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09-24-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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Pentax 6x7 shell metal type

Hello!
Does anybody know which metal is Pentax 6x7' shell made of?

Th-a-a-a-a-a-anks!


09-24-2013, 06:08 AM   #2
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Leaded Brass.
09-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #3
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Thanks Sir!
So it shouldn't be that difficult to re-add some material on the grips sockets I guess ( the rest of the shell should not melt down).
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Actually, I think it is just lead. Solid lead.

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PF member tomart did a bare metal restoration of a 6x7.
You might want to pm him (not sure you can, as a guest) ?
09-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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Hmm...just gotta check for a good nickname and I have borrowed all mines, guess gonna spend some longlonglong time here I...
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QuoteOriginally posted by tlong423 Quote
Actually, I think it is just lead. Solid lead.
Lead is too soft, I have seen Pentax 67 cameras take abuse that few other cameras could survive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Lead is too soft, I have seen Pentax 67 cameras take abuse that few other cameras could survive.
It was meant to be tongue in cheek.

09-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by tlong423 Quote
It was meant to be tongue in cheek.
yet another reason why we need a sarcasm smiley on pentax forums...
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