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mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Well after humming and hawwing for a long time, I decided to get this old guy redone. I emailed Ric back and forth based on some reccomendations on here, and sent it off this morning. Godspeed little bulldog. I can't wait to see it when its all done.














 

dmcmtk

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Aug 23, 2013
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Nice looking old pre-war Comoy's made pipe, we await the results. :)

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Thanks guys, I couldn't seem to let go of it.
The pipe itself is all clogged and caked, and Ric has already said it needs a new stem. Should be good as new when it returns.

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Other than the big tooth hole in it, it was a little chewed up. I think that is to be expected from a 70+ year old pipe. I'm just going by what Ric told me over email.
I've asked to have the original stem included when it gets sent back, but I doubt I'd be able to repair it.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jan 28, 2018
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I've got 4 that Ric just sent back today. Looking forward to seeing the magic he performed. I will post photos when I get them back.

 

wbradk

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Feb 2, 2012
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I just got back the latest two pipes that I picked up on Ebay and sent to Ric at Briarville, which happily is only a few miles from me here in Florida, so I often stop by and chat with the folks instead of mailing the pipes. One pipe was in such bad shape that I could not even pull out the stem; about 75 years old and had really taken a beating. It came back not like new, but better than new, because the shine was just a bit better than one usually sees on new briars. It was just unbelievable how nice these were, not just the exterior, but the interior was just perfect on both. I cannot emphasize enough how strong my recommendation is for Briarville. They just do unbelievable work, and they are nice folks, as well.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jan 28, 2018
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Briarville is exceptional all the way around. I'm extremely pleased with the work they did on the 4 I sent them. I'm certain I'll send more in the future.

 

ashdigger

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Jul 30, 2016
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Sweet!! Ric has done numerous repairs for me and I've been impressed....top to bottom. I'm sending two more out shortly.