Now here are some from the second:
You're not seeing things on the left side of those images. The shutter curtains are broken, particularly the second one. Focus is also off in the first roll and while the second is better (I used a different lens, this one a Frankenstein creation of my own from two other formerly damaged Jupiter-8s and readjusted the rangefinder), those three images from the second roll are the only good shots. The damaged shutter curtains have gotten worse. Originally I thought that maybe they simply hadn't been used for some time and things were sticking, so I went ahead and kept things at 1/125 or 1/60 for the entire second roll and before I loaded the second roll, I sat in front of my TV and computer for several hours, watched movies and did nothing but fire the shutter. I had been told that this may be a way to unstick things if they are indeed sticking. Didn't help, so I'm going to have to seek professional help.
Over at Rangefinderforum.com, I was recommended to contact a gentleman in Russia by the name of Oleg Khalyavin who repairs old cameras, specifically old Russian cameras, at a very affordable price. He received several recommendations there in the thread, so I'm thinking I might have my Russian colleague mail the camera to him the next time he flies home to Moscow (certainly must be cheaper than mailing it from Vienna to Russia). One individual from the Netherlands from the RFForum also offered to service my camera and lenses for me at an affordable price, so maybe I'll contact him. Hell, maybe I'll even drive up there to him personally the next time I'm in Berlin - it's sure as hell a lot shorter than getting there from Vienna and the Netherlands are so beautiful, I'd love to see the country in spring... hmm...
In any case, I'm going to retire the Zorki until I can get everything repaired and serviced. I honestly don't want to throw another roll in there until I can everything working perfectly. Aside from the issues with the shutter curtains, the camera itself is beautiful and a dream to use. It really is a tank and will put up with any kind of punishment, but after 4 decades, something's obviously. gotta give. The rest of the camera is perfect, however, so I can't complain one bit. Once there's more to report, I'll certainly throw it up here but for now this is the last you'll be hearing from the Zorki for a while.