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Thanks for the reply!  I don't know the precise date they were manufactured or purchased - my best family info puts it in the 1950s, and the serial (from online lists) seems to suggest the mid-1950s and the very earliest R-13s.  They are marked "Made in France" below the Buffet logo on both the bell and body of the instruments.  Both serial numbers start with "52."

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I'm looking for some help confirming the identification of a pair of old Buffet Crampon clarinets that have recently come my way.  Based on the history of the instruments, I believe they were likely purchased in the 1950s.  The serial numbers start with "52" and are five numbers long.  They are beautiful, well-loved, wood instruments that I suspect may be R13 models from perhaps one of the first years of production in the mid-1950s, but I'm hoping to learn more about what I have on my hands.  Any help is appreciated!

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