1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

MSR X-GK

Discussion in 'MSR - Mountain Safety Research' started by Learjet, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Learjet United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Hi all,
    How wonderful to discover this forum. I recently found an old MSR XGK at a yard sale which has sparked my interest and a Google search led me here where I have spent evening after evening reading through your collective wealth of knowledge and interesting posts and pictures.

    Rogerman, I own your stove's twin - right down to the "051 183" date stamp!

    Greetings and regards from Cape Town, Dave

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  2. snwcmpr United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    6,468
    Location:
    USA
    Nice Dave. Even the old style box.
    What is the steel item with 'Mirro' engraved on it?

    Ken in NC
     
  3. Learjet United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Hi Ken,
    It's the base of a metal cup which seems to have been used to protect the stove when stored. I'm not sure if it's original to the stove?
    Regards, Dave image.jpeg
     
  4. snwcmpr United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    6,468
    Location:
    USA
    Hmm, interesting.
    Cups, like that, were original to earlier stoves, and maybe to this one. I do not recall an engraving/etching on the cups. Now I will have to look.
    Do your instructions, on the fuel bottle, warn against use by an immature person?

    Ken in NC
     
  5. Learjet United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Haha yes it does! I never noticed that before :-) image.jpeg
     
  6. Rangie

    Rangie Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    999
    Location:
    Caithness, Far North of Scotland.
    Excellent reference material!
    This definitely deserves its own thread! @shagratork , could you assist please? :mrgreen:

    @Learjet , welcome to CCS, any other stoves/trips/gear you'd like to share? :content:

    Alec.
     
  7. Learjet United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Thanks for the welcome Rangie. My only other vintage stove is an old "suitcase" type military gas stove which was manufactured by Cadac for the South African Defence Force during the Bush War in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola during the 1970's & '80's and which I've used extensively on my safari travels for more than 20 years! It's a virtually indestructible stove needing almost no maintenance other than fresh coat of Hammerite paint once in a while when it starts to look a bit scuffed. :)
    image.jpeg image.jpeg I guess they just don't make 'em like they used to!
     

Share This Page