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    I was on a different site that has pop-ups, A Campmor ad came up, with an Optimus Hiker stove. $180, 7x7x4, wt. 56 oz.
    Your chance to own a dinosaur. Makes me wish I hadn't lost my Svea 123.

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    What other dinosaurs do you own?

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    I have one of those, bought 40+ years ago. It's hot, heavy. and very reliable. Not a bad choice for largish groups, or severe cold.
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    Use my 123 regularly also have a pair of peak ones. Yep might be heavy and bulky to some but they work. Really want an Optimus 8R. Yep sure modern lighter stoves out but I dig old gear. And yes I have no issues packing them. I've seen some complain saying a svea 123 is heavy. Me personally I don't buy that it's light to me but then again I pack an axe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    haha that's awesome
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    I have a Svea 123 and have thought about selling. What are these worth?

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    Value depends on age and condition of the stove. Also if it has all the parts or not
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    Watch them for a while on ebay. It's hard to snipe them for under $50. New ones can be had for $110.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptainkriz View Post
    Watch them for a while on ebay. It's hard to snipe them for under $50. New ones can be had for $110.
    I've seen used ones go for the price of the new one ya mentioned. Though new ones aren't made in Sweden any more now Japan last I recall
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    My 123 and the Optimus solo cookset to use it in were made in Sweden. The first model Peak 1 Apex was made in the USA.

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    Mags, your sense of humor is wicked. I love it. Back in the early 70's, the college Outing Club used a couple of Optimus 8R stoves for their group overnight trips. I was impressed with it's indestructability, but not it's weight, so when I had the chance, I snapped up an Optimus 99 (the all-aluminum version with the removable lid that doubles as a pot). Still have it, still use it in winter (or when I know that I'll be cooking fancy meals trailside). Something oddly soothing about the roar of the Optimus stoves...Svea Stoves, too.
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