Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/24[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Brass top and bottom plates. "Black" chrome is a series of coatings on top of the base material. Only the last of the M4-Ps (single flash connector), all the regular production M6s and most of the TTLs had the zinc alloy top plate (supposedly the last few TTLs had brass). John Collier On Oct 24, 2004, at 2:28 PM, Alexander Glissan wrote: > Does anyone know whether the M4-2 has brass top and bottom plates? > Some places (web sites) I have seen, say yes (even though it states > that they were black chromed). Other people say they look ugly because > they WERE black chromed (which I guess insinuates that they were the > first with zinc allloy top and bottom plates). Reason: A friend of > mine has a Mint M4-2 and was considering whether or not to strip it > back and have it PAINTED black. I said "man you are crazy and you will > wreck it" He said no "I think its Brass". I am alos interested in > getting one and would like to know.