When did Primus start letter dates on the 71's?

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  1. hikerduane

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    With Harders help, just received a nickel Primus 71, no stamp on fount bottom, but the first I've seen with a capital letter on the fuel cap below Primus Sweden. From the SRG, these only mention from the 30's.
    Does this "V" represent 1931 maybe? Have not checked every 71 in the SRG. Nice addition to my small cased stove collection. I mostly specialize in obtaining 96's.
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    NICE !

    [1937] "1st year of P71 date stamp , otherwise the 1937 ver. began exactly the same as 1936 above (and the one before that!)" source

    I'm not familiar w/ letter on lid, "V" but your 71 is later than 31.

    Yours P71 is a '36 based on detail in link above. It seems it has kept it's orig. 10 hole tin, you can confirm it is short version: 133mm (vs 143). Fellow stovies recognize that type of tin but again, yours should be rare short version and (as far as I know) in '36 they had not yet made the standard height 143mm tin.
     
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    Wow, so many changes.
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    Thanks for the helpful info. I was very useful.