It's rare when a horn model stumps me, but this one certainly does. Paxman has always been known to make custom horns for people at their request and that's exactly what this one is.
It's a full double Yellow brass (Lacquered) horn with a detchable bell (Paxman original ring).
The horn was completely overhauled with a valve rebuild in 2008 (30 years after its manufacturing date of 1978).
The F side of the horn has an ascending 3rd valve (the Bb side is a standard 3rd valve - despite its odd looking shape).
The stopping valve works on BOTH sides of the horn AND it has an optional extension to drop the pitch to D!.
All of this means that you can play in a variety of 'keys' because the Ascending valve will put the horn in G, while the stopping valve will lower it by 1/2 step (if you so desire).
The nice thing about an ascending 3rd valve is that you do not have to use 2&3, or 1,2,&3 combinations - they are very unstable! (Thus the reason most of us play the opening to Beethoven #7 on 2nd valve rather than 2&3).
It's in gorgeous condition and the compression across ALL these valves is 2.9.
The case (in less than gorgeous condition) is a paxman suitcase model.
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