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The Krasnogorsk-3

Krasnogorsk-3: Assembly

See the Krasnogorsk-3 disassembly video here.

To reinstall the Krasnogorsk-3 baffle plate, insert the rachet gear into the spring-loaded pawls as shown below. Then, install the baffle plate into the Krasnogorsk-3 body. If the pulldown claw is sticking out you'll have to manuever the edge of the baffle plate past it.

Then, turn the winding handle while pressing on the baffle plate. It should snap into place and seat down fully. Turn the wind handle while pressing down the trigger. If the takeup sprocket does not turn, this means the baffle plate is not seated properly. The takeup sprocket is driven by the inner-gear on the mainspring.

Don't worry if you have to remove and try again one or more times. It can take a few tries.


When you are certain the baffle plate is seated properly, screw it in with the six screws.

You then have to reattach the drive sprocket in the correct alignment. Check your paint marks or scribed line.

You also must set the correct height for the sprocket. If it not at the correct height the film will not feed properly.

The teeth on the sprocket must go in between the channels on the film guides. It is relatively easy to move the sprocket up-and-down to get it working properly.

A tiny distance can make the difference between your K-3 just chewing film or running smoothly.

Snap the plastic guide back on. After you've verified the camera is running properly, you can re-attach the film cutter. Then look around for something to cover the two slots on the baffle plate where you removed the loop formers. Black gaffers tape works well.

See the Krasnogorsk-3 disassembly video here.


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