i'm looking for some help refurbishing an estate barling bulldog meerschaum that i recently acquired. the pipe is in outstanding condition except that it smells like it's been stored in a dungeon for the past forty years. it literally has that dank basement/musty antique shop smell. it's not faint, though. in fact, it's begun to make my entire study smell like a basement. i've been smoking it as regularly as possible, with latakia as much as possible, and that has managed to take the edge off the smell it initially had (the first few bowls full were nasty, to say the least). i've managed to get it to the point where there's no mustiness while it's being smoked, but i feel like its non-smoking scent hasn't improved in a few weeks. i'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience, or has some advice on how to get rid of the smell, apart from just continuing to smoke it. thanks in advance.