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PostSubject: Peterson 999s   Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:29 pm

These have, today, passed the sitter as my favorite shape.

I enjoyed my Silver Spigot today. Just the right size, and weight.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:37 pm

I have a basic 999, not sure of the exact name, but it's always been one of my favorite smokers and shapes.

Can't go far wrong with a Pete.


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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:35 pm

That combination of length and chamber size / geometry is a golden mean for flakes that people find their way to sooner or later. Often they're very pleasantly surprised when they do. I know I was with a Peterson 80S, way back when.

You've got more or less the same basic parameters with old-school bent bulldogs, princes, authors & apples.

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:40 pm

Definitely one of my favorite shapes, particularly the older, chubby versions or a silver spigot.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:44 pm

Yak wrote:
for flakes that people find their way to sooner or later.

Hey now - I really do enjoy VA Flakes once in a while. Of course I also like a good Aromatic and the occasional English blend too. Cool

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Sorry, Yak, just messin with ya. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:09 pm

The 999 is my favorite shape.

I plan on adding more of them to my pipe rack!
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:49 am

I ordered a backup yesterday. Just a great smoke, those.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:28 am

Had to search what a Pete 999 was... yall are gonna kill my savings, you know this right? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:14 am

SaltwaterCowboy wrote:
Had to search what a Pete 999 was... yall are gonna kill my savings, you know this right? Laughing

Check estates on Ebay, 999's in lower grades are under $100 pretty frequently.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:50 am

Since we are all talking about our 999's let's ee some pics Razz I've three and here's the pics of two that I have. First is a Donegal Rocky I bought back in the early 70's when they were a sandblasted finish;



And my newest I got last year, my Rosslare:



I have a Kilarney bought sometime in the 70's but no pic of it. Both of my older ones LOVE Balkans having had a LOT of 759 smoked in 'em over the years and my Rosslare is LOVING my Royal Blend it gets fed on a regular basis! I don't think Peterson makes a bad one regardless of price point Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Pete's bulldogs and Rhodesians are (debatably) their best pipes, if you ask me. The 408 is about the only other shape I'm intrigued by, as the dimensions are about the same. We shall see. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:15 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Pete's bulldogs and Rhodesians are (debatably) their best pipes, if you ask me. The 408 is about the only other shape I'm intrigued by, as the dimensions are about the same. We shall see. Smile

I love both of my 408s I have. They make me want more of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:32 am

I have a few, photos in this thread: http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t20276-dressed-to-the-nines

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:30 pm

Great shape no doubt. A classic rhodesian IMO. My 999's are an old Kapet - simple and unadorned but and an absolutely brilliant smoker and an even older, pre-republic shamrock - nickel band with faux hallmarks and all! It too is a superb pipe. P-lips all around, just the way they should be. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:30 pm

I remember that post PD and that "chubby" 999 is OUTSTANDING!! And THANKS for getting the thread back on topic Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:52 pm

Stay on topic, Monbla, thanking PD is irrelevant to 999 discussion. But also, your Rosslare 999 is what I want to get in the "yellow stem" line. You know, along with eight other variations... Neutral

I hate you, sometimes, Peterson. No

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:36 pm

Here is my old sterling has great straight grain .
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:33 pm

Love that one!
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:33 am

Both the 80S and the 999 are my favorite Pete shapes. In any finish.



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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:35 am

80S/999 geometry is un-improve-able. (Chamber size, Height-to-width ratio, distance from chamber to button).

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:48 am

I agree Yak. Both the 80S & 999 have the perfect geometry. It's really a round take on the classic bulldog shape. I've often wondered why Dunhill or Comoy never made such a shape. There are some BBBs and Astleys I've seen that come close. My Donegal Rockies 80S came with the P lip, which I filed down to approximate the fishtail. Originally I had wanted to try th P lip but found it was not for me. Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:33 pm

True. Although Pete makes larger 80S models (XL15, I think... scratch ) bigger isn't better. What makes the 999/80S great is the dimensions of everything...comfort and smoking quality especially.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:37 pm

I have two Sasieni Rhodesians which are almost IDENTICAL to my 999's in ALL dims and have to concur it is one almost perfect iteration of this shape. Pete's 150s st. bulldogs are another varient that are not mentioned much but for me, the three of them that I have are my 999's EQUAl. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:41 pm

Is this a case of imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, or...? Maybe they just went with what worked... *shrug*

I don't think I've seen a Sasieni Rhodesian. I probably shouldn't, either, or I might want to buy one. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson 999s   Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:59 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Is this a case of imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, or...? Maybe they just went with what worked... *shrug*

I don't think I've seen a Sasieni Rhodesian. I probably shouldn't, either, or I might want to buy one. Sad

I don't know about the newer Sasieni's, I got mine back in the late 70's and i love 'em ! If you find one of these I'd pick it up if you can! But with all the variety of 999's, why bother huh Twisted Evil
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