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Posted - Mar 12 2020 : 08:51:02 AM Hello,
I need the four black rims for rangefinder/viewfinder which can be found on the early fed 1 up to # c. 10000. When I say "black", they are rather yellow brass nowadays. Impossible to find them as parts, and I want to restore a 1a.
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Posted - Mar 16 2020 : 3:44:39 PM YES, Juhani! Note that I own two other Fed 1a which have these famous black rims.
Posted - Mar 16 2020 : 12:54:53 PM Finally I understood what you mean Those round things around the finder windows Mine (#3618) are "dark brass" so I guess it is good
Best regards, Juhani
Posted - Mar 12 2020 : 4:45:38 PM Certainly the limits are a bit uncertain, like for all the changes during the 1a/1b period. Many 1a had to be repaired, and certainly many of them were "improved" with chromed rims at the same time. It's the case of one of my 1a-s... And I personally have the same limits in my collection: black rims before c. 10000, chromed after c. 11000.
Posted - Mar 12 2020 : 4:19:55 PM Really hard to find them. I never saw them separately without a camera. I have FED 10xxx (I don't have the camera here and I don't remember serial) with this black rims. And I had FED 11xxx with regular chrom rims. I wonder when there was a change from black rims to chrom rims.