NO, NO, NO, Pandysloo: "I figure that at 1/500 and 1/1000 it is too fast to really see anyway..."
Open the back and point the camera towards a VERY brightly lit piece of white copy paper. (NOTE: The actual film gate and rear of the camera must NOT be in bright light when you do this.) While looking at the rear film gate, fire the shutter. Even at 1/2000 you will see something white and you will be able to tell whether the WHOLE 24x36 gate is open.
The photo you have of the back of the Nikon is correct. I would remove the BOTTOM and HOLD THE CAMERA so that the bottom is DOWN. Then (again, I caution you) I would squirt lighter fluid onto the curtain and work it in and you should see black liquid drain from the bottom. Again, I warn caution. I do not want you to throw the camera at me. - David Lyga
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