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Hello All,
I have been lurking (never posting) on this site for 6 or so months now and find it very useful looking history and opinions on vintage saxes of which I have a few (1917 Conn Bari [itching to reassemble], 1925 Silver Martin Handcraft Alto [in pristine condition], 1954 Martin Indiana [Daily Driver] and a not so old (1982) King 615 tenor.

I figure this question is a long shot but here goes anyway.
I have recently aquired a freebee Caravelle Soprano AKA Borgani Macerata that is missing the entire low Bb key and lower post. Would anyone here happen to know how to go about finding one?

Thanks in advance.
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I had a 1917 Conn bari I picked at a used typewriter shop for $50 when I was 19 (45 years ago). It had "USN" etched below the serial number - obviously a navy horn.I used it as a second horn to march with in college band. It was sort of a pea shooter compared to my relatively new SDA bari. I sold it several years after I graduated for a couple hundred bucks. I'd love to have that horn now. The foolishness of youth.
I've played one of those exact horns. It was a 1917 Conn bari. But this one I think came from use at West Point as it had a military stamp on it and I know the owner went there. What a great sound, but you needed a big chamber mouthpiece to play in tune. I'll bet yours only went to high Eb too.
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