08 November 2012

One diamond in the rough

Promised a while back ago, here is one out of two "diamonds in the rough" from the estate box - a BBB Own Make.  I not only had to ream it down to bare briar in the chamber but then I had to get a small pipe knife and carefully remove cake from the rim!  Like the Wally Frank, this one cleaned up to reveal some lovely grain:
BBB Own Make bent pipe

stamped VIRGIN 995 on this side

one of two big scratches in the finish
I don't have a real "before" picture, but I do have an intermediate pic after the initial film of grime was removed:
caked rim and green-grey stem, but cleaner than I received it!

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