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new chacom

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  1. ryan65

    ryan65 Member

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    heard mix reviews about these pipes but decided to try one out. smokes pretty good so far, alittle hot but hopefully breaking in will help it out. its the match 299 model.[​IMG]

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  2. DocB

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    Good looking pipe, I am diggin' the grain.
     
  3. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Man , thats a great looking pipe ! Classic !
     
  4. nitehawk

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    Beautiful pipe Ryan....I've been eyeballin' a few Chacom's myself.
     
  5. ryan65

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    thanks guys--yah this ones not too bad, they been around since the beginning of time so they must be doing something right.
     
  6. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    I have a number of older French briars and each one rocks ! Yours looks fantastic . I'll bet down the road it will color out real nice :th1:
     
  7. ryan65

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    thats good to hear man... i think sas mentioned on another forum a certain disdain for chacoms in regards to the drilling but i bought mine in person and was able to inspect it prior to purchasing and it looks dead on to me. i guess a minor complaint would be the drill hole seems a tad to small but i finished my second bowl of uni flake a moment ago and its seems to smoke fine to me.
     
  8. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    That's a really nice looking pipe! Also, does the cover of your copy of Dunhill's book really have two different color cloth backings? Just curious.... -David
     
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    I have one Chacom in my collection, a semi-churchwarden I bought on a trip to Chicago a long time ago (pre-Lord of the Rings, so briar churchwardens were rare as hen's teeth back then). I didn't try it out before purchasing (that just wasn't done in those days), so I didn't find out until I was home that it had a miserable draw. Since it was my first (and thus far, only) warden of any kind, I thought the draw was a function of the length initially, but quickly sussed that the airway in the stem had collapsed during the process of bending. I've been wanting to send it to Walker Briar Works for a stem replacement for a while now, but I'm still looking for one of these:
    http://www.freewebs.com/shawsbirdhouses/ZZZ Round TUIT.jpg

    It's a nice looking pipe, and I'd like to be able to enjoy it, though.

    Glad to hear that your experience with this marque is better than mine.

    Herb
     
  10. Beale

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    Congrats on the very nice looking pipe! Beale.
     
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    Nice looking pipe...congrats!
     
  12. Puff The Magic

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    Nice CC Ryan! Always did have a weakness for longshanks..........

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  13. telltime

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    The first briar pipe I ever bought was a Chacom... still have it (a Zulu shape). Bought it in 1989 (may have been 1990)... still smokes well.
     
  14. ryan65

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    are you talking about the side of it? if so- yes the color had faded from my guess being on a shelve for many years.
     
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