Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

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Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

Postby realityguy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:06 pm

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Wwe were going hiking to a waterfall..weather was iffy,so went to the "swap meet" and hiked around there instead..GLAD I DID!
One of the regular overpriced dealers there had this sitting on the corner of his table..
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..Anyway..I asked the price,expecting $100.."ah..$15?...SOLD! :DB: :DP: :DB:
Totally unused Optimus 99..but no box..Oh well figured I'd better pay for the thing and not hassle for the box..and get the heck out of there.. :lol:
On the way home stopped by a thrift store and picked up an Official Boy Scout Miner's Tent made of Canvas,bag dated 1962..but no pole..looks exactly like a real nice pattern for a two person single pole tent..6' tall inside and 7-9x7-9 square bottom..The canvas is pretty much perfect other than a big "RB" in felt pen on the lower side..nice pattern for a lightweight nylon 2 person tent before reselling it as a BS collectible! ;)

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The tent is in very good shape..bag needs some sewing and patching as you can see to the front panel..no aluminum pole..
I also picked up a slightly over sized fanny pack with a zippered compartment and two mesh bottle pockets..tjhat unfolds into a full lightweight backpack with shoulder straps and waist belt.Too big for the wife and fit me perfect so it'll make a nice lightweight day hiker at 13oz..
It turned out to be a good day even though I didn't get to the falls! :mrgreen:
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Re: Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

Postby oops56 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:32 pm

I sitting here :cry: a new 99 for 15.
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Re: Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

Postby realityguy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:37 pm

Sorry to make you feel bad,oops! :roll: ..I'm excited about it!I haven't seen a 99 in probably 5 years and pretty much figured I wouldn't get one for my collection..but now that hole has been filled..and with an unused one!
Years ago I probably sold 5-6 over the last ten years on ebay..I think all but one went to Japan..this one is staying at home!
Glad to see you back!
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Re: Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

Postby Ridgerunner » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:05 pm

Nice find on the 99, Cuz. I don't have one yet. Let me know if you find a used one. :lol: I'm sure Oops has a couple and ditto Oops, nice to have you back !
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Re: Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

Postby realityguy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:16 pm

Here's the "fanny/back" pack..weighs about 12-13oz..Pacific Crest brand(?)..
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The shoulder straps aren't padded,no sternum strap..but it has a waist belt.I had the wife try it on..too big.I tried it on as tight as the shoulder straps would go(or there's about another foot of strap!)..fit like a glove!
There is a top mesh pocket in the "fanny" mode..the pack straps fit in a pocket underneath that..AND..under that is a large back pocket 10x6x6.The belt has two small pockets and two waterbottle mesh pockets.In pack mode,top zippered large pocket is about 6x10x18..the mesh pocket folds into a possible one for padding at the lower back..You still have access to the lower pocket and the new upper one.It does have a couple 4 way strap holders so you could strap a bag or pad on the bottom of it.
Not a bad dayhiker/travel-lite overnight with lots of room..for 12-13oz!..and the $2 I paid for it.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

Postby DarenN » Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:30 pm

nice find on the 99, RG! :D i paid three times that for a used one, less than two years ago. i did get the pump and cap with mine, but the pot lifter was missing.
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Re: Did a Swap Meet day hike...SCORE!!!!

Postby realityguy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:55 pm

The last one I sold had the pump with it,think the handle also,no instructions..The pump seemed like a pretty simple thing and should be easy to make(hint ;) ..)for the people that might want them..Someone I think in maine bought 3 at once off ebay from me(1-99,2-8rs)for about $170..(ebay B-I-Ns)..must have been a couple years ago by now..
One more thing about the swap meet this time..I've never seen so many old coleman lanterns there i probably saw 3-4 chrome ones and several other old ones.it was a good day for that!There were a lot of sellers that were new with different stuff than normal times..good thing I had pretty empty pockets!..kept my spending limitted!No more stoves though..other than one old coleman and one of the smaller canister old coleman aluminum "picnic" ones..which I really wasn't interested in.
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