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Leica Leitz M3 DS Chrome Rangefinder Camera Body 1954 Early Sn. 700920 Nice


  • $3,495.00

SKU: 23270
Barcode: 2022-15

-Serial #700920
-This is an extremely early first batch example M3. Production first started in 1954 with the serial number 700001. This is the 920th M3 ever made
-Extremely rare and hard to find M3 that features all the characteristics of the first batch of M3's including the rabbit ear lugs, glass pressure plate, and early speeds found on the first few hundred released M3's have
-Double stroke example

-No film preview lever
-50/90/135mm frame lines
-First batch example
-Cat No. 10150

Auction Includes
-Rear flash sync caps
-Body cap

Cosmetics 7.5+/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Top/bottom plate have modest bright marks
-Leatherette shows minor chipping under the lens mount and bottom right corner
-Lugs are clean but show modest wear from strap use
-Film door shows paint bubbling and wear

Mechanics 9.5+/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-All camera functions are working well
-Shutter curtain is light leak free

Optics 9.5+/10
-Viewfinder/rangefinder is bright and clean