Well, now I've done it! I spent more money and bought myself a 1950 Olds Special off eBay. Was previously owned by a guy in Canada who took really great care of it. Functionally speaking, it is so perfect that I am playing it just like it is. I am not having the horn serviced. Aesthetially speaking, lots of the finish is worn off and it is not the greatest looking horn in the world to most, but to me she is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. What counts is on the inside, as always. Her action is perfect, she is responsive and has a sweet tone. This is a great horn and I am one lucky New Trumpeter!