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Molina, An Ebay find

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Basil Meadows, Jul 6, 2012.

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  1. Basil Meadows

    Basil Meadows Active Member

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    Got this off Ebay, and it took very little spit and polish to clean her up. The stem just needed to be sanitized and the silver polished. A new coat of wax and buffing. Reamed the cake almost to the wood. And a little spit to get the gunk off the rim....
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    What do ya think? So far seems to smoke good, noticed no ghosts so the reaming seems to have worked. Does have a smooth draw. Just don't know that much about Molina, but with a winning bid of $25.49, had to give it a shot!
     
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  2. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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    Nice pipe and she cleaned up well, I'd say you did good! :)
     
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  3. WrightwoodJohn

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    Great looking pipe congrats! What a deal!
     
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  4. Klauswermann

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    Very nice!
     
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  5. Hudson

    Hudson Member

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    Good catch! Love the mount.
     
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  6. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    I know a guy who knows a guy, whose brother knows a guy who buys briar from Molina.

    I can't speak for how they build a pipe, but they look like good value. That one sure cleaned up nice. Looked like a horn adornment and the damn thing is silver!
     
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  7. davidmackv

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    Great looking pipe.
     
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