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Jumping right in to the deep end...

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Mr Maduro, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. Mr Maduro

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    Although I still haven't actually smoked a pipe yet, I've fancied the idea for some time now. I've done a lot of reading and became fascinated with the idea of a "Birth Year Dunhill". So while browsing eBay, I knew I had come across a rare chance find with a 1976 "Unsmoked" Dunhill Bruyer, so I had to pull the trigger.

    What do you guys think? Did I do ok for $300 - unsmoked birth year?

    Also, can someone school me on the aluminum inner tube?

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  2. Taco

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    You spent $300 on your first pipe!? Before you had ever smoked? :eek:

    Well that is one fine looking pipe so I'm sure you'll have a great smoker. Just be careful, first pipes tend to get a lot of unnecessary wear as you learn the ropes -- charred rims and the like. Treat her well!
     
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  3. Mr Maduro

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    I'm not putting a flame anywhere near her until I put lots of practice in on my cobs. And she's not my first. I just knew I would regret passing up a 36 year old unsmoked birth year Dunhill.
     
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  4. Taco

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    I understand. In that case, I think you did very well. Even if you decide the whole pipe smoking thing isn't for you, it should be a piece of cake to resell that Dunhill.
     
  5. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    You done good. That's a nice looking smoker.
     
  6. Sasquatch

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    Yeah you've done all right I think.

    Go ahead and smoke it. Good pipes are tough to kill - you don't need to pamper it.
     
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    Ride it like you stole it.
     
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  8. physiognomy

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    Cool, it's a beauty! I'm glad you didn't pass up the opportunity...

    Patrick, I'm sure there is much more info out there, but you can read a little in the 5th paragraph of this article...

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/dunhill/history.cfm
     
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  9. MakDragon

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    Well done!
     
  10. Wideawake75

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    That's a sweet looking pipe, and kudos for pulling a 3 bill trigger on an idea that you're interested in. Whatever you've been doing sir, you must've been doing it well! I say light her up and enjoy- and welcome to the forum by the way, there are good folks here for any questions.
     
  11. Mr Maduro

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    Thanks for that link Peter! Very informative and educational.

    So what's the concensus here, inner tube - use it or lose it? TIA
     
  12. Labman

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    Wow! She is a beaut...and I bet one helluva smoker.
     
  13. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    It's gorgeous.
    I've got a 66 that had the inner tube also (key word "had")
    Being unsmoked I'd say you did quite well. :bing:
     
  14. Taco

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    Inner tubes are great for calm water, like a lake or easy going river. I wouldn't recommend them for the ocean through -- just too rough with all of the waves.
     
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  15. PipeSimmo

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    Nice pipe. Good aquisition. Enjoy! :hbang:
     
  16. physiognomy

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    I only have one Dunhill (so not a lot of experience here), but I decided not to mess with it & left mine in fwiw... It isn't like a stinger or filter, so it doesn't prevent you from using a pipe cleaner mid-smoke.
     
  17. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Agreed. It's not a filter, however my 66 is a group one (small) & although it would pass a cleaner with the innertube in...it hesitated, so once out it had an increased draw and worked well.
     
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  18. Summit

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    Welcome and nice pipe!
     
  19. mattia76

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    Good pick up!
    I've been smoking pipes in earnest for 5 years, and I have yet to find a (fellow birth year) '76 Dunnie that I dig. I'm glad that someone found one.
     
  20. gunslinger84

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    :confused: pipes with inner tubes? What happens if you get a flat? :D

    Very nice looking pipe. Part of me says to fill it and enjoy, but the other part says to practice your technique on something you wouldn't mind trashing.

    Gunslinger,
     
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