livetoskate wrote:-Is there a way to find out the year or about how old it is?
Your stove was manufactured in the early 1970s for the French domestic market. There were several shops importing them to the US just after the first Arab oil embargo. There is a fabrication date code on the model number plate but I do not know how to decode it.
livetoskate wrote:-Is it a wood and coal burning stove?
On the plate that has the model number 3721 it should also have the words "poele a bois brule tout" which means "Wood stove burns everything". The Godin site identifies the 3721 as a wood and coal stove. If the model number was 3121 it would be a wood stove only.
livetoskate wrote:-What would something lie this be worth if I was to sell it?
If you cleaned it up and all the parts are there and in good condition probably $300-$400 depending on your market.
livetoskate wrote:-What paint would I use for the main cylinder surface if I was to refinish it?
Sand off the rust and put some stove black on it. While the later models had enameled cylinders the older stoves had little or no enamel at all. My first 3721 was all bare metal.
Enjoy the stove. It is a good coal burner rated about 35,000 btu/hr. While it can also burn wood, wood fires will be short and hot.