Valmet Eräkeitin - Finland

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  1. Thumper

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  2. The Bird

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    So. Jealous!!!

    Want one too.....

    Thank you for showing it off, very pleasing to the eye.

    Best regards,

    Mike.
     
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    Nice! Very nice indeed. :D
     
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    Hi, Great photo presentation of what is, to us in the UK, a very rare stove.
    Thank you for posting.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Beautiful!
    Assuming that is a standard sized pricker, this would appear to be a fairly compact unit. Can you give a sense of the size of it please?
    regards
    John
     
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    Thanks @Afterburner, that's a similar volume to a Svea 123 but significantly lower profile for fitting into a rucksack side pocket.
    regards
    John
     
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    My lucky day that day when I found this stove. Tank diam.= 79 mm H=49 mm
    The pricker is Petro-Valo oy L= 110 mm
    WP_20160531_009.jpg

    Best Regards
    Thumper
     
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    That might not be a good idea. Some extremely jealous stove collector might show up and make off with one of the stoves when no one is looking. Not me of course. :lol:

    Ben
     
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    Nice stove @Thumper !

    Nice Imco lighter as well I am glad to see that I am not the only one to use them!
    Cheers Nick
     
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    Ben, "a word to the wise": Valmet also known for high-quality firearms.
    So trying to 'make off' with a collector's stove may be VERY dangerous.
    BTW, first Israeli galils used valmet receivers until local production was set up.
    Gideon
     
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    The stove was made on same factory (Tourula factories on Jyväskylä at central Finland) that produced small arms. Factory was set up on 1926 to manufacture small arms. After WWII demand for small arms dropped dramatically (for some reason:-s). They had a trouble of keeping employees employed so they made all kinds of products over the years in order to maintain income for the factory. Stove was one of those products from 50's/60's.

    Small arms manufacturing ended on 90's when army decided to order it's small arms from abroad:rage:. I think that Italian Beretta currently owns the Valmet small arms brand, but I think that they don't make them.

    We still have Valmet factory that makes paper machines (that is old 'field gun'/cannon factory from WWII times) http://www.valmet.com/ One Valmet factory assembles cars for Mercedes-Benz and makes parts for Renault, BMW/MINI and VW/Bentley http://www.valmet-automotive.com/

    Valmet is a funny and interesting company for those that are interested from industrial history. They have made bicycle parts, hinges, small and bigger arms, ammunitions, ships, icebrakers, paper machines, mining machines, tractors, etc...
     
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    Hi Nick, my lighter is AETNA made in Austria

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    Best Regards
    Thumper
     
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    Wow it looks very similar to the Imco also made in Austria!
    Cheers Nick
     
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    Nice ! Very nice lighter Nick :thumbup::thumbup:

    Thumper
     
  18. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, All,

    These Valmet stoves are really the dog's B's! Very little chance to score one here in the US, much less even SEE one, here!!! Great idea for a small, workable stove, though! As for a Valumet stove owners group, I love the idea, and would plan to sneak up with my Valmet .20 gauge, over-and-under shotgun, to "liberate" a few of those neat Valmet stoves!!!! ;) :^o :^o :lol: :lol: Thanks for sharing, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc