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I’ve a vintage tenor piece that has no markings on it. It came with
a perfectly fitting lig and cover marked Berg Larsen.
Could it be real?
 

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I'll post pics asasp.
 

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I agree. It looks totally legit. If you put it under a magnifier, it might be possible to see some of the original writing. The only Berg copies I have seen were metal.
 

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I don't think I can get good close-ups. I'll try. Maybe I can get someone with a better camera to give you a close-up.
 

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I've had a good look with a magnifier and couldn't see any etchings.
 

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Would you please tell me what model period we're talking about? Thanks!
 

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bullet chamber?
Yes, it has that (your second photo shows it best). Look at the U-shaped cutout on the baffle where it drops into the chamber. That's what some refer to as a 'bullet' baffle/chamber. It's sort of like a cast of a bullet. Sort of...

Definitely looks like a Berg. I don't know if any other mpc of that vintage had a bullet baffle. Plenty of modern pieces do, but the 'bullet' cutouts aren't all exactly alike; some are more 'defined' (like the Berg) than others.
 

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It is hard to say exactly which period without seeing better pictures of the stamp area and the table as well. Most likely it is either a type-font offset berg (which I think is late 1950's-mid 1960's) which has a specific font and specific vertical milling, or it is a normal offset with horizontal milling, perhaps from the late 1960's-1970's. I don't know yet but any of these can be good (or bad).
 

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Yes indeed, Sean! I'm liking the sound. I may not play tenor for a while. as I'm renting an alto to try a lighter instrument, (I'm fighting osteoarthritis in my wrists and shoulder). I hope I can get back on tenor eventually and use this great mpc. My tech/renter included a very good Meyer 6 piece with the YAS23. Excellent guy!
 
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