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Björn

In the summer of 2019, I was able to obtain this little baby to my collection. This one is in really good condition, and quite rare to come by these days. 
I stumbeled on it by chanse - I was searching for a ordinary non-collapsible field forge for my wife and kids to play with. ( It is really fun to heat up pices of steel and hammer it out into different tings )
Anyway, i came across it on a facebook sale with no firm price on it. I immediatly recognized it, and knew what it really was when i saw pictures of it, and offered the guy 300 euros for it, and he said yes to my offer. 

 

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This is what it looks like, when folded together. 

 

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And when we open the lids.
It has a pedal powered flywheel with a belt-driven fan - wich blows air (with quite good preassure) into the coal pot.

 

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Arrow indicating the way of rotation on the flywheel.

 

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To fold it out for use, the hinged legs must be folded out, and locked into place.

 

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Then the flywheel and fan mechanism (wich is also hinged) needs to be folded out and locked into place:

 

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Now the forge can be lifted and turned the right way. (it weights around 40 kg / 88 pounds)

 

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Now, the two halves of the lid for the casing can be folded out and locked into place for placing tools accessories.

 

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Of course, we had to light up some coal and try it. It does not show to well on the pictures here, but it is glowing almost white undernieth the flames :)

 

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Unfortinently, the original rear windscreen is missing. But it is a easy-to-make part, and I will make a new one to put on it.
There has also been done some modification done around the fire-pot with some home-made metal edges. These can easily be removed, as they are bolted with nuts and screws.

 

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And a picture of the wife, heating some Iron to make some pot-hooks.

 

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On a sidenote, one of these Gebirgsjaäger field forges did show up for sale on ebay in 2017. It went for a whopping € 1000 😬

So I think I got lucky, finding one of these for a reasonable price.

 

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Anyway, I hope you like the pictures.
Best Regards
Björn

 

 

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Davejb

Most people would look at that and not bother , but you have this mind set of seeing some thing , knowing just what it is and getting it for a decent price, I had no idea about this and I dont think many people do , I have never seen one before, well done you

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Desert Rat

Hello Bjorn,

Great item, and a little deceptive if you don't open the tin and realise it's a small cooker......Brilliant in finding it.....Well Done!

Best to you all......Desert Rat/ Ian

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