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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 9:08 am

This chubby 999 kind of fell into my lap. I have a chubby (Pre-Republic) 999 on my Grail list for a long time, but passed on the P-lip models. Now, I've really taken to the P-lip and definitely love the asthetics vs. the fishtale. It's far from perfect, but I enjoy a pipe with character.

http://rebornpipes.com/2015/06/11/peterson-999-sterling-pre-republic-restoration/

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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 10:25 am

Nice one sir, Wink never seen one with a Cumberland stem, was it a replacement?
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PipeDragon

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Location : South Jersey
Registration date : 2012-10-31

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 10:30 am

Very nice Peterson!
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 10:57 am

That's a very nice Pete. Congratulations!

That doesn't look like a Cumberland stem from here Ron.
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 11:39 am

RobJ wrote:
That's a very nice Pete. Congratulations!

That doesn't look like a Cumberland stem from here Ron.

Well hell, I'm colorblind and I reckon the greenish hue? and the streaks from reflection just made it look like it. 5)
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eklektos44

eklektos44

Age : 63
Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 11:41 am

Lovely pipe. Smile
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 11:44 am

Yep, black Vulcanite.
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monbla256

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Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 12:39 pm

That's one FINE 999 !! And a pipe that's all new and shiny just doesn't look as good as one with some Patina from years of smoking !! I LIKE it !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 3:59 pm

Love me a good Pete 999 and that is a splendid example. Well done Al!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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huffelpuff

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Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 5:46 pm

Real looker you picked up there Al!

Jim
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 6:13 pm

Thanks guys. I just smoked the inaugural bowl of MM965, very nice and no funky tastes. This one, like my other Pete's has a mini-system sump and it was a grimy as I've seen. I spent the better part of an hour with brushes, paper towels and alcohol, but apparently to good effect. I also did a little tune up to that scorch mark and removed some stubborn oxidation. The mark is deep, but I was able to diminish it a tad more.

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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyFri Jun 12, 2015 12:55 am

Another unique addition to your collection Al. The silver band and P lip really add a lot of character.
  cheers cheers cheers


It's interesting to note, that the recent chubby trend in pipes is actually just a redux from decades past. Take an old idea, and try to successfully market it to a newer generation.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyFri Jun 12, 2015 8:59 am

I've passed on P-lip 999's before, because I thought that I didn't like the way they smoke.
Well, I sure do like them with a vulcanite stem. And, I think profile-wise, the P-lip makes the pipe. Fish tails are clunky by comparison. I guess a case of "don't knock it till you try it".
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docwatson

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Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyFri Jun 12, 2015 10:26 am

Al, I love those old Peterson's and for my bite the P-lip stems are great. they are so thin and narrow at the lip they just fit perfectly. Like you said, don't knock it til you try it. Of course they're not for everyone, but neither are fine old briars. Nice vintage pre republic you have there in their most desired shape.
Andy
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic   Peterson 999 Sterling Pre-Republic EmptyFri Jun 12, 2015 12:06 pm

riff raff wrote:
I've passed on P-lip 999's before, because I thought that I didn't like the way they smoke.  
Well, I sure do like them with a vulcanite stem.  And, I think profile-wise, the P-lip makes the pipe.  Fish tails are clunky by comparison.    I guess a case of "don't knock it till you try it".  

I have only ever had an acrylic P-lip. Good to know.

Great Peterson, btw. Very Happy
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