Optimus Eagle 1000, Unfired

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  1. hikin_jim

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    This is an Optimus Eagle 1000. This is one of two I found in a small army/navy surplus store as reported here. I believe these stoves were made up into the 1990's.
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    The stove comes in a pot/case that nests over the stove tank. The pot/case and stove then fit inside the nylon carrying case.
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    Here's a look at the other side of the windscreen. Note the ventilation holes and the hole where the control spindle is accessed. I assume one would light the stove here as well.
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    Regulating key and rather diminutive little pot gripper.
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    Detail of key and pot gripper. Note how the chain is attached to the key. This is how the key came from the factory. I much prefer to place the key chain around the neck of the key between the wrench fittings and the small flare in the neck of the key.
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    Detail of pot supports. What complaints I've heard about this stove generally center around the pot supports. The pot supports are a bit loose when fitted to the windscreen.
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    Burner detail. I haven't checked, but I assume that this is the same burner as in a Svea 123R.
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    Tank cap and spindle detail.
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    Bottom of tank.
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    Burner bell and jet detail.
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    Spreader plate detail.
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    Spindle end detail.
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    All the component pieces. Interestingly, the key chain was not factory attached to the stove. Not shown but did come with stove: instructions sheet. I've seen a strap with other Optimus Eagle 1000's. No strap came with this stove. I've also seen a silver sticker on the windscreen of other Optimus Eagle 1000's (probably specifying the fuel much like the silver sticker on a Svea 123R). No such sticker was on the windscreen of this stove.
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    Detail of logo on nylon carrying case
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    Detail of logo on windscreen. Note :( scratches/marks unfortunately on the aluminum windscreen.
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    Detail of how pot/case + stove fit into the nylon carrying case.
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    Detail of top of nylon carrying case. Case is a bit soiled, no doubt from having sat on a shelf for an awfully long time.
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    It's interesting that Optimus produced the Eagle 1000 since it seems so similar to a Svea 123. I'm not sure what their reasoning was although the Eagle 1000 does have some improvements like the more functional pot/case. I haven't measured the two, but I understand Eagle 1000's fuel tank is larger than a Svea 123R's.

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  2. Doc Mark

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    Hey, HJ,

    Very nice layout and photos, Jim! I sure wish I owned one of those! Oh, wait.... thanks to you, I now DO!! ;) 8) :thumbup: :D/ :D :D Thanks, very much, my Friend. Give me an email shout, and let's talk about payment/delivery options. We "might" be headed down to San Diego for a quick overnight, as my Mom-in-law has need of us. That might be a time we can swing by Pasadena and meet you near your office to do the deed, either going down to SD, or returning home. Let me know if this might work for you. Thanks, again, for thinking of me in this deal. Much appreciated. Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  3. pysen78

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    Nice find!

    The "X" pot stand is the same as on the Optiumus Loke 85, and will fit over other silent burners too.
     
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    Lovely piece of design :thumbup:

    Ron
     
  5. TrainManny

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    Good Morning Jim,

    A great find! :) I've never seen one of these in the flesh. I noticed that the tank is painted black. Is it painted brass or steel. If they went to steel it must be a cost saving measure. :-k If Doc didn't have one they must be hard to come by :shock: .

    Has anyone used one extensively in the field?

    Thanks for the great photos. :clap:

    Cheers,

    Manny
     
  6. hikin_jim

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    Manny,

    I don't have the stove right in front of me, but I believe the tank is steel.

    I was quite astounded to come across not one but two in unfired condition in a little shop. The owner seemed quite happy to sell them to me. No doubt they had been there a long time.

    HJ
     
  7. dday

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    Hi Jim,
    Nice score :D/ and thanks for sharing the photos with us all. Your generosity is a great example of the quality of people we have here on CCS. You are a good man to have shared in your good fortune :clap: . Have a good evening,
    Dan
     
  8. hikin_jim

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    Oh, well, I'm not too generous. I am after all charging Doc the price of the stove. Besides that, Doc has supplied me with more knowledge than I can ever repay with my stove and canister gas finds.

    Perhaps that's the real "magic" of CCS -- its reciprocal nature. All I'm really doing is returning back the least little part of what I've received. It's my pleasure to be able to give back a little and to not be a complete mooch.

    HJ
     
  9. Lance

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    Ooh crap now i have to look for another stove. BUT this is one i think i must have.

    lance
     
  10. Doc Mark

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    Hey, HJ,

    You are very kind in offering me this stove, my Friend, and that is appreciated! As for any info that might have come from me, I'm happy to have been able to pass along things that others have passed to me, or things that my own mistakes have taught me over the years. It's what we do here at CCS.

    HJ, give me a shout, if you can, in a regular email, or on the phone. I tried to call you yesterday, but could only leave a message. Might be able to do the deed tomorrow. Let's talk... Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc

    P.S. Lance, if you ask really, really nicely (read that as get down on your knees and beg, groveling nicely at HJ's feet and licking his boots, obsequiously) then Jim "might" sell you the other one of these that he found!!! OR, he might not..... But, I'd dearly LOVE some video of you licking his boots and begging!!!! ;) ;) 8) 8) :thumbup: :D/ :D/ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )