I have recently acquired a lovely King Silvertone trumpet from about 1937-1938 (based off serial #). I purchased this horn online, which is always a gamble
The horn turned out to actually be in fantastic shape with the exception of one major issue a frozen first valve piston and missing bottom cap. Some jerk before my time attacked the valve from the bottom with heck know's what, causing mutilation to the valve casing and threads, and piston itself
Considering the great shape otherwise, and absolutely stunning craftsmanship, I have no issue putting good money into getting this ol' beaut back to life for a second chance. My local shop says the piston can be removed, but the previous damage most likely has rendered it useless. Thus, my questions are...
Can one simply replace a singular piston from another King liberty of the same model and vintage?
Does anybody on here know of a source where I can locate either one or a set of these pistons/parts?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. I am new to this online forum stuff, and look forward to becoming apart of the community.
Thank you for your time and consideration,