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Thread: Cable release thread

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    Cable release thread

    I have a cable release thread on a Copal No. 1 shutter that is nearly stripped. It can still hold a cable release, but the threads a little "wallerd" out. Any hints on re tapping or replacing the receiver on the shutter? I am showing the part in question.
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Most repair shops can supply a replacement socket. Just contact some. Nippon, Precision, Pro Camera, Laflex are some places to start.

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    Re: Cable release thread

    Can I replace myself without taking shutter apart? Of course, this mechanism reaches inside to activate something.

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    Re: Cable release thread

    Look at the nice picture you posted. The block that the release screws into is held to the side of the shutter's body by two screws. You want to replace it, or have it replaced. You don't want to do anything to the lever the end of the release pushes.

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    Re: Cable release thread

    YES!! It is not connected as a unit! I can replace this part myself. Now I need to find one. Any chance to re tap what I have?

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    Re: Cable release thread

    I had a similar problem and used Red Loctite to attach a flexible release extension. This was about 8 years ago and it still works perfectly.
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JimboWalker View Post
    Can I replace myself without taking shutter apart? Of course, this mechanism reaches inside to activate something.
    Easy, just remove the two screws, throw the stripped socket out and use the two screws to screw the new socket onto the shutter.

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    Re: Cable release thread

    There are no tapered taps to re-thread them...

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    Re: Cable release thread

    What tap size should I use? I think I should try that first. I have a feeling this part is a pain to find in perfect shape.

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    Re: Cable release thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JimboWalker View Post
    What tap size should I use? I think I should try that first. I have a feeling this part is a pain to find in perfect shape.
    1) see post #8 above.

    2) see post #2 above.

    3) see post #6 above.

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