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Posted: 3/30/2021 8:37:33 PM EDT
local surplus store has one these.  no price but looks to be in good shape.
anyone have a set?
anything i should know before foing?
TIA.




Link Posted: 3/30/2021 9:23:30 PM EDT
I really wish I had grabbed a set when Sportsmans Guide had them a decade ago for $200.

That's all I know.
Link Posted: 3/30/2021 9:53:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2021 9:55:42 PM EDT by ChrisGarrett]
Ehhh...just go buy a couple of Streamlight Siege AAs, or Ds and call it a day, is my opinion, or if you want white gas capabilities, a couple of Colemans, or their propane jobbies.

Chris
Link Posted: 3/30/2021 9:56:26 PM EDT
Looks pretty cool. What are you going to do with it?
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 5:56:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dirtydog:
Looks pretty cool. What are you going to do with it?
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stagger around a small cabin during a raging blizzard whilst toting an oil lamp.

what else?
Link Posted: 4/5/2021 8:56:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2021 8:56:53 PM EDT by 302w]
I'm not a fan of the Petromax style lanterns. They're finicky and require a fair bit of know-how to use.

Coleman white gas lanterns are cheap, easy to use, and about as reliable as a hammer.
Link Posted: 4/9/2021 11:00:31 AM EDT
Compare price to that of same-type/condition Coleman lantern burning same fuel.  Add-up cost of spare parts and accessories for both.  Then decide.
Link Posted: 4/22/2021 5:43:08 PM EDT
Looks like this, if anybody not local to the OP's surplus store is interested:
https://deutscheoptik.com/Swiss-Army-Petromax-Deluxe-Hurricane-Lantern-Sets.html
I would grab a set if they were $200 too
Link Posted: 4/22/2021 5:52:31 PM EDT
man thats neat. I would buy them
Link Posted: 4/24/2021 2:11:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ex_Sanguine_Nation:
I really wish I had grabbed a set when Sportsmans Guide had them a decade ago for $200.

That's all I know.
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I did. It's a nice set at $200, but not $539 nice.
Link Posted: 4/24/2021 3:32:24 PM EDT
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I did. It's a nice set at $200, but not $539 nice.
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Originally Posted By TapperMan:
Originally Posted By Ex_Sanguine_Nation:
I really wish I had grabbed a set when Sportsmans Guide had them a decade ago for $200.

That's all I know.



I did. It's a nice set at $200, but not $539 nice.
Concur.  $200 was sweet--and undervalued, IMHO.  


Link Posted: 5/6/2021 11:41:17 AM EDT
Like people here have said these have become collectable and prices are way up.  If the price was right I'd buy them myself.

Also FWIW:
http://www.petromax.nl/petromax_tale/petromax_myth.html
Link Posted: 5/6/2021 11:51:30 AM EDT
They don't look like material for eclairs, though.  
Link Posted: 5/7/2021 10:46:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MPi-KMS-72:
Like people here have said these have become collectable and prices are way up.  If the price was right I'd buy them myself.

Also FWIW:
http://www.petromax.nl/petromax_tale/petromax_myth.html
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That Link is highly informative, and thanks for posting it.  After having read it fully, I will never use a Petromax lantern with gasoline as a fuel.  In fact, I would clearly label any and all Petromax lanterns I owned with prominent warnings to NOT use gasoline as a fuel, ONLY Kerosene.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 4:12:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Ehhh...just go buy a couple of Streamlight Siege AAs, or Ds and call it a day, is my opinion, or if you want white gas capabilities, a couple of Colemans, or their propane jobbies.

Chris
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Or, some Harbor Freight 1250 lumen lanterns for $20 each.  I use these heavily and they work fine.

IMHO, the Swiss lanterns are overpriced for what you will use them for.  But sadly, all surplus these days is overpriced.....
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