bushpig,

I passed up an opportunity to get a Crown Graphic without a lens for $200 on APUG. Then I bought a 1919 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Rotating Back Auto Graflex which turned out to be a shelf queen and I got my money back. While I working with the RB Auto I was put in touch with someone who is a retired Graflex and Graphic repairman. He sold a pristine 1953 4x5 Pacemaker Speed Graphic and a 1927 4x5 Graflex Model D from his personal collection to me. Just hang in there, it eventually works out.

Steve