LaurieAnn wrote:Ridgerunner wrote:Nice find LaurieAnn ! Welcome to the board ! I have a Russian clone to the 8R but have not seen that particular one. It looks brand new and untested I like the incorporated windscreen....sweet!
Collecting stoves is addicting and can get very expensive these days! Welcome to the stove collecting fraternity. Oops is our resident expert and can assist in most inquiries concerning old stoves !
The only marking I could find on it was "made in Taiwan". I paid $15 for it cause the guy didn't even know what it was. There was no price on it. I explained it to him and he said "just give me $15". I still haven't lit it. I'm thinking that I should probably do so in the backyard with an extinguisher handy - just in case. I read somewhere that these can become little fireballs. I'd never use it on a trip because it weighs a ton.
Make sure the nut is good and secure on the control valve. My Russian clone leaked there and I had to give it a 1/4 turn to solve the issue. Nice little stove for Base camp, car camping, and even kayaking. It uses Coleman fuel. My Russian model came with a tiny funnel and a glass eye dropper wrapped in tissue.