C.G. Conn / M. Metzler Victor Special Pocket Conversion no. 322309 • 1937 / 2009

This gorgeous pocket conversion was created by Mark Metzler, a vintage restoration specialist based in Elkhart, IN.  Mark has a particular interest in Conn, and has quite a collection of very early Conn brass.

The Victor Special (first photo) was a high-end version of the Victor made in the 1930’s, with mixed brass and nickel-silver construction, deluxe full-length bell engraving, and smaller bore.  The unique Victor micro-tuner, normally an inverted “U”, was different, being a complete loop-the-loop, allowing for a shorter bell length.  That feature was preserved in Mark’s redesign.  Mark did the bell rebending and the finish lacquer work, in addition to all the reconstruction steps in-between.

Commissioned by, and collection of, Ron Redding

Length: 9.0”

Bell Diameter: 4.625

Bore: .458

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