Berg Larsen identification?

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    Default Berg Larsen identification?

    Hello mouthpiece experts!
    I stumbled across a used Berg.

    The seller said it is probably the "vintage-model" due to the looks of it:
    http://www.berglarsen.com/mouthpieces_vintage.html

    I'm not the convinced since it looks quite well used and old. And it has the SMS offset stamp.

    Can anyone help me figure out what model and year it might be?

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    I don't have any ligature that fits so I haven't had time to test it yet.
    I've been playing an Otto Link NY 9 the last 10years so it might take a while to get used to.

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    Default Re: Berg Larsen identification?

    its not the newer vintage one....
    its a straight bill piece made 1970-1980's so this website says....
    http://theowanne.com/knowledge/mouthpiece-museum

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    Default Re: Berg Larsen identification?

    Exactly, Philip.
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    Default Re: Berg Larsen identification?

    I'll third that.
    Arced machine marks indicate 1970's.
    That tip looks a little dodgy to me.
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    Default Re: Berg Larsen identification?

    Thanks for the help! Have still not yet had time to test it.

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    Default Re: Berg Larsen identification?

    The original Vintage model, which is not common, had a P engraved on the back of it. Plus the earlier ones had the slant sig whereas this has a straight sig. And notice how short the table is on yours instead of being the longer table of the much older vintage models..
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