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LEICA LEITZ M2 SS BLACK PAINT BUTTON REWIND RANGEFINDER CAMERA BODY WITH CAP RARE

Leica

  • $11,500.00

SKU: 25195
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Description
-Serial #948907
-Original M2 black paint
-Original patina
-Made in 1958
-Features the button rewind and no self timer
-Single stroke film advance
-This is a very RARE 1st batch M2 button rewind. Unique features. The first batch of 500 black paint M2 ever made, this is the 307th camera of that ( batch. 948601-949100 in 1958 )
-This is all original with the 1000 ASA back door along with the black paint button and ring for the rewind, black paint Lugs and the most desirable and rarest is the OPEN-CLOSE lever is in all black paint as well. All the characteristics of the first batch, clean, original and really very RARE!

Details
-Rare black paint finish example
-Cat No.10835M (KOOHE)

Auction includes
-Body cap

Cosmetics 7.5/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Shows some use on the black paint finish as per normal for a 60 year old paint camera.
-Some leatherette are missing from the film door
A nice example considering! 

Mechanics 9/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-All camera functions working normally

Optics 9/10
-Rangefinder/viewfinder bright and clean

Very rare and a must for any collector or enthusiast. These cameras don't come up that often and are considered to be as rare and desirable as some of the original MP cameras. 1st batch only 500 made. Unique button over all other M cameras. Really fantastic!