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Besson International info please
Feb 5th, 2017 at 8:49pm
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Hi all,
Picked up this thing this weekend. Looked like a C trumpet
Upon further inspection, it looked like it WAS a Bb to C conversion.
I'll photos up when I can figure out how to... but for now this is what I can give you.
Look's like a B&H Soveriegn with the B&H style 1st valve trigger(missing) also has a Olds Recording style 3rd. slide trigger, with a funny lookind fragile screw and nut limiter on the bridge
Nickle silver tubing and valve cluster.
Sings of a front brace removed from the bell. Says on the bell FB Besson international England.
Serial # under bell at the cluster(B&H) would put it arround 1970.
2nd. slide has a 1/2 moon shaped gard (saw once on a cornet) and extra protection on the crook
Horn is beat up and bell flare has a tiny mic. hole patch. pistons are nice and compression is exellent.Plays real well but in C
Relatively light weight and thin bell meterial like a Sovereign Studio.
Mesured bore on 2nd. valve slide is .468(aprox) rest of tubing is large, inside tubing of any slide is the same as OUTSIDE tubing of a Besson 2-20 model
Any early( before photos) comment would be welcome.
Thank you for looking
Besson/B&H geeks send me a PM as I can't post photos

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Re: Besson International info please
Reply #1 - Feb 7th, 2017 at 12:57am
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So thank you to my buddy Jim, found the same horn pictured here on Horn-u-Copia. If anyone has information on the trumpet in phote ID 6233 I have the same with a less ornate bell engraving, it would be great to find out more stuff about it.
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Re: Besson International info please
Reply #2 - Feb 7th, 2017 at 4:28am
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Guy, if you want to send pictures to me at Kenton@horn-u-copia.net, I can make a composite and post it for you. 
  
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