In case the pictures don't work: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZQxWwopmZtTV9kF59
Found this meer pipe in Baalbek, Lebanon. I am trying to assess the stem situation. The threads are a little loose, and as you can see from the pictures, the stem over-rotates a bit, so is crooked when snug. In this position, the connection is not quite flush. But if I back it off a bit, it matches (and also puts the slight teeth marks on the underside of the stem). You can see the space in the last picture. This makes me think there may have been a spacer of some kind? In any case, I am thinking to fill this gap somehow, maybe making a spacer myself. Any recs? Any thoughts on this pipe?