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03-16-2021, 08:45 PM   #1
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Pentax 67 wooden handle strap lugs

I just purchased a wooden handle for my 67 and love it, but would like to still attach a strap to it. The handle I got has two flat head screws holding everything together and I need the screws with the strap bolts on them. Any advice on where to find these or what to search for? I have the OEM lugs that I put on a peak design sling so worst case I could just get a longer screw and go through the hole, but would like to use the lugs as designed if possible.

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03-18-2021, 10:39 AM   #2
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I don't understand what you have got there. My grip (for a 6x7 MU) has the studs like in your second picture but they fit down more snugly than in your pic. How did you get the second picture, was it "Photo-shopped"? I had never given it a thought that the studs on mine could be changed for anything else, like the blanking plates with coin slots that you have. I have just managed to unscrew one of my studs, out of curiosity, carefully with pliers, and there is a threaded hole underneath. I don't know why they (Pentax, or a previous user?) would fit those blanking plugs rather than strap studs.

PS: Looking again, my grip is exactly like that second picture.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
I don't understand what you have got there. My grip (for a 6x7 MU) has the studs like in your second picture but they fit down more snugly than in your pic. How did you get the second picture, was it "Photo-shopped"? I had never given it a thought that the studs on mine could be changed for anything else, like the blanking plates with coin slots that you have. I have just managed to unscrew one of my studs, out of curiosity, carefully with pliers, and there is a threaded hole underneath. I don't know why they (Pentax, or a previous user?) would fit those blanking plugs rather than strap studs.
I took these photos from two different Ebay auctions. It appears that the handles must have been different generations (i'm also noticing that the frame is smooth on the top image and textured on the bottom). If you search for the grips on ebay, it seems to be 50/50 on which of the screws are back there. Unfortunately, mine was like the top pic and I didn't realize it wouldn't work until after I wont the auction.
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I've got two 6x7/67 and one 67ii (hotshoe) grips and all have the two strap posts, like in the bottom picture. I've never seen a grip like the one shown in the top photo, without the posts.

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In the 6x7 1985 brochure the grip is described (on Page 17), including these words :

"The grip fixes in place with a screw and attaches to the universal lugs on the left side of the camera body. The strap may be reattached to the right hand lugs for vertical carrying when using the grip"

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/6x7_broch_85.pdf

The implication is that the grip does not include the lugs, because it recommends using the lugs on the opposite side for a strap. Unfortunately the picture in the brochure has been taken from a direction such that the feature cannot be seen,

An earlier (1970?) brochure does not list the grip among the accessories, so presumably it was introduced later.

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/6x7_non-MU_broch.pdf

It does look as if the earlier (textured?) grip had the strap attachment lugs, but later grips (smooth?) had the blank covers. I don't know if the studs could be bought separately, but the brochures do not mention it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
In the 6x7 1985 brochure the grip is described (on Page 17), including these words :

"The grip fixes in place with a screw and attaches to the universal lugs on the left side of the camera body. The strap may be reattached to the right hand lugs for vertical carrying when using the grip"

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/6x7_broch_85.pdf

The implication is that the grip does not include the lugs, because it recommends using the lugs on the opposite side for a strap. Unfortunately the picture in the brochure has been taken from a direction such that the feature cannot be seen,

An earlier (1970?) brochure does not list the grip among the accessories, so presumably it was introduced later.

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/6x7_non-MU_broch.pdf

It does look as if the earlier (textured?) grip had the strap attachment lugs, but later grips (smooth?) had the blank covers. I don't know if the studs could be bought separately, but the brochures do not mention it.
Thanks for looking into that. Odd that the later grips had no lugs. I also tried searching for them on eBay and just regular google search but had no luck.

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I've got two 6x7/67 and one 67ii (hotshoe) grips and all have the two strap posts, like in the bottom picture. I've never seen a grip like the one shown in the top photo, without the posts.

Phil.
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