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
Bell Diameter: 4.625