What happened to this lensboard?

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    unpopular Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What the heck happened?

    Cambo Metal 6 7/16" Square Lens Board with 41.6mm Hole for Copal #1 Shutter

    It looks like someone shot at it, or the sync cord exploded. Upon zooming in, they tried fixing a blemish with a pencil?

    Now here it is on ebay, being sold as in "average" condition for twice what a new aftermarket board is going for.


     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Sounds like something someone from my area would try to sell on craigslist. My latest favorite? The guy asking $1200 for a D7100 with an 18-250mm lens.
     
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    I used to go to these Garage Sale facebook groups. I would get SO MAD because people were selling their crap for way too much.

    "I'm not going to pay $20 for a used laundry basket! I don't care if you paid too much for it!"
     
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    Too much lead.
     
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    Speaking of lead...that first board does kind of look like maybe a .22 LR bullet hit it,or maybe even some small buckshot...it has that "look" of #4 buck, say maybe from a 20 gauge shotgun...kind of a cluster of what looks like round, lead balls...that sort of "explosion" pattern you referenced...it does look a lot like a gunshot from something very low-powered and soft lead. I really do think you're right--like maybe somebody shot it.
     
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    I wasn't even thinking buckshot, but that does make sense.

    What's up with all the pencil scratching though?
     
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    I am wondering if that might actually have been shot from VERY close, like 8,9 feet with a .410 bore shotgun, with the "pencil scratching" perhaps being lines created by the many small bird shot, typically .410 bore sheels are loaded with small size #7 1/2 or size #8 birdshot, with the majority of the shot charge that was still in the plastic shot cup having causing the central white-gray splatter, then the outer periphery of the shot deflecting outward?

    It sort of looks like six or so main projectiles hit the board...

    Who know though...
     
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    Maybe someone tried to weld something onto it.
     
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