Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/24

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Leica M4-2
From: jbcollier at (John Collier)
Date: Sun Oct 24 13:58:37 2004
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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.

In reply to: Message from alexglissan at (Alexander Glissan) ([Leica] RE: Leica M4-2)