Primus 41 no date mark?

Discussion in 'Primus No:41' started by phaser, May 14, 2011.

  1. phaser

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    Got myself a 41 for 16$ and i'm wondering how old it is. After what i understand there shuold be a stamp below the pump. Nothing but shiny metal (after polish) Any ideas?

    Here's some photos

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  2. Big BTU

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    Wow! what a lucky score! There should be a letter code or a number and letter code maybe somewhere on the tank?

    Good luck! You have a keeper.
     
  3. phaser

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    cant find anything on the tank
     
  4. nzmike

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    Not to worry, dated or no, you have picked up a stove most here will never see outside of pictures like yours. :mrgreen:

    Clean it up and use it in good health. :thumbup: That lovely brass tank with it's inset pump and rounded ends is, IMHO, one of the greats.
     
  5. Knight84

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    What a find!!!

    Most likely it is from 1954 (AC) A lot of these stoves seem to be lightly stamped or half stamped.
     
  6. Guzz Denmark

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    This is still the silent burner so it's not after 1954 (AT btw). It has the straight control wheel/shaft so is in the later part of the timeframe, so 1954 is a definite possibilty.
     
  7. itchy

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    Great find. I lucked into one (roarer version) and the stove just feels solid and well made. A favorite for sure.
     
  8. Knight84

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    My mistake. AT not AC. Too many letters in my head.

    The colour of the case and fact that I haven't seen one like this outside 1954 tell me it is from 1954. The three I own are from that date. They must have been made for only a year. Or made a lot in 1954 and sold over time.
     
  9. phaser

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    Thank you for the response. i go for 54 then. I cleanded up the tank rather good know and i'm 99% sure the tank has no stamp of any kind except the primus "logo" Fired it up to day and it kind of work ok. Leaking filler cap so the pressure goes down fast. some yellow spikes and alot of them when turning the control wheel or knocking the burner. I think some internal cleaning and a new gasket would do the job.
     
  10. Knight84

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    Sounds like you need to clean out the burner. Take care of the spindle and cleaning rack.

    Spiritburner sells great viton rubber seals for this stove. The non return valve might need service too.

    Are you going to paint the case?

    I look forward to you fettling this great stove.

    Jeff
     
  11. phaser

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    I'm not painting it for now. But if i one day find time (it is burnt and rusty) Does anyone have a color code?
     
  12. bajabum

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    No, but you can't go wrong with Olive Drab, with a bit of black added...
    How to duplicate the rough finish,I dunno, maybe add sand?
     
  13. MAINJET

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    is this finish called parkerized, :?: we call it cracleglaze but im sure i had a colt 1911 with the same finish ( but finer ) :-s