Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/05

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Subject: [Leica] fake?
From: feli2 at (Feli di Giorgio)
Date: Tue Oct 5 21:22:46 2004
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On Oct 5, 2004, at 8:53 PM, Karen Nakamura wrote:
> But the paint job is bad and the serial number/engraving is strangely 
> worn down.  The metalwork especially around the fast shutter speed 
> dial is strangely pocked.
> If the glove does not fit, you must acquit. I'd stay away just because 
> of the gnawwing suspicion of fakery.
> Karen

Yes, the paint job looks like it has been touched up. You can even see 
paint spill on the slow shutter speed dial in pic #1.

I've seen heavily worn black cameras, where the serial numbers were
nearly obscured. Uncovered brass is fairly soft and will wear quickly.
The chome/Nickel coating of the silver ones adds a lot of protection.

The shutter release collar is missing.


They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary 
deserve neither liberty nor safety.                             -Benjamin 

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