Class A sheathed smokebox.
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Subject: Re: Class A sheathed smokebox.
These two photos clearly show the difference between a sheathed and an unsheathed smoke box on the 1218 and the 1200 respectively.
Good question. Hope this helps.
John Garner, Newport VA
Please forgive my ignorance and teach me what a “sheathed” smokebox is and its purpose, as well as how to know from a photo if it was installed. Thank you!
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