I used to play the trumpet years ago. After having kids, etc. well, lets just say I haven't picked the instrument up in years. Recently, my parents returned to me a trumpet that I had acquired many years ago and never played because the bell was smashed up a bit. I had put it up with plans on getting it repaired, but never did. Anyway, upon opening the case I found the trumpet to be almost completely black with what looked like tarnish. After cleaning it up a bit, I was surprised to discover that engraved on the bell was: CG Conn LTD Connstellation Elkhart USA. Also on the lead pipe is the word Connstellation and 28 B. I have done a bit of internet searching and with the serial # 414466 (no letters) that this is indeed a real connstellation made I think in the 1950's. What I would like to know, is during my search I have only seen pictures of the Connstellation 28 B's that are silver with the brass slides etc. Was the Connstellation 28 B made in completely silver? All of the slides, EVERYTHING on this instrument are silver. The other odd thing is, The slides, start of the leadpipe and inside of the bell are a very shiny silver, while the rest of the instrument is not. Any information about this particular instrument would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!