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Leica M4P Back in track (restoration concluded)
Old 08-12-2015   #1
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Leica M4P Back in track (restoration concluded)

Hi Guys!

At last i finished this new restoration project.

This time a battered Leica M4P.

Id say restoring leicas has something special, its not only the evident what is remade but also something else, call me crazy but i find a little magic.

hope you like it!

Leica M4p Restoration Completed by Enzo Betinyani, on Flickr

M4p Back by Enzo Betinyani, on Flickr

M4p top plate by Enzo Betinyani, on Flickr


Leica M4p Back door by Enzo Betinyani, on Flickr

Leica M4p Top Plate Before by Enzo Betinyani, on Flickr

Leica M4p Before 2 by Enzo Betinyani, on Flickr
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Old 08-12-2015   #2
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Job well done, looks beautiful.
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What did you do to fill in the engraving? I've got a Nikon F3 that could use it.
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Hello from a fellow M4-P owner. Your leather looks really nice! Can you tell me what model is it?
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Thank guys!

The leather is real, i cut it from zero. I found it in a local store and its really nice nothing plastic.

The engravigs were filled in the most old fashion, little brush and patience.
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Old 08-12-2015   #6
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Looks nice! Although I wouldn't have done the red dot ... My (original) M4-P didn't have one, far as I recall.

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This one had it painted red so i stripped it and repainted. Ill check more info on the web.
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Congratulations for a super job!
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Wow! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing the results.
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Nice job! There's something particular about the M4-P and the M4-2: they're the modest, unassuming, self-effacing Leicas that get the job done and then move on to the next assignment. I like them, and yours looks really nice now!
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This one had it painted red so i stripped it and repainted. Ill check more info on the web.
My mistake! I was thinking of the M4-2, which has no logo on it. Most of the M4-P cameras I see do.

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Well done! - it always warms my heart to see a Leica being brought back to life.

I just love the M4-P - it just gets the work done, that's it and that's that.
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Ok,
Thought you were talking about the red dot in the release lock.

The red leitz logo is part of the m4p in fact is a well made disc of aluminium embossed with the letters.


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My mistake! I was thinking of the M4-2, which has no logo on it. Most of the M4-P cameras I see do.

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