I got my hands on a pipe that I'm starting to think is a pre-transition Barling. I've included pictures of it, but here's what's stamped on it: Barling's [in script with the apostrophe 's'] GUINEA GRAIN REG. other side of shank: MADE IN EXEXEL ENGLAND Unfortunately, as you can see from the photos, the pipe is dinged up pretty badly, but the stem is in good shape despite the oxidation. Can anyone shed some light on this? Is this a pre-transition Barling? If so, I've opened up a can of worms because I traded a friend some old records for this pipe and two others. I was under the impression that this pipe was post-transition because of the Barling in script. Now I've read other stuff that seems to indicate this is pre-transition ('s on Barling's).