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Leica III (Model F) Chrome Rangefinder Body n.204985

Leica

  • $225.00

SKU: 22692
Barcode: 2031-176


This very early Leica III (Model F) chrome rangefinder camera body is in great user condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Serial #204985. Made in 1936. First Leica body to feature strap lugs. Leatherette is all intact and lugs are clean. Very hard to find in this condition. Only issue is the slow speeds require a CLA. The shutter curtain sticks on 1" - 1/20 but speeds above 1/30 are operating normally. A very simple fix and still a great camera to use otherwise.



Details

  • Made in 1936
  • Speeds B, T, 1" - 1/1000
  • Cat No. LYDRO


Auction Includes

  • Body only


Cosmetics 8+/10

  • No dings, dents or major marks
  • Leatherette is all intact
  • Top plate has minor bright marks
  • Bottom plate has bright marks


Mechanics Working Well

  • Shutter speeds 1/30 - 1/1000 are accurate
  • Slow speeds require service **see above
  • All camera functions working normally


Optics Clean & Clear

  • Rangefinder/viewfinder are bright and clean