Re: Early CONN Shooting Star??
IN regards to the New Wonder Horn: your serial number indicates it to be a 1922 series I horn. The New Wonder Series II horns were the ones referenced to as the "Chu Berry" horns. Those started around serial number 143XXX, in 1924
As far as the shooting star horn, I dont think the serial number can be 1980. Only way i can relate that number to the horn is that shooting star horn production stopped in 1980. As far as quality goes though, that is a solid beginners horn, very nice. Its also sometimes called the directors model. These horns were produced between 1955 and 1980