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My Barn Find Pipe

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    Today after being done with class for the day, I went over to an antique store down by the college and while there I noticed that they restocked there pipes (I cleared a lot out last time) and after it was all said and done I ended up with this  photo MasterCraft1_zps8bb4793c.jpg"> a Master Craft pipe for a messily 5 bucks and it even comes with it's own medical needle  photo MasterCraft3_zps260d32d5.jpg"> The only thing wrong with the pipe was that it was a little charred on the rim and I think the person who owned it originally only smoked it once, I mean there is literally no cake what so ever. I did a quick restore by soaking the stem in oxyclean and polishing the stummle and here is the end result.  photo IMG_1888_zpsb00f9789.jpg"> While it does look almost identical to the first I accidentally removed the logo on the stem, then removed the burn on the rim and finally pulled the stinger out.
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    That's what I love about antique stores, you can find great pipes for cheap! I've found all kinds of good stuff at them, like a 1960's Charatan for $6, a gold mustache Caminetto Business for $22 ect. ! Sometimes you'll see some of them wanting $25+ for a beat up MM cob, but sometimes you find gems! I'm still waiting to find a birth year Dunhill for $1, but I'll probably be waiting for a while! Nice find and great cleanup!

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    Did you find the logo in the bottom of your oxi-clean? I've had them fall out before on me too. I tried glueing them back in but it didn't work great.

    I love antique stores. It is weird how some WAY over-value the pipes and some WAY under-value them. I've seen a pipe rack with four little value pipes for $80. I just bought 3 pipes for $20, one is a Comoy's Virgin Briar from the 1930s which should have a value well over $100.

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    Nice score. Some pretty birds eye on that one as well.

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    Sam I didn't lose the logo in the oxy clean I hit the stem with my buffer and it started to chip off so I just said screw it and removed all of it.
    ~Ron

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    I'm seeking out pipes in all the wrong places. This one sounds nearly unsmoked. Best I've seen was a
    Dr. Grabow with a nice nickel band, but the bit was pretty chewed up, in upstate NY. You must live in
    pipe smoking country.

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    Nice looking Master Craft, Ron. I hope she smokes well for you!

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    Mso this is the best I've found in a while I usually find the same things in terms of the Grabows, I'm still waiting to find a 1930's or 40's unsmoked Dunhill for cheap.
    ~Ron

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    Nice looking Master Craft, Ron. I hope she smokes well for you!
    I hope as well, tonight is the first night I will get to smoke it and I'm definitely going for either Old Hollywood or Dark Star (if it has finally dried enough to smoke).
    ~Ron

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    hope as well, tonight is the first night I will get to smoke it and I'm definitely going for either Old Hollywood or Dark Star (if it has finally dried enough to smoke).

    I'm smoking some Dark Star now. Cube cut this pipeful last Wednesday

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    Roth I got some cubed, but how long should it sit after it is cubed?
    ~Ron

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    What a lovely shape and nice restore! Too bad about the logo, but it makes for an easier stem touch up later....

    Al

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