I'm not much of a Peterson fan but I do own two Peterson 999.
It too just happens to be my favorite Pete shape. Just earlier today I smoked my Killarney Red 999. Well made and superb smoking pipe. After working on a few of the newer Pete's with that so called lacquer finish that bubbles, ME and Pete in the future parted friends. Give me an older Pete anytime.
Banjo, yours will last a few lifetimes. Glad your keeping it " SMOKEY "!
Other than seeing and spending time with my FIVE Grandchildren, my pipes and tobacco's basically give me my daily pleasure. Banjo, you have that same glow on your face when smoking a pipe as I do!!
KEEP ON PUFFING!!!