Paxman has always been a world leader in horn design. Most other makers have copied Paxman designs over the years - and that is a sign of flattery!
The model 40 has been the 'standard' by which all other descants are judged.
This model 40L is made of unlacquered yellow brass with a detachable bell. It has a stopping valve (you can also purchase F extensions for these models!).
Over all it's in fine shape. The horn has had some past work done as evidenced by soldering marks (see photos) - but nothing that affects playability in any manner.
This horn has been professionally owned and maintained. It has a 2.0 compression rate which is fabulous over 5 valves!
Paxman detachable bell case included.