Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/02/19

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M6 Tops
From: "Kit McChesney | acmefoto" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 17:39:38 -0700

Well, I thought so too, but then I checked with Leica, and they said the
only M6's that had brass tops were the LHSA's. Now I have started some
twaddle and nonsense! Back to the fact-checker!


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Austin
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:11 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] M6 Tops

> At the risk of starting a whole new thread of nonsense and twaddle, I am
> going to say that the only M6's that had solid brass tops (rather
> than zinc
> alloy) were the LHSA's. This is on authority from The Dude In Charge Of
> Repair At Leica USA. So in case anyone has an issue with zinc, brass, or
> even pot-metal (Hey Jerry!), this is The Official Word. I think
> someone was
> wondering if his M6 had a brass hat.


I thought it was stated that the very last M6-TTLs had brass tops, zinc
plated though...



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