OT: If you're a "Big Bang" TV series fan, you'll understand....but the title made me initially picture Sheldon Cooper and "Fun with Flags".So I just picked up a 271xxx Conn Late Tranny alto to match my 271xxx tenor. My tenor is a really special horn and the alto seems to have been made with the same magic. I bought the alto without testing it from a reputable dealer .... honestly the lure of near matching serial numbers was too much to resist. This horn could have easily been a disappointment, but it is a keeper (this is the 4th Tranny/6M Conn alto I've owned and by far my favorite). Granted, both horns are in great shape and professionally setup, but it appears they were made on an especially good month in 1936 (the two horns are only 146 apart so I'm guessing maybe they were made a couple of weeks apart?).
Anyway, has anybody else rolled the dice on horns with super close serial numbers and had really good luck .... or really bad luck?