What to do with this Svea 123

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by tiny80022, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. tiny80022

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    Hi folks, I'm new here. I have a question for you. I bought a Svea 123. I believe it's never been fired. I'm wandering if I should sell it to a collector or fire it up. I don't want to ruin a collectible. I figured you folks would have the answer. What would you do?
     
  2. Chef BC

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    These are plentiful. The value is only what use you may get out of it, if you are the outdoorsey type. Its price is something we do not determine here.
     
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    kerry460 Australia R.I.P. Subscriber

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    G,,day . if you purchased it to use , use it .
    they are a ripper of a little stove , lots written about them . do a search on here and you will find a lot of info re both 123 and 123R .
    very little to go wrong .
    best thing is to never let it run out of fuel , as this can scorch the wick .
    being new , first use , let it sit for a little while so the wick fully absorbs the fuel , then light and enjoy it :) :content: .
    cheers
    kerry
     
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    Hi tiny80022

    Welcome to the CCS forum!
    Glad if I would be able to buy it - send me a PT.

    LU
     
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    Hi tiny80022 ...
    Welcome to CCS.
    There are a few occasions when keeping a stove un-fired is a good thing. A 123, do you mean NOT a 123R? Could it be a vintage Max Sievert SVEA 123?
    Can you post a picture of the stove, with a bit of detail? Any writing on the tank lid, windscreen, pricker, pot handle?

    Ken in NC
     
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    ...or any stamped writing on the burner bell or flame spreader?
     
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    snwcmpr SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Yeah there too
     
  9. geeves

    geeves New Zealand Subscriber

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    if the control spindle points down its a 123 and possibly worth keeping unfired although lots here will tell you they are the best stove ever and Must be used.
    If the spindle is horizontal its a 123r and if it has made in sweden on it its one of the originals and very good but very common Just use it. If it doesnt have made in sweden its a chinese copy (actualy made under licence so its real one not a copy but might as well be) If it works use it
     
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    1402819814-Svea_123_and_123R_004a.jpg
     
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    geeves New Zealand Subscriber

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    Ive only got the R and its not clean enough to show on white tissue