I think so. This 1979 one I bought for .99 cents is small, but I was desperate to find something to smoke that night while out in the snow with friends. It's really held up, though there have been years I haven't smoked it at all. I have a 1984 General that's done great for me, too. They do smoke better than the 2002 and 2012 cobs I have. I wouldn't say it was night and day different, but the older ones are smoother smokes.