Originally Posted by Huss
Larry my R8 serial # is 2775617 and it scratches film. It is well worn as you will see.
I think that's a myth about Leica making changes to the offending part because according to your serial #'s mine is a late model with the improved bit.
Also I've heard heavily used R9s doing it too. So that is very disappointing that Leica never fixed it.
But the super simple fix is sellotape! See below (and this is only needed if yours scratches film.
My R8 and the near identical Zenit...
Well, there’s that
Did you post the bit about the near identical Zenit over at LUF?