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Help with a Peterson

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Gotzskillz, Mar 16, 2012.

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  1. Gotzskillz

    Gotzskillz Member

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    I just recently bought a peterson rocky donegal estate pipe off ebay and have a question about it. As with any estate, the first thing i did was started to clean it. When i removed the stem i noticed it was a system pipe. Now what has me questioning is the stem. Ive noticed on some pipes there is a piece the protrudes into the system and ive noticed some that dont. The stem of my pipe has a little circular thing that piece that looks like it may have been longer and went into the pipe, but it looks like it was cut off. I was wondering if anyone could help me out? sorry if i incorrectly word anything, im a pipe noob. pictures attached.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. YOJiMBO20

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    I don't believe that the Donegal Rocky is a system series. It might just have a very deep mortise to accommodate such a deep bend. I have a Pete B10, which doesn't come as a system pipe, and it has a deep mortise for the bend. Also, looking at the tenon, it appears to be a standard push-pull tenon instead of a military type found on system pipes.

    So in short: not a system pipe, stem doesn't appear to be altered.

    Also, change out that salt. It's time.
     
  3. Gotzskillz

    Gotzskillz Member

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    Thanks for the info and ill be changing the salt shortly. Its been sitting since 6-7 last night. The reason i thought it was a system is because it looks to be drilled like a system pipe. Also im not sure of the actual model. here is a picture of the mortise just to make sure:[​IMG]
     
  4. YOJiMBO20

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    What does it say on the side? It might actually be a system with a mortise that deep.
     
  5. Gotzskillz

    Gotzskillz Member

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    Its pretty worn and from what i can tell, it does say donegal rocky 221s.
     
  6. Old Codger

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    I have exactly the same pipe. It's not a system pipe. That little piece sticking out from the stem isn't on mine. I think if you scrape the edge of it a little you may find that it's something that someone stuck in there, or that was just improperly finished when the pipe was manufactured. I referred to this pipe in the Best and Worst pipe thread. I loaded the salt in to the well, as well as the bowl.

    Any more photos of the stem? It might also be a replacement that was made later on.
     
  7. Gotzskillz

    Gotzskillz Member

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    It could definitely be a replacement.
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  8. Hawkwood

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    Looks to me like a normal Donegal with a fishtail bit. The resemblance to a system pipe is because with a system pipe all they do is extend the mortise drilling further down the shank. I've encountered some premium systems that had a condenser in the end of the stem but I think the protrusion at the end of your stem has just not been finished flush. It'll clean up and be a good pipe but then again i'm partial to Petersons and rusticated pipes.;)
     
  9. Old Codger

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    Yes, probably a replacement. Different profile as the stem flares out from any of the ones that I have.
     
  10. Steve Dennis

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    I have two Pete's which are not system pipes and both are drilled exactly as your's is. I believe all system pipes have a military mount and a P-Lip, but I could be wrong about that.
     
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