Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M4 Black Paint
From: henry <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 20:17:18 -0600

DOUGLAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what they make BLACK TAPE for man!
Do the deal and go buy a roll at the hardware store.

>Okay, I have a potential offer of a black paint M4 -- a valuable camera
>(although this ones pretty seriously brassed) -- and I'd trade for it,
>except that it's missing the black bottom plate.  A standard chrome plate
>has been substituted.  I said I wasn't particularly concerned about
>cosmetics, but this looks just silly, and significantly lowers the value of
>the body.  So what I'm wondering is this:  is it going to be possible to
>find a vintage black-paint plate?  Will it be a fortune?  I suppose I could
>order a new one, or substitute black chrome... but it would be nice to have
>a beat-up old plate to make the camera whole.
>Douglas Cooper