Old 03-03-2017   #41
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Well,

The lens may not be the original but a close match made later on by a thrifty collector.

The camera is clearly a Leica I Model C now that it is in my hands. Serial No.66966.

Shutter does not look all that bad, I think its worthy of a test roll, likely a few pinholes to find.

Lens is surprisingly clean, minor internal haze and some tiny dusts, no evidence of scratching, and obviously no coating/cleaning marks

I was able to grab a few snaps around before the sun went down (M8), nothing to post, and they look great!... for an old dirty Elmar!
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Old 03-03-2017   #42
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Also the Elmar appears to be Nickel for those wondering.
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Looks great!
Are you going to repaint it? Or keep it semi unrestored?
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Going to let the paint fall off naturally,

by the looks of things it will not be much of a wait!

Ultimately it is doomed to Orange paint... Sorry guys!
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Hi,

Nice to see a user for once. Looks as though it's been everywhere and done everything.

Any trace of a serial number? Will you be looking inside for one?

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Norman is likely here to stay! I think I'll dedicate some $$$ later this spring to having his missing bits replaced. It has been tricky finding the one part I NEED.

This old fart needs a name, Hanz?
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Ooops, so 1931...

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Needs some tips on cleaning/polishing the paint on this one,

I did a thorough wet clean with a rag to tame the dust then finished it off with a run down of Mothers (the fiber infused with wax junk)

It looked great last night, tossed it in a full case, but this morning I have some white residue on the finish, I assume it's the wax from the wad. So another cleaning is in order.

I'm going to try straight Turtle Wax next, any other recommendations?
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My kind of camera, and it may turn out to be a great shooter. Not sure what your plan is on the Turtle Wax, as all I see are bare metal surfaces! Which is fine, but I don't imagine it is going to spruce up much more w/o a paint job, and that would ruin the beater look. Put it in a half case w/ strap lugs and be done w/ it. That would be my suggestion. I used to have one of the Mt. Zhou half cases like the one below and it was very nifty, but since you paid so little for the camera, the price may be too steep. You may be able to successfully make a DIY attachment of strap rings on a beater half case if you can find one at a good price.

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I wouldn't use any sort of wax whose residue dries white, like turtle wax. If you have, use an old toothbrush to clear it out of the corners.

To be honest there is not a lot of paint to polish so I reckon you want to apply something that just gives the surface a better 'feel'.

If it were an old car I'd rub it gently with a very slightly oily cloth. Being a camera this may not be appropriate but you could try some clear furniture polish or similar.

Don't go at it too hard, you don't want all that brass to start shining like a faked up Fed!
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I'm just after that "wet" look on what little paint is there.

I'll skip the wax and go for the Furniture Polish.

Not sure why I thought Turtle Wax, since it was the Wax in the Mothers that left me white residue... brain fart!
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Furniture Polish for the win,

A nylon brush helped with the tight spots.

Smells good too!

Leatherette planned Monday night after work.
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Oddly enough, it still has the older style shoe.

Mine has a square accessory shoe.. hmm
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Also the older style lens, with the smaller diameter of the basic flange. Very nice clean lens btw.

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And possibly the two holes under the covering drilled for the 'hockey puck' and fixed lens arrangement as Norman seems to have.
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I have an old project Standard, basically great camera, but essentially none of the paper thin body covering left-- would be interested in solutions that work on this guy for mine, it has been away out of view for a few years. ;-)

Found it in a shop in Prague, someone had to take it home.

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www.Hugostudio.com

For leatherette, you will not see and Leica Standard option but you can email him and I am positive you'll find what you need.

I had a Orange covering made for my IIc and have a nice Moroccan kit coming for the Model C.
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Oddly enough, it still has the older style shoe.

Mine has a square accessory shoe.. hmm
They are often replaced, I imagine they get damaged. Yours has got more paint on it than the rest of the camera!
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Transformation Tuesday?

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Mighty cool. I now have LTM GAS.

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Very nice!

The crack in the viewfinder lens is a pity. Maybe an optician can make a new one for you.

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Very nice!

The crack in the viewfinder lens is a pity. Maybe an optician can make a new one for you.

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I still have my old M6 windows if you want them.

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Wow. I'm so glad you went with black leather to start off, sort of "easing into orange" won't jar so bad.
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Nice fit on the covering. I think most of the Plano-Convex VF glass out of other German cameras would be too small but you might get lucky finding a 11x8mm piece that fits perfectly. Else you could modify the M6 offering or a 16x10 piece out of a 45mm Contina (I) I'm happy to give away. As suggested, with the right equipment it could be done quickly and accurately without fracturing the glass. Acetone lightly applied with a qtip will help to get the old piece out.

You're probably already aware that NobbySparrow on ebay has your shutter button guard.

Have fun bringing it back to its former glory.
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I'll have to investigate how I could cut a small piece into a smaller piece.. my luck with glass cutting is bad to say the least.. maybe I can farm it out to the local glass shop...

Really happy with it!

The covering I got from Hugostudio.com and picked the small morrocan simply because it looked nice on the Model C featured on the home page.
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Nice work, who supplied the covering?

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My new leather guy, he's quick quick quick.

Also does custom work!
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They are still wonderful shooters. Mine is 87 years old.

Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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My new leather guy, he's quick quick quick.

Also does custom work!
How is the thickness relative to the original (paper thin?) covering?

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