Quote Originally Posted by railwayman3 View Post
Leitz used to make a little template gadget to trim films, one end for the camera leader and the other to fit the Leitz brass cassettes. The order code was "ABLON". See http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00Qy2A
Try and find an ABLON template in any condition. Even if you do find one, it will come at a dear price. They go for over $100 on flea bay if you can find them. I would love to have one, it would make trimming the pointed end easier before loading the brass cassettes. I have been using a blunt pair of child's paper scissors to trim the film leaders for my LTM Leicas.