Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/07

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Subject: [Leica] Questions about recent M3 repair
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Sun Jan 7 08:46:33 2007
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It's not too difficult to find new, genuine parts. I don't know if  
leica has them though.


On Jan 7, 2007, at 11:31 AM, wrote:

> I recently sent a chrome M3 to a well known repair person.  I will  
> not mention the person's name at this point as I do not wish to   
> impune his reputation.  The M3 was in reasonably good shapen when I  
> sent it.  It had new strap lugs, a new shutter curtain, new  
> leatherette, etc.  The only thing about it which detracted from  
> it's appearance was that the top and bottom plates were scratched  
> and dented.
> The repair person said it would be too expensive to remove the  
> dents and re-chrome.  He therefore offered to procure new top and  
> bottom plates from Leica.  The camera looks quite new now.  However  
> I subsequently learned from E. Puts that to his knowledge, Leica  
> does not supply new top and bottom plates.  I'm wondering if anyone  
> has any insight into where these plates may have come from.  They  
> look genuine but I'm no expert.
> Does anyone have any techniques for determining the authenticity or  
> origin of the plates?
> Appreciate your input.
> Bruce S.
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