Peterson 314 or 317? Who Has Both?

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randelli

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Nov 21, 2015
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So I am looking at getting a Peterson pipe. I saw a cool one in a pipe store in Austin. The sales guy was smoking it while I was there. I didn't ask him what it was; but I remember it being a small bent apple shape.
Fast forward. I saw a Peterson chart that broke their system piles into large/medium/small sizes and from that I think he must have had either the 314 or 317. In my mind I see a 314 that is the size of the 317 but that can't be the case I guess. My idea is that the bowl was actually less round than I remember or the pipe was larger than I thought.
Looking online does not give me any feel for the scale of these two pipes. Seems like everyone zooms in to fill the space so size is hard to determine. I wonder if anyone here has both pipes and would mind posting a pic of them together? Something in the frame to show scale, like a hand, would be helpful as well.
I would like the pros and cons of each from someone who has or has smoked both too. I want to make an informed decision if I am going to get one.
Thanks for the input!

 

bassbug

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randelli,
I kinda replied in my thread on the fondling the 70 year old.

 

agnosticpipe

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Nov 3, 2013
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This is funny because I am smoking my 317 right now with some Peterson's Hyde Park. I'm not joking, it's true, and it's one of my favorite Peterson pipes. Yes it is small, but that's what I like about it. Easy to clench, just right for a shorter smoke, (20-30 min.) and easy to take care of. I have larger system pipes, but I still come back to this more often. If you already have any larger pipes, this is a sweet smaller pipe for many occasions. Try it, you'll like it!

 

mortonbriar

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I only have the 317, but agree with Orley, its such a great small pipe, my favourite small pipe. it is light and hugs your face, if I am out for a walk I barely need to take it out of my mouth, very comfortable.
Isaac

 

randelli

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Nov 21, 2015
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You know, it might just be the 303 that I'm after. It seems to fit in between the 314 and 317; and it is an apple shape. I always thought it was like the 302 until I saw them side by side. The 303 is on the bottom.


 

randelli

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So let me modify my request to see a 303, 314, and 317 side by side. That would be very helpful.
I have the dimensions for each of these; but that doesn't illustrate the angle of the bowl, or the curve of the stem, etc.
Anyone have all three?

 

drwatson

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toledo
I had both, lost my 317 while fishing. It is alot smaller, but it was a good smoker. If you are looking for small the 160 is about the same size as the 317.

 

randelli

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I have spent the day missing out on 314 & 317 bids... the bidding gets to a point where, for not much more, I can just buy a new pipe.
What is your general rule of thumb on leaving a bid lay? 60% of value? 80%?

 

bassbug

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A brand new 317 is $120 on smokingpipes.com.
A quick search on eBay shows a few new 317's from the UK at $73 and a few more at $144.
I realize that an almost $50 price difference is significant, but on smokingpipes, you have two distinct advantages.
1. The pipe you see is the pipe you get

2. Should there be an issue, i suspect their return policy is much more buyer friendly
A possible third advantage is shipping domestically (or, in my case to Canada) that is probably safer and and quicker.
To me, that's worth the extra money. I am in no way affiliated with smoking pipes.com.
I am almost completely ignorant on evaluating estate pipes from photos, so I can't really be of much help there, but I would expect that like any "used" item, the price should not exceed 50%-60% of the new price, depending on age and condition.
Of course, antique or very rare items are the exception, assuming they are legitimate.
EDIT: Given that a decent pipe should be with you at least 10 years (if you like it) the $50 difference works out to less than 50 cents a month :)

 

randelli

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Would you mind posting a pic of all three together? It would satisfy my curiosity...