“Y” in top screw for lens mount
Old 01-20-2019   #1
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“Y” in top screw for lens mount

Instead of the original “L” that would occupy the top screw hole on the lens mount of a M camera, the one I just purchased seems to contain a “Y”. The camera is located in the USA and the best I can guess is that it would likely serviced by Youxin Ye? Can anyone confirm that this is his “mark”?

Side note the camera appears to be in BEAUTIFUL condition and I will post photos of it when it arrives.
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Old 01-21-2019   #2
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Found a list online, and ‘Y’ is Leitz NY (at least according to the list I found).
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Old 01-21-2019   #3
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Youxin doesn’t use a special seal to my knowledge, he never has on the cameras I’ve sent him.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...6&postcount=43
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Vince could you direct me to the source you found that on? If that’s the case then the camera is probably is pretty good order for quite a while.
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Old 01-21-2019   #5
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Vince could you direct me to the source you found that on? If that’s the case then the camera is probably is pretty good order for quite a while.
It's within this thread -- post #8: https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic...ed-means-what/

Here again, I'm just taking it at face value, so you may want to track down a more authoritative source than this. However, the info in that post is supposedly taken from the book '25 Jahre Leica Historica'.
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Old 01-21-2019   #6
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Vince correct. Only done I think long ago..
My LM3 when final assembly, missing parts, sigh, had letter "J".
"J" for Johannesburg, South Africa.Yes!
We also had a Kodachrome processing plant..
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I found similar info on this forum citing the same source. Maybe Don or Sherry would be able to shed more professional opinions on it.
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Old 01-21-2019   #8
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Assuming it's a legit "Y" seal this likely means the camera was last serviced at Leitz New York; so long ago that it probably needs a checkup...

There are techs that will replace script "L" seals, but I've never heard of a tech using a "Y" seal.
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