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This Is a Horrible Stem Replacement on eBay

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  • Started 1 year ago by samcoffeeman
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  1. samcoffeeman

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    Already contacted the seller about the so-called "Dunhill-tight" "original" stem, where the shank was obviously sanded to fit the poor fitting stem and the dot is also wrong, too close to the end of the stem. Too bad, it was a really nice looking blasted ODA Tanshell.

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  2. weezell

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    Why???????? would you do that.....

    "the weez"...
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    Why???????? would you do that.....

    Why would a pipe's owner do that? Either because he didn't know anything better was possible, or to save a buck.

    Why would a (so-called) repairman do that? Because he couldn't DO any better. (And therefore shouldn't have even tried. There is no rewind button in the repair biz.)

    That was a fairly rare ODA, too. Easily worth hundreds.

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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    Make aromatics great again.
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    Sad, you definitely can't unring a bell.

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    What a shame. I can't imagine the mind of a person who looked at that and thought it was alright. Hideous.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    The guy doesn't claim it is an original stem. He says "stem is Dunhill-tight (we are not sure if it is original)..".

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    2 + for Georged.Several times I've seen what so called repairmen were able to do with antique wall clocks.

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    The guy doesn't claim it is an original stem. He says "stem is Dunhill-tight (we are not sure if it is original)..".

    Yes you are sure. One look and you know it is not original. Silly seller.

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    Here it is! Whoa!

    It could have been done better by continuing the rustication down the shaved portion. But still very wrong- just a bit less wrong....

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  12. hawky454

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    That is an eyesore for sure and it has such a nice blast... what a waste!

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  13. barepipe

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    What a waste!

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  14. jpmcwjr

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    If I were gifted that pipe, all I could think of is putting a silver repair band to cover the "workmanship".

    Also, I sometimes can't distinguish between a blast and a rusticated stummel. Can someone point out what makes it which on the above?

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  15. mso489

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    Ebay ... has it all.

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