Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Sticky Rangefinder
From: John Collier <>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 18:31:17 -0700

Yes it could be the "objective pulling spring" disengaging or breaking. It
also could be dirt in the "objective lever ball screws" (which are the
bearings for main viewfinder swivel).

John Collier

> From: "Bill Lawlor" <>
> All of a sudden the moving rangefinder patch on my M3 stopped returning to a
> position closer than the six foot focus point. The moving image is very slow
> and I wonder if there might be a return spring in the mechanism that has
> gone bad? This happened without any prior symptoms. Can anyone suggest a
> probable cause? Is there a reputable repair person in Northern CA?