1954 Primus 41 - This One Will Have To Do

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  1. idahostoveguy

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    I recently posted in the Wanted section of CCS for a Primus 41. I guess this one will have to do. 8)

    Hopefully, the photos will show what a nice fuel tank it has and the overall workmanship of the stove. The fuel tank happens to be either Chrome or Nickel, don't know which. Stove is dated 1954. I've been wanting one of these for a very long time...


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  2. idahostoveguy

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    The magnificent blue flames...



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    The roarer 41 are impressive. Well done tracking one down.
     
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    Hi Sam congratulatins your long wait is over what a beauty,we dont see many of the 41's and they are so sought after,which is no surprise as they are superbly built and every part of the stove is superbly made and in a class of its own.
    i realy do like the tanks on the 41 beautifully lettered and nickel plaited and the shape realy does show what a quality stove it is, well done there Sam you realy deserve it
     
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    Congratulations Sam :thumbup: Neat stove.

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  6. Gordon

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    Beautiful stove. Love the way the "windscreen" forms on two sides of the flame. I'd be surprised if the tank were chrome vice nickle. Let us know when you find out. What was the source of acquisition? If you don't mind approximately how much did it set you back? BTW great find!!!

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    Uh oh.....stove lust. Nice one.
     
  8. Big BTU

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    Classic Sam.

    It will have to do huh? :lol: Anyone would be hard pressed to do better than a 41 unless it was 2 41's :D/ probably my all time favorite stove aesthetically. ( I love the tank and case) and the stove is just awesome too.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. hikerduane

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    Do they all have the crinkle paint? Nice find Sam. Neat the way they are.

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    Thanks all! I feel very lucky to be able to get the P41. "It will have to do" is quite an understatement on my part. It will MORE THAN DO! The P41 is all that and then some. The nickel fuel tank (I'm calling it nickel instead of chrome, it sounds better) is such a huge bonus and a great surprise. The seller had pics but the tank looked yellow, so I thought it was just plain brass. When I received the stove, it turned out to have the nickel fuel tank, very much to my surprise!

    I had never understood why so many people think that this stove is so sought after until I saw it with my own eyes. Wow! I understand now. In Brian's (Mr. Optimus') words, this stove is 'superbly built' and then some. It will last another 60 years, at the least.

    Compared to my Radius 43s, the South Koreans, my No. 12, and other high quality hardware, this one is definitely on top, or at worst, tied with these fabulous examples. Now, this is only a comparison of similar-sized stoves and not in league with larger or smaller stoves, since there are some smaller stoves that are just fantastic, like the Svea 123. At any rate, I have not been so surprised by a stove as this one. This one is definitely a must-have in any stove collection.

    My wait is definitely over.

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    I think most, if not all, of them have that crinkle paint. It's a nice finish and shows very little scratching. I might have to repaint mine later, but that will be later. Got numerous other stoves in the queue. This one is special. It's my last for quite a long time.


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    I like the military looking ones the way they come. The stud that holds the windshield is neat. Oh, did I mention I picked one up in Dec.? :) Brass tank. It's going snowcamping this weekend, heavy or not.
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    Hey, Sam,

    Hearty congratulations on scoring your Primus 41! I love my own, and as it was gifted to me by a very good and trusted friend, it will remain a favorite in my heart!! Yours looks great, and I'm sure you will love using it!! Thanks for sharing the photos and your happiness with it, and have fun! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
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    Duane, the burner is a heavy duty thing, you may have to double prime.
    Seems 1954 was a busy year for the 41...
     
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    Pics! Duane. Pics! Please.


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    I'm already loving using it Doc! It's a powerful burner. It boiled up some water in the kettle in the above pic, which had some cold water and about a litre of water, which was not quite ice, but close, and recorded a boil time of 5:45, which is quite good. I plan to use mine whenever I get the chance, like on my next campout.

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    Sam, Steve,
    Your stove Sam looks a little better than mine. I've only fired mine up once when I got it. I'm headed out Saturday afternoon for a snowcamp trip, after checking for stove parts and fuel at the Post Office. :) I fueled it up when I got it and hefted it last weekend, thinking, I'm bringing this, just to get some action shots? I need to get the Coleman Xtreme out that I got from HJ later. Maybe in a week, heard rumor of a small group trip in a week.
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    Yup, The Extreme is a good-un, But...
    Check out the cannister, make sure it works before you go. I had one (so far) that won't feed, even tho it feels full.
    HJ thinks the plastic valve inside is stuck. I haven't tried to unstick it yet,something about spewing gas... :oops:
    I have a 41, swapped a Sigg kit with NZMike for it, beautiful thing, ripping burner, and quite heavy!
    I think It's a perfect car camper, but not too suitable for carrying, tho :lol:
     
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    I'd carry it - on flat ground, no uphill climbs, that is.

    Ripping burner it is.

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    Here's a link to hiker_duane's stove (Thanks Duane): https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/20632/



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