Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/09/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 09:32 PM 9/19/96 CST, you wrote: >Hi group, > >I've seen ads for M4-2's which sell for a lot less than regular M4's. >Not knowing what all the different models are about, could someone >explain this one? Why does it sell for so much less than a regular M4, >which is almost as high as an M6? Are these things junk or what & what >are its distinguishing characteristics? > The M4-2 was made in the Leitz plant in Canada for a couple of years in the late 1970s, and the lower prices vis a vis M4's can be attributed to a couple of things: collector disdain for anything not manufactured in Wetzlar, or a belief by some users that the quality control in the Canadian plant wasn't as good as in Wetzlar. I own an M4-2 (bought it used) and its always worked fine. I got flamed on a newsgroup a couple of months ago when I expressed the former viewpoint (collector disdain) by some guy who said every M4-2 he'd encountered was junk. Chuck Albertson Seattle, Wash.