Well, I'm not done.
Anyway, I was looking on ebay for a horn to redo for my nephew. The buyer said all the slides pulled, valves moved, and included a mouthpiece. The seller had no idea what model it was and the pictures weren't very descriptive. It was pretty rough looking, but I thought it might be a Conn Victor. I thought it was a pretty good deal and bought it.
I got it and feared the worst - red rot. The picture doesn't show it well, but it looked like really, really bad red rot. So I was really upset. I took out the brasso and a qtip, and put it in a tiny spot. It wasn't red rot at all.
Because under all of that tarnishing, It is a 1954 12B Coprion. I don't think my nephew is getting this horn, and this one definitely isn't getting a scratched finish. The cork on the inside of one of the valves broke in half, but I needed to redo the valves anyway. Still, my ebay luck with horns continues. (Can't say the same about Saxes, though. )