The stove is going to need several firebrick replaced before I use it..... The previous owner only burned wood in it, and did tell me up front "Them brick kinda' busted apart when I tossed 'em logs in there"...... I found a source online, but it'll probably cost me 2-3x the price I paid for the stove to get it ready for burning. That's OK though, it's still alot cheaper than a new stove.
The stove also has the wrong ash pan, and the shaker handle extension is missing. The *good* stuff is, the stove itself seems pretty solid, the grates look to be in excellent condition, the bi-metal t-stat setup is all there, it has the optional blower (works) and the humidifier well is in servicable condition.
I had intended to start taking it apart by now, but that hasn't happened yet. Just got done with that nasty cold that's been going around, hopefully I can get started on it this week.