Irish Army With Acrylic Fishtail Stem

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edger

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I just received (from SP) my first acrylic army mount. A 406 with straight stem. I've owned a number of army mount vulcanite p-lips but they were never particularly comfortable in my mouth. This new one is excellent and comfortable and I can avoid the dreaded oxidization. The fishtail really works for me,too. BTW, I ordered late on Friday and it's here on Tuesday! Any opinions?
 

bullet08

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Have 406 with army mount. It's this year's St. Paddy's Day pipe. Has slightly bent stem with fishtail. Smokes great. But the bowl is on small side being prince model. Usually reserved for second bowl of the day if I decide to have second that day.
 
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edger

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Have 406 with army mount. It's this year's St. Paddy's Day pipe. Has slightly bent stem with fishtail. Smokes great. But the bowl is on small side being prince model. Usually reserved for second bowl of the day if I decide to have second that day.
Acrylic or vulcanite? Maybe all fishtails are acrylic now, I’ve been out of the Peterson loop since the70’s. I’m on my second bowl of break in tobacco. Great smoker!
 
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bullet08

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Acrylic or vulcanite? Maybe all fishtails are acrylic now, I’ve been out of the Peterson loop since the70’s. I’m on my second bowl of break in tobacco. Great smoker!
It's acrylic. All army models come now with acrylic stems. But the stems are well made. On the other hand, I find acrylic p-lip to be rather uncomfortable. But fishtails are great.
 
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elasmo

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I have an Irish Army stashed away. I may be saving it to gift to my brother-in-law. I'm a big fan of the Peterson army mount, but the pipe itself is a wee bit small for my tastes.
 
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