French St Claude LAP pipe - thoughts?

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Bruyere_Royale
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:52 pm

dragulievic wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:37 am
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:45 am
Nice Bulldog! As far as cleaning goes, I'd just run a pipe cleaner soaked in your favorite booze down the stem and shank, wait for it to dry then fire it up. Welcome to PSF
Thanks,
well, I am basically a beer drinker and the last bottle of booze I bought was a 12y Laphroaig, that would be way too heavy I think for this purpose.
Probably vodka would be the best choice for its neutral taste? :)
Whichever you use the taste burns off after a bowl or two. I use Everclear only because I've bought some pretty dirty estate pipes over the years, I have enough left over to last a lifetime.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:20 pm

Like Tommy, I use Everclear. Nice grab, I love the classic shapes.
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:34 am

dragulievic wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:10 am
Hi there,

I am a new member here so I hope I am not opening a new topic unnecessarily.
I found a few weeks ago a very nice classically shaped bulldog from a French seller on eBay which disappeared for a few weeks and today it was re-listed again.
I bought it straightaway without hesitation for it was rather cheap (around 45USD with shipping) and only after the purchase I've realized that maybe it was not such a great deal for mainly one reason - it has a threaded stem. Rookie mistake but whatever. Besides potentially becoming loose after time, does it have any other disadvantages?
Unfortunately I cannot make any better photos yet so I have only two pictures from eBay, what do you think of this pipe?
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I personally find it beautiful, reminds me of the classical Dunhills, simple, elegant. St Claude is a rather well know region of pipe makers but I've never heard of this particular one, does anyone know something about the "LAP" stamping?
Also do you have any specific recommendations how to prepare/clean a NOS pipe bought from eBay before smoking it for the first time? I am asking mainly due to hygienic reasons, even though this is a new unsmoked pipe.
Thanks a lot in advance!
I have a couple of St Claude pipes same threaded stem but different shape very good smokers and no problem.
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