Vermont Castings Vigilant/ Vigilant 1977

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Mommabeetles

New Member
Dec 8, 2021
2
Pennsylvania
I am looking to purchase a used VC woodstove and have the option between a Vigilant stove, which the current owner claims to be wood (but has a grate) and a Vigilant 1977 (which has no grate). Please help me determine which is the correct one for our purposes.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,283
Massachusetts
i would think if one of those stoves has a grate that rocks back and forth from a handle outside the stove, that one should be a coal stove.