Lion R124 Hiker, Kerosene Burner, 1988

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  1. idahostoveguy

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    Lion R124 Hiker. Dated 1988.

    Looks like an M-1950.

    Burns Kerosene.

    Silent Burner.

    Heavily constructed.

    This stove is superbly made and has all of the best designs all rolled into one.



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    More to follow...

    sam
     
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  2. idahostoveguy

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    Ok, so here we go again. I took a really cool picture of the case and thought I would lead this post with it.

    I also got really curious about the inner workings of this stove, so I prepped it for surgery on my Coleman surgical table and associated instruments to get a better look and feel for how this nicely engineered stove operates.

    If the black paint isn't original, I don't know what would be. It matches the fuel tank perfectly and is in near perfect condition. Could I have two of these please?!?



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    Here's the Lion Hiker ready for surgery. The Coleman propane stove lid makes for a great surface to perform these types of operations. Small screws, fasteners, washers, springs, parts will not fall of the table since the edges are angled upward. The instruments are well-suited for the task at hand.

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    This little stove has a giant spirit cup. It is larger than any other stove I have, including a No. 3 that I own. I could probably cook a meal with as much volume this cup has and simmer for a while.

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    There's the jet cleaner needle on rack. I tried to remove it but it would not fall out. I probably have to remove the spindle to remove this small rack. The interesting thing about this is the valve spindle does not tighten or loosen. Once the jet cleaning rack is cleared of the pinion the spindle turns freely clockwise or other and does not have an 'off' position. The off position is where the rack is now. You'll see what I mean in the next couple of photos, but what it does is it has a seat that it sits in and seals on some graphite packing underneath it when closed. This shuts off the fuel flow.

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    Here's the jet cleaning rack in the open/cleaning position. At the same time, the fuel flow is open to maximum, of course, until the jet cleaning needle is in the jet cleaning things out. I guess you can tell when the jet is new when the needle shuts the flow off completely.

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    Here's a side view of the jet needle rack at jet cleaning position. You can see the profile so that as it seats down inside, it forms a seal that shuts off flow of fuel. I was able to fit my digital caliper on the cleaning needle and found it to be at 0.28 mm thickness. Perfect for Kerosene.

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    Here's the pump shaft. The handle looks similar to an M-1942 mountain stove handle rather than the M-1950, which is a little longer. The clip-on retainer is that of later designs found in newer Coleman stove pumps instead of small screws holding the pump cap on. The leather is original, as far as I can tell and is in perfect condition.

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    Here's the NRV. The head is the exact same size as those found in Primus and/or Optimus counterparts. I was able to remove it with the same NRV tool that I've used on other stoves. It has a slightly different construction and does include the pip cup that is found on older brassie stoves. Heavily constructed and well-made.

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    Flame shot on Kerosene. So nice and blue and silent. The Lion is definitely made for Kerosene and does quite well with it. It performed fairly well at 6:20 boil-time at 4700 feet of elevation with ambient temperature at 23F, 30% humidity, stainless steel kettle and one liter of 42F water. There was no wind in the garage.

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    One flame shot.

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    Second flame shot.

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    Love it.

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    sam
     
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  3. RonPH

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    Lovely Korean made stove :thumbup: More improved design - quiet. Lion brand = Korean? Footing similar to the featherlite, apex, body is coleman-ish, pot support from the M1950-ish :thumbup: best of all worlds I guess.

    Congratulations there Sam!

    Ron
     
  4. gunsoo

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    Hi Sam. congraturation :clap:

    this 124 model is very famous and many korean collector love it in korea.
    so very high price deal.
    flame is very powerful and good . :thumbup:
    thanks sharing for us .

    Gunsoo
     
  5. bajabum

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    Yeah, looks like a cross between a 1950 and a coleman 400 series!
     
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    G,,day i also like it.
    i want one.
    kerry
     
  8. rucksack

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    If you like the Lion R124 Hiker, you might like to peruse this Japanese stove & heater site, if you haven't already come across it. The site has photos of some 480 stoves, including the quite similar looking Lion 335, the SVEA 123/Optimus SVEA 123R lookalike: the Lion G102, and the Lion R933. In fact, the site has quite a few stoves to make one begin to salivate. Be warned.

    http://www.m151a2.jp/gi/minf.html

    rucksack
     
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  9. lanevitt

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    Now, I DO like that stove !!!
     
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    They dont make Lian stoves any more, at least I was told so. ](*,) :rage:

    This model seems to be one of the most intelligent designs ever made.

    Since the Chinese are good at copying, I hope they will make something similar.

    At least the Coleman 550B copy looks like this:
    http://tinyurl.com/7gz9yur

    dsk
     
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  11. Matukat

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    VERY nice stove Sam!
     
  12. Murph

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    I saw one on eBay, they were asking a fair bit of pence for it, TOO!

    Murph
     
  13. klausvader

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    Hey Sam congratulations!
    Beautiful stove very similar to the M1950. Great photos and description.
    You want two? I too jaja.
    In these days I'll get my first M1950. The gods hear me... :roll: je
    enjoy your new stove Sam! :clap:
     
  14. loco7stove

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    MMMMM...Veeery nice :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) 8) :D :thumbup:

    Stu :D .
     
  15. bolexguy

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    WOW! that really let loose the green eyed monster =)

    looks great!
     
  16. anlrolfe

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    This looks so nice that it ALMOST makes me want to go home and pound my M-1950 flat with a hammer and toss it into the scrap heap. I've thought at least once of doing a burner transplant onto a surplus M-1950 font.

    Great little stove and thanks for sharing.

    AR
     
  17. yonadav

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    Looks great!

    Yonadav