This is pretty interesting ...does anyone know anyone who can do the work ?
Carl H. said:
Yes, I have thought about that ,the purpose of this thread is really to find out info about how to finish this - I got it on a second chance offer on ebay and did not spend that much $ on it and I think that if I can get it finished it will be worth itGrumps said:Have you considered that the piece may not have been finished for a reason? When these first sprang up on Ebay, Guardala's old partner seemed to infer that they were rejects. Sorry to pick on you though, but it just seems to me that any effort to make this a playable piece would take an excess of resources for only the possibility that it might work for you.
dirty said:What does the chamber look like? If that is ok, then maybe you could get somebody who does metal work (probably not somebody who does mouthpiece work) to cut off most of that excess metal around the bottom. Of course, you would need to figure out exactly how long it should be, where the shank should start, etc, but I think you could do that if you really wanted to. Then you would have to find someone to put a facing on it, adjust the baffle and get the chamber adjusted right. Those seem like the steps.
Does the bore go all the way through the fat chunk of metal at the bottom? If it does, then it seems like a refacer/mouthpiece maker with lots of tools, talent and tenacity could do it for you if you gave him lots of time and money.