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Swampfox

Starting to Get Obsessed
Feb 3, 2022
104
199
North Central Florida
Bought this today at an antique store. I have never purchased an estate pipe because I’m not really sure what I’m doing. This seems to be in good shape just dirty? It’s stamped as follows:
Castello Italy
Sea Rock Briar
Reg No 66171 No 56/F
Made in Cantù
I have many questions but the most pressing is how and where do I start the cleaning and restoration process. Can y’all point to a good article or site that will explain what to do? Thanks for any help9156469B-D920-4080-B4D4-98C195F88BD7.jpeg
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Swampfox

Starting to Get Obsessed
Feb 3, 2022
104
199
North Central Florida
First that all, great pipe
Then, consider professional restoration.
If not. Bare Pipe on Youtuve o Reborn pipes blog
Congratulations
Thanks! Do you know what a professional restoration would run and who does it? I would like to do it myself but I’m afraid of messing something up.
 

Swampfox

Starting to Get Obsessed
Feb 3, 2022
104
199
North Central Florida
I think that is a military mount that is stuck. The tenon and the dark ferrule were supposed to be permanently affixed to the shank and the oxidized stem is supposed to be friction mounted and removable. A pro will put it right!
Any ideas on where to send it? There’s nowhere around here that could fix it.