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If you ask more specific questions, you’ll receive much more informed answers. Are you referring to the receiver or the octave mechanism? Everything seems to be there. What are you observing that compels the question?

You seem to have a penchant for finding truly derelict horns. I hope you can find a way to give them all good homes.
 

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It's all there. Some harsh brass stripping / cleaning chemicals can leave pink edges like that by removing too much zinc from the brass alloy.
 

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Perhaps the OP is referring to the end of the octave actuator lever which is trimmed flat, then has cork added at the point that it touches the neck octave key?
 

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Perhaps the OP is referring to the end of the octave actuator lever which is trimmed flat, then has cork added at the point that it touches the neck octave key?
Some horns are made like that to protect the octave mechanism from damage. The cork just makes it that much quieter - no harm, no foul.
 
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