Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] M3 baseplate question
From: jbcollier at (John Collier)
Date: Wed Oct 27 06:33:04 2004
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In general the answer is yes. Apparently some (all?) of the null series 
cameras had no baseplate markings.

John Collier

On Oct 26, 2004, at 4:45 PM, Frank Farmer wrote:

> Greetings all,
> I have a question about M3 baseplates.  Did all M3's have the familiar 
> "auf/zu"
> markings on the baseplate?  If not, when, approximately, did they stop 
> being
> made with said markings?  If you see a M3 without those markings on 
> the base-
> plate is is it reasonable to assume that it is not the original base?

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