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Conn 12B "Coprion Special"
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Bb & A Coprion Special with Nickel Trim
1939 - 1941
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Bore (inch): 0.433
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Review Date: 2/12/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Crisp focus of sound
Cons: Lots of resistance

I acquired the Coprion from its original owner, who bought it in 1942.
He played it in the U S Navy band all around the Pacific theater, with Claude Thornhill, Tex Beneke, and the Ohio State marching band after WWII. In the '60s his wife bought him a new Selmer and the Conn went down to the basement. When I mentioned a while back that I was interested in this model he said that he had one and about 1-1/2 years later brought it for me to see.
I bought it, had it wonderfully refurbished, and enjoy playing it ad well as having it in my modest collection.
The only thing in your specs that I find different is the bore size, which I had understood from reading Conn records, was .410 rather than the .433 that you show above. If so mine would be the less common .5 bore I imagine.
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