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My Estate GBD Concorde arrived this morning..(Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Darkly, May 31, 2012.

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  1. Darkly

    Darkly Active Member

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    I got it in the mail today.. here it is as it came outta the package.
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    Not bad, huh? There was very little cake in the bowl but the stem was riddled with oxidation and some light teeth chatter.
    It was quite lack luster as I expected it to be.. no cracks or damage that was visible.
    I broke out the buffying wheels and the 100proof alcohol and went to town on it..
    Here's the aftermath. lol
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    After soaking the stem, and buffing/polishing and cleaning it, and cleaning the bowl, draft and mortise hole really well, I let it sit for a while to air out.. Just packed it full of some MacB 7seas black to test drive it and I think it's gonna be a fine smoker.. and pretty too..
    Not bad at all for what I paid for it.
     


  2. Jimbo79

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    Looks like a winner.
     
  3. Darkly

    Darkly Active Member

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    Thank you very much! I've been doing some serious research on this pipe and this brand in particular.. and it appears to have a wee bit o' history!
     
  4. Hudson

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    Congrats, Darkly. Very satisfying to rescue a nice piece of briar art and get it back in service doing what it's supposed to be doing. Happy puffing.
     
  5. Darkly

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    no doubt... So far, I've managed to figure out that this pipe could not be any newer then 1953 as that's when the GBD Paris factory was shut down. G.L. Pease listed the Concorde line of GBD's as one of the higher end lines of their products.. Seems I may have really scored a really nice pipe!
     
  6. Lithua pipe

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    Congrats , its a good looker . Enjoy
     
  7. Nate

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    Sweet pipe D! Enjoy it!
     
  8. Darkly

    Darkly Active Member

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    Thanks gents!
     
  9. mlyvers

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    nice work sir, i use to own 2 prehistorics. both good smokers. glad to hear your refrub smokes well. ENJOY SIR.

    take care.
    mike.
     
  10. Darkly

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    Ive seen the prehistorics.. thats a REALLY nice line of GBDs... and thanks!
     
  11. dmkerr

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    Nice! Enjoy it. :th1:
     
  12. Russell Hartman

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    I have several older GBD pipes that I simply love. I REALLY like the smoking qualities of them, and can say I will not part with mine. The older GBD pipes are champion smokers in my stable of pipes. Enjoy it my friend.
     
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  13. IrishRover

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    I like that one.. congrats!
    Happy Puffing :bing:
     
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  14. ruralhipster

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    I have that same pipe without the saddle stem. If I'm not mistaken it most likely dates to the mid to late 70's. I think the earlier gbd have metal nameplates in the stems. Mine's a great smoker that sees duty with 10 Russians quite often. Hope you have a great one there.
     
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  15. Rodfather

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    Sweet and a GBD too, congrats.
     
  16. Darkly

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    Actually if you have the French made gbd concorde its at least pre 1853... Thats when the Paris gbd plant was shut down to consolidate.
     
  17. WrightwoodJohn

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    Congrats on that nice pipe, should serve you well!
     
  18. Capt

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    Looks like a nice pipe!
     
  19. Darkly

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    It smokes just as good as my GBD bulldog so I'm really happy with this score.. even a broke shmuck gets a good deal now and again.. :th1:
     
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  20. Darkly

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    oh darn.. i said pre 1853..lol.. thats what I get for posting on my cellphone.. It's 1953 when the Paris plant closed.. DOH :doh:
     
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