of my old stuff online: American Ebay for the axes, which are all from the US, save a metal-detector-found WW2 Collins, and a Dutch version of Ebay called Marktplaats for most of my stoves, save a couple of flea market finds.

I bought 2 Svea No 1's, a similar Primus model and the unused Hunter in a bulk buy, and the owner threw in a bonus stove (which turned out to be the rare, legendary and truly awesome Borde Bomb) for about $100. Got an acquaintance who refurbishes stoves and lanterns for a living to check and replace all washers and pumps and so on, for the price of one of the Sveas.

Quite a lot of people are ditching their old school camping stuff for new ultralight gear, and while some of them have seriously inflated ideas about the value of old, used gear, some great deals are to be had. I think I paid $15+20 shipping for that beautiful little hatchet in my post up there. It's all a matter of patience and luck (and occasional sniping Ebay auctions...)

This is what is currently to be found if I search for Primus on Marktplaats: http://www.marktplaats.nl/z/caravans...categoryId=315 (including a Juwel, which is close to the 123)
Ebay search for Svea 123: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

Bear in mind the 123 is a fairly popular model, and is actually still made, by Optimus (just like the Hunter).
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #93
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My Svea 123 has been a faithful companion for 40 years.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:38 AM   #94
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #95
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Pretty much everyfuckingthing I own . What can I say, I'm cheap, like to take care of things, and times has been tough the last few years.

Best ever vehicle I've ever owned is my 1994 K2500 Chevy truck, factory-ordered my dream truck 19 years ago, still in pristine condition, 350 V8 with a 5-speed manual, 3/4-ton 4X4 that rides like a Caddy on the highway, will climb anything you point it at, haul anything you like, pull stumps if you want, and has been literally flawless all those years with the exception of wear items. It's only got 150K on it and I hope to drive it forever.

Headin' south a couple years ago looking for dry roads:



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Old 02-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #96
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #97
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Milton at Quality Light Metric will fix ya right up. Cost me 'bout $80 2 years or so ago. You'll need to call him as he's not web savvy and has no website. Well worth it as the meter will likely outlive you after he's done with it.


Do you have the invercone too? Took me 3 years to find one in good shape. Cost me $7 USD when I did find it.
Thanks for that. The invercone is an incident attachment? I do not have one, something to look for.

I've got a Luna-pro and a Lunasix, I need another handheld meter like I need another leicaflex sl (for some weird reason I now have 4...) but it seems like a cool thing to fix up.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #98
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Just used one like this friday. Made in Japan and we've had it for at least 30 years. Still sharp and does a nice job.

Those dang things just get shaper with use! I have one that my mom got from her parents when she moved out of their house, I don't think I will find one that works better.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #99
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:00 PM   #100
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96 year old 1911.
78 year old model 12.
52 year old record player/radio. Something just seems right about listening to a ball game on an old radio.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:05 PM   #101
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I've got both the plow and bush hog attachments for it. When I got it from the wifes grandpa in 1995, it had less than an hours use on it. He bought it, tested it at his house one time, then it sat in his garage till I saw it. I used it to clear nearly two acres of overgrowth at my house, and another acre at some property down by the river. I bought the plow attachment for it when we moved in to our current house, but pussed out and bought a plow for the tractor the next year.
I still use it a couple times a year to cut down the stuff I can't get to on the tractor that I just let grow most of the season.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:04 AM   #102
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[QUOTE=ImaPoser;207031 Something just seems right about listening to a ball game on an old radio.[/QUOTE]


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Old 02-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #103
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #104
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my father worked at millers falls, they had a place in CT in the 60s. he has a bunch of tools from them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #105
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Millers Falls.... My first claw hammer from 40+ years ago is a Millers Falls, given to me by my father. I still use it!
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