Anyone else out there love Custom-Bilt Pipes? I've been reading Bill Unger's book lately, Tracy Mincer had a hell of an operation at one time. My guess is he wasn't asking enough for his pipes, he could never keep anyone stocked with enough pipes, and couldn't make ends meat. WW2 also happened and he had to resort to making pipes from Laural wood for a few years. It's also interesting to find out the pipes stamped "Tracy Mincer" were made buy Claude Stuart ?? Haven't finished the book yet, I keep skipping around Most of my prize possession pipes are Custom-Bilt or Custombilt pipes. I guess I stumbled on a couple and kept looking for more cause they smoked so well and looked and felt more my style.