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Opinions about this little guy

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by TWolf, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. TWolf

    TWolf Member

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    Seller on Ebay had very little information and 2 rather non-detailed pictures of this. What's it look like to you? The title said "opaque plastic stem and light wood bowl". Does that look like wood to you?

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  2. AussieTX

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    Kind of looks like a Vienna LVC.
     
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  3. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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  4. Thuber88

    Thuber88 Well-Known Member

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    Bowl looks a little large in relation to the stem, and the curve looks a little more straight than for a LVC, but its a nice meer, so it appears:th1:
     
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  5. TWolf

    TWolf Member

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    You know, that's the first thing I thought too. I just happened to check the newly listed search I have set up about 15 minutes ago. They had it listed as a "Buy Now" for $14.95 with free shipping. I wish they had better pictures but I made a snap judgement and bought it. I thought that was cheap enough to warrant the risk. Now I'm hoping for your opinions to make me feel better. :)
     
  6. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    Good move. I'd have bought it for $15.
     
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  7. Thuber88

    Thuber88 Well-Known Member

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    You can get a crappy meal at a restaurant for $15 and feel cheated, this will last a lifetime and you can always enjoy it, you did well:)
     
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  8. TWolf

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    Ahhh. There are the PAD enablers that I know and love. :D Thank you fellas. Actually that's kinda how I felt at the time. I've wasted $15 on dumber things.
     
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  9. CarlBC

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    Looks like a nice little bent billiard meerschaum with a yellow bakelite stem. You could do much, much worse for 15 smackers. Nice find!
     
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  10. Pfeifenraucher

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    I agree... It's a meer. Buy it!! :bing:
     
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  11. Summit

    Summit Live Simply.

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    For fifteen bucks I think you did good. :)
     
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  12. AussieTX

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    15 bucks? heck thats 3 drinks at a bar, I'd say you did pretty dang good.
     
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  13. 1858remington

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    I have 2 of this style Meer, and they both smoke very well. Both of mine were very inexpensive.
     
  14. Longshanks

    Longshanks He who shall; so shall he... wait, who?

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    Grats! I can't imagine an el cheapo would come with a case... good snag! Even if the stem is messed up, you can get another one fitted for it. If it's a crappy imposter, at least you have a case you can re-sell (or use). Fingers crossed that is meerschaum and that it isn't broken. Grats again!
     
  15. Tony Malerich

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    For the price, I think you probably did a-ok :)
     
  16. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Looks like a good buy. Let us know how it shapes up when it arrives.
     
  17. TWolf

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    Well, it arrived. There are no markings on the pipe but the case says "Vienna Meerschaum". It wasn't treated very well. The bowl was REALLY cruddy. The stem, I'm afraid will need to be replaced. It was badly chewed on, has a small hole on top, doesn't look lit it ever had a pipe cleaner through it and fits very loose. It has what looks like an aluminum tenon mounted in the shank and the stem fits over it.

    I'm working on cleaning up the bowl and I think it will be okay. Any ideas on replacements for the stem?
     
  18. bubbagump

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  19. TWolf

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    Thanks for the response. I sent Mike at Walker an email a little while ago after I posted this. I'll see what he says. Thanks!
     
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  20. Polymoog

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    beautiful meer id consider that a memorable score and a real bargain i certainly would have bought it !
    if you were to to re sell it as a LVF you would make a good profit
    well Done!!
     
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