Posted by .695 (sic!) on October 01, 2001 at 23:01:16:
In Reply to: Bell creases as a sound factor posted by Klaus on September 30, 2001 at 19:19:37:
Rob P-M and I in a recent thread touched the topic of odd bore measurements occuring on some auction site presentations.
Even if I am pretty well schooled in taking measurements of physical phenomenons, I entered a stage of doubting myself, when I read my caliper as giving the bore throught-the-valves of my Conn 26K as .695". Hence the (sic!) (dis-)claimer.
Initiated by the present top-of-the-board Conn 4J thread I discovered, that Conn actually has made at least one more model with a .695" bore.
My 26K is worn by years of US highschool (ab-)use. Much more than its slightly older 40K sibling, which has a history of professional non-marching ownerships.
Yet the .695" bore is so close to the much more standard bore of .689", that I have been doubting my calipering skills. Happily without any reason.
Your de-sic(k)ened Klaus